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Chemical Free Alternative to Infestation Control


Since 1974, Sturtevant’s Infestroyer® has been offering a solution to destroying larvae, eggs, and insects in flour, bakery mixes, and other food products without the use of chemicals. The Infestroyer is a centrifugal pin-type impact mill that utilizes one set of whirling rotor pins to negate infestations with a 100% kill rate. The Infestroyer® comes in three different models to accommodate a variety of feed capacities and allows for adjustments to the process while operating for optimal results.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, consumer demand for organic foods continues to show growth in the double digit. While the use of the Infestroyer® alone does not qualify a food product as being organically produced it can be a part of the process in meeting the expanding demand. For a food product to be considered organic, it has to be grown without the use of pesticides and the Infestroyer’s mechanical infestation kill does not require chemicals thus meeting one of the requirements.

Steve Puleo, Product Manager at Sturtevant, explains that the Infestroyer offers “a more affordable option than often high priced chemicals and most see a return on investment in just nine months.” In addition to being less expensive than chemical treatments, the Infestroyer is also safer sparing employees from exposure to pesticides.

About Sturtevant

Sturtevant Inc. is the leading family-owned manufacturer of material processing equipment including its patented Micronizer® jet mill which produces sub-micron sized particles, Powderizer® an air-swept impact mill with integral classifier, Simpactor® and Infestroyer®, centrifugal, pin-type mills and three types of high performance air classifiers that separate fine and coarse particles with precision and accuracy.

Founded in 1883, Sturtevant was an early pioneer in size reduction, jet milling, micronization and air classification. The company introduced early versions of the jet mill and air classification systems. Sturtevant custom engineers its mills to suit the widest range of applications, extending beyond the traditional mineral processing markets into chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, pigment, food and aggregate industries.


1. United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. (2014, April 7). Organic Market Overview. Retrieved from:

2. Sturtevant