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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

    1. 1, 2 or 3 gas strategy

    2. Formulations

    3. Kill steps in product flow

    4. Infrastructure needs

    5. Economics vs. efficacy considerations by season

    6. Export needs and protocols

  2. Licensing

    1. QAL/QAC Category A

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

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

    4. Trained individuals

  3. Fumigation Management Plans for each fumigation

  4. Restricted Materials Permits for each fumigation type

  5. Buffer zone considerations and compliance

  6. Applicator and bystander safety considerations

  7. Air Board permits and compliance

  8. Training program

  9. PPE selection, proper use, policies, policing

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

  11. Notifications

  12. Monitoring program

  13. Written Respiratory Protection Program

  14. Emergency Response Program

  15. Organic Pesticide Protection Program (if applicable)

  16. Chemical Control Program

  17. Proper pesticide storage and inventory management

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

  19. 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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