Fumigation of Cargo in Quarantine and at Pre-Shipment
TPC has a long history of cargo fumigations, working along with the Plant Quarantine Division of the Ministry of Agriculture. We fumigate cargo using a range of gaseous insecticides, ventilate treated spaces, then provide all required certification of clearance. Cargo phytosanitation through fumigation is a statuary requirement for certain imports and exports.
ISPM 15 is an international phytosanitary measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that addresses the treatment wood materials used to ship products between countries. Its purpose is to prevent the transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems. ISPM 15 affects all wood packaging material (pallets, crates, dunnages, etc.) requiring that they be either heat treated or fumigated with a specific gaseous insecticide, then branded with a mark of compliance.
Trinidad Pest Control Limited has been fully pre-certified as an ISPM 15 fumigator by the Plant Quarantine Division since 2006.