Bear menace can’t be borne!

One little bear
Wondering what to do
Along came another
Then there were two!

You never know when a couple of these wondering animals end up doing dreadful things!

Recently these bears were just wondering and they ended up visiting a pizza store in Colorado on a pizza eating spree, gobbling up the dough in the fridge before moving on to the salami.

Bears come in many different colors, shape, and sizes and they live all over the world, except Antarctica and Australia.  Their habitats range from the snowy northern tundra to dense rainforests and high mountains.  Most species of bears live to around 25 years of age. There are eight different species of bears.  They are Asiatic, Black, Brown, Polar, Panda, Sloth, Spectacled and Sun.  Some of these species have a few sub-species.

Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair; plant grade paws with five non-retractile claws, and short tails. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous, and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets. With the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals.

As scavengers, bears will go through garbage cans and are often spotted at garbage dumps and campsites.  Insects, nuts, berries, sap, branches, and roots are a big part of a bear’s diet. Adults are solitary and usually avoid contact with humans; however, they may attack if starving or to protect cubs. Bears are large and can be quite intimidating so they don’t have many enemies.  Their biggest enemies are humans and each other.  

Although clumsy in appearance, bears can move surprisingly fast, even through dense cover that would seriously impede a human or a horse.

If captured when young, bears can be tamed quite easily and are commonly used in circus animal acts. This has often caused people to consider bears as tame and harmless rather than as potentially dangerous creatures deserving wariness and respect. This mistake has frequently resulted in tragedy for both humans and bears.

Polar bears and grizzly bears can be dangerous to people, especially when they are sharing a habitat.

Bears Caught On Video In Estes Park Pizzaria: Owners Beg Police To Spare Them

By Jean Lotus (Patch Staff) – Updated Oct 10, 2017 – Across Colorado Patch

Mama bear opens the fridge and pulls out a tray of pizza dough balls for baby to feast on, then opens cabinet storing salami.
A mama black bear and two cubs were caught pawing through pizza dough on overnight surveillance video at Antonio’s Real New York Pizza in Estes Park Oct. 8. The restaurant’s owners posted the black and white video on Facebook Sunday with a note begging the Estes Park Police Dept. and Colorado Parks and Wildlife not to euthanize the animals.

“All they want is calories with which to hibernate,” owner Antonio DeSousa wrote. “We have to come up with a better set of deterrents than creating rules which ensure their euthanization based on the need to eat.”

Western Towns Try to Stop Hungry Bears from Causing Havoc

09/18/2017 – Huffpost

 In bear country, cities and counties are trying to keep bears out of town by adopting ordinances that require residents to keep their trash secure.

BOULDER, Colo. —

On a recent morning that was chilly with the first nip of fall, Brenda Lee went looking for knocked-over trash cans. She drove her car slowly through alleyways on the west side of this Colorado city, close to where streets end and the Rocky Mountains begin. The damage wasn’t hard to find.

On every block, it seemed, at least one trash can was lying on its side, spewing its contents into the street. The mess was a telltale sign that a black bear had toppled the can and clawed through the garbage looking for scraps.

Conflicts between humans and bears are increasing here and across the Western U.S. as more people move to and vacation in the bear country. Climate change could make the situation worse by disrupting bear habitat.

Somehow the nuisance caused by bears needs to be stopped.

But how?

C Tech Corporation has got a solution to keep bears away from human dwellings.

At C Tech Corporation has developed non- toxic & non-hazardous formulation!

CombirepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous aversive. CombirepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry. This product helps to keep the bears away from the application. The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS 2, REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The product is available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc. while manufacturing.

While the CombirepelTM liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of houses, offices, schools, hospitals, food-courts, warehouses etc. to keep the bears out of these places.

CombirepelTM  lacquer solution can be coated over the applications which need protection. The lacquer can be applied on already installed cables, pipes, wooden furniture, kitchen trolleys, metal decors, etc. The product gives transparent finish and is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, polymer, concrete, ceramic etc.

Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid bears.

If you are facing problems from bears contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

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Super pest – Diamondback Moth!

Diamondback moth originated in Europe has a global distribution and are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and the Hawaiian Islands. The species belonging to Plutella genus are small greyish-brown moth sometimes has a cream-colored band that forms a diamond along its back. Hence the name Diamondback Moth.

The moth having a short life cycle of nearly 14 days bears the capability of migrating over long distances. Diamondback moth usually feeds on the leaves of cruciferous crops and plants that produce glucosinolates. They deposit their eggs on host plants with a larval infestation. All the plants are not useful for these moths as host plants as the larvae fail to survive. Hence the plants which produce glucosinolates are selected as host plants by this super pest diamondback moth.

Here are some of the evidence of the plants being considered as host plants leading to several damages to crop and crop yield.

UK brussels sprout harvest hit by ‘super-pest’ moths

Wednesday 7 December 2016,  Published in The Guardian

Love them or loathe them, they are a staple part of the Christmas dinner. However, consumers shopping for sprouts this year could have less choice than usual after some British-grown crops were ravaged by “super-pest” moths during the summer.

The problem has arisen as a result of an explosion in the numbers of diamondback moths arriving in the UK from Europe, which can cause huge damage to crops such as sprouts, cabbages and cauliflowers as they are resistant to most insecticides.

Growers reported problems in the Channel Islands but this week some growers in Lincolnshire – which supplies almost two-thirds of all sprouts produced in the country – reported losses of up to 60%.

Bad news for farmers, good news for children: Brussels sprouts crop faces Christmas ruin

By Leon Watson, 30 NOVEMBER 2016, Published in the Telegraph news

For some, it threatens to ruin Christmas; for others, perhaps of younger generations, it is the promise of joyous relief.

Brussels sprouts could be off the menu this year as the crop could be ruined by a plague of immigrant moths invading the UK.

Supplies of the vegetable are already running low after several farmers’ festive crops were decimated by armies of the cabbage-loving diamondback insects.

The moth especially likes to munch on Brassica plants, which include cabbages, cauliflower, and broccoli. And it has become increasingly resistant to available insecticides.

The agriculture industry has been trying to find biological and natural ways to eliminate the diamondback moth especially since the moths have become resistant to pesticides. Common enemies of the moth include the parasitoids or lacewings. Lacewings feed on eggs and young larvae, while the parasitoids only feed on the eggs.

It has been stated that “the insect diamondback moths, notorious among farmers as pests that cause $4 to $5 billion of damage a year worldwide.”

And In the Horticulture Week it has beed stated as “non-native arrival to the US, the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) is the world’s most damaging agricultural pest of brassica crops, costing US farmers over $4 billion yearly in crop losses and control management.”

To stop the infestation originally, pesticides were used to kill the moths but Diamondbacks have developed resistance to many of the common chemicals. For this reason, different biological, cultural, and chemical controls are being developed to reduce the destruction caused by the moths but proven to be ineffective.

Hence need a solution which gives complete protection to crops from these pesky pests.

C Tech Corporation provides you with value-add product called as Combirepel™  which is an anti-insect aversive.  Combirepel™   is manufactured on the basis of green technology. It is durable at extreme climatic conditions such as changes in temperature, rainfall, 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 the pests which help 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.

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

 Combirepel™   Masterbatch is specially made for polymeric applications and used as additives in their processing time. The polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, agricultural films and mulches, greenhouse films, tree guards, irrigation pipes etc can be manufactured using our masterbatch to keep pests from damaging these applications. The crops which are suitable to cover with plastic bags/covers can be applied to our product. The polymeric horticultural equipment can be incorporated into our product for getting best results.

 Combirepel™  Liquid concentrate is to be mixed in paints in proper proportion and can be applied to the interior and exterior of the agricultural storage rooms, houses, offices, fences around the farms etc.

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

Using our product, you will get protection from the diamondback moth!

