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Fumigants kill all insect life stages. They control pests by diffusing through the air spaces between grain kernels and into the kernel itself. Fumigants are able to penetrate into places that are inaccessible to insecticide sprays or dusts.

This publication is designed to help provide direction to farmers who have private pesticide applicator licenses and who decide to do the fumigation themselves.