Container fumigation is the treatment of a commodity or the container itself to eliminate the risk of pests or disease from entering or leaving the country or state.
A container normally comes in two sizes:
- 20’ and 40’ containers (although you can also get 10’, 45’ containers as well as what is called a “High Cube”).
- Most containers are 8.6’ high where as a “High Cube” is 9.6’ high.
There are two main ways to fumigate containers:
- Pressure Decay - Pressure decay fumigation involves the pressure testing of the container to a value. If the container can maintain that value for time duration then the container is classified as “Gas Tight” and therefore may be fumigated without being covered with a tarp to provide a seal for fumigation.
- Tarped Fumigation - Tarped fumigation is when no pressure decay is used or the container fails pressure decay. The container is covered with a gas proof fumigation tarp and sand snaked around all of the edges to achieve and maintain a gas seal.
Call Rentokil on 246 429 3546 or contact us online to arrange an appointment to discuss the benefits of container fumigation for your business.