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.
This infestation can cause extensive damage. Also, the strict quarantine and regulatory requirements of various nations mandate a pest-free shipment.
Fumigation as a curative control technique is an indispensable requirement; lethal to all stages of insect development - eggs, larvae, pupa and adult. It does not only kills live infestations, but also helps to check the spread of unwanted pests from one country to another.