Fumigation Pest Control
Fumigation pest control is important as pests and diseases can thrive and multiply in the warmth and shelter of a greenhouse and once established, may be difficult to eradicate. The key to avoiding pests and diseases is to maintain a clean and tidy greenhouse while keeping a sharp eye out for problems so that you can deal with outbreaks whilst still in their early stages. An annual cleaning will help to control pests and diseases. Ideally, clean your greenhouse before spring sowing - whilst the greenhouse is at its emptiest and this will remove any over-wintering pests and diseases. If you reuse compost/soil from the previous year, then you may wish to consider sterilizing the compost before you use it again. A Soil Sterilizer will kill off any insect eggs in the compost.
To ensure your greenhouse is free of pests, once you've cleaned your greenhouse and before putting your plants back inside, use a Sulphur Candle to fumigate the area. The smoke of the candle will fill the greenhouse getting into the nook and cranny, killing any pests and fungal spores on any exposed greenhouse surface - this is known as fumigation pest control. If you've had problems with pests or diseases in previous years you might want to install a Hotbox Sulfume within your greenhouse. This will enable you to regularly fumigate your greenhouse, keeping it pest free all year round. Why not check out our greenhouse pest control products?