Celebrating the New Year

Celebrating the New Year

The AgroSpeCom team celebrated the New Year with the traditional Vasilopita event, on January 26, 2017. More than 20 employees from the 5 Greek offices participated with a few additional special guests: Dr. Christos Athanassiou of the University of Thessaly, Dr. Sotiris Bandas of Centaur Analytics and mrs Hildegard Niehaus of Control Union Holland. We had an overview of our achievements in 2016 and we set the goals for the new year. Giannis Hatzidoukas found the Vasilopita coin! The night continued with food and drinks. Happy New...
Control Union involved in improving Hygiene in Refugee Camps

Control Union involved in improving Hygiene in Refugee Camps

Recently AgroSpeCom / Control Union Greece applied our HEAT TREATMENT technique in a new and unique, but simultaneously miserable, environment; a temporary residency for refugees in Northern Greece. More then 1,5 million refugees crossed into Europe since the beginning of 2015 due to major crises situations in for example Libya and especially Syria. Although there are huge initiatives undertaken to cope with this influx, and thousands of professionals and volunteers work hard every day to arrange proper living situations for these displaced people, actual situations in temporary residencies or refugee camps are often extremely poor. Unfortunately (much too) many people packed in one place, combined with extremely low hygiene possibilities, is an ideal situation for the development of major pest populations. Consequently, residents often suffer from extreme discomfort from mites, flee and bed bugs. As you may image, traditional pest control methods such as fogging or spraying with (toxic) contact insecticides are not an option in these specific situations, but applying HEAT is. Residents only have to be replaced for up to approximately 10 hours, while their belongings and set up can remain in place and the HEAT does its work and kills all mentioned pests in all stages by reaching over 50C. In this case, the treated locations were small, but the solution is applicable in (much) bigger locations also. CU Greece offered a major discount as per its commercial tariff so that the client, a local NGO, was able to help the people they help so selflessly.     Photo 1: An electrical heater placed inside a room.               Photo 2:...
CAF 2016, New Delhi

CAF 2016, New Delhi

The Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation conference is taking place this year in India and Vasilis Sotiroudas of Control Union Greece is giving a presentation on Phosphine treatment under low pressure. Heat treatment, Low Oxygen and Phosphine is on the menu, making this conference the most important international event in precision fumigation. You can see the full conference program and other details here: caf2016.org   caf_2016_poster_program caf_2016_oral_program...