Wood is one of many natural resources that are readily available. It can be used for many purposes. It is versatile and can be used to transport goods safely. International trade uses wooden materials like pallets and timber for transportation, warehousing, and other purposes. Pesticides and insects can easily cause damage to wooden materials. Fumigation and heat treatment are necessary to prevent termite infestations on the wooden containers. These techniques kill insecticides from wooden materials.
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International trade requires that goods be fumigated or heat-treated to prevent pesticides. This prevents the spread of exotic organisms. Fumigation is an effective method of controlling pests in areas such as buildings, warehouses, and shipping goods using toxic gases. Follow the guidelines to start the fumigation process.
Only licensed fumigators should perform it. Place the pallets in an airtight area and then mix the methyl bromide in the region to achieve a specific temperature. You must seal the entire area. The temperature must be monitored in the fumigation chamber.
Fumigation can produce toxic gases, so it is important to be cautious when using fumigants. Fumigants are not only harmful to microorganisms but also have a negative impact on human health as well as the environment. The regulations should be followed to minimize the health risks and environmental effects.
Heat-treated pallets are another way to get rid of pests. The heat treatment process is much simpler than the fumigation process. The wooden pallets are heat treated by heating them to a high temperature for up to 30 minutes. The high temperatures kill pests and ensure that no exotic organisms can be transported with goods.