Acampo, Calif.-based Inert Gas Injection, LLC (IGI) has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for pesticidal carbon dioxide (CO2) to be used for fumigation and eradication of a long list of specific pests for the fumigation of storage, transport, containment structure pest control. The product is now known as IGI CO2.
“Our proprietary CO2 technology and eradication systems provide a patented, biologically and efficient solution that allows us to eliminate targeted species with no residual chemical or other biologically active substances that may harm children, pets, wildlife or the aquifer,” says Al Dentone, IGI president and co-founder.
IGI CO2 functions only when released in a confined space, according to the company. There is no contamination of the soil or other spaces. As a result, IGI CO2 used with the line of IGI delivery devices for various pests meets integrated pest management (IPM) protocols that are required by a large number of municipalities and commercial departments, and has been endorsed by those agencies as such, the company says.
IGI is setting up an international distribution network for its complete line of IGI Eliminator pest control products, as well as provide training on the products. The first product available that will deliver the EPA-approved CO2 is The Eliminator System, for fumigation of grainaries, agricultural product storage facilities, cargo containers and ship holds.
Additional labels that are currently under EPA review are for the control of burrowing rodents and bed bugs. The company expects these approvals early next year. IGI is also in the process of being approved for use as an organic pesticide for the control of the indications in each of the EPA labels.
The Eliminator Product Line is manufactured in Northern California. All parts are made in the USA and each device is hand tooled for precision, quality and safety. The Eliminator is a registered trademark and is patent pending.