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Control Pests Before You Export

Every day billions of dollars of goods are shipped from port to port around the world.

A healthy percentage of those shipments have the potential to carry harmful, damaging pests. Whether it’s grain, wood, or even clothing, shipped items are one of the primary ways new pests can cross borders.
Boecker® is among one of the first companies in the region to successfully implement Heat Treatment applications for general pest control. Additionally, our pest management team meets compliance regulations for the ISPM 15 standard for the wood packaging material of exported goods.


The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No.15 (ISPM 15) is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that “directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries.” These guidelines for regulating wood packaging material were designed to protect international trade.


Heat Treatment programmes were developed to implement a quality control programme for the official labelling of heat treated wood packaging material. Heat Treatment is a safe and effective chemical-free method of pest control that’s useful against most types of insects, including wood-boring insects. Treatment involves applying a targeted application of heat. It eliminates all life stages of insects in just one treatment (i.e. egg, larva, etc.). Heat Treatment is also effective for removing molds and pathogens.

This form of pest management treatment can be safely applied to a wide range of items, goods, and commodities. Best of all, Heat Treatment complies with ISPM 15. The official ISPM 15 mark signifies compliance with the ISPM 15 standard.

As a shipper or manufacturer preparing goods for export, you need to protect your investment. Before you ship your next order, be sure to take a moment to contact the pest management professionals at Boecker® before placing your goods on their shipping pallets.

Our dedicated team will:

  • Heat Treat all pallets designated for shipment
  • Carefully load your goods onto heated pallets
  • Ensure stamps are printed on all sides of the Heat Treated pallets for easy recognition during shipment
  • Carefully load pallets onto shipping container(s)
  • Once we receive the Bill of Lading, we will issue the Heat Treatment certificate related to the treated shipment

Boecker® also provides Heat Treatment Services against:

  • Bed Bugs
  • Selection of stored products


We have built our sound reputation by partnering with only the most qualified industry professionals. We leverage innovative solutions with high-tech equipment and tools to provide the highest quality of safe chemicals and control systems for results you can count on. This, coupled with our exceptional customer service and back office team is guaranteed to resolve your pest management problems – now and into the future.

Contact us today for your free consultation.