Structural Fumigation (12 CPD Points)

The aim of this course is to build an understanding of the structural pest fumigation principles and applicable legislation; the biology, identification and damage patterns of structural pests; the physical and chemical effects of fumigants and fumigant dosages and concentrations; the safety and health precautions, toxicity of fumigants, symptoms of poisoning and first-aid treatment; the appropriate application equipment, personal protective equipment and gas monitoring and detection equipment; the procedures for fumigation inspection and structure measurement; the determination of volume and dosages; the preparation of the fumigation area; and the procedures for fumigation of residences, warehouses, containers and commodities in various storage modes.

Course Description

This course provides guidelines on the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces including, but not limited to offices and workplaces, stairs, passages, foyers, entrances inside and outside (high touch points), lifts, fire escapes, toilet facilities, open plan areas, cloakrooms, sick bays, meeting rooms, training rooms, rest rooms, basement and garage areas, workshop areas, internal windows and glass doors, etc. in addition to vehicles, tools and mobile plants. Follow these guidelines, especially in areas reporting COVID-19.


Agriseta Provider Accreditation Number: AGRI/cprov/0192/08.Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training 2009/FE08/009.QCTO Accreditation Number: QCTO286-180618


Topics Covered

  • Structural pest fumigation principles and applicable legislation
  • Pests in structures
  • Stored agricultural product pests
  • Characteristics and effects of fumigants
  • Safety and health precautions
  • Application equipment and protective equipment
  • Chemicals used as fumigants
  • Fumigation planning, inspection, and measurement
  • General advance preparations
  • Conducting structural fumigations (inclusive of fumigation of residences, warehouses, containers, commodities stored in silo bins, grain and other bulk commodities in railway trucks, fumigation of stacks of packaged grain and other commodities, and vacuum fumigation of commodities)
  • ISPM15 Regulation of wood packaging material in International Trade

How does one qualify?

Purchase the Course

Purchase the Course and we will enrol you to complete the course online on our LMS portal and in your own time within 12 months.

Course Material

All course material will be provided on our online portal for you to view and go over in your own time within 12 months.


All assessments will be done on our online portal for you to complete in your own time within 12 months.

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Nko Sandile
Pest Safety Consultant, JHB

“Affordable course, very practical and informative while easy to study after hours, I now have my certificate and have started my own business”



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