EPA Approves Pest Control Fumigation Chemical

rodent pest controlHere at Comfort Pest Control we like to stay up to date on the latest industry news to serve our customers with only the best products to rid their homes and businesses of unwanted rodent and insect pests.

Inert Gas Injection, LLC (IGI), recently received final registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a pesticidal carbon dioxide (CO2) called IGI Carbon Dioxide. Used for the fumigation and eradication of many pests in storage, transport, and containment-based structures, this agent was approved on June 9, 2016. Below are some of the facts and information that we wanted to share with you.

IGI calls the new pesticidal carbon dioxide “a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of pest control, and one that will help remove many caustic and poison chemicals from the market, making our planet a safer place.” The solution will basically be effective in eliminating the targeted specials without the risk of harming children, pets or wildlife. This is great news for the pest control industry, because we always caution our clients to keep a close eye on children and pets after we spray.

IGI CO2 used as a pesticide is revolutionary and different from other chemical agents for pest control only when released in a confined space. Only then do the effects of this naturally occurring organic gas become active. CO2 immediately induces an amnestic effect, and pests confined within this space succumb to a lack of breathable air resulting in pest suffocation.  There is no contamination of soil or other spaces due to lasting chemical and toxic agents.

The first product available is called The Eliminator System for the fumigation of granaries, agricultural product storage facilities, cargo containers and ship holds. IGI labels under EPA review focus on the control of burrowing rodents and bed bugs. The company expects these approvals early next year. IGI is also in the process of consideration for the product’s use as an organic pesticide for the control of pests on each EPA label.

So many revolutionary pesticides will be making their way to the market soon, and we are so happy to be able to introduce you to the safest products that are available. If you have a pest control problem in the Dunkirk, New York or Northwestern Pennsylvania area, please call us at 716-366-2120.