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...
Seminar “Health dangers in Hotels”

Seminar “Health dangers in Hotels”

AgroSpeCom organizes the seminar “Health dangers in Hotels” in Park Hotel, Volos, on May 16th, 2016. This high quality seminar specializes on health and hygiene problems in hotels, offering solutions and preventive measures. Dr. Christos Athanasiou professor of entomology from the University of Thessaly presents on insects and public health. The manager of AgroSpeCom Mr. Vasilis Sotiroudas introduces new technologies in food safety in hotels. Iro Kapirti, AgroSpeCom quality systems inspector, informs about the new legislation in hotels. Finally Mr. Nikos Bakaris, the Veterinarian of AgroSpeCom presents on food poisoning & Legionella crisis management. The seminar is organized with the help of the hotel Union of Magnesiacounty and has many participants from the biggest hotels in Magnesia. View the program...
Seminar  “Health dangers in Hotels”

Seminar “Health dangers in Hotels”

AgroSpeCom organizes the seminar “Health dangers in Hotels” in Plaza Hotel, Rhodes, on April 5th, 2016. This high quality seminar specializes on health and hygiene problems in hotels, offering solutions and preventive measures and was organised by Fokas Tsifoutis and John Aivazidis. The guest professor of entomology, Dr. Christos Athanasiou, from the University of Thessaly presents on insects and public health. The manager of AgroSpeCom Mr. Vasilis Sotiroudas introduces new technologies in food safety in hotels. Finally Mr. Nikos Bakaris, the Veterinarian of AgroSpeCom presents on food poisoning & Legionella crisis management. The seminar has more than 100 participants from the biggest hotels in Rhodes. View the program and photos here...
Hellenic Entomological Society: Athanasios Sotiroudas Scholarship

Hellenic Entomological Society: Athanasios Sotiroudas Scholarship

The Hellenic Entomological Society(HES) awarded the Athanasios Sotiroudas Scholarship of 2015-2016 in a ceremony that took place during the Agrotica Expo on Saturday January 30th, 2016. Athanasios Sotiroudas the founder of AgroSpeCom, together with Dimitrios Kontodimas the President of HES awarded the Scholarshipto the selected students at the GEOTEE booth. “I wish that you have important achievements in your lives and that this reward will give you a smile that is equally important to hard work” underlined Mr. Sotiroudas during the ceremony. The Athanasios Sotiroudas Scholarship is awarded yearly to a graduate student who chooses Stored Product Entomology for his Master degree. You may see the photos or read more on this event on the HES Newsletter, here...