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

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They do not commit suicide: Lemmings

It is said, when overcrowding becomes an issue, they will run for the sea, throwing themselves off the cliffs for the good of the species. Lemmings can also explode.

Is it?

No, no and no. When the population becomes too dense, lemmings will seek pastures new – but they do not commit suicide and they do not explode.

Lemmings are a kind of short-tailed vole, a mouse-like rodent that favors tundra and open grasslands. A lemming is a small rodent usually found in or near the Arctic in tundra biomes. Lemmings are subnivean animals. They make up the subfamily Arvicolinae (also known as Microtinae) together with voles and muskrats, which forms part of the superfamily Muroidea, which also includes rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils.


Lemmings weigh from 30 to 110 g (1 to 4 oz) and are about 7 to 15 cm (3 to 6 in) long. They generally have long, soft fur, and very short tails. They are herbivorous, feeding mostly on leaves and shoots, grasses, and sedges in particular, but also on roots and bulbs. At times, they will eat grubs and larvae. Like other rodents, their incisors grow continuously, allowing them to exist on much tougher forage than would otherwise be possible.

Lemmings do not hibernate through the harsh northern winter. They are masterful burrowers. They remain active, finding food by burrowing through the snow and using grasses clipped and stored in advance. They are solitary animals by nature, meeting only to mate and then going their separate ways, but like all rodents, they have a high reproductive rate and can breed rapidly when food is plentiful.

Lemmings have large population booms every three or four years. When the concentration of lemmings becomes too high in one area, a large group will set out in search of a new home. Like many other rodents, lemmings have periodic population booms and then disperse in all directions, seeking the food and shelter their natural.

The Norway lemming and brown lemming are two of the few vertebrates which reproduce so quickly that their population fluctuations are chaotic, rather than following linear growth to a carrying capacity or regular oscillations. It is not known why lemming populations fluctuate with such great variance roughly every four years before numbers drop to near extinction. For many years, the population of lemmings was believed to change with the population cycle, but now some evidence suggests their predators’ populations, particularly those of the stoat, may be more closely involved in changing the lemming population.

Lemming behavior and appearance are markedly different from those of other rodents, which are inconspicuously colored and try to conceal themselves from their predators. Lemmings, by contrast, are conspicuously colored and behave aggressively towards predators and even human observers. The lemming defense system is thought to be based on warning display. They use their defense mechanism to attack their predators and humans.

In the below news article we can notice that these pretty looking creatures can be destructive:

When lemmings ATTACK: Aggressive rodents use multicolored fur and loud shrieks to warn predators to stay away

By Richard Gray for Mail Online Published:  6 February 2015

They may have a reputation for committing suicide, but it appears that lemmings actually have a powerful survival mechanism.

Biologists have found that the furry Scandinavian rodents use their multicolored fur and emit loud screams to scare away predators.

They say that the rodents employ a form of aposematism – the use of colors and other signals to warn that an animal is toxic or dangerous.

However, in the case of Norwegian lemmings, they back up the message from their yellow, brown and white fur and loud barking calls with some aggressive biting.
Unlike other rodents, the creatures are known to fight back against attackers with loud screams, lunges and biting their sharp teeth.

You can seek help from  C Tech Corporation to get rid of menace cause by lemmings.

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 2, 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 can be mixed with the paints in a pre-determined ratio and applied on the interior and exterior of houses, concrete fences, kitchen and laundry areas, storage areas etc. to keep the pests away.

CombirepelTM lacquer can be coated over the applications which need protection. The lacquer can be applied to the wooden furniture, fences, kitchen trolleys, already installed wires and cables, pipes, metallic decors etc. The product is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, 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.

Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodents.

If you are facing problems from the pests that contact us at
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http://www.rodrepel.com/
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Rodent Infestation leading to shut down of Restaurants!!

Why do we visit RESTAURANTS?

Restaurants are visited for trying out the different variety of food and having a bit of relaxation time.

