Insects that destroy stored products, such as the cacao moth (Ephestia elutella), can cause major damage in stored cacao stocks. These insects contaminate the cacao by leaving excrements and webs, while the larvae eat their way through the beans themselves. This deterioration decreases the quality of the cacao, leading to sizeable economic damage. Solving this problem may seem complex, but EWS has the ideal solution available for you: cacao fumigation!

EWS can fumigate your cacao, whether its stored in bags, big bags, silos, barges and containers. The species that destroy your stored products are neutralised in all their life stages by fumigating them with sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2). Alternative treatments with phosphine or low oxygen also prove effective. For more information about these methods, please visit EWS Bio treatment.

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