Fumigation with MB Gas or equivalent is widely used in Import / Export Containers which are transferring between countries. It prevents pests (WPM) entering the other country. Since Timber Insects such as Asian long-horned beetle & Pinewood nematode, wood borers and dry wood termites affect the wooden packing materials (WPM), Pre-shipment treatment is necessary according to International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures-15(ISPM-15).
Fumigation also being used in individual Villas, Home and Corporate Office to minimize the risk of damage to their priceless wooden furniture’s from damages due to the wood pest.
Commodities such as food grains, oilseeds, pulses, extractions, spices, tobacco, textile, timber etc., which are major items in today’s export market, are highly susceptible to infestation from stored grain pests during storage and transit. Fumigation (or the use of a gas in an enclosed space to kill pests) as a curative control technique is an indispensable requirement; lethal to all stages of insect development – eggs, larvae, pupa and adult, it not only kills live infestations.