Wooden Pallets/Wooden Boxes fumigation is a process used to eliminate pests, from wooden boxes and wooden packing material used for shipping goods. This is a common practice used in international trade, as wooden pallets or wooden boxes can harbor pests that can potentially spread to other countries and harm ecosystems.
Wooden Pallets/Boxes Fumigation
The process of wooden box fumigation involves using a fumigant gas to penetrate the wooden box or wooden pallets and kill any pests or its larva inside. The most commonly used fumigant gas for wooden box fumigation is methyl bromide.
Before fumigation, the wooden boxes or wooden pallets must be properly prepared. This includes removing any loose bark or debris from the boxes, as well as sealing any gaps or holes to ensure that the fumigant gas can properly penetrate the wood. And stamped with company IPPC mark(IN-723/MB) and then boxes or pallets are loaded into a fumigation chamber, which is a sealed enclosure to contain the fumigant gas.
Once the wooden material are in the fumigation chamber, the fumigant gas is released into the chamber and allowed to circulate for a set period of time, typically between 24 to 72 hours as per rules and regulations. During this time, the gas penetrates the wood and kills any pests inside. After the fumigation is complete, the gas is ventilated out of the chamber and the wooden boxes are allowed to degras for a period of time before they can be handled or transported.
It is important to note that wooden pallets/boxes fumigation can be hazardous if not performed properly. Fumigant gases are toxic and can pose health risks to humans and animals if not handled with care. It is recommended that only trained professionals with the proper equipment and safety procedures perform wooden box fumigation. Additionally, proper labeling and documentation is required when shipping fumigated wooden boxes to ensure that they are handled and transported safely.