ICM UK (Integrated Contamination Management UK) offers a unique, humidity regulated warm air treatment service for eradicating heritage eating insect pests. The ICM process is chemical and toxin free and 100% effective in killing all stages of insect life in all kinds of materials. The ICM method has now been certified a CO² neutral technology by CO2Logic and Vinçotte.
The warm air technique safely warms objects in a sealed chamber to the insect’s ‘kill’ temperature, which is held for a defined period before being cooled back down. The relative humidity is controlled throughout, ensuring a gentle treatment by preventing any exchange, loss or gain of moisture in the objects. The process is completed within 24 hours.
The process can be used in the fight against all heritage eating insects including the common Furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum), clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella, Tinea pellionella), varied carpet beetles (Anthrenus verbasci) and silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) to name a few.
We have worked with many world-renowned museums, galleries, auction houses and heritage collections across Europe, treating a wide variety of items from oil on canvas paintings, polychrome sculptures and giltwood furniture to tapestries, ethnographic and botanical collections.
ICM and parent company IPARC, also offer a sustainable approach to biocide decontamination treatments by utilizing the same warm air process, as well as site visits and training courses in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes and how to care for your collections. We also have a range of insect pest traps available to support implemented IPM measures.
IPARC is a leading multi-disciplinary conservation studio based in Brussels. ICM now has service centers in London, Brussels and Berlin.