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Written by Don on Thursday, 28 June 2018. Posted in Primasonics Blog

It is great to have some hot, dry weather in the UK lately instead of our usual rain filled grey skies! It gave me the chance to get out into the garden, if not to work then at least to sit in it. I always find it relaxing to watch the bees extracting the pollen from the flowers. However, such weather also brings a couple of unwelcome visitors, namely flies and wasps. They can be as troublesome as cement blocking in a silo or fly ash building up on boiler tubes.

Common house fly (Musca domestica)

A few facts about the pesky house fly which may interest you: -

They live anywhere humans live apart from Antarctica.

Generally house flies have a life cycle of just six days. Scientists once calculated that two flies, without limits on their mortality, in just five months would produce 191,010,000,000,000,000,000 house flies, enough to cover the planet several meters deep.

Yep you guessed it, flies live and breed in filth such as household rubbish, animal dung, sewage etc. They can not chew so live on a liquid diet. If the food source is solid they vomit digestive enzymes which liquefy it.

One fact you may not know, or indeed want to know, is that nearly every time a fly lands, it defecates!

European Wasp - GFDL 1.2,

Now to our pesky wasps, did you know that there are 100,000 different species of wasps existing in the world.

Their life cycle is less than one year with some workers just living for a few months. Queens however, will live for several years and will start a new colony each spring.

They eat fruit, nectar and dead insects and of course they chew up strips of bark and spit it out again as a rough paper used for nest building.

And of course, unlike bees, female wasps have the ability to sting a target multiple times because their stinger does not fall out after use.


Whilst no innovative technology has yet been created to help properly eradicate these two problems, the same can’t be said for the problems of bulk materials handling. Thanks to Primasonics Acoustic Cleaners, issues such as material build up in silos and ash build-up on boiler tubes can now be a thing of the past. Take a look at these two dedicated links on our web site to find out how we solved these two ‘pesky’ problems without a sting in the tale.

                                                        PAS60 on cement silo  PHOTO T ECONOMISER SECTION OF OIL BOILER

Silos/Hoppers                                                     Boilers/Economisers





I am a truly innovative and affable Irishman who has over 35 years experience in a wide range of dry process and storage industries with particular disciplines in project engineering and consultancy.

Faced with a range of material flow and storage problems throughout my career my ambition was to find an affordable innovative and simple solution to prevent material blockages and build up and improve material flow within a wide range of dry process & storage industries.