Fumigation is a method of pest control using pesticides (fumigants) in buildings, soil, grain or produce. Uniphos products are used primarily for two types of fumigation:
- Structural fumigation for the removal of pests like termites or bed bugs.
- Stored grain fumigation: Fumigants commonly used for insect control of stored grain include methyl bromide, phosphine, sulfuryl fluoride and mixtures of carbon tetrachloride and carbon disulphide. The detector tubes have played a vital role in stored grain fumigation to periodically check the level of the gas to determine if the concentration has been high enough for long enough to properly control the insects.