Grey squirrels – The destroyers!

The bushy-tailed and ubiquitous grey squirrels are widely known for their nuisance.

We usually find the squirrels to be cute nut eater, but grey squirrels have actually been called one of the worst invasive species on the planet.

There are some facts which give the statistics about the damage caused by these pests, like one errant squirrel caused about $300,000 (£179,000) in damage to an eastern Indiana community center when the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park causing a power surge that damaged the heating and air conditioning systems and some parts of the boiler system.

According to Level 3 Communications, which maintains an 84,000-mile fiber network, the cute rodents do 17 percent of the damage to their fiber-optic network.

Many other such incidences were noted as:

Squirrel causes power outage, class cancellation at UofM

Friday, October 6th 2017, 7:20 pm IST Saturday, October 7th 2017, 3:50 am IST

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff

At 8:44 a.m. Friday, the President of the University of Memphis canceled classes due to a power outage on campus.

A substation outage initially knocked out power to nearly 11,000 customers, including the University of Memphis campus.

Power was quickly restored to campus and surrounding areas, but classes remained canceled for the remainder of the day.

Reportedly our students have a squirrel to thank for a Friday off from classes. He was chewing on a cable in an MLGW substation. May he RIP.

Grey squirrels ‘greatest threat to health of broad-leaved trees’

9 March 2017,  Gavin McEwan, By Horticulture Week.

Controlling grey squirrel numbers using oral contraceptives is essential for the future of Britain’s broad-leaved tree populations, according to the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).

It has warned that current populations of grey squirrel “are reaching proportions which threaten the survival of some of our most loved species of trees”.

It says the contraceptive, still under development, offers “a very real opportunity to reverse the tide of damage”, but that government and forestry sector must commit to fund the five-year research programme required.

The cost of tree damage by grey squirrels has been put at £14 million a year. Currently, woodland owners can only trap and shoot the pest, methods which are not always wholly effective.

Squirrel ‘threat’ to critical infrastructure

17 January 2017, Technology, By BBC news.

The real threat to global critical infrastructure is not enemy states or organisations but squirrels, according to one security expert.

Cris Thomas has been tracking power cuts caused by animals since 2013.

Squirrels, birds, rats and snakes have been responsible for more than 1,700 power cuts affecting nearly 5 million people, he told a security conference.

He explained that by tracking these issues, he was seeking to dispel the hype around cyber-attacks.

His Cyber Squirrel 1 project was set up to counteract what he called the “ludicrousness of cyber-war claims by people at high levels in government and industry”, he told the audience at the Shmoocon security conference in Washington.

Squirrels topped the list with 879 “attacks“, followed by: birds – 434, snakes – 83, raccoons – 72, rats – 36, martens – 22, frogs – three.

Why these pests cause such damage??

Let’s get known to the cause:

Grey squirrels are part of the Sciuridae family of mammals, closely related to chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. This squirrels as the name suggest typically has a grey coat with a white underside.  It is up to 30 cm long with a bushy tail as long as the body.

What do grey squirrels eat?

Well, Grey squirrels just happen to eat a lot of things. These grey squirrels have a natural appetite for many native fruits, flowers, veggies, fungi, nuts tree, plants etc. At extreme times they feed on insects, small rodents, bird eggs, and nestlings.

Having availability of food for grey squirrels then why do they eat wires and cable?

Grey squirrels and actually all the rodents get attracted to polymer-based products like wires, cables, pipes, etc. The polymer-based products attract these pests due to the bright colors, aromatic odor, and smooth texture.

Grey squirrels gnaw these products to sharpen their continuously growing two pairs of incisors.  The incisors, combined with the rodents’ powerful jaw muscles allow them to chew through anything, even concrete! Squirrels have jaw strength of about 22,000 pounds per sq. inch.

Grey squirrels also gnaw on the barks of trees when they need additional calcium. Adult female need calcium during lactation and juvenile squirrels are going through their main period of bone growth, both of which likely represent a requirement of calcium. Honeylocust trees are a frequent target, possibly because of their sweet sap, although many different species can be attacked.

Many ineffective pest control methods are used against the grey squirrels. Mechanical traps are used which stop working once a mechanical error occurs. Glue boards are dangerous, especially when children and pets are around. Pest baits and fumigation are more dangerous to humans than the pests. When these methods have proved to be ineffective, why to rely on them?!

Is there any method used to prevent the products from the attacks of squirrels?

C Tech Corporation has a solution to prevent the nuisance caused by grey squirrels!

Yes, you read it right!

We at C Tech Corporation provide you with nonhazardous, nontoxic, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic solution CombirepelTM.

CombirepelTM, manufactured by  C Tech Corporation using green technology is an anti-rodent aversive.

The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

Our product CombirepelTM is available in three forms viz. masterbatch, Liquid Concentrate, and lacquer.

CombirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in the polymer-based applications while processing them. The polymer applications like wires, cables, pipes, etc. can be manufactured by using our masterbatch additive.

The masterbatch additive gives you a long-term protection against grey squirrels.

CombirepelTM Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in proper proportion and cover the entire area of pest infestation by paints.

CombirepelTM available in lacquer form can be directly used as a topical coating over the application.

The trees and other installed applications can be coated by our topical solutions to repel the grey squirrels successfully.

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Cockroaches – Everywhere!

Yes, the roaches irrelevant of which of the species they may belong to, they are undeniably among the most common pests found all over the world.

They are deemed as a nuisance because of several reasons.

They spread the filth and unpleasant odor in the surrounding areas as they usually leave in close association with people. They also ruin the food, fabrics, and book-bindings.

They disgorge portions of their partially digested food at intervals and drop feces. They also discharge a nauseous secretion both from their mouths and from glands opening on the body which give a long-lasting, offensive cockroach smell to areas or food visited by them.

The most serious reason of the nuisance is their ability to spread diseases. They have a potential of causing food poisoning in humans. They are also responsible for transmission of diseases like cholera, diarrhea, staphylococcus, streptococcus, hepatitis, typhoid and dysentery. They can also be a risk for people with allergies and asthma when they make their homes indoors.

Hence the nuisance created by them is the deadliest and cannot be avoided as they are found everywhere. There is evidence showing the nuisance of these nocturnal roaches. Let me mention a few of them.

Chennai Hotel Serves Food Garnished With Cockroach, Faces Action

By India.com News Desk, Updated: October 18, 2017 6:17 AM IST

A hotel in Chennai is facing action after it served food garnished with a cockroach. The alleged bug was spotted by a filmmaker in the dish he had ordered for his daughter.

Director K Mageswaran immediately called up food safety authorities and shared pictures and a video with them, NDTV reported.

During inspection, food safety officials revealed that there were baby cockroaches behind the stainless steel layered wall in the kitchen. A case has been filed against the food outlet of unhygienic manufacturing practices.

More Than 100 Cockroaches Were Found on 2 Planes — and It’s Unclear Where They Came From

By Andrea Romano, October 17, 2017, Travel + Leisure

Officials found more than 100 cockroaches on two airplanes that landed at Kunming’s Changshui International Airport, in China.

Details are sparse, and what we don’t know about the cockroaches is almost more concerning that what we do know. As Shanghaiist reported, it’s not clear how the cockroaches got on board, which airline — or airlines — they may have infiltrated, or where they came from.

One thing that officials do know is that the insects were German cockroaches, or Blattella germanica, a specific species of cockroach that are small and not necessarily from Germany.

Students say rental apartment full of cockroaches

CTV Kitchener
Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:13PM EDT

The first time Winnet Runhare and her roommates visited their new Waterloo apartment, they saw a cockroach.

They assumed it was an aberration, and didn’t think much of it. “Two weeks in, we started seeing a lot more,” Runhare says.

Now, Runhare and her roommates find cockroaches in their kitchen, their bedrooms, and other areas of their apartment. It’s at the point where two of the three students have moved out, vowing not to return until the insects are gone. The third is staying put but doesn’t want to cook in the kitchen.

Going through the evidence one comes to know that the roaches’ nuisance is not restricted to only one sector but is found in many sectors such as residential, hotels, airlines, etc.

Though the roaches are tropical in origin they are also found in the habitat where warmth, moisture, and food are adequate. The roaches are known for their extraordinary survival skills as they move towards the places where they find water.

Roaches usually live in groups. As they are nocturnal in nature they are active during nights and during the daytime, they hide in the cracks and crevices in walls, door frames, and furniture. They are also found in the secure places like bathrooms, cupboards, steam tunnels, basements, electric devices, drains and sewer systems.

The roaches also run from dishes, utensils, work surfaces and floors in search of food in the kitchen areas. They make their way toward any water source including irrigation systems, swimming pools, and leaky water pipes or faucets.

Roaches are the important pests as they feed on a variety of food from starchy and sugary materials to the cardboards and nails of babies and sick/sleeping persons.

The nuisance caused by them is such great that they are also responsible for shutting down of many restaurants.

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Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

CombirepelTM is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

CombirepelTM is an eco-friendly product which acts as an aversive to repel the pesky insects like roaches.  CombirepelTM does not kill the targeted as well as non-targeted species but just repel them causing no harm to humans and the environment.

CombirepelTM is available in the form of masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer. Our  CombirepelTM masterbatch can be used in polymer base applications like wires, cables, irrigation pipes, polymeric vessels, and other various applications.

CombirepelTM liquid concentrate can be mixed in the paints to cover the areas like cracks and crevices of walls and hidden places where the roaches tend to survive.

CombirepelTM lacquer is the topical coating to cover the places like bathrooms, cupboards, steam tunnels, etc.

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Farmers grapple with Armyworm Horror

Just when the farmers across countries in eastern Africa were tackling with the devastating drought situation, they were being threatened by an invasive pest. The fall armyworm.!

The Fall Armyworms are spreading like a wildfire and causing a havoc.

 

The fall armyworm can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops in its larvae stage which causes large economic damage. Larvae can also burrow into the growing point and affect the growth of plants. The larvae penetrate crops and feed from the inside. Larvae cause damage by consuming foliage. Young larvae initially consume leaf tissue from one side. The larvae may do the damage but the adult moths ensure the rapid spread of the pest. Moths are very strong flyers, covering vast distances, so the infestation can occur in very short time.

Fall armyworm larvae can wreak havoc on a wide range of crops based on their food preferences. Destruction can happen almost overnight because the first stages of a caterpillar’s life require very little food, and the later stages require about 50 times more.

