FUMIGATION – A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE TO PROTECT YOUR COMMODITIES
Did you know each year, a staggering 20-40% of crop yield is estimated to be lost to pests and diseases worldwide? Fumigation is a key preventative measure that can be taken to protect your commodities and investments from costly damage like this.
Contamination can happen at virtually any point within the supply chain and failing to fumigate can impact the quality and potential value of your commodities. This is why it is recommended to fumigate at key points within the supply chain to minimise the risk and protect commodities.
PESTS – THE LEADING CAUSE OF COMMODITY DAMAGE
One of the most significant threats to agricultural commodities is pests. Pest infestations are commonly from insects, birds and rodents, which left untreated can lead to substantial damage to crops, machinery and property.
Traditionally, it was perceived that damage to crops was only a problem for the growers within the agricultural industry. However, Infestation can occur at any point. Pests can become an issue during distribution, transportation and even at storage facilities, making the threat of infestation a more widespread industry headache.
Keeping on top of pests to prevent infestations and reacting quickly to the first signs of an infestation is key to maintaining productivity and reducing any loss in revenue.
HOW CAN THIS BE PREVENTED?
Prevention, rather than treatment, is often the cheapest approach to take when dealing with pests. By fumigating at key points during the commodities’ journey from farm to port and by fumigating vessels before shipment, the threat of infestation is virtually eradicated.
If an infestation does occur, spotting it and reacting to it quickly is key to minimising the financial impact of any commodity damage. Infestation looks different for each pest and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when dealing with an outbreak. Choosing the correct fumigation service for your specific needs can potentially save time and money, as well as ensure the safety of your crew and commodity.
TAILORED FUMIGATION SERVICES TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Careless fumigation and inadequate fumigant distribution can pose a threat to life and cargo.
At Alfred H Knight, our master fumigators are Gafta certified and on the Approved Register of Fumigators. We use globally recognised methods and follow standard operating procedures, which allows us to carry out work safely and effectively.
All infestations are different and require a considered approach to understand the most efficient course of action. To support this, Alfred H Knight delivers efficient fumigation solutions that are tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Upon completion, our experts issue you with a verified report to give you confidence in and certification of your fumigation for yourself or your clients throughout the supply chain.