A new kind of smoke generator from Ensystex allows pest managers to disinfect rooms and buildings in just a few easy steps. 

Ensystex have launched Fumithor Hygiene Disinfectant Smoke Generator, which presents professional pest managers with a new business growth opportunity. With ever increasing concerns over hygiene standards and the spread of diseases in work and school environments, Fumithor Hygiene is sure to open up exciting business opportunities for ‘switched-on’ professionals offering this new generation sterilisation technology.

Steve Broadbent, regional director for Ensystex advised, “Fumithor Hygiene is a highly effective and unique method for improved sterilisation, which is used extensively throughout Europe. Quite simply it’s a low toxic, dry smoke disinfectant with potent bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal properties, which makes Fumithor Hygiene the perfect hygiene solution for modern industry and society.

“The use of traditional disinfection products often involves problematic handling of hazardous substances and their negative effect on equipment and premises. By using a dry disinfectant smoke, it is possible to reduce disinfection treatment costs and at the same time reduce worker exposure to disinfectants and their impact on the environment. And since it is a dry treatment, it does not increase the humidity of the treated rooms, meaning fungal growth is not encouraged.

“Fumithor Hygiene provides the ideal sterilisation solution for public health in a wide range of everyday areas such as homes and offices as well as medical and sensitive areas such as hospitals and schools. It is also ideal for the food industry – food storage areas, processing plants and restaurants, as well as various agricultural opportunities.

“Fumithor Hygiene provides for the fast evolution of fine smoke particles and their rapid deposition on all surfaces. These attributes ensure quick and thorough penetration of the smoke to ensure a more effective sterilisation of surfaces. Fumithor Hygiene contains two well-proven disinfectant actives, glutaraldehyde and ortho-phenylphenol; and together they provide a complete solution to your needs for a germ free environment.

“Fumithor Hygiene is a broad-spectrum microbicide, effective against all vegetative bacteria, fungi, and viruses, it is also sporicidal and proven effective against the most troublesome bacterial pathogens such as golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus), Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella choleraesuis, Legionella pneumophila and very much in the news viral pathogens including avian reovirus, avian rotavirus, infectious bronchitis, avian influenza and Marek’s disease.

‘Dynamic smoke dispersion technology’

“Fumithor hygiene uses ‘Dynamic smoke dispersion technology’ to ensure the rapid deposition of disinfectant to all surfaces (vertical, horizontal and underneath of horizontal surfaces) and deep into cracks and crevices.

“Measurements taken with a tapered element oscillating microbalance (which allows for gravimetric measurement in real time) confirmed that the disinfectant is completely deposited throughout the treatment area in less than two hours and measurements with a cascade impactor confirmed the mean range of the particles was between 1.3 and 2.7 microns.

“Further university studies involving electron microscopes have confirmed that the active ingredients are applied homogeneously on all surfaces in treated rooms, with particles of one micron size found in the smallest cracks.

“This mode of action of Fumithor Hygiene provides optimal effective use of small quantities of disinfectant, which minimises any impact on the environment while maximising results.”

How to use Fumithor Hygiene

“The Fumithor Hygiene product format makes it easy to treat inaccessible areas that simply cannot be treated by conventional means, such as roof voids, false roofs and other ‘nooks and crannies’.

“Fumithor Hygiene is simple to use and releases the smoke first time, every time. Simply close all doors and windows, switch off any air-conditioning or smoke alarms, then light the wick. The wick sparkles for no more than a few seconds. The smoke is fully generated within one to two minutes.

“The smoke completely sterilises all surfaces in the room, even hard to reach areas and provides a superior level of disinfectant treatment that simply cannot be achieved via conventional methods. For best results we recommend application late in the evening and then leave the area closed overnight, before ventilating for 30 minutes prior to re-entry.”

Product details

Three different generator sizes are available; 25g, 100g and 400g, to treat areas of 50, 200 or 800 cubic metres respectively. For larger areas several generators are required.

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