FUMIGATION WAREHOUSE: Revolutionizing Pest Control Services in Nigeria.

The impression towards pest control services on the average Nigerian has always been the use of insecticides and pesticides to manage pest provocations. Many of them are not well knowledgeable about handling, usage, and disposal of pesticides or insecticides in homes or other facilities. Very few acknowledged that different pest requires different methods and procedures to suppress them.

Since Fumigation Warehouse commenced operations, the company has introduced a paradigm shift from the conventional method to the advanced use of sustainable, healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly technologies. We believe that the use of mere chemicals such as pesticides or insecticides should not be the top priority or the sole objective of pest management services. Moreover, you may wonder how well we manage pest infestation without prioritizing the use of chemicals? Well, it's a relatively simple, Fumigation Warehouse uses an approach called Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in controlling pest infestation. 


What is IPM?

IPM is a multi-pronged approach that involves managing drills and using all appropriate technologies to bring about pest elimination and suppression (only when insects are useful ecological wise), which is also cost-effective and environmentally prudent.

IPM is a process that can be used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can manage all kinds of pests within diverse habitats (in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas).


Fumigation Warehouse IPM approach works with a proprietary formula known as IAS.

I – Inspection: We will first examine and conduct a thorough inspection of the facility to fully understand the pest and facility situations.

A – Accomplish: based on interviews and thorough inspection, research has proven an implementation plan is developed beginning with an exclusion, sanitation, and other non-chemical options for effective and efficient management.

S – Survey: During the accomplishment stage, re-interview, re-inspect, and re-identify and documentation and observation made for pest activities or that attract pests.


IPM has four tools that utilize the effectiveness of its application, including Biological control, Cultural control, Physical or mechanical control, and Chemical control.

Biological Tools: Biological control uses organic substances such as predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to control pests and their damage. Invertebrates, plant pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and vertebrates have many natural enemies.

Cultural Tools: Cultural control are practices that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival. For example, changing irrigation practices can reduce pest problems, since too much water can increase root disease and weeds.

Physical/Mechanical Tools: Mechanical and Physical controls kill a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable. Traps for rodents are an example of mechanical control. Physical controls include creating barriers such as screens to keep birds or insects out.

Chemical Tools: Chemical control is the use of pesticides. In IPM, pesticides are only used when needed and in combination with other useful, long-term control approaches. Pesticides are selected and applied in a way that minimizes their possible harm to people, non-target organisms, and the environment. With IPM, you will use the most selective pesticides to do the job and be the safest for other organisms and air, soil, and water quality.

How Do IPM Applications Work?

IPM is not a one-time pest control process but a series of continuous pest management evaluations, arrangements, and controls. In exercising IPM, a technician who is aware of the potential for pest infestation follows a four-tiered program which includes

  • Set Action Inceptions: Before starting any pest control operation, IPM first sets active inception, a spot at which pest inhabitants or environmental positions designate that pest control action is frequent. Noticing one pest does not always intend control to be needful. The level at which pests becomes an economic threat is critical to guide future pest infestations.
  •  Recognize and classify Pests: Many organisms are innocuous, and some are even beneficial. IPM programs work to observe pests and classify them precisely, so those relevant control conclusions can be made in terms of action inception. The observation and classification eliminate the probability that pesticides will be used when they are not needed.
  • Prevention: At the first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage the environments, both indoor and outdoor space, to deter pests from enhancing to a threat. In an agricultural environment where there is the like of gardens, this may result in using cultural techniques, such as rotating between different plants, selecting pest repellent modifications, and re-planting fresh rootstock. These control techniques are very practical and cost-efficient and present little to zero risks to human health or the environment.
  • Control: IPM programs assess the proper control mode for effectiveness and peril. Efficiently, less risky pest controls are preferred first, extremely targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to obstruct pest mating, or mechanical control, such as ambushing with traps. In terms of further observations, classifications, and action inceptions show that less risky controls are not sufficient, additional pest control processes will be applied, such as applying pesticides.


Moreover, not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Therefore, to accomplish successful IPM exercise, the Fumigation warehouse recommends hiring a trained pest control technician or getting full course training for the proper applications to managing the IPM tools and protocols in avoidance to further health complications.


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