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Rentokil provides a range of fumigation services that are effective against all stages of insect development from egg to adult and can be used to help treat a variety of pests.

We can provide a variety of solutions to treat stored product insects (SPIs), cockroaches, textile pests, bed bugs, dry wood termites, across commercial and residential environments. We also offer a specialist service where global trade is involved to help prevent the transfer of exotic pests.

When you partner with Rentokil you are investing with a global company, sharing global technical support with our local team of highly qualified fumigation experts.

Rentokil pest fumigation services

Container fumigation

The process of import or export provides pests many opportunities to infest the cargo and enter into the country. Quarantine fumigation of cargo containers keeps these disease-carrying pests from doing so.

Cargo & transport fumigation

Fumigation is a fast and effective process, with no negative impact on disinfected goods. Once fumigated, wooden packaging remains a safe means of transport.

Silo & bunker fumigation

Pests in food can infest grain and commodities, resulting in loss of revenue and damaging your business’ reputation.

Structural fumigation

Our structural fumigation solution involves securely covering a building and applying fumigant gas to permeate the entire structure. It is an effective solution for food processing plants, manufacturing facilities, warehousing and residential homes.

Rentokil fumigation procedure

Rentokil your local fumigation experts

It is a Rentokil requirement that every fumigator is competent in the use of the particular fumigant and activity, and are licensed and accredited. Rentokil holds approved arrangements with DAWE under the Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS) and all Rentokil Fumigators are accredited and trained to complete Methyl Bromide Imports (12.1) and Sulfuryl Fluoride (12.2). 

 Voted AEPMA Pest Manager of the Year 2020, our local teams offer a wide range of global innovations and fumigation solutions for the most effective outcome.

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How do we determine what fumigant should be used?

We continue to keep abreast of the different types of fumigants and with our global reach and expert advice we are able to give the best fumigation solution, taking into account the environment, the type of fumigation and the pest we are controlling.


Depending if you are fumigating a small crate or whole building or vessel, we will assess the situation and be able to advise the correct fumigant for that environment.

Type of fumigation

Different types of fumigation will set the best solution. This can include, but not limited to, the type of commodity requiring fumigation, or if it is under biosecurity advice such as import or export requirements.

Pest species

Some pests can be resilient to some forms of fumigants and therefore it is important that we understand the pest species we are trying to control so we can give you the best expert advice on the type of fumigant.

Fumigants and residue

The term ‘fumigation’ is a word that often gets misused and can be confused with airborne pesticide or disinfection treatments. Fumigation is the process of using a pesticide in a pure gaseous form. Like any gas there is no residue and once the fumigation is completed and the fumigant is cleared, there is no residue left after completion.


How do we keep safe from fumigants?

We pride ourselves on staying ahead of rapidly changing procedures and treatments available to offer the most effective fumigation solutions. Rentokil provides clearance checks to ensure your staff, clients and contractors are safe from fumigants. The below factors are taken into consideration to help keep you safe:

Fumigant storage, transport, and control

Fumigants are closely monitored, stored externally and transported separately from generic pest control products.

Gas detection and awareness

Fumigators are provided with electronic equipment and personal gas detectors to constantly track changing gas concentrations.

Use of respiratory protective equipment

Self-contained breathing apparatus are used in situations where colleagues are likely to be exposed to gas concentrations.

Commercial pest control

Rentokil provides industry-specific commercial pest management solutions to help keep your business protected from pests.

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What is fumigation, and why is it important for pest control?

Fumigation services involve the use of gaseous pesticides (fumigants) to eradicate pests in enclosed spaces. This method is typically employed when dealing with severe or widespread infestations of pests such as termites, bed bugs, stored product pests, and certain types of beetles.

Additionally, fumigation is utilised for quarantine purposes to treat imported goods and commodities, preventing the spread of invasive pests.

What services are included in Rentokil’s fumigation services?

Rentokil offers a comprehensive range of fumigation services to various sectors, including container, cargo, transportation, silo, bunker, and structural fumigation.

Why choose Rentokil for fumigation services?

At Rentokil, it's a requirement that every fumigator is competent in using specific fumigants and activities, holding licenses and accreditations. Rentokil maintains approved arrangements with DAWE under the Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS), and all Rentokil fumigators are accredited and trained to conduct methyl bromide imports (12.1) and sulfuryl fluoride treatments (12.2).