Fumigation

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Types of Fumigants

The deployment of each fumigant is site specific due to the different properties and behaviour of each gas. There are 2 common registered fumigants used in Malaysia, namely Phosphine Gas and Methyl Bromide.


  • 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.

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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