Sulphuryl fluoride 99.8%
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
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.
What pests can be controlled with ProFume
|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.|
|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.|
|Drywood Termites (Incisitermes spp., Cryptotermes cavifrons, Kalotermes approximates, etc.), Coptotermes formosanus, Reticulitermes spp., etc.|
|American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana), German Cockroach (Blattella germanica), Brown-banded Cockroach (Supella longipalpa), etc.|
|Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)|
|Rats (Rattus spp.), Common House Mouse (Mus musculus), Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), etc.|
What commodities can be fumigated
- Field Corn
- Popcorn Kernel
- Durum Wheat
- White Wheat
- Whole Kernel Cereal Grain
- Dried Apples
- Dried Apricots
- Dried Ginger
- Dried Figs
- Soft Red Wheat
- Hard Red Wheat
- Dried Herbs
- Dried Legumes
- Cotton Seed
- Coffee Beans
- Must be a registered fumigator with the department of Agriculture.
- Signs a stewardship agreement with Henchem.
- Goes through a steward process, theoretical and practical assessment.
- 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.
- Must conduct an actual fumigation under supervision of Henchem.
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.