Fumigation


Fumigation is a method of pest control that completely fills an area with gaseous pesticides – or fumigants – to suffocate or poison the pests within. It is utilized for control of pests in buildings (structural fumigation), soil, grain, and produce, and is also used during processing of goods to be imported or exported to prevent transfer of exotic organisms.
This method also affects the structure itself, affecting pests that inhabit the physical structure, such as woodborers and drywood termites.