PAKISTAN PEST CONTROL
FUMIGATION OF RAW MATERIALS:
i) By Methyl Bromide doses require from @ 36 gms per M3 to @ 80 grams per M3
ii) By Phosphine Gas Tablet dose require @ 1.1 Tab per M3
CONTAINER FUMIGATION WITH METHYL BROMIDE:
After stuffing some time Container goes to container yards terminal, of KPT/QICT (inside port areas) Customs Department to fulfill their custom formalities and to sealed the container.
(By special method we can also fumigate the container after custom examination with Methyl - Bromide whose exposure done at destination).
All Fumigation Treatment are monitored by the Expert of PPC for Fumigation & after exposure opening Container doors are opened to release gas therein. Site inspections may be carried out by the environment health inspectors to determine all safety aspects are adhered to. All fumigation’s are carried out by our trained experienced fumigators. The concentration of the gas used will kill all alive insects pests present at the time of fumigation. Fumigated cargo should be shipped out as soon as possible on completion of the process.
Fumigation are specially with Methyl Promide carried out in accordance to "AQIS" (Australian Quarantine & Inspection Services) set standards.
ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE FUMIGATION:
Aluminum Phosphate is in the form of tablets and are also use worldwide for fumigation of raw and processed commodities including grains, tobacco, nuts seeds, animal feeds, tea, coffee leaf, wheat flour, processed spices, dried fruits. It can also be used for fumigating storage structures like silos warehouses, flour mills ship holds, railcars etc. The period required 3 - 6 days time keeping in view the conditions & temperature, USA and some other countries requires Phosphine gas Fumigation.
WOOD TREATMENT & WOOD PACKING FUMIGATION:
ISPM 15 fumigation accredited to carry out phytosanitary treatment. This includes the application of Methyl Bromide Fumigation treatment and IPPC marks defined under the International Standards for Phytosanitary measures (i.e. ISPM 15) for solid wood packaging.
The international ISPM 15 requirements on wood pallets apply to all species of coniferous and non-coniferous packaging materials. The standard does not not apply to wood packaging made wholly of products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, medium density fiber board or products created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination of these.
Most member countries have already partially or fully implemented the standards. The EU, Australia, Canada and South Africa are also implementing bans on coniferous wood packaging and in certain cases non-coniferous hardwood packaging, meaning shipping pallets (skids), crates, and wood used to secure ocean cargo loads.
Under the ISPM15 requirements, exporters would be required to heat treat wood packaging material to a minimum core temperature of 56AºC for a minimum of 30 minutes. Exporters could also use methylbromide to fumigate the wood packing.
The rule requires certification of the packaging with an approved International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) logo. Unmarked Wooden Packing Materials / Woods.
will be considered untreated and (objectionable) non-compliant.
METHYL BROMIDE FUMIGATION
Methyl Bromide is most widely used fumigant for Quarantine purposes. It is a
preferred fumigant for most of the quarantine authorities around the world, because
of its good penetrating ability, rapid action, high toxicity to a broad spectrum of
insects and pests. It is frequently used for fumigating timber, agricultural products,
empty containers, food stuffs, and other agricultural produce. When fumigation is
carried out with Methyl Bromide fumigant residue problems will not be there as
aeration can be carried out easily. It is very effective in controlling all stages of
insects from egg to the adult stage. Quarantine Authorities around the world have
stipulated that methyl bromide fumigation has to be carried out for all the packing
materials which is made out of Wood, Straw materials.