The pest reproduces at a rapid speed; an adult female can lay up to 1844 eggs/female (Barros et al. 2010), and several and overlapping generations occur every year.

In its larval stage, it can cause significant damage to crops, if not well managed. The pest mainly feeds on maize/corn but can attack and survive on more than 100 plant species including rice, sorghum, sugarcane, cabbage, beet, peanut, soybean, alfalfa, onion, cotton, pasture grasses, millet, tomato, potato, etc. It poses an enormous and wide-scale risk to the agriculture sector and it stands to intensify global poverty and hunger.

It is estimated that almost 40% of those species that armyworms target are economically important.

The fall armyworm was first detected in Central and Western Africa in early 2016 and has quickly spread to almost all maize growing countries in Africa and reached South Africa in 2017. Because of trade and the moth’s strong flying ability, it has the potential to spread further. The farmer’s livelihoods are at risk as the non-native insect threatens to reach Asia and Europe.

The Fall armyworm has been reported to cause annual losses of US$600 million in Brazil alone.

There are 208 million people dependent on maize for food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Maize also provides crucial income for small-holder farmers in the region.

Currently, more than 300 million Africans depend on maize as their main food source, and 46 of 53 countries in sub-Saharan Africa cultivate the crop.

Fall Army Worm has cost African economies billions of pounds in crop losses

Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (Cabi) chief scientist Dr. Matthew Cock said: “This invasive species is now a serious pest spreading quickly in tropical Africa and with the potential to spread to Asia.”

If proper control measures are not implemented, the fall armyworm could cause extensive maize yield losses of up to $6.2 billion per year in just 12 countries in Africa where its presence has been confirmed, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI).

The damages are reported as follows:

Fall army worms destroy crops worth Sh3 billion

By Anyango Otieno | May 24th 2018

Fall army worms have destroyed Sh3 billion worth of crop, according to Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

The pest is known to mainly feed on maize, but it can also infest close to 100 other crops, including rice, wheat, sorghum and avocado. “If you look at the damage that has been caused by the worm since its presence was detected in Kenya, we have lost over Sh3 billion. It is estimated that as a country we have lost between Sh3 billion and Sh5 billion as a result of crops being destroyed by the fall army worms,” said Mr Obado at a workshop at Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services offices in Nairobi.

Farmers were advised to try a method called push-and-pull, which may not require a lot of effort to be put in place. This involves farmers growing other crops that are repellant to the pests. But how feasible is this? And is growing some other crop a solution to this?

Pesticides failed to give results and the armyworms have even developed a resistance towards the traditional pesticides used. Evidence for this is as follows:

Resistance to the usual pesticides makes armyworm more dangerous

By Agatha Ngotho │ April 16, 2018

Agriculture is grappling with many pests already, and as USAid’s Regina Eddy says, the armyworm is unique in that it is resistant to many conventional pesticides. Eddy is the coordinator of Fall Armyworm Task Force at the USAid Bureau of Food Security.

She said the pest also has a voracious appetite that particularly targets maize, which is a vital staple crop in Kenya and for many families in Africa. Eddy said the pest can cause billions of dollars in damage and put hundreds of millions of people at risk of hunger.

“The fall armyworm has been identified in over 35 countries in the past year in sub-Saharan Africa. This poses a great problem to agriculture in Africa, threatening food security and livelihoods,” she said on Wednesday during a video press conference with African journalists.

Is there any solution available to combat these pests?

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At C Tech Corporation, we provide you with CombirepelTM which is an anti-insect aversive. Termirepel™ is manufactured on the basis of green technology. It is extremely low toxic, non-hazardous, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic anti-insect aversive. Also, it is durable under extreme climatic conditions such as changes in temperature, rainfall, water pressure etc.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA complaint and FIFRA exempted. Our product will not kill the targeted as well as non-targeted species but only repel which helps in maintaining the ecological balance of the earth.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

CombirepelTM  is available in three basic forms: Masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

CombirepelTM  Masterbatch is specially made for polymeric applications and used as additives in their processing time. It can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like the agricultural films and mulches, irrigation pipes, tree guards, greenhouse films etc. used for crop cultivation purpose. The product can be incorporated into the cables, and other applications used for agriculture.

CombirepelTM  liquid concentrate is to be mixed in paints in pre-determined proportion and can be applied on the concrete fences around farms. It can be used on the interior and exterior of storehouses used to store food grains and other agricultural produce.

CombirepelTM  lacquer can be directly applied to the applications such as wooden fences, already installed pipes, wires, cables, etc.

The repelling mechanism of the product would debar the worm and other insects that could damage the crops. Thus CombirepelTM  is the best protection against these invasive fall armyworms.

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So Little Time, So Much Damage- The Voles

It is surprising that many are unknown to a rodent called vole which is so widespread and poses a huge potential for causing an extensive damage to trees, lawns and gardens. They have even managed to put the blame for their destructive acts on moles, which do not even eat plants as voles do!

Voles, often confused with moles and shrews, are more mouse-like. These small, stocky brown rodents have short tails, small ears, and a blunt, rounded snout.

Voles are dark furry creatures about the size of a mouse. They make little runway-like paths on the surface of your yard. Their eating includes insects, slugs, snails, roots, bark, seeds, and bulbs. Voles are the guilty ones who eat your hostas, bulbs and roots of perennials. They often eat succulent root systems and burrow under plants or ground cover and eat away until the plant is dead.

Voles can cause extensive damage to orchards, tree plantings, and field crops. Voles eat crops and also damage them when they build extensive runway and tunnel systems. Voles also can ruin lawns, golf courses and ground covers. Voles rarely come in contact with humans and therefore pose no major public health hazards; however, they are capable of carrying disease organisms, such as plague and tularemia.

Voles live in a wide variety of habitats at elevations ranging from sea level to high mountains. In North America, they range from Alaska southward to the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala. In Eurasia, they can be found in the British Isles and across Europe and Asia to southern China, Taiwan, and Japan.

Voles breed quickly. A female vole can have a litter of ten young up to ten times a year. This reproduction rate makes a vole infestation something that can occur in a very short amount of time.

Let’s have a look at the evidence revealing damage caused to lawns by voles:

Gopher, vole populations on rise in parts of Idaho

By Brad Carlson | May 2, 2018

A mild winter gave burrowing rodents such as pocket gophers and meadow voles a productive early start to what could be a big year for the pests.

The mounds Travis Tyson sees popping up on his family’s 10-acre spread south of Nampa, Idaho, are starting to remind him of the gopher-heavy 2015.

Idaho State Department of Agriculture Program Manager Sherman Takatori said he has received reports of some higher vole populations in parts of eastern and southcentral Idaho.

“The (vole) population has a nasty habit of exploding when conditions are favorable” due to their high capacity for reproduction, he said.

Vole Presence High in Nut Orchards Thanks to Wet Winter

October 19, 2017

The wet start to 2017 ensured that much vegetation would grow in and around almond, walnut, and pistachio orchards, resulting in elevated vole – commonly known as meadow mice – activity. Girdled trees, eaten nuts, and chewed irrigation tubing reports were at all-time highs. Individually, each of these disorders may cause a nuisance, but collectively their impacts can result in economic tree losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs.

And the control measures applied include; all sorts of electronic, ultrasonic, and vibrating pest control devices; stuffing the tunnels with brambles, mothballs, broken glass, rat poison, and cat poop; flooding the tunnels. None of these are good ideas. Using traps and rodenticides

The logistics of using traps or rodenticides is not at all a solution to this menace.

Rodenticides like Bromadiolone inhibits the coagulation of their blood. Small mustelids such as stoats and weasels are often regarded as specialist predators of voles and eating prey affected by bromadiolone treatments can expose them to the effects of the anticoagulant rodenticide (AR).

Why kill when we can repel them?

At C Tech Corporation we provide you with the effective solution. Our product CombirepelTM is developed by using green technology. It is an extremely low concern, low toxic, non-hazardous and non-mutagenic animal aversive. It is durable under extreme climatic conditions.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA complaint and FIFRA exempted. Our product does not cause harm to targeted as well as non-targeted species. It just repels them from the applied product. It works on the mechanism of repellency.

CombirepelTM is available in three forms namely masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into applications like fencing, water pipes, agricultural films, polymeric tree guards, wires, cables, etc. This would result in the final application being rodent repellent.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of houses, gardens, farms, etc. to repel voles from the area required.

Lacquer form can be directly applied to the application such as wooden fences, guards, pipes etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymer, ceramic etc.

The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

Hence by using CombirepelTM the lawns, farms and gardens can be prevented from vole damage effectively and considerably.

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The Sap-Sucking Insect: Spotted Lanternfly

While there are a number of pests that cause hindrance for farmers and gardeners, some pose a greater threat which causes a huge economic damage. The Spotted Lanternfly is one of them.

The Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. It was detected in South Korea in 2004. The first confirmed sighting in Pennsylvania took place in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Apart from this, Japan, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and New York are even reported with spotted lanternfly infestation.

Spotted lanternflies eat sap from plants. They prefer Ailanthus trees (tree of heaven), walnuts and grape vines as a first choice, most any other hardwood tree as a second choice and with much less frequency, pine trees. They have a very wide range of host plants.

They drink sap, which is the lifeblood of the tree. Trees can develop weeping wounds of sap on their trunks. Heavy infestations can cause honeydew secretions to build up at the base of the tree, blackening the soil with fungal mats around the base of the tree. This may greatly weaken a tree, making it susceptible to other insects or diseases, or maybe killing it outright. Spotted lanternflies suck sap and digest it, concentrating the sap into a sugar-rich excretion (urine) that is politely termed “honeydew” in the entomological vernacular. The “rain” you are seeing is actually a high volume of spotted lanternfly honeydew falling from the branches above.

Spotted Lanternfly has only one generation per year and overwinters as eggs in egg masses.  In the spring and early summer, eggs hatch and lanternflies go through four nymphal stages (called instars). Males and females mate multiple times and females can produce one or two egg masses. Female spotted lanternflies lay egg masses on smooth-barked trunks, branches, and limb bases of medium to large-sized trees, as well as on smooth stone and other natural surfaces, and on man-made items such as yard furniture, cars, trucks, and farm equipment.

