The Bloukos General Disinfectant company, based in Kavala, was founded in 2002 and is active in the field of disinfection, disinfestations, rodenticides, licensing of health stores, repulsion of snakes-birds, mosquito repellent – red beetle, beetle Drone applications, precision agriculture and gardenind projects.
Our company offers a comprehensive approach to the battle to reduce the pandemic of SARS -CoV2, COVID-19. We apply innovative disinfection protocols under the supervision of our specially trained Hygienist Despina Bloukou, with state-of-the-art equipment and fully biodegradable, broad-spectrum formulations, approved by the National Medicines Agency, non-toxic, harmless to humans and animals that can used in all areas without exception, with excellent penetration ability even in the most inaccessible places, fighting a wide range of outbreaks (effective against germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses). The application of disinfection / microbicide is done with the method of cold spray (cold fogger), covering the entire volume, the area to be disinfected and the objects contained in it. At the end of the disinfection, a certificate is issued which will indicate the date, place of application, method of application, type of preparation with the approvals of the EOF and signature by the responsible scientist Hygienist. It is worth noting that only Hygienists, graduates of the Department of Public Health, can legally perform disinfections within the urban tissue according to the instruction of the Ministry of Health ΑΔΑ: 6ΚΨ6465ΦΥΟ – 1ΝΔ, PG 4.
Fighting All Insects – Flying – Walking – Wood-eating
The disinfestation program includes drug applications certified for residential areas, approved by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Hellenic Food Authority. The types of applications vary according to the needs, the biology, therefore the living and feeding of the insects to be treated.
Spraying disinfection with low pressure sprayers
With low pressure spraying we apply insecticide solution to the surfaces where the insects live, spraying in corners, wells, drainage systems and generally where there are insect outbreaks. For this type of spray, insecticides of health importance and high standards are used, which effectively fight insects without harming humans, pets and the environment.
High pressure spray disinfestation
High pressure machine spraying is suitable for dealing with insects in industrial areas as well as large outdoor areas. Insecticides have a selective action in the sense that they fight only the insects to which the spray is applied.
We use the gel mainly to fight cockroach and ant populations. It is a non-toxic, odorless preparation, which you place in the nests or in places frequented by insects. Its effective action consists in the chain extermination caused by the gel-infected insects in the rest of the population. It does not require evacuation to apply.
With special light traps,
with a special surface with glue, to which the insects cling.
With special pheromone control traps and not control.
With these traps we control the population and the type of insect, before and after the control operation.
Fogging is applied in cases that conventional spraying is not possible, mainly in industrial or storage areas. During the nebulizing spray, with an electric nebulizer -Fogger – diffusion of the insecticide in the form of a cloud, achieving the coverage of all surfaces since the insecticide penetrates everywhere, even in the most difficult places.
Fumigation refers to the application of suffocating gases in industrial or storage areas, mills or even vehicles, which can kill all types of pests in any stage of the biological cycle even if they are (for insects: egg, larva, pupa, perfect insect). The basis of the method is a chemical substance, which in the appropriate conditions of temperature, humidity and pressure produces toxic gas in a concentration capable of killing various species of insects. The fumigation is carried out after first ensuring that the space meets the appropriate conditions for the application of the method. An area that has an airtight problem, for example, is not considered suitable unless the required insulation work is carried out in order to minimize any leaks that would pose a risk to public health.
Wood-eating is a term used in ecology to describe herbivores, the so-called “worms”, whose eating habits mainly include the consumption of wood. The wood-eating residential areas have been adapted to dry (processed) wood and the galleries they create are colorless, dry, with sawdust. On the contrary, the wood-eaters that attack the wood of the trees outdoors have adapted to wood with higher humidity and the galleries are empty, with a brown color. Insects feed on all wood material. They appear at the beginning of their life in the form of eggs, then they become larvae, turn into nymphs and later complete into perfect insects. Inside the wood, the insect larva lives from 1 to much longer years. This stage is more destructive to the wood because the insect begins to dig holes and galleries in it. The most common species are: Anobium punctatum, Brunneus lyctus, Bajulus hylotrupes and Cornutus bostrychoplites.
