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  • Writer's pictureSean Glover

Fumigation checklist for in house programs

This checklist is designed to help you audit your in-house fumigation program. You should be confident that you have all these bases covered for a basic program. Of course, we are here to help you should the need arise.

  1. Operation specific fumigation strategic plan

  2. 1, 2 or 3 gas strategy

  3. Formulations

  4. Kill steps in product flow

  5. Infrastructure needs

  6. Economics vs. efficacy considerations by season

  7. Export needs and protocols

  8. Licensing

  9. QAL/QAC Category A

  10. Must be on-site during certain phases of fumigation operations

  11. Do you own the commodity? If not, must have a pest control business license

  12. Trained individuals

  13. Fumigation Management Plans for each fumigation

  14. Restricted Materials Permits for each fumigation type

  15. Buffer zone considerations and compliance

  16. Applicator and bystander safety considerations

  17. Air Board permits and compliance

  18. Training program

  19. PPE selection, proper use, policies, policing

  20. Proper dose calculations for different fumigants, situations and seasons

  21. Notifications

  22. Monitoring program

  23. Written Respiratory Protection Program

  24. Emergency Response Program

  25. Organic Pesticide Protection Program (if applicable)

  26. Chemical Control Program

  27. Proper pesticide storage and inventory management

  28. Documentation for legal requirements, complaint defense and FMP’s

  29. Doing the basics? Now ramp it up; continuous improvement

If you are missing any of these or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We are here to help!

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