We at Fukuza Dudu Pest Control provide a comprehensive range of industrial solutions prominent amongst those being pest management. We provide both Fumigation and Heat Treatment facilities to cater to various international standards.
2. Heat Treatment
Pests are more than a nuisance – they can threaten public health, damage a company’s brand name, reputation and even halt operations. A professional commercial pest management service provider understands these needs for highly effective and environmentally responsible pest control. The approach should take a proactive approach to keep pests out. That’s why a commercial pest management company partners with their commercial clients to tailor Pest management solutions that target the specific needs of their facility.
Fumigants are applied where Regulations call for ” Zero Insect Tolerance ” in goods or Premises or “Zero Discharge” strict production norms.
Fumigation is a very useful technique for all involved in the storage of food commodities and working in food manufacturing plants . Total services for successful fumigation includes calculating, dispensing and regulating the appropriate amount of fumigant inside a sufficiently Gas tight enclosure
Incorrect Dosages of Fumigants can lead to Product injury and pest survival. Dosages are calculated keeping in view the safety of the cargo and safety of the operator who is performing the fumigation operations
Commercial fumigation Services are available for :
- Truck trailers
- Pallets (tarp & seal)
- Boxcars and Lift Vans
- Shipping containers
- Food processing Plant and Machinery
- Empty/Stuffed Godowns and Ware-houses
ISPM-15 stands for International Standard for Phyto Sanitary Measures
Since March 2006 a new Regulation has been applied to all the Wood packaging material from third world countries. The new requirement apply to all wood packaging material imported into the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, China, etc. They are a part of the so-called phyto sanitary measures. These contain stipulations for the import of plant products. Wood packaging material is considered as plant product. The purpose of the new legislation is to prevent organisms harmful to plants, such as insects, Fungi, bacteria or viruses from reaching and spreading from one country to the another. The changes in the European Union Measures are just the beginning of regulatory changes that will affect every shipper which export products on wooden pallets. Fukuza Dudu Pest Control (Kenya) has become a pioneer by addressing these types of issues early in their developmental stages to insure that their customers receive a seamless solution.
One of the main requirements is that wood packaging material has to go through heat treatment that involves a minimum wood core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes (Heat treatment HT) .Alternatively , it may be fumigated with Methyl Bromide (Methyl Bromide Fumigation MB) .Moreover , the treated wood must bear a mark with the unique code assigned to treatment provider from the Regulating Authority of Exporting Country (called IPPO)
Solid Wood Packaging Material that is used with Export consignments is treated before it is exported to avoid the transmission of the Exotic pests from one country to the other. solution.
Heat Treatment is the most widely used method to comply with ISPM-15 norms . It is Eco-friendly , safe and quick method. No Chemicals are involved in this process
Heat treatment very simply put is using controlled atmosphere (temperature and Humidity) inside a chamber to raise the core temperature of the wood to 56 degrees Celsius for 30 min. This Process essentially and effectively kills all life form of Bugs, Termites or Borers that may have nested themselves within the wood packaging material.
Once the ISPM-15 standard is Implemented , the custom Inspection authorities at the ports of entry of imported goods will verify and confirm if the Wood Packaging Material (WPM) is properly marked with the ISPM-15 official stamp and that the unique codes of the stamp are recorded on the official database of the Regulating authority.
We have necessary approvals and certifications (including the unique code) required to provide Heat Treatment Services.
Unique codes such as the one on left are provided by the Dept of Plant Protection and Quarantine, Govt of Kenya.
We have the ability to process hundreds of pallets per ISPM-15 standards everyday in our state of the art kiln facility.
One of the limitation of Heat treatment is that unlike Fumigation , The Wood Packaging material has to be taken to Heat treatment Service provider’s facility. Thus the logistics cost may go up.