IFC has specially trained personnel to assess any facility for suitability, supervise or provide a turn-key heat treatment.
HEAT TREATMENT SERVICES
Heat for insect control is an alternative to fumigation. Recent improvements in heat generating equipment and temperature measuring instruments has made this IPM option more attractive. Likewise, there have also been developments in technical approaches and knowledge of heat effects on buildings and equipment. However, heat is not an option for product, as heat does not penetrate product to any significant degree.
Generally, treatment with heat is not a one-time, stand-alone solution for insect control. Firstly, the use of heat require consideration of some basics. Secondly, sanitation, HACCP and incoming product inspection programs are important considerations with the use of heat. You must not only know what the effects of heat are, you must know how to control them during treatment.
The basics for any treatment with heat are:
Safely Control & Circulate Heated Air
Structural Damage Prevention
Removal of Commodity or Packaged Material
Heat treatment resources
What You Need to Know About Heat Treatments
Heat treatments have been around and used since the early 1900’s. It is the process of gradually heating a structure or equipment to temperatures high enough to kill all life stages of insect pests, particularly stored product pests in the food industry. Heat...