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Fumigation

Fumigation is a targeted treatment technique commonly used by pest management professionals to effectively control pests that attack stored goods and commodities.

Fumigants or in layman ‘gas’ used in fumigation are highly toxic to living organism including humans. Hence the use of fumigant is highly controlled by local legislation and is required to be registered. Fumigant is applied into an enclosed and air-tight space. With sufficient concentration and time, it will result in eradication of stored product insects in any life cycle and also larger pest such as rats.

Nevertheless fumigation does not cause damage to the treated items but will keep goods and commodities safe from pest infestation. Correct and strict procedures by a trained fumigator are important to ensure that fumigant does not pose any health risk to humans or pets.

Why the need for fumigation services?

Stringent export requirements and fumigation procedures have been implemented to govern the quarantine services to exporting countries. The Department of Agriculture Malaysia maintains a registrar of fumigation companies and all accredited fumigators. Their activities are monitored through annual audits by the ministry to ensure compliance.

To meet these ever-increasing requirements, freight forwarders, logistics companies and warehousing service providers prefer to pair their pest risk management plan with a sound integrated pest management programme which proves to be a holistic approach to protect the manufacturing, storage and transportation process from pest infestation.

Rentokil’s Fumigation Services

Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia has over 50 years of experience and skills in fumigation services. Our company bears the accreditation from the Malaysian Plant Quarantine Department (DOA) and we are a recognised service provider for ISPM 15 and Malaysia Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (MAFAS) export requirements.

We deliver effective fumigation services to protect your business, which covers shipping & cargo, manufacturing, warehousing, milling, agriculture and more.


  • Phospine Gas (Magnesium Phosphide and Aluminium Phosphide)

    A common fumigant used to control stored product insects. Besides treating infested grains, cereals and flours, it is also the preferred fumigant to eliminate insects that infest tobacco leaves in storage such as cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne).


  • Methyl Bromide

    The preferred fumigant over others in quarantine fumigation due to its quick kill and deep penetration properties into commodities. This controlled fumigant, under Critical Use Exemption (CUE), is restricted to quarantine pre-shipment service.

Call us at 1300 882 911 to schedule an appointment and discuss our range of fumigation services. Alternatively, you can contact us online.

Why Rentokil Fumigation?

  • Licensed Fumigators - Our team of fumigators are licensed by the Malaysia Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (MAFAS) and are highly-trained to advise exporters on ways to protect their shipments

  • Deliver Service Promise - At Rentokil we are committed to bringing value through our offerings from tailored solutions, online reporting to supporting audits for our customers

  • Safety & Health Standards Compliant - Our team of fumigators are well trained to work the highest level of safety standards to ensure jobs are carried out safely

  • Effective & Safe Service - We are committed to ensure that fumigation is carried out

    • effectively by ensuring the fumigants are properly exposed
    • safely by allowing a minimum ventilation period of 24 hours before release

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