Methods of control
Various methods are used to control wood-eating insects. The choice is determined by factors related to the species of the insect, the characteristics of the area where the affected wood is located and the prevailing environmental conditions (average temperature and humidity).
Issuance of Licenses
Health Care Stores
According to the Sanitary Ordinance Government Gazette 2161 / 23.06.2017, we provide our customers with the possibility of preparing all the required documents for the operation of each type of business by a specialized hygienist with postgraduate studies in Applied Public Health and Environmental Health. Thessaly. According to the above provision, Hygienists have the exclusive role in the licensing process of companies of health interest, for each store, business, laboratory or activity related to food and / or beverages, or by providing relevant services. An integral part of the licensing is the elaboration of flow charts accompanied by 1) description – analysis of the production process of works and food, 2) elaboration of studies based on the principles of HACCP, 3) elaboration of environmental studies, 4) provision consulting services and 5) health planning with control and recording of areas of health interest. Today, companies of health interest do not get pre-approval from the respective Authorities, but are licensed through the new notification system based on the study of the Hygienist. The flow chart and the descriptive report must correspond to the category and the activities that coexist within the company signed by Hygienist T.E. The description of the production process includes: a) description of the infrastructure (premises, equipment, etc.), b) description of the products by product categories managed by the company, c) description of the manufacturing, packaging and disposal process, d) description of the and, in the case of high food hazards, the critical control points and critical limits (eg temperatures of refrigerators, heat chambers, etc.). its configuration thus ensuring the smooth operation of the entire production process in accordance with the proposals of the service and the current legislation. Then, a floor plan is created by the collaborating engineer, where the layout of all the spaces, the assembly, the equipment, the dining areas is captured and then all of them are described in the flow chart and the descriptive report. Combined with the flow chart and the Descriptive report provides standard documentation files of the procedures based on the HACCP principles and health advice for the safe operation of the unit. * According to the Health Ordinance Government Gazette 2161 / 23.06.2017, food and beverage companies can change the workflow, with the provided that they submit updated flow charts, which are kept together with the initials, in the respective business file and are available to the auditing authorities.
CERTIFICATION CONSULTANT ISO 22000
ISO 22000 is an international prototype that determines the demands of a Food Safety Administration System which, businesses involved in the Food Chain , need to satisfy in order for the safety of their products, from production to consumption, to be safeguarded.
This prototype addresses the businesses which aim at applying, beyond legal demands, a complete management system for the safety of their goods and obtain a Compliance Certificate from an accredited Certification Body.
The time of study and methodology for the creation of a Food Safety Administration System depends on the complexity of the business procedures covering the whole array of activity from production to alteration, packaging , transport and selling of food by available staff occupied as well as the participation of the business during its development.
The growth and observation of the system calls for the participation of a specialized ISO 22000 Consultant who, besides the study and creation of the Food Safety Administration System, takes on the staff training of the business for their relevant feedback, conducting internal supervising and the constant observation of the system functionality onwards.
Our company allots an experienced and specialized on ISO 22000 Consultant at our disposal with a Hygienist degree, a Masters in Applied Public Health and Environmental Hygiene as well as a trainer of Food Enterprises of Hellenic Food Authority which is able to develop functional systems easily applied by businesses regardless their size.
Following the development of the Food Safety Administration System by a specialized ISO 22000 Consultant, the certification process takes place..
There are several Certification Bodies in Greece which are recognized for issuing certificates ISO 22000. The Certification Body through its supervisors assesses the compliance of the business according to legislative demands concerning the security of its products, its logistic infrastructure and the system of food security management it has created. As long as the demands of the prototype are satisfied, the certificate from the Certification Body is issued. The certificate is valid for three years provided that the demands of the prototype are fulfilled and that this compliance will be verified by the Certification Body with annual evaluations.
ADVANTAGES OF APPLICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF THE BUSINESS WITH THE PROTOTYPE ISO 22000
The main reasons which force businesses into the application of a FSAS according to ISO 22000 and their certification are:
- Improvement of the business’s credibility. The business inspires trust to its customers and whoever interested that it has the ability to control dangers as far as the food safety is concerned and that it has safe products.
- Significant improvement of internal productivity and efficiency as well as traceability processes which will be established , will enable the company to intervene if a danger for its customers’ health is detected.
- The reduction of defective (non-conformed) products.
- The decrease of the functional cost which is expected to deliver savings.
- The creation of a competitive advantage and an added value to the product.
- A strong marketing tool and an investment attraction resulting in a raise in sales.
- Worldwide recognized prototype. International vesting and safety recognition of the goods produced in your business, which creates access to not only the biggest European but also to international markets.
- Participation to public competitions for which relevant certificates are demanded.
Fighting All Rodent Species
The term rodenticide means the effective treatment and control of rodents (mice – rats) indoors or outdoors, in order to systematically exterminate the target populations and ensure optimal conditions of safety, cleanliness and hygiene in the environment. an important source of infection and spread of serious infectious diseases. To deal with the problem, our company provides the possibility of comprehensive treatment in terms of prevention and safety of the infestation area. The rodent control program includes control of all indoor and outdoor areas to record the presence of rodents. Initially, possible entry and exit points are identified to prevent their recurrence. Then, the floor plan of the space is captured and then bait stations are placed where it is considered useful, always according to the directive 43/93 of the European Union regarding their placement around and / or inside buildings. In the bait stations, ready-made anticoagulants are placed in various forms, which are fastened, closed and locked to avoid coming into contact with any small children or domestic / stray animals. The scientific manager of our company undertakes their monitoring and the change of their contents from time to time. The action of the drug leads to the mummification of rodents without causing unpleasant odors in the area. The bait stations must be combined with the installation of mechanical traps of multiple catches (traps with adhesive surface) at the rodent crossing points. Our well-trained technical staff after the supervision and evaluation of each case can give the best, safe and effective solution to your every problem. Applications are made using a certified drug for residential areas, approved by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Hellenic Food Authority.
Repulsion of Snakes & Birds
The snake repulsion is done either by placing a specially approved drug in solid – granular form or by spraying the drug, in a wet state, around the premises of the buildings that we want to protect.
- With a liquid repellent. This material is sprayed on hard surfaces, such as tile, stone, etc., creating a “film” which protects the application area and repels reptiles immediately.
- With a solid – granular repellent. This material is in the form of brown beans and you can place it in places such as grass, grass, soil surfaces, etc. The granular material is not affected by rain or water, which makes it ideal for the effective repulsion of reptiles. It is mainly applied around the perimeter of the buildings or areas that we want to protect. Its period of action can reach up to 6 months.
Approved medicines of health importance and high standards are used for the specific applications, which effectively repel reptiles without harming humans, animals or the environment. .
Our company provides modern methods of dealing with and repelling all species of birds. The methods we use do not aesthetically interfere with your building or balcony, while not injuring the birds. The products we use for repelling birds are completely safe, without causing problems to birds or the environment. The methods of repelling birds that we use include:
- Repellent Pins
- Repulsion Net
- Eco Power
- Avian Repulsion System (Predator Screaming Devices)
- Ultrasound Devices
- Laser Devices
- Optical bird repellent in gel form
Mosquito & Red Palm Beetle Control
Bloukos General Disinfectant, from 2010 until today, takes over Mosquito control programs at the level of the Region and the Municipality. Our company has the latest technology equipment to deal with the problem in combination with highly trained scientific and working staff. Mosquitoes are the most important blood-sucking arthropods and are potential carriers of serious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, D virus. Nile, Chikungunya virus etc. Mosquito bites are particularly intense during the summer months, when the nuisance can become unbearable. The mosquito’s biological cycle consists of the following stages: egg, larva, nymph and adult. All stages, except the last, live in water while the duration of the cycle depends on the temperature, humidity and sex of the individual. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water (lakes, swamps, swamps, rice paddies, wells, cesspools, neglected swimming pools, tree hollows, car tires, barrels, buckets, flowerpots, etc.). The larvae and nymphs of mosquitoes grow in water (outbreaks) with the duration of development of the aquatic stages varying from 7 to 10 days. After emerging from the water, females require blood to mature their eggs.
Mechanical TreatmentFor the treatment of larvae on water surfaces, a silicone-based single-molecule larval film preparation can be used, which acts mechanically by preventing the mosquito larvae / larvae from breathing, killing them. An advantage is the fact that it shows low toxicity to non-target organisms, while it is even recommended for application in drinking water. This preparation is applied directly to the water surface, without spraying, is considered friendly to humans and the environment, while according to existing legislation does not belong to pesticides (biocides) that need a special marketing authorization in the country us. Mechanical treatment also includes the use of special mosquito traps to ensure a reduction in the adult mosquito population.
ControlIn Greece, biocides-insecticides of health importance have been approved, suitable to be used in programs for the treatment of both larval and adult mosquitoes in residential areas. In particular, in our country the most approved preparations for mosquito control contain the active substance diflubenzuron . These preparations have a larvicidal effect and can be applied to stagnant water. The active substance diflubenzuron acts as a growth regulator in mosquitoes, ie it inhibits the normal growth and development of larvae in adults, however it has low acute toxicity in mammals and consequently in humans. In addition, its use is allowed in rice fields in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in current legislation. For targeted action against adult mosquitoes, the approved formulations used are applied by residual sprays on surfaces (not water) and only from the ground. In addition, under special conditions, ultraviolet (ULV) acetaminophen can be approved from the ground and ultraviolet (ULV) acetaminophen from the air. Even in the fight against mosquitoes I use a special preparation of bacillus which acts as a larva The formulations used are safe and at the same time effective, approved by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, and the National Medicines Agency .
Red Beetle Control
Our company undertakes the control of the red palm beetle < Rhynchophorus ferrugineus .The main symptoms of infection by R. ferrugineus is the destruction – drying of the new vegetation (ie the central leaves) and the bending of the old leaves, giving the appearance of an open umbrella. trunk, resulting in drying of the tree. Usually, the damage caused by what larvae are visible long after the onset of the infestation. As soon as the first symptoms appear, the actions of the red beetle must be carried out immediately , as even a small delay leads to irreversible damage. All stages of the biological cycle of R. ferrugineus < / em> (egg, larva, nymph, prosperous) evolve inside the palm. The larvae penetrate inside the palm tree opening galleries. Overlapping generations can occur in the same palm tree and coexist with the entire life cycle of the insect until the complete destruction of the plant, when the acacias migrate to new palm trees. , as well as in healthy. The procedure includes: 1) injection of insecticide on the top of the palm, 2) root irrigation of insecticide around its base, 3) placement of a permanent injector on the trunk and 4) installation of a pheromone trap to catch insects and prevent new invasion. cutting and burying damaged palm trees.
Drone Applications – Precision Agriculture
Advances in technology and the production of drones provide innovative solutions that promote precision agriculture. The drones we use are equipped with state-of-the-art sensors and spectroscopic cameras so that they can easily and quickly collect data on plant health and land management. Crop tracking and water, fertilizer and pesticide management are made more efficient with data collected by drones. In addition, high-standard mapping capabilities can assist farmers in long-term crop planning and more efficient land management. Multispectral images identify crop health problems before the first symptoms appear in the crop and enhance yield with rapid intervention. In addition, drones can spray on crops. The software carried by the drone allows accurate mapping of the spray route, regardless of the shape and slope of the field or the type of crop. The drone carries a container with a capacity of 20 liters of spray liquid and performs on-site, accurate spraying. The advantage of state-of-the-art drone spraying is that it performs extremely low volume spraying, while the results are visible in real time . In addition, our potential drones have a special dispenser system with the ability to drop granular drug-fertilizer The spray drones are used in integrated mosquito control programs in stagnant waters with difficulty of access by humans or manned aircraft.
Construction – Maintenance – Pruning – Tree Cutting
TheBLOUKOS Company has been active in the field of gardening since 2002. Respecting the environment and the principles of gardening, ensures the provision of services with high quality and aesthetics. With the appropriate experience, technical knowledge and modern mechanical equipment, the BLOUKOS Business undertakes the implementation of private and public green projects, from the design stage, to the completion and maintenance of the project. With experienced staff and under the guidance of well-trained agronomist Bloukos EvangelosWe undertake:
- Design and implementation of green projects
- Pruning & cutting small and large trees
- Maintenance Green
- Configuration outdoor
- Study & installation of irrigation systems & amp; water saving
- Installation of ready lawn
- Plot cleaning – Estate
- Pruning – Forming plants and shrubs edging ( ball-helical shapes, etc. )