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What is a Fumigation Tarp? What are they used for?

Posted by The Plastic Sheeting Gurus! on Thu, May 04, 2023 @ 09:41

Fumigation Tarps Explained

A fumigation tarp is a type of polyethylene film that is specifically designed for use in fumigation treatments. Fumigation is a process in which pesticides are used to eliminate pests, such as insects, rodents, and fungi, from various types of commodities, including stored grain, food products, and wood products. A fumigation tarp is a large, heavy-duty polyethylene sheet that is used to cover the fumigated commodity during the fumigation process.

The polyethylene film used for a fumigation tarp should be a high-quality, heavy-duty film that is specifically designed for fumigation applications. Some of the most common types of polyethylene film used for fumigation tarps include high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). These films should be designed to be impermeable to gases, so that the fumigant remains contained within the covered area.

A fumigation tarp is needed when conducting fumigation treatments on commodities that need to be protected from pests or infestations. This could include stored grain, food products, wood products, or any other commodities that are susceptible to pests. Fumigation tarps are used to cover the commodities during the fumigation process, so that the fumigant can penetrate the commodity and eliminate any pests or infestations that may be present.

When selecting a fumigation tarp, it is important to consider the size and shape of the commodity to be fumigated, as well as the specific fumigation process and requirements. You should also consider the thickness and quality of the polyethylene film, as well as any additional features, such as reinforced edges, grommets, or tie-downs, that may be necessary for a successful fumigation treatment. Ask Global Plastic Sheeting for a quote that includes grommets, tie-downs, etc.

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