ProFume

Henchem Lines
ProFume is a colourless odourless highly penetrating cylinderised gas fumigant for use by qualified fumigators, for the control of all life stages of wood destroying or stored product pests.
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Active ingredient:

Sulphuryl fluoride 99.8%

L.10394

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Overview

ProFume® fumigant (sulphuryl fluoride) is a broad-spectrum fumigant developed in collaboration with leading researchers in control of insect pests of wood, household items, and stored-products, and pest control professionals worldwide.

ProFume provide effective & reliable pest control of all life stages (adult, larvae, pupae and eggs), without residual action.

Fumigation is usually the preferred method of eradication of cryptic pests because ProFume, with its excellent penetration properties, can control pests anywhere they occur within the structures, household items, and commodities.

Sites that can be fumigated with ProFume

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Listed
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Food production
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Residential and non-residential structures
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Sensitive
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ISPM &
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Containers
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Stationary transportation
vehicles
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Construction materials, furnishings, equipment,
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Flexible fumigation
Flexible for use in long- or short-exposure fumigations. ProFume makes use of powerful software which enables the fumigator to schedule fumigation according the customers needs. If the customer has the time a long-term fumigation (5- 7 days) can be scheduled during which a low and cost-effective application rate is used. If the customer has a time constrain a short fumigation (as low as 8 hours) can be scheduled, during which a high application rate can be used, but which will save the customer time.
Precision fumigation
ProFume’s powerful software is used to manage the entire fumigation process from a laptop or smart device. The software analysis the progress of the fumigation and guides the fumigator to make adjustments when required to ensure the target pest is controlled without exceeding set terminal levels or waste product. After the fumigation job was completed, the software will generate a detail report on the fumigation.
No effect on food commodities
ProFume has no effect on the quality, taste, commercial value, nutritional and baking qualities of food commodities.
ProFume, because of its unique mode of action, can also be used as a viable rotation tool to manage and help prevent resistance issues with other fumigants and insecticides. Food tolerances have been established for ProFume which enable its use on a wide variety of commodities for global trade and in mills, food processing facilities, warehouses, storage containers, chambers and transportation vehicles.
Completely inert
ProFume is completely inert, non-flammable and does not leave stains, odours inside premises. It will not react with rubbers, metals or sensitive electronics. ProFume can be used to fumigation entire buildings containing sensitive objects such as computers, paintings and other valuables.
Highly penetrating gas
ProFume is a highly penetrating gas which rapidly disperse into the target pests hiding places and quickly aerates afterwards.

What pests can be controlled with ProFume

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Beetles
Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium confusum), Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum), Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis), Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile), Hide Beetle (Dermestes maculatus), Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum), Rusty Grain Beetle (Cryptolestes ferrugineus), Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne), Dried Fruit Beetle (Carpophilus Hemipterus), Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasverus advena), Granary Weevil (Sitophilus granarius), Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), Lesser Grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica), Cowpea Weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus), Bean Weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus), Powderpost Beetles (Lyctus planicollis, Lyctus brunneus), Old House Borer (Hylotrupes bajulus), Deathwatch Beetles (e.g., Hemicoelus gibbicollis), Furniture Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus flavipes), Carpet Beetles (e.g., Anthrenus scrophulariae), etc.
Moths
Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella), Mediterranean Flour Moth (Ephestia kuehniella), Cocoa Moth (Ephestia elutella), Almond Moth (Ephestia cautella), Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella), Navel Orangeworm (Amyelois transitella), etc.
Termites
Drywood Termites (Incisitermes spp., Cryptotermes cavifrons, Kalotermes approximates, etc.), Coptotermes formosanus, Reticulitermes spp., etc.
Cockroaches
American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana), German Cockroach (Blattella germanica), Brown-banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa), etc.
Bed Bugs
Cimex lectularius
Spiders
Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)
Rodents
Rats (Rattus spp.), Common House Mouse (Mus musculus), Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), etc.
What commodities can be fumigated
  • Rice
  • Field Corn
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Popcorn Kernel
  • Durum Wheat
  • White Wheat
  • Whole Kernel Cereal Grain
  • Dried Apples
  • Dried Apricots
  • Dried Ginger
  • Dried Figs
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Soft Red Wheat
  • Hard Red Wheat
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Cheese
  • Structural
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  • Dried Herbs
  • Dried Legumes
  • Cotton Seed
  • Coffee Beans
  • Cocoa
  • Ham
  • Containers
  • Wood
The environment
ProFume has no residual action and rapidly dispersers into the atmosphere. ProFume has no impact on the global atmosphere and environment. ProFume is not listed as a greenhouse gas and won the United Nations Montreal Protocol Innovators Award.
How to become a ProFume fumigator
The candidate:
  1. Must be a registered fumigator with the department of Agriculture.
  2. Signs a stewardship agreement with Henchem.
  3. Goes through a steward process, theoretical and practical assessment.
  4. ProFume fumigators must purchase an approved Clearing Device (low level gas monitor), a high-level gas monitor (for taking readings) during commodity and ISPM15 fumigation and two self-contained breathing apparatus.
  5. Must conduct an actual fumigation under supervision of Henchem.
Contact Henchem for a quotation of ProFume equipment and to discuss and implementation process that suits your business.
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Support
Henchem provides ongoing off- and onsite technical support to all our ProFume customers.
Where can I find a qualified ProFume fumigator?
Contact Henchem for the contact details of a qualified ProFume fumigator near you.
History of ProFume

The Dow Chemical Company developed sulphuryl fluoride as a structural fumigant and marketed it as Vikane® gas fumigant since 1961. Vikane has been successfully used to fumigate more than 3 million structures, including homes, museums, cathedrals, historical landmarks, rare-book libraries, and scientific and medical research laboratories to eradicate termites, wood-boring beetles, cockroaches, rodents, bed bugs and other structure-infesting pests. Postharvest insect pests that infest grains and dried fruits and tree nuts in mills, warehouses and food storage facilities cause substantial economic and quality losses. Postharvest losses due to insects in the United States alone were estimated at $5 billion per year (Pimental 1991). With the adoption of the Montreal Protocol, the search for replacements for methyl bromide began in the early 1990s. Beginning in 1995, Dow AgroSciences formed partnerships with leading stored product researchers, fumigators and food industries around the world to evaluate and develop sulphuryl fluoride as a postharvest fumigant.