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    The Non-Chemical Solution to Your Pest Infestation in Skokie, IL

    Pests thrive under even extraordinary conditions. That’s why it’s often thought that the only way to eliminate them from a property is to use harsh chemicals. However, we at Midwest Freeze Dry believed that homeowners and business owners deserved an effective, environmentally-safe, and non-toxic option. That’s why we utilized our technology to develop a non-chemical solution. Contact us today for help with your pest infestation in Skokie, IL, and beyond.

    The Development Process

    Our team sought to find a method for eliminating pests that meet these four requirements:

    Kill All Three Stages of Life:

    • Use No Chemicals in the Process
    • Produce No Toxins to be Released into the Environment
    • Leave No Process Residue on the Materials Treated
    • Eggs, Larvae, and Adults

    We chose three insects to test on, the Rice Weevil, the Indian Meal Moth, and the Red Flour Beetle. These insects, which affect stored grain and other products, are more resistant than those which normally infest books, textiles, museum collections, and furniture. Thus, if our non-chemical pest control method destroyed the grain insects, then the less resistant insects would meet the same fate.

    During testing, the eggs, larvae, adults were treated at our site using our proprietary non-chemical method. Upon removal from the chamber, all insects had been killed. For independent verification, we sent eggs and larvae that we treated back to the supplier (Insect Limited Incorporated) to test for any further development or hatching. They confirmed that none occurred and that all stages of the insects were killed. We had achieved a 100% kill rate.

    Pest Infestation

    The  need  for  a  cost  effective,  non-chemical  solution  to  pest  infestation  in  today’s  world  is  greater  than  ever  before.  Midwest  Freeze  Dry  has  developed  just  such  a solution  using  their  methods  to  provide  environmentally-safe,  non-toxic  pest  control.

    The Problem

    Find  a  method  for  eliminating  pest  infestation  where  four  requirements  would  be  met:  1.)  Kill  all  three  stages  of  life;  eggs,  larvae  and  adult,  2.)  Use  no  chemicals  in  the  process,  3.)  Produce  no  toxins  to  be  released  into  the  environment,  and  4.)  Leave  no  process  residue  on  the  materials  treated.

    Three Resistant Specimens

    We  chose  three  insects  for  the  problems  they  cause  in  the  stored  product  industry.  The  Rice  Weevil,  the  Indian  Meal  Moth  and  the  Red  Flour  Beetle.  These  insects  which  affect  stored  grain  and  other  products  are  more  resistant  than  those  which  normally  infest  books,  textiles,  museum  collections  and  furniture.  The  effectiveness  of  the  proprietary  non-chemical  method  on  these  resistant,  grain  insects  would  become  our  guideline.  If  our  method  destroyed  the  grain  insects,  then  the  less  resistant  insects  would  meet  the  same  fate.

    The Tests

    Tests  were  conducted  at  Midwest  Freeze-Dry,  Ltd.  to  prove  the  success  of  our  non-chemical  treatment   for  insect  pest  control.  The  insects  tested  were  the  Sitophilus  oryza  (Rice Weevil),  Plodia  interpunctella  (Indian Meal Moth),  and  Tribolium  castaneum  (Red Flour Beetle).

    The  eggs,  larvae,  adults  we  obtained  were  treated  using  our  proprietary  non-chemical  method.  Upon  removal  from  the  chamber  all  insects  had  been  killed.  For  independent  verification,  eggs  and  larvae  that  we  treated  were  sent  back  to  the  supplier  to  test  for  any  further  development  or  hatching.

    The Results

    Insects  Limited  Incorporated  tested  for  any  further  development  or  hatching  and  confirmed  that  none  occurred  and  all  stages  of  the  insects  were  killed.  We  had  acheived  a  100%  kill  rate.