The menace caused by the lanternflies was reported that:

USDA declares war on spotted lanternfly, will spend $17.5M

Michelle Merlin | February 8, 2018

The federal government said Wednesday it plans to spend millions of dollars on a massive offensive to fight a foreign invader already in Pennsylvania’s midst.

The invader: the inch-long, black-dotted, red-winged spotted lanternfly.

Its target: the state’s valuable agricultural commodities, including fruit and hardwoods.

The battle plan: surveillance, control and action to halt the invasive bug from Asia.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the department would allocate $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania — a 503 percent increase over last year.

The announcement comes as other states report possible invasions, posing a threat to their agricultural products. Pennsylvania officials say the insect, which is native to China, India and Vietnam, threatens to destroy $18 billion worth of agricultural commodities produced in the state.

Spotted lanternfly spreads, threatens Pa. fruit and timber crops

By Colt Shaw | August 14, 2017

On a bright Wednesday morning, at the Manatawny Creek Winery, which he co-owns in Amityville, there was an 8-foot metal fence around one of his vineyards to keep peckish deer from snacking on his grapes and nets draped over some of his rows to keep the birds’ aerial assaults at bay.

For now, however, he has no recourse for an invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly, or Lycorma delicatula, an insect native to Asia that first arrived in the United States in Berks County in 2014 and has spread to neighboring counties. The pest is a potential threat to the state’s $13.1 billion annual production of apples, grapes, peaches, and other crops, as well as $16 billion in timber and wood products, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Measures used for prevention are egg mass scraping where they remove the egg sacks that the lanternfly lay before they are able to hatch. Because the egg sacks attach to smooth surfaces, they are scraped and placed into an alcohol solution in order to kill the pests inside of the egg sack. To get rid of spotted lanternflies in their nymphal stages, banding these trees are being practiced.

Among chemical controls, some broad-spectrum pyrethroids, several botanical insecticides, and a few other pesticides are being used. But pesticides seem to be ineffective for long-term control, and lanternflies can quickly repopulate after spraying.

An effective eco-friendly solution is the need of the hour.

The unique product  CombirepelTM manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

CombirepelTM is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic anti-insect aversive.

CombirepelTM is developed on green technology and chemistry. It is effective against a broad spectrum of insects such as bed bugs, wasps, whiteflies, termites, beetles etc.

CombirepelTM is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, ISO, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

CombirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like polymeric tree guards, agricultural films, wires and cables, pipes, etc. The masterbatch, when incorporated into the polymeric tree guards and agricultural films, will repel the lanternflies and will protect the trees from the damage caused by these insects.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of houses, farms, gardens to keep the lanternflies away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically on the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the already installed applications like the pipes, wires and cable, home decors. The lacquer gives transparent finish and does not disturb the aesthetics of the application.

The lacquer can be applied to the tree trunks protecting it from the attacks. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

Thus, using  CombirepelTM would effectively ensure that the area around us remain safe and protected from the pests for a long period of time.

Why kill when we can just repel them!?

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

In such a way the spotted lanternflies can be repelled and the damage caused by them can be prevented without killing them.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Pests in restaurants !

“Pests had been found in the kitchen area. We do have a pest control contract, and it’s unfortunate that there were a few pests in the traps when they made their return visit.”  – Says Mr. A. Hussain owner of the restaurant Spice, in Village Hill, Flitwick

They got a pest control contract and even then, the pests dared to enter their restaurant!

Imagine on a weekend you are out with your friends to munch at this fancy restaurant. There in your sight goes on the pests roaming t roaming around. The next you do is you never ever visit the restaurant again.

Despite your best efforts, you could end up with mice in your kitchen or any kitchen from a restaurant.

Rodents such as mice and rats are the bugbear of every restaurant owner. Sometimes cleaning is just not enough in the restaurant business. There are many ways that a restaurant can develop a problem with mice and with rats and those ways are not always based on cleanliness. The fact is that water and standing water can be just as bad as food or debris.

Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no acceptable or allowable number or amount of pests in a food facility. Pests are strictly illegal in all areas of the establishment, which includes the kitchen, food or equipment storage rooms, restrooms, employee locker and break rooms, customer service and seating areas, trash storage areas and exterior premises. They’re illegal not because they are unsightly, but mainly because they are known carriers of numerous dangerous, disease-causing microorganisms that can be transmitted to your food, the food contact surfaces etc. potentially causing a serious food poisoning. They also contaminate the food with their hair, fecal droppings, urine, saliva, body parts and general filth.

Rats and mice are attracted by food supplies and do not venture far from their shelter or nesting sites, so in a large facility will nest close to accessible food stores. Rats and mice are capable of a rapid increase in population given an abundant food supply; due to the number of litters they can produce and the time to maturity, shelter from predators and benign environmental conditions inside a building.

Not only can they transmit serious diseases, but they can also close a restaurant down fast! Worldwide, rats and mice are known to spread over 35 diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. Cockroaches are proven or suspected carriers of the organisms that cause infections salmonellosis, typhoid fever, Cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, leprosy, plague etc.

A heavy infestation of cockroaches or rodents will sometimes give the establishment a recognizable musty odor. If you detect this odor or any out of the ordinary odor, be wary about patronizing this establishment. A restaurant and any food facility should always smell clean and of fresh food. Anything else could mean something is wrong.

All types of food facilities, even the newest, nicest, most expensive, elegant restaurant can become infested with vermin. It is fairly common because a restaurant especially is an ideal environment for cockroaches, rats, mice, flies etc. to thrive.

Government inspectors order food facilities to eliminate pest problem countless times.

If a food establishment or facility cannot fully eliminate the pests, the inspector is duty-bound to suspend their permit and order them closed and or take legal action and have the local district or city attorney file a criminal misdemeanor complaint against the business and its owner(s). A permit may be suspended immediately, depending on the severity of the infestation. Some jurisdictions may also issue immediate fines or penalties in the form of a ticket or citation.

You may find the evidence for the pest nuisance below:

Customer served COCKROACH in her meal as Dudley restaurant owner is fined for infestation

By David Cosgrove | Stourbridge | News | Published: Feb 14, 2018

A restaurant was found to be infested by cockroaches after a customer was served one of the pests in her meal.

Shanti Devi Sharma, director of the company which ran Isha’s at Stourbridge Road, Lye, has been fined £9,000 after pleading guilty to nine offences under food safety and hygiene regulations following the incident in March last year.

Dudley magistrates heard that environmental health officers carried out an inspection of the restaurant, after receiving the customer complaint.

And they discovered cockroaches in the kitchen and beneath a chest freezer – sparking the premises to be closed immediately.

This was subsequently backed by a court order, which forced the closure of the business for six weeks until the infestation was eradicated.

Seafront chippy fined £8k over flies and rats in the kitchen

Posted On 09 Mar 2018 at 2:02 pm By : Jo Wadsworth

A Brighton fish and chip restaurant owner who allowed his premises to become a breeding ground for flies and rat infestation has been fined more than £8,000.

There is a lot to consider when setting out to prevent pests’ infestation in any restaurant. Vigilance is perhaps most important. Keeping a restaurant rodent-free is an ongoing job. Pest prevention is crucial to not only prevent enforced closure by health inspectors but to also maintain the positive relationships we have with the customers.

Often using the services of pest control company is opted by the restaurant owners as they find it easier than dealing with the pest themselves. But these service providers are themselves not sure of the efficiency of their products.

The hour calls for the need of a solution which is effective and eco-friendly.

We at C Tech Corporation are in a position to provide unique solutions to the problems caused by these creatures.
At C Tech Corporation we make use of Mother Nature’s gift of senses to these rodents in developing non- toxic & non-hazardous formulation!
CombirepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. CombirepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that the rodents are kept away from the application.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc. while manufacturing. This would result in the final cable or wire being rodent repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the rodents from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit. While the CombirepelTM liquid concentrate, when diluted in paints, can be used to paint the interior and exterior of the restaurants. It can be applied in the kitchen and food storage areas in restaurants.

CombirepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied on a variety of surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic etc. It can be used on the chairs and tables from hotels. It can be applied to already installed cables and wires, pipes etc.

Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodent infestation in office.

Councillor Ken Muschamp, RBC’s cabinet member for business safety and regulation says
“It is a warning to food business operators to act promptly in the event that they become aware of pest problems in order to avoid putting public health at risk.”

Be aware!

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on: technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

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Starlings: The nuisance birds

Birds are known to be a nuisance because of their perching and roosting activities. So are the starling!

Starlings are known to be the musical birds, but more often are known for the nuisance they cause.

Starling originates from Europe, but it can be found around the world today. European starling can reach 7.5 to 9.1 inches in length and 2 to 3.6 ounces of weight.

European starling is covered with black plumage with purple and green sheen. Black feathers with white tips can be seen during the autumn, creating a mottled appearance. By the end of the winter, tips of the feathers become worn out and European starlings are once again completely black. Hatchlings are covered with grey-brown plumage. Young birds attain adult coloration quickly, but their head remains grey until they reach adulthood. European starling has pointed bill, short wings, and tail and pinkish-red legs. Color of the bill depends on the season. European starling has yellow bill during the spring and black bill during the winter.

European starling inhabits woodlands, cliffs, quarries, coastal areas, fields, agricultural areas, parks, and gardens.

European starling is an omnivore, it eats plants and meat. Its diet is based on the millipedes, spiders, snails, and worms during the winter. Berries, seed, grains, and fruit are a major source of food during the summer. Since they can eat almost anything, the European starlings can abundantly be seen near human dwellings, fields, parks, open groves and the disturbed habitats where they don’t have to be deprived of food items. The European Starling’s diet consists of a variety of invertebrates, fruits, grains, seeds, and garbage. Starlings forage on lawns and other areas of short grass, such as pastures, golf courses, turf farms, and similar places. European starling uses its beak to find food hidden in the soil.

Both males and females can mimic human speech. Though possessed with beautiful look and voice, these birds are a menace. They can invade cities and cause a nuisance in folks! The evidence for the same is illustrated in the news articles below:

Nuisance starlings invade Jordan River area by the thousands

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue

Published: December 3, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — The temperate weather of the last few weeks has given wing to thousands of European starlings that are blackening the skies in the Jordan River area.

It is not an uncommon phenomenon this time of year, explained one wildlife official, but the birds’ numbers are capturing added attention because the warmer weather has more people out and about and able to take notice.

“The big concentrations of large flocks tend to come in the winter,” said Mike Linnell, Utah state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. “They like to feed off the seeds of those Russian olive trees along the river.”



Bird strike! The moment 200 starlings were sucked into passenger jet engine on take-off

By Mail Foreign Service

UPDATED: 18:22 BST, 30 September 2009

Dwarfed by the jetliner, they look little more than a smattering of black dots.

But this flock of birds could have brought the plane crashing down in seconds.

They flew straight into the path of the Germania airlines flight to Kosovo as it took off from Dusseldorf airport with 80 on board.

‘It was like a scene from the Hitchcock movie The Birds. One second all was clear, and the next thing you saw were these birds swarming over the plane,’ said an onlooker.

It is thought more than 200 starlings were sucked into the right engine as the Boeing jet approached 200mph.

Others dented the fuselage but thankfully did not pierce it. Their splattered remains could be seen on the plane later.

Starlings create problems for livestock and poultry facilities, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to agricultural operations yearly. Starlings gather at feed troughs to eat, contaminating food and water sources in the process. Starlings are also known to enter buildings to roost and build nests, creating sanitation problems.

European Starlings can carry diseases that are transmissible to livestock and to people, including TGE (transmissible gastroenteritis – a disease of swine), blastomycosis, and salmonella.

In cities, large amounts of droppings can make streets dangerously slippery and can be corrosive to cars, buildings, and statues. The sheer number of droppings together with their chemical action can damage and kill trees and any vegetation underneath.

Starlings travel in flocks of thousands and pose an incredible hazard to air travel. They often forage near airports and have been implicated in air disasters, particularly when planes have collided with entire flocks of birds.

It is not uncommon for a flock of 4000 Starlings to cause major loss of revenue in a large vineyard in a week’s time. Starlings are also capable of destroying blueberries, cherries, other types of pitted fruit, and even apples.

European Starlings also have detrimental effects on native ecosystems, particularly through their tendency to out compete for native bird species for food and nest sites. European Starlings are cavity nesters and are known to compete with woodpeckers, Great Crested Flycatchers, Tree Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds and Purple Martins for nests, possibly causing these populations to decline. They also carry diseases, ticks, and mites that are spread to native bird species and even humans.

Many conventional methods are used to stop the menace caused by these birds. Nets are used to prevent the entry of the starlings in human dwellings. Bird nets made of nylon or fiber can be spread along with screws and hooks over the house roof to trap the birds. A major disadvantage of this technique is that the birds can peck the net and break free. Thus, it does not offer a permanent solution. Sound deterrents that available in the market make different kinds of sounds such as those of gunshot, hawk sounds, and firecrackers to scare away the pigeons. The disadvantage of sound deterrents is that their continuous exposure can be a nuisance to the humans. Bird spikes are used to prevent birds, but other non-target animals get hurt when they come across these spikes. Improper installation of the of the spikes is ineffective and highly dangerous. The biggest disadvantage of using bird spikes is that their installation may cause a considerable amount of damage to the property. Bird gel is dangerous when children and pets are around the area where it is used. There is a possibility of the children and pets getting stuck to the bird gel.

When these methods have proved to be ineffective, is there an alternative to keep birds away from human dwellings?

The is a solution with C Tech Corporation to keep the birds away from the human dwelling.

CombirepelTM Bird repellent lacquer is the product produced by C Tech Corporation to prevent the menace caused by birds. This product is specially designed to prevent bird perching and roosting.

It is available in the form of concentrate lacquer. The product prevents birds perching or roosting by making surfaces uncomfortable, intimidating, tacky. The repellant evokes a physiological effect which the birds associate with sensory cue and then learn to avoid. Some birds use their sense of smell through which they recognize that the product is a threat. The product prevents the birds from laying the eggs on the trusses. It causes irritation to the pain receptors associated with the taste of birds.

Thus, using the bird’s sensory mechanism, the product repels the birds without causing any physical damage to the birds.

Contact us at  technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Chirp..chirp…Crickets!

Crickets, also known as the musical insects are just not another insects but are nuisance pests. They with their presence can be the most irritating creatures around. The crickets in groups can create a sound which is no more pleasant but is a noise!

There are approximately 900 different species of crickets in the Gryllidae family. Crickets have large hind legs, two pairs of wings, flattened bodies and antennae that can be as long or longer than their body. Crickets can be brown, black, green, or red in color.

Crickets lay eggs in large numbers, and when the eggs hatch, the young crickets are on their own to survive. However, certain species of crickets, like the burrowing cricket will care for its young for a few days after hatching.

Crickets can be found throughout the world. They can survive in various habitats, including forests, meadows, fields, rocky areas and caves. Some of them live under the ground. Size of crickets depends on the species. They are usually 1 to 2 inches long.

These creatures who are distantly related to grasshoppers have one pair of one-inch-long antennas, called feelers. Antennas can detect movement of the prey and facilitate the finding of food. Crickets have excellent eyesight. Their eyes (known as compound eyes) consist of a large number of lenses which ensure visualization of different pictures at the same time.

They are a nuisance with their presence and noise. Colonies in rubbish dumps can migrate into houses, causing great distress. They are also prone to damage fabric and foodstuffs. Crickets are strongly attracted to bright lights, and they can enter your house through open doors or cracks in doors, window frames, foundation or siding. Crickets may damage clothing, drapes or wall coverings with staining from feces or vomitus, or by their feeding activities.

Crickets feed above ground at night and take refuge in cracks in the soil during the day. Crickets feed outwards from the cracks, defoliating and killing pasture grasses. They are selective feeders, preferring grasses but also eating legumes, weeds, and seed. They feed on seeds, roots, or leaves of young seedlings. As a result of the attack, the seed dies or fail to germinate. 

Creepy crickets invade Arlington

An outbreak of Mormon crickets has the community of Arlington banding together to control the insects.

Published on June 16, 2017

They’re crawling up the sides of houses, swarming driveways, munching crops and generally causing a creepy nuisance around town.

Mormon crickets have invaded Arlington this year in startling numbers, with residents trying desperately to figure out how to keep the exploding population under control.

“We’re just overrun,” said Jessica Gossett, who works at the local library. “Now my kids won’t even go out to play.”

The problem has gotten so bad in recent days that roughly 50 people turned out Friday for a community meeting at the Arlington City Council chambers to discuss possible solutions, which ranged from poisons to predators to building a physical barrier around local homes.

Insect Attack! Crickets Swarming Crops

July 14, 2017

By Rebecca Boone, The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads.

Experts say this year could be a banner one for Mormon crickets — 3-inch-long bugs named after the Mormon pioneers who moved West and learned firsthand the insect’s devastating effect on forage and grain fields.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reports “significantly higher Mormon cricket populations” on federal land in southwestern Idaho, agency spokeswoman Abbey Powell wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

The pests must be kept away from the human dwellings. To do so, many conventional methods are used like fumigation and use of hazardous chemicals. But these methods have failed to keep the crickets away from the houses and farms. 

The time needs effective solutions for preventing the cricket nuisance and C Tech Corporation has such a solution with them. 

The unique product CombirepelTM manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects. 

CombirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, agricultural films etc. The masterbatch, when incorporated into the agricultural films, will repel the crickets and will protect the crops from the damage caused by these pests. 

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of houses, schools, hospitals, warehouses, offices to keep the crickets away from these places. 

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically on the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the already installed applications like the pipes, wires and cable, home decors. The lacquer gives transparent finish and does not disturb the aesthetics of the application. 

The product is also effective against a multitude of other insects and pests like beetles, mayflies, thrips, aphids, etc. The repelling mechanism of the product would ward off the boxelder bugs and other insects that could cause damage. Thus, by using CombirepelTM would effectively ensure that the area around us remain safe and protected from the pests for a long period of time.

Why resort to killing when we can just repel them!? 

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth. 
 
In such a way the insects can be repelled and the damage caused by them can be prevented without killing them.

Contact us at  technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away. 

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New students in the schools: Rats!

The other day the class was disturbed when this pesky rodent entered the classroom and caused a havoc. All the students started running across the classroom and corridor until the rat was caught by the exterminator.

Such a nuisance in a place of discipline is unwanted.

Rodents are smart, versatile, and opportunistic. They find food, water, warmth, shelter, and safety, which are easily available in schools. Food is an especially strong motivator for rodents, as the refuse from snack time, smuggled candy, and cafeteria lunches create significant amounts of edible waste.

Schools are an excellent source of warmth and water for rodents. Even innocuous equipment like art supplies with fabric and construction paper provide ideal nesting material while leaking pipes and drain water supply all the hydration rodents need. Because of the huge areas of most schools, both mice and rats find several places there to safely hide and even breed.

It’s also very easy to for rodents to infiltrate a school because mice are small enough that even a hole the size of an eraser can be used as an entry point. If a school isn’t properly sealed against weather, any cracks, vents or other openings make perfect doorways for these enterprising mammals.

After entering the schools, these rodents chew on different material available in the school, like cardboard boxes, books, art projects, plastic bags and their contents, and electrical wires. They use these materials as food or for nesting. Mice and rats make a mess by leaving their droppings in the areas where they feed. They usually leave smelly trails of their urine and droppings.

The same rats have potential to spread deadly diseases. So, their presence around the little kids is dangerous.

Even after using pest control measures the pests somehow enter the areas of school threatening the school atmosphere. The evidence for the same is the recent incident from the London school.

London school infested with bed bugs twice this year

Officials won’t identify the school because of the social stigma but say the problem has been cleared

Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: Feb 14, 2018 

A bed bug infestation at a London school highlights how difficult the pests are to get rid of, and how social inequality is brought into the classroom.

The bugs were found on two occasions at the same school, days apart, in late January, CBC News has learned.

Bed bugs are considered a nuisance by the school board and health unit — gross and annoying, but not a health hazard, much like head lice, officials say.

But head lice are a much more common occurrence and require only that a note be sent home telling parents to check their kids hair.

Students seeing increase in rat sightings at elementary school

By: Carl Willis

Updated: Mar 13, 2018 – 5:51 AM
CONYERS, Ga. – A Rockdale County school is dealing with a rat problem.

Viewers sent in a tip to Channel 2 Action News that there were complaints coming from Sims Elementary School.

Parents told Channel 2’s Carl Willis they are concerned an infestation could be putting their children at risk.

“I don’t think it’s something that they’d hide,” one parent told Willis, not identifying themselves. “It’s a sanitary issue.”

Rockdale County Public Schools confirmed Monday that they’re working to address the issue.

They say previously they saw an increase in signs and sightings of rodents at Sims Elementary, especially where food was being stored improperly. 

“I think that’s scary. It’s unsanitary too. It’s very concerning,” mother Sarah Yang told Willis.

“They need to get it cleaned because our kids eat lunch here,” father Cheve Goggins said.

A school district representative said the district is taking steps and seeing some progress to get rid of the rats. 

Often using the services of pest control companies is opted by the schools as they find it easier than dealing with the pest themselves. But these service providers are themselves not sure of the efficiency of their products.

The hour calls for the need for a solution which is effective and eco-friendly.

We at C Tech Corporation are in a unique position to provide solutions to the problems caused by these creatures.

At C Tech Corporation we make use of Mother Nature’s gift of senses to these rodents in developing non- toxic & non-hazardous formulation!

CombirepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. CombirepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that the rodents are kept away from the application.

The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc. while manufacturing. This would result in the final cable or wire being rodent repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the rodents from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit.

While the CombirepelTM liquid concentrate, when diluted in paints, can be used to paint the interior and exterior of the restaurants. It can be applied in the kitchen and food storage areas in restaurants. 

CombirepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied on a variety of surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic etc. 

Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodent infestation in office.

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on:
technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com   

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Nuisance caused by mountain pine beetles

The forest cover in North America apparently turns red. But isn’t it supposed to be green?

The trees can’t help themselves at times. These are the times when the mountain pine beetles attack these trees and disturb their appearance.

The mountain beetle menace is not limited to the appearance of the trees. They literally kill the trees once they attack the trees.

Mountain Pine Beetles just don’t attack trees from the mountains.  They’ve made their way to cities and towns, sometimes even catching a ride into town on firewood.

The mountain pine beetle has a one-year life cycle in most of its range but may take more or less time to complete its development, depending on local temperatures. Adult beetles usually disperse in July or August, depending on the region, to colonize new host trees.

In western North America, the current outbreak of the mountain pine beetle and its microbial associates has destroyed wide areas of lodgepole pine forest, including more than 16 million of the 55 million hectares of forest in British Columbia.

According to an annual assessment by the United State’s forest service, 264,000 acres of trees in Colorado were infested by the mountain pine beetle at the beginning of 2013. This was much smaller than the 1.15 million acres that were affected in 2008 because the beetle has already killed off most of the vulnerable trees.

Beetle killed trees impede elk and elk hunters

November 25, 2014 By Kelsey Dayton

For 17 years Jeff Corson has owned property on the Medicine Bow National Forest near Baggs and Encampment. Walking through the woods, both hiking in the summer and stalking elk in the fall, he’s noticed more and more deadfall.

“It’s a lot harder for me to get around,” he said. “And there’s still a lot left to fall.”

As of 2013, more than half of Medicine Bow’s 1.3 million acres were impacted by the mountain pine beetle. The epidemic has receded, but in the aftermath, forests are left with thousands of acres of trees that are dead and falling. Those same trees that make it difficult for Corson to get around could also present challenges for elk on the move.

Small pine beetle destroying large Ocean County Park

By Nora Muchanic , Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (WPVI) – Some of the trees in Lakewood, New Jersey have stood for over 100 years, planted by oil tycoon and conservationist John D. Rockefeller at what was once his country estate.

It’s now Ocean County’s flagship park where over 1,000 trees have recently been cut down due to an infestation of the relentless and aggressive southern pine beetle.

“If we don’t get a handle on it, these little pine beetles will destroy the trees. They go from one to another,” Ocean County Parks Superintendent Mary Jane Bavais said.

Rich Reenstra, the Ocean County forester, says the southern pine beetle is the size of a grain of rice. It bores into a tree’s bark to feed and breed, injecting a fungus that looks like a dark line.

“That fungus actually girdles the tree and kills below the bark the tree’s ability to transport water,” Reenstra said.

The beetles basically starve the tree, killing its leaves and causing bare branches. The trees try to fight back pushing the invaders out in a sticky ball of sap, but it doesn’t always work.

To stop the nuisance caused by these bugs there is a need for an effective solution and C Tech Corporation has one!

The unique product CombirepelTM manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

CombirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like tree guards, pipes, agricultural films, wires, and cables, etc. to keep insects at bay.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and lacquer which can be applied topically on the applications.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a topical application and can be applied on the tree trunks to keep the pests at a distance from the trees.

To keep the insects at the bay CombirepelTM lacquer can be sprayed or coated on the tree trunks.

The product is also effective against a multitude of other insects and pests like beetles, mayflies, thrips, aphids, etc. The repelling mechanism of the product would ward off the boxelder bugs and other insects that could cause damage. Thus, by using CombirepelTM would effectively ensure that the area around us remain safe and protected from the pests for a long period of time.

Why resort to killing when we can just repel them!?

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

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The disease carriers: Deer Mice

They seem tiny, though their presence in homes can cause deadly diseases!

I am speaking of deer mice, one of the widely known carriers for Lyme disease and hantavirus.

The deer mouse is a small, native rodent in the family Muridae with an almost worldwide distribution.

The size and color of deer mouse are highly variable. Its body length ranges 2.8–3.9 in (7–10 cm), the tail 2–5.1 in (5–13 cm), and the body weight 0.6–1.2 oz (18–35 g). There are many subspecies of deer mice found in different geographies. The color of the deer mouse is between grayish to reddish brown. It’s body which is dark on the upper side and white on the lower side. The two-colored coat of these mice gives rise to its common name, a reference to a superficial resemblance to the coloration of white-tailed and mule deer.

The deer mouse will find a place to stay in burrows dug in the ground, or in stumps or rotting logs. They also at times nest in buildings. Deer mice are good climbers as they do the same very often in some regions. They are active at night and can feed on a wide range of nuts and seeds, and when this sort of food is abundant it is stored for leaner times because deer mice are active all winter.

Deer mice are a nuisance in forestry. They feed on large quantities of tree seeds and are responsible for the natural regeneration of harvested stands. They are known as the carriers of dangerous diseases such as hantavirus. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome can develop from inhaling the virus when deer mouse urine or feces is disturbed.

Common deer mice carrying Lyme disease and hantavirus in your home

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 am

The Fall Harvest and colder weather trigger a massive migration — the rather the innocuous deer mouse is moving into homes across Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The deer mouse came to the attention of the public when it was discovered to be the primary reservoir species for hantavirus in the west and/or Lyme disease along the Eastern seaboard. A recent study in British Columbia showed that 30 percent of studied deer mice were positive for Lyme disease, hantavirus and even the bubonic plague.

Hantavirus attacks the lungs and causes Adult Respitory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Roughly 50 percent of the cases of ARDS have been fatal. ARDS is contained in mice feces and infects its victims when particles of airborne feces get lodged in the lungs. This is why when disposing of mice feces, you should never vacuum the area — use a damp cloth to pick up the feces and then clean the area with bleach.

Deer mice also harbor Lyme disease, which is passed onto humans through bites from ticks. In fact, Deer Ticks are often misunderstood for passing the Lyme disease from deer, when it is, in fact, the tiniest of “deer mice” who are the culprits. The deer mouse is the primary winter host for the deer tick.

Risk of a rare but deadly mouse-borne virus increases in the spring
By Lena H. Sun April 12, 2017
As the weather warms and people turn to spring cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected, public health officials said.

The severe respiratory illness is known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome or HPS. In the United States, most of these cases are spread by deer mice, which live in woodland areas and deserts and are found throughout North America. People get the disease by breathing in hantavirus when dust from rodents’ dried urine, saliva, and droppings is stirred up in the air, which can happen in houses, garages, and cabins, especially while cleaning. People can also get it by touching mouse urine, droppings or nesting materials that contain the virus, and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

To keep rodents away from many ineffective control measures are used traditionally. These methods include the use of rat traps which do not work once the mechanical damage is caused to them. Many places are fumigated, which is a most dangerous method of pest control. Glue boards are used that can be dangerous if pets and children are around. Rat poisons are used which are potential of killing the rodents and spreading the deadly diseases.

Effective and eco-friendly measures are necessary to keep these mice in a bay.

Is there such a solution available?

Yes, C Tech Corporation’s CombirepelTM  is the best solution to keep rodents away from human contact.

CombirepelTM  is a low-toxic, non-hazardous and rodent aversive. This product works on the mechanism of repellency. It does not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

The unpleasant experience with the product is imprinted within animal’s memory and passed on its progeny.

CombirepelTM  is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints and can be applied on interior and exterior of homes. The kitchen and pantry can be painted using this product. The laundry area is dreaded with pests as well where this product can be applied.

The product is available in lacquer form which is a direct application. The lacquer can be applied to the furniture and other wooden accessories. It can be applied to already installed wires and cables, polymeric utility pipes and equipment. The product is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymer, ceramic etc.

The product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, equipment and accessories while they are manufactured.

CombirepelTM triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

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Beware, they are invading- Japanese Beetles

Imagine certain beetles are attacking plants in your garden or fields and all you could do is nothing. An infestation of Japanese beetles can be very disheartening. They are a threat to gardeners and farmers everywhere because of their voracious appetite.

Japanese beetles are most active during warm, sunny days. The adults immediately begin feasting on whatever plants are available once they emerge from the ground in spring (June).

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) originates from north-eastern Asia where it is native in northern Japan and in the far east of Russia. In the USA, P. japonica is established in all states boarding, or east of the Mississippi River, with the possible exception of Florida. Several western states have isolated established populations of the beetle. The beetle has also spread in parts of South Africa, southeastern highlands of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and also in eastern Canada.

Japanese beetles are a menace insect pest in the home landscape, vegetable garden, and fruit orchard. With the potential to have large population numbers, they can be found eating almost any plant in sight. They have the potential to literally destroy some plants in a manner of hours.

Beetles can feed over an entire soybean field and cause their damage. They also defoliate asparagus, nearly all varieties of grapes, and many fruit-bearing trees, especially apple, cherry, plum, and peach. Beetles can aggregate and feed in large numbers on the fruit of early-ripening varieties of apple, peach, nectarine, plum, raspberries, and quince.

In the USA, adult Japanese beetle has been observed feeding on at least 295 species of plants in 79 plant families (Fleming, 1972a). These include small fruits, tree fruits, vegetable and garden crops, field crops, woody and herbaceous ornamentals, shade trees, various weeds, and many non-economic species. Maize is one field crop seriously damaged in North America. Economic damage has been recorded on a variety of species.

Japanese beetle larvae feed off the roots of grass plants and cover crops, so it’s important for farmers with cover crops to watch for beetle pressure. Once the larvae become a beetle, it only lives for 30 to 40 days. However, during that time it can cause significant crop damage.

Leaves are decimated and can no longer support the plant. When the leaves have many holes and gaps in their tissue, they are no longer able to spread nutrients effectively nor photosynthesize, and the whole plant will eventually die.

Japanese Beetles could wreak havoc on Colorado foliage this summer

Eric LupherApr 14, 2018

DENVER — It’s that time of year when the trees start blooming and we all start planting. The Colorado Department of Agriculture, however, says the Japanese Beetle will once again wreak havoc on some of our landscapes come the summer months. The very invasive species first started showing up in Colorado in 2006 and they haven’t gone away. The adult beetles eat away at fruits and some tree leaves.

Hordes of Japanese beetles are invading Iowa vineyards
Donnelle Eller July 15, 2017

Julianna and Andy Hrasky got a nasty surprise when they returned home last month: Thousands of Japanese beetles were eating their way through their western Iowa vineyard.

The pests are invading the state in numbers few Iowans have experienced before.

Grapes and other fruit trees and vines are among the pests’ favorite feasts, but they’re also eating foliage from trees, shrubs and flowers and wreaking havoc with home gardens and flower beds.
About 50-60 percent of Iowa vineyards are spraying pesticides for Japanese beetles, White said.
The Hraskys estimate the pests caused their winery about $20,000 in losses from the one variety. The couple must drop the fruit, with three-fourths of the foliage eaten away.

This shows that these small bugs can cause a huge bite. This menace needs to be stopped. Also, the solution to stop the nuisance has to be effective and environment-friendly.

Efforts are being made to control the spread of this pest. Using beetle traps, insecticidal soaps, even the insecticides. But all of these proved to be of no use. Research conducted at the University of Kentucky showed that the traps attract many more beetles than are actually caught.

Insecticidal soaps are not effective at controlling the Japanese beetle. The insecticides have adverse effects on human health. Also, it affects the non-target species.

C Tech Corporation has a solution to these Japanese beetle menace.

C Tech Corporation has introduced an insect aversive named CombirepelTM.

CombirepelTM is extremely low toxic, thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, ISO, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our CombirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in the agricultural films, polymer materials, greenhouse films, polymer sprinklers, irrigation pipes, plastic parts from pumps and tractors used in the fields.

The product in form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be painted on the concrete walls around the farms and gardens. It can be applied to the warehouses where the fruits or crops are stored. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

Our lacquer product can be applied to already installed applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metals, wood, polymers, concrete etc. It can be applied on the wooden fences around the farms and already installed pipes.

CombirepelTM does not kill the target species but only repels them thus balancing the ecology and thus helping in maintaining the goal of sustainability.

Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology. The product does not have any adverse effect on humans. Therefore significant in today’s time and date as ecology salvation has become the prime focus.

Get in touch with us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to combat the menace caused by Japanese beetles and other insects.

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Magpie: The eye attacker!

The black and white magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and one of the only nonmammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test. Magpies have lived in close association with humans for centuries. They have unusually long tails (at least half of their body length) and short, rounded wings. The feathers of the tail and wings are iridescent, reflecting a bronzy-green to purple. They have white bellies and shoulder patches and their wings flash white in flight. Like other corvids, they are very vocal, even boisterous. Typical calls include a whining “maag” and a series of loud, harsh “chuck” notes. 

Magpies build huge, domed nests. In the winter when deciduous trees are bare, the large nests are easily seen. 

Magpies can cause substantial damage locally to crops such as almonds, cherries, corn, walnuts, melons, grapes, peaches, wheat, figs, and milo. Their damage is probably greatest in areas where insects and wild mast are relatively unavailable. 

Magpies are often found near livestock where they feed on dung-and carrion-associated insects. They also forage for ticks and other insects on the backs of domestic animals. Perhaps the most notorious magpie behavior is the picking of open wounds and scabs on the backs of livestock. If they find an open wound, such as that from a new brand, they may pick at it until they create a much larger wound. The wound may eventually become infected and, in some instances, may kill the animal. Magpies, like ravens, may peck the eyes out of newborn or sick livestock.

Magpies rob wild bird and poultry nests of eggs and hatchlings. They can be very destructive to poultry, especially during the nesting season when magpie parents are gathering food for their young. Magpie roosts can be a nuisance because of excessive noise and the odor associated with droppings.

Magpies have caused physical damages to humans. The extent of damage has left people blind!

Surge in eye injuries as Melbourne magpies go on attack spree  

Australian Associated Press – Thu 19 Oct 2017 03.54 BST

Hospital issues warning as ‘extraordinary’ spate of bird-inflicted injuries include a penetrated eye that required surgery

A penetrated eye that needed surgery is just one of an “extraordinary” spate of magpie-inflicted injuries in Melbourne, and one hospital has issued a warning about the swooping birds.

The number of eye injuries caused by the bird has risen significantly, according to the emergency director of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, Dr Carmel Crock.

“Normally, we might see one or two a month,” she told ABC radio on Thursday. “But in July we saw 14 cases of bird eye injuries. August there were 12.

“In the last week, we saw five in the one day, including a penetrating eye injury that needed to go to theatre.”

Many attacks took place in Lonsdale Street, Punt Road, Lygon Street and Heffernan Lane in the CBD, Crock said.



Magpie put down after attacking Perth boys

September 14, 2017 

A MAGPIE that attacked two young boys in a popular Perth park, causing serious damage to one child’s eye, has been destroyed.

Both toddlers were rushed to hospital by their parents on Sunday after they were swooped by the same male native bird a few hours apart at Whiteman Park in Perth’s north.

One-year-old Jacob Gale underwent emergency surgery on his left eye after the bird punctured his eyeball with its beak.

“They’ve had to remove the lens of the eye because it’s damaged,” Jacob’s father Adam Gale told Channel 7 News.

Until Jacob can communicate, doctors won’t know if his son has suffered long-term sight damage, he said.

Despite being swooped twice, three-year-old Bodee White suffered no permanent damage from scratches inflicted to his face and eyeball.

Vicious magpie attack leaves girl half blind after the angry bird pecked her left eye as she rode her bike at a park

By Belinda Cleary For Daily Mail Australia

PUBLISHED: 06:51 BST, 14 October 2016

A seven-year-old girl has lost all sight in her left eye after a vicious magpie attack at the beginning of swooping season.

Imogen Liddell and her mum Jodi wanted to ‘get out of the house’ last month and decided to go on a bike ride together at a park in North Rockhampton, in central Queensland, before she was attacked by the angry magpie.

‘We were riding and the bird came behind me and then came into my eye,’ Imogen told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Blood came out of my eye and then a boy took us to his mother who took us home so we could call an ambulance.’ 

Imogen’s mother Jodi told Daily Mail Australia she was less than five meters behind her daughter when she watched the attack unfold.

Many conventional methods are used to stop the menace caused by these birds. Nets are used to prevent the entry of the starlings in human dwellings. Bird nets made of nylon or fiber can be spread along with screws and hooks over the house roof to trap the birds. A major disadvantage of this technique is that the pigeons can peck the net and break free. Thus, it does not offer a permanent solution. Sound deterrents that available in the market make different kinds of sounds such as those of gunshot, hawk sounds, and firecrackers to scare away the pigeons. The disadvantage of sound deterrents is that their continuous exposure can be a nuisance to the humans. Bird spikes are used to prevent birds, but other non-target animals get hurt when they come across these spikes. Improper installation of the of the spikes is ineffective and highly dangerous. The biggest disadvantage of using bird spikes is that their installation may cause a considerable amount of damage to the property. Bird gel is dangerous when children and pets are around the area where it is used. There is a possibility of the children and pets getting stuck to the bird gel.

When these methods have proved to be ineffective, is there an alternative to keep birds away from human dwellings?

The is a solution with C Tech Corporation to keep the birds away from the human dwelling.

CombirepelTM Bird repellent lacquer is the product produced by
C Tech Corporation to prevent the menace caused by birds. This product is specially designed to prevent bird perching and roosting.

It is available in the form of concentrate lacquer. The product prevents birds perching or roosting by making surfaces uncomfortable, intimidating, tacky. The repellant evokes a physiological effect which the birds associate with sensory cue and then learn to avoid. Some birds use their sense of smell through which they recognize that the product is a threat. The product prevents the birds from laying the eggs on the trusses. It causes irritation to the pain receptors associated with taste.

Thus, using the bird’s sensory mechanism, the product repels the birds without causing any physical damage to the birds.

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Rats under the roofs!

The noise these rodents make when they are residing in the roofs is irritating. Though at a high height, these rats manage to reach there easily.

Yeah, those are the roof rats who cause a nuisance under the roofs.
Roof rats are blackish or brownish medium-sized, slender rats. They have large ears, a tail that is longer than their body and a pointed nose. They can grow to be 16 inches in length including their tail.

Roof rats climb trees or other high grounds during the day. Roof rats live in close proximity to humans. They prefer warmer, more humid climates. Most of the time Roof Rats are found around granaries that dot most farms.  The residential and the industrial sites also make a perfect place for the rats. All kinds of the natural habitats that are rich in the vegetation are excellent habitats for the roof rats. Rice fields also make a great habitat. They are found hiding in the rice, sugarcane and citrus growths. Poultry farms are also an encouraging habitat for them. They tend to feed themselves generously to the contents of most food stores. They then make their way back into the houses using their access points. Most often it is the rooftops that most roof rats prefer to set up home.  They do make most rooftops leaky and dysfunctional.  High and away from water and moisture, the rooftops present a good dwelling spot for most rodents. They usually make their nests in attics, rafters, and crossbeams in buildings, under or along pipes, beams or wires, up and down the studs, or along the horizontal ceiling joists, sheds, garages, in wood heaps and in thick grass.  They can enter homes through ventilation, holes, cracks in walls and other openings as small as half an inch. This is the smallest size through which a roof rat can enter through. You should not underestimate how flexible they are. Though they have a very poor vision and are color blind, they have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

They often leave a dark-colored layer of grease and dirt to mark their travel ways. The roof rat is nocturnal; you only see them in the daylight if their populations are very high.

A healthy Roof Rat is capable of devouring many times its weight by way of grains and the sheer number that most colonies consist of makes them real pests. Capable of making boroughs in most places, the creatures would make holes practically anywhere.  They tend to wander here and there, troubling everyone. This does present a nuisance as well as a waste of good work material that gets reduced to rubble.

Roof rats may cause damage by gnawing through walls, wiring, pipes and other important parts of your structure. They will eat your stored food and contaminate it with their feces. Roof rats can be carriers of diseases. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent.

The nuisance caused by roof rats is illustrated well in the news articles below:

Roof rats are invading California farms and destroying fruit, nuts and irrigation lines

By Robert Rodriguez   March 12, 2018

Roof rats, a common problem for city dwellers, are migrating to California farms and nibbling on everything from avocados to irrigation tubing.

University of California scientists say last year’s wet weather created a perfect environment for the quick-breeding rats to flourish.

Ample rain helped produce an abundance of weeds and weed seeds, a good source of food for rats. And it didn’t take long for the rats to discover an even bigger bounty in the Valley’s orchards and fields.

“Rodents are everywhere and they are opportunists,” said Rachel Long, a University of California, cooperative extension adviser. “They move in from their surrounding urban habitats to take advantage of any food source they can find. And once that food source disappears they search for food elsewhere.”

Woman says roof rats infestation forced her to move out of a senior living center

By Nick Ciletti   Jul 10, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Rats crawling inside her walls, feces all over the place, and a stench so bad, it was making her sick.

A Scottsdale grandmother tells us – it’s a living nightmare. And her own, private hell has only gotten worse — all because of roof rats.

76-year-old Kathy Marcil and her family are blaming management at the Pueblo Norte Senior Living Facility in Scottsdale. But it’s not because of what they did – it’s because of what this family says they didn’t do.

“I had to move out in one day,” Kathy explains.

The traditionally used methods for pest control involve the use of mechanical traps which fail to work on a mechanical error. Fumigation of pesticides is done to keep rodents away from the applications. Glue boards are used which are dangerous when children and pets are around. Rodent baits are one of the most dangerous methods used to kill the rodents.

All these methods have proved ineffective and have given no results. A need for use of effective products has aroused.

We at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution to this problem. Our product Combirepel™ is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that rodents are kept away from the target application. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

The products are available in the form of solid masterbatches which can be incorporated as a polymer additive in the pipes used in various applications to make them rodent resistant. The masterbatch can be incorporated in polymeric pipes while they are manufactured.

The metallic pipes can be protected by using our liquid concentrate as a topical application. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of solvents. The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a pre-determined ratio and painted on the external surfaces of pipes. This will prevent rodents from damaging the pipes.

Our product in form of lacquer can be used to coat the metal and polymeric pipes used for different purposes. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

These product works on the mechanism of sustainability and green technology and therefore significant in today’s time and date as ecology salvation has become the prime focus.

By using our products you can get an effective and long-lasting solution against pest nuisance.

You could thus contribute to us in using products which are eco-friendly thus causing no damage to the environment.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you’re facing problems with rodents and get best remedies to combat the pest menace.

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Tick Tick Tick errr Tick

Perhaps no feeling gives humans the creeps like that of finding a tick crawling on them and the same applies when they find a tick on their dog. There is frequently hysteria about the blood-sucking habits of ticks and the diseases they can potentially transmit to us and our pets.

Tick species are widely distributed around the world, but they tend to flourish more in countries with warm, humid climates, because they require a certain amount of moisture in the air to undergo metamorphosis, and because low temperatures inhibit their development from egg to larva. Ticks are also widely distributed among host taxa, which include marsupial and placental mammals, birds, reptiles such as snakes, iguanas, and lizards, and amphibians.  Some of the most debilitating species occur in tropical countries. Tropical
 ticks affect most domestic animals and occur in Africa and the Caribbean.

In general, ticks are to be found wherever their host species occur. Migrating birds carry ticks with them on their journeys; a study of migratory birds passing through Egypt found more than half the bird species examined were carrying ticks. The species of tick often differed between the autumn and spring migrations, probably because of the seasonal periodicities of the different species. 

Ticks can detect their hosts via body odor, temperature, moisture, and vibration. The sensory organ which helps in identification of potential hosts is located on the legs. Ticks are not able to fly or jump. When they identify the ideal host, ticks crawl until they find a suitable place to attach themselves. They prefer skin on the area of head, neck, and ears because it is soft and can be penetrated easily. 

Did you know that ticks require a blood meal to survive?! That’s right! Ticks require blood for sustenance. If a tick bites you, it’ll probably stick around for a few days. A single adult female can consume 0.6 mL of blood or more. The first thing the tick will likely do is look for a good spot to set up its proverbial picnic basket. Then it starts meal prep, sometimes for as long as two hours. Since some ticks are relatively small, the larva can be smaller than a millimeter, there’s a good chance you won’t notice one’s on you. Next, the tick burrows its creepy little head into your skin, unpacks its feeding tube, and spits out a cocktail of blood-thinning, skin-numbing, human-immune-system-fighting saliva. Then it’ll likely feed for about 2 to 3 days, and, if it’s a female, can swell up to nearly in double its normal size—which is useful for when it needs to lay eggs. They produce around 2000 eggs that are usually laid under the pile of leaves. Ticks can survive from 2 months to 2 years, depending on the species. Also, they can survive without food 200 days.

“It’s not like a mosquito, which stays on you for a few minutes,” says Peter Krause, MD, a senior research scientist in epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health.

Unlike many other biting pests, ticks are adapted to feed for long periods of time. They bury their curved teeth deeply into the skin of a host, so they can remain securely attached for days on end to eat. It’s important to note that ticks typically require 24-48 hours of feeding before they can successfully transmit infections. There about 850 tick species, some of which are capable of transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The spinose ear tick has a worldwide distribution, the young feeding inside the ears of cattle and wild animals. Ticks of domestic animals cause considerable harm to livestock by transmission of many species of pathogen, as well as causing anaemia and damaging wool and hides.

Tick, Tick, Tick: Blood-Sucking Menace May Get Early Start

By RICK FOSTER, The Sun Chronicle

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Ticks are normally thought of as a menace mostly in the warmer months when children, pets, and adults spend more time outdoors and bring home the hitchhiking insects.

But thanks to recent rain and snowfall together with a warmer February, they may be getting a head start this year.

“Warm weather tends to bring them out,” said Lauren Gordon, director of the Audubon Society’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, who added that she got a reminder of tick season recently when she had to remove one from her son. “We’re reminding hikers to take precautions and do tick checks to make sure they’re not taking ticks with them.”

While the deer tick is typically smaller than the dog tick, it’s difficult for most people to differentiate between the two. Experts recommend avoiding both types.

Lyme disease is on the rise in Ontario — here’s how to protect yourself
By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: May 19, 2017 

Officials are warning about Lyme disease with warmer weather and an increase in blacklegged ticks

Ontario public health officials are asking residents to watch out for ticks, the tiny arachnids that can spread Lyme disease. 

Dr. Curtis Russell, a biologist with Public Health Ontario, told CBC Radio’s Metro Morning that the agency is tracking a “steady increase” in the number of cases of Lyme disease.

“We’re also seeing an increase in the number of blacklegged ticks, which is the only tick that can transmit Lyme disease in Ontario,” Russell said on Friday.

This shows that these small creatures can cause a huge nuisance. This menace needs to be stopped. Also, the solution to stop the nuisance caused by the midges has to effective and environment-friendly. You’ll find all sorts of tick removal suggestions on the Internet, according to a review in the British Medical Journal. People recommend rubbing petroleum jelly, gasoline, nail polish, or 70% isopropyl alcohol over the tick’s mouthparts, ostensibly to “suffocate” it. The problem is, say the researchers, none of these methods actually work—ticks can survive long periods without air. So trying these methods is of no use.

C Tech Corporation has a solution to tick menace.

We, at C Tech Corporation, have thought about this problem in detail and have come up with a viable solution. The solution is named as Combirepel™. We are the sole manufacturers of the product Combirepel™.

Our company believes in the principles of sustainability and eco-balance. We do not want to imbalance the cycle of life; thereforeCombirepel™ can be easily described as insect aversive, used also against all types of insects. 

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth. 

Our product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like the polymeric pet house, food containers used to store pet food, polymeric home appliances etc.  

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be incorporated in the paints and can be used on the interior and exterior of the pet houses, pet shops, human houses, hospitals, schools etc. 

The product available in the form of lacquer can be applied as a topical application and can be used on the already installed applications like furniture, fences, wires and cables, pipes etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, polymer, metal, concrete, ceramic etc. 

Combirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Bed bug – A disaster in schools

Nights are sleepless when you have to share your bed with the creatures who are responsible for the red bumps and itchy patches on your body. Waking up in the morning with red bumps and itchy patches is the most irritating.

I am speaking of the pesky pests called bed bugs!

What if the same creatures are found in the schools?

Without any doubt, they are found in schools as well.

You don’t believe?

Just peep down.

Baldwinsville schools to use bed bug-sniffing dogs after finding insect

Updated on October 11, 2017

By James T. Mulder
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After finding a bed bug in one of its schools, the Baldwinsville Central School District plans to use specially trained bed bug-sniffing dogs to search all of its buildings to see if there are more of the insects.

The district notified parents today that it found one bed bug at Ray Middle School.

Bed bugs found at Shreveport elementary school

By: Marquel Sennet

Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Shreveport, LA – Bed bugs lurk in cracks and crevices.  They’re about the size of an apple seed and are flat and round.  On April 4th the nurse at J.S. Clark Elementary School found active bed bugs on a student.

The Director of Elementary Schools, Brenda McDonald says in her 30 years with Caddo Parish Public Schools this is the first incident of bed bugs that she’s been made aware of at a school.

Wondering if schools are safe for our children.
The sensitive, naive lads go schools and come back with bug bites.

Even schools are not barred by the pests, no matter by what source they enter the schools.

Bed bugs usually enter schools on the clothes or belongings of students, staff, volunteers or visitors. While the bugs may come from these individuals’ homes, it is also possible they picked them up from classmates, transportation vehicles or some other source on their way to school. They get into the schools through the items students carry transport back and forth from home to schools. 

Their tiny bodies enable them to fit into tiniest crevices. The wooden benches and seats are nesting sites for these insects. Bedbugs are often found in the wooden furniture and different frames used in schools. They hide in the couches, mattresses, walls, and ceiling. The bedbugs can be found on the seats from the buses used for transportation of students.

They take around 10 mins to complete a blood meal and can consume 2-5 times of their own body weight. They feed on any bare skin exposed, like face, neck, arms, hands, etc. Skin reactions are commonly associated with bed bug bites which result from the saliva injected during feeding. The common allergic reactions include the development of large welts that are accompanied by itching and inflammation.

There are chances that multiple students/people from the school are responsible for getting the bedbugs in the schools. Checking everyone entering the school won’t be the solution.

Schools need an effective solution to prevent the bed bugs from biting the students and other people from the school. Such a solution is available with C Tech Corporation.

Combirepel™ is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic anti-insect aversive.

Combirepel™ is developed on green technology and chemistry. It is effective against a broad spectrum of insects such as bed bugs, wasps, whiteflies, termites, beetles etc.

Combirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, ISO, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our product in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a pre-determined and can be applied on the interior and exterior of the schools. The kitchen, pantry, canteens and other food eating places can be painted using our product. The product is safe to be used in the classrooms and around children. The liquid concentrate can be used with the paints used to coat the school buses. The bud bug repellent can be sprayed on the couches, seats, mattresses, dusters, etc. used in the schools.

Since the bed bugs hide in the crevices and corners of the wooden articles, these can be coated using our lacquer. The lacquer is a topical application and is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, ceramic, polymer, concrete etc.

Our product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric application used in schools and can be used while manufacturing polymeric benches, seats, chairs, playing instruments, wires, and cables, pipes etc.

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Keeping landfills safe from rodents… The peaceful way

Landfills have been one of the oldest means of waste disposal around the world. Historically better known as ‘midden’, this technique was considered as one of the organized forms of waste disposal in many parts of the world. Today, landfills form the basis of the future of waste disposal, due to the ever-increasing population, and an even more exponential growth in the waste generated.

Landfills are the most convenient of all disposal methods available
today; since ‘land’ as a resource is gaining importance quickly due to its growing inability to contain the expanding human race and the demands that accompany it. The skyrocketing monetary value of land in most developing countries is proof enough that land is the new addition to the list of resources to be used economically.
There are several advantages of landfills over open dumping and incineration of garbage. Firstly, the nuisance caused by open dumps like polluted air and land is avoided in landfills. Breeding of disease vectors is also a problem in open dumps that rarely occurs in landfills. Also, the burning of waste in incinerators may cause severe health hazards to the civilians in the vicinity. An example of this would be the incinerator plant, started in New Delhi in 2012. The plant, run by a company named Jindal Saw Limited, gives off eye-watering noxious fumes and toxic exhaust. Apart from avoiding these problems, the cherry on the cake is that landfills end up saving a lot of space, as these spaces can be closed or covered up once they reach their capacity, and beautification programs can be undertaken in these areas such as the development of children’s gardens, parks etc.

There is, however, one important condition for the success of landfills, and that is properly engineered landfill structures. Although these sites do not offer conditions conducive to the breeding of pests and disease vectors, some persistent species like rodents can easily have their way even in these closed structures.

It is known that rodents chew and gnaw on polymeric applications, causing extensive losses in many sectors. Landfills are designed to have a lining made of plastic such as HDPE around each cell. This lining, more famously known as ‘geotextile lining’ cannot remain an exception to the attack of these creatures. Most developing societies today have accepted this form of waste disposal on a large scale. But these structures are often not well protected from the infestations of pests like rodents. The following news covered by Lisa Fernandez gives a brief on the menace of squirrels in a Berkeley landfill. The landfill was covered up, and a park was built over the closed landfill. The squirrels, however, had plans of digging it up again, causing a potential risk of leaching of toxins from the landfill into the nearby San Francisco Bay.

Berkeley Plans to Kill Squirrels Accused of Spreading Toxins From Landfill

Feb 18, 2014  By Jodi Hernandez and Christie Smith – NBC BAY AREA NEWS 

And so, the original idea was to simply kill the squirrels. A Berkeley staff report mentioned trapping and killing the rodents, though the method that was to be used to kill the animals wasn’t spelled out.

But the public wouldn’t have it.

Emails, letters, calls and more flooded Berkeley city offices. After months of deliberation by a special squirrel subcommittee, city staff decided the best way to control the squirrels was to crack down on park visitors throwing peanuts and popcorn out on the sidewalk and grass.

The city will now spend $8,000 on new signs and brochures at Cesar Chavez Park informing the public that feeding squirrels are a crime.

The long-term solution to the leachate problem is a protection of the geotextile lining. Killing rodent populations, or putting up fences would not deter these animals for long, and the problem will raise its ugly head like a ground squirrel from its burrow, sooner or later. What we need to do is stop the squirrels and rats from eating away the landfill lining.

This can be done by using C Tech Corporation’s extremely low toxic productCombirepel™. This is a polymer additive available in the form of masterbatch (plastic granules), lacquer, and also as a liquid solution in an organic or inorganic solvent.

Combirepel™ is an environment-friendly way of keeping the polymers safe from rodents and other such potentially damaging creatures. It does not harm the target or the non-target species, nor does it have any damaging effects on the environment. What it does is simply repel the rodents, and keep the HDPE geotextile lining safe!

This is, without a doubt, the most foolproof, effective, and not to mention, peaceful way of keeping the rodents away, without having to kill them!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you’re facing problems with rodents and get best remedies to combat the pest menace.

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Pest with horns: Rhinoceros beetle

The name for these creatures come from the horns they possess.

But these horns are used for destroying the trees and to feed on their sap!

The rhinoceros beetle is a pest species occurring throughout many tropical regions of the world. Adults can cause extensive damage to economically important wild and plantation palms.

Although it is found in several regions of the world, its shape, size, and color are generally consistent. Adult beetles range from 1.2 to 2.5 inches in length and are dark brown or black. The ventral surface (underside) of males and females has reddish-brown hairs, but the female has a fuzzy grouping of these hairs at the tip of the abdomen. Both males and females possess a similarly sized horn used for leverage when moving within tightly-packed leaves or within the cavities, they create in the crown of palms, the horn length is longer on average for males.

Rhinoceros Beetles have two sets of wings and can fly. The outer set of wings protects the real working wings underneath. Because of the horns lightweight and hollow characteristics, it does not interfere with the beetle’s ability to fly.

The rhinoceros beetle’s diet consists mainly of rotting fruits, tree sap, and wood from decaying trees.

Locating them can be difficult due to the beetle’s nocturnal activity and residence within trees. Visual signs such as holes bored at the base of leaves and V-shaped feeding damage help locate this beetle.

Rhinoceros beetles are the strongest animals on the planet, proportionally. They can lift up to 850 times their own weight. To put this into perspective, if a human of average height and weight had the strength of the rhinoceros beetle, it would be able to lift a 65-ton object.

Rhinoceros Beetles can fly strongly and are attracted to lights at night. They are generally noticed when they come to house lights or when they are seen lying beneath street lights and on the concrete tarmacs of petrol stations.

The horns of the males are used for fighting—both over females and for feeding sites on trees, logs, and even crops. The horns are used not to inflict injury but rather to force rivals from the disputed area.

Rhinoceros beetle is mainly a pest of coconut and oil palms.

The beetles’ damage palms by boring into the centre of the crown, injuring the young growing tissues and feed on the exuded sap.

As they bore into the crown, they cut through the developing leaves. When the leaves grow out and unfold, the damage appears as V-shaped cuts in the fronds or holes through the midrib.

The nuisance caused by these pests is documented in the below news articles which informs that the commonly used pesticide does not work against them!

Navy battling rhino beetles infestation at Hawaii base

By WYATT OLSON | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 9, 2014

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — There’s a war raging at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and the Navy is bringing in real firepower.

The enemy is an invasive insect from Southeast Asia called the coconut rhinoceros beetle, whose destructive munching on palm trees has the potential to disrupt coconut and date farming in Hawaii — and in California if the exotic pest is inadvertently carried to the mainland.

State agencies and the military have spent about $5 million this year to detect and eradicate the beetle, which can grow to 3 inches long and about half that width. The first beetle was discovered in December in a green space on the base that borders Honolulu International Airport.

The Navy’s share of the eradication expenses is about $2 million, according to Tom Clements, a Navy Region Hawaii spokesman.

Meet the beetles: Hawaii mobilizes to fight bug invasion

By Matt Smith, CNN

Updated 1614 GMT (0014 HKT) February 9, 2014

What’s Hawaii without palm trees?

That’s a question the island state hopes it won’t have to answer as it attempts to stave off an invasion by the coconut rhinoceros beetle, an unwanted visitor that’s already done extensive damage on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

Big, hungry and hard to kill, the coconut rhino beetle bores into the tops of coconut palms, eating growing tissues, drinking the sap, ripping into the bases of fronds and exposing the plant to disease. Then it crawls off to breed, preferably in piles of mulch or trash. Adults can grow up to two inches long and live to the ripe old age of three months.

“This beetle is really tough, and most of the pesticides that are legal for use in Hawaii do not work on it,” said Darcy Oishi, the state Agriculture Department official in charge of containing the beetle.

In such a situation an effective method is needed which provides protection from the menace caused by the rhino beetle and hence
C Tech Corporation has introduced an insect aversive named CombirepelTM.

CombirepelTM is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic anti-insect aversive.

CombirepelTM is developed on green technology and chemistry. It is effective against a broad spectrum of insects such as rhino beetle, kudzu bugs, wasps, whiteflies, termites, beetles etc.

CombirepelTM is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our masterbatch is to be incorporated with polymers while processing them and can be used for producing tree guards, agricultural films, irrigation pipes, polymeric parts for agricultural utilities, etc.

Our liquid concentrate is to be mixed with paints in a proper ratio and can be applied on interior and exterior of houses, offices, schools, areas of mass transits etc. to prevent these pests from residing in these places. 

The product available in the form of lacquer can be directly applied to the tree trunks. This will prevent these pests from attacking the trees. The lacquer is compatible with a variety of surfaces like wood, metal, polymer, ceramics, concrete etc.

Use our safe and eco-friendly products to keep the pests at a bay! 

Contact us at technical.martketing@ctechcorporation.com to get best solutions on pest nuisance. 

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