Fumigation involves the application of a fumigant, generally a gas or vapour, to eradicate a pest or sterilise grain or seed to prevent germination. 

Fumigants must be registered with the APVMA. Some example of fumigants are

  • Methyl Bromide
  • Chloropicrin
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Phosphine
  • Propylene oxide
  • Sulfuryl Fluoride 

The Australian Standard relevant to fumigation work is AS 2476 -2008 General fumigation procedures.

Each State and Territory has difference licensing requirements for those operators that wish to undertake fumigation work. 

If you require assistance with any technical advice, difficult job, or developing your own paperwork please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 1300 309 169.


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