The quality of the food offered is all that matters when one visit a restaurant, isn’t it?

Restaurants are rated on the scale of quality as well as hygienic of food-maintained. The best the service provided by the restaurants the best it is rated. The primary factors of the differentiation of restaurants are the food offered, the cuisine or the style of the offering. Beyond this, they may differentiate themselves on factors like speed, formality, location, cost, service or novelty themes.

A restaurant is inspected by FDA twice in a year and examined on the basis of hygiene, safety, and cleanliness. The inspection often takes an hour to complete. Inspectors look for anything that could present a health concern to the public. If any of the violations are noted then the restaurants are banned until the violation reason is completely eradicated.

Following are the evidence of some of the restaurants being closed.

Gulshan Indian restaurant shut because of rodent infestation

23 September, 2017, Dave Parkinson, Tivy side Advertiser.

AN Indian restaurant in Cardigan has been closed following a rodent infestation.

The Gulshan Restaurant, Chancery Lane, was issued with a hygiene emergency prohibition order on Monday by Aberystwyth magistrates after an application by Ceredigion County Council environmental health department.

The restaurant will remain closed until health officials are satisfied the problem has been sorted out.

The prohibition order, posted in the window of the restaurant, states there is an ‘inherent risk to food safety’.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime, rodents found in local eateries

By Bill Spencer – Investigative Reporter, Posted: 6:55 PM, September 21, 2017 and Click 2 Houstan news

HOUSTON – Rodents — they’re not the kind of guests you ever want to see at a restaurant, not only for what they are, but for what they leave behind.

We’re talking about rodent droppings.

And rodent droppings are what Houston health inspectors found at Cici’s Pizza at 11803 Wilcrest Drive.

Inspectors discovered rodent waste on the floor behind the ice machine and behind a storage rack.

And speaking of roaches, inspectors found them at Bullrito’s near the University of Houston, on Calhoun.

The eatery was written up after inspectors found live and dead roaches in the kitchen.

Dirty Dining restaurant with 110 violations in 2016 ordered shut again

By Jeff Weinsier – Investigative Reporter

Posted: 11:02 AM, September 18, 2017, Local 10 abc news

MIAMI – In 2016 it was called China Buffet and earned the title of “RESTAURANT WITH THE MOST VIOLATIONS” at 110!

An Inspector was recently at Royal Buffet based on a complaint and found 47 violations.A live rodent was found under a sushi table and rodent droppings were found throughout the restaurant.

All of a sudden a shut-down notice hampers your restaurants growth and also the reputation within a county gets lowered. This is all because of the tiny pests called as RODENTS.

Rodents such as mice and rats are of more concern because they are the main culprits of shutting down the restaurants. Rats and mice are attracted to the restaurants due to the availability of the food and warm habitat.

There are many access areas through which this pest enters the restaurants like sewage lines, air ducts, basin outlets, etc. Such areas cannot be totally kept apart from the surroundings and hence the infestation cannot be removed very easily.

You can easily find out the infestation in your restaurant by the signs of rodent infestations as rodent droppings all over the area, polymer-based application bitten up, peculiar smell of rodent urine, etc. The rid of rodent infestation is important as the rodents are the carriers of many diseases and they can be easily transferred to people via food they eat in your restaurants.

For maintaining the hygiene and safety at your restaurant against the pesky restaurants we can help you by providing you with an eco-friendly solution which is CombirepelTM.

CombirepelTM is manufactured by C Tech Corporation using green technology. The restaurants can be well protected by using our product CombirepelTM.  As stated earlier the product is based on green technology product which does not kill the rodent but only repels thus maintaining the ecological balance of the earth.

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, polymer made kitchen equipment, etc. can be manufactured by using our masterbatch.

CombirepelTM Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in proper proportion and cover the entire area of infestation by paints. It can be applied to the interior and exterior of the restaurants, kitchen and pantry area, food storage area, lavatory etc. to keep these areas safe from pest entry.

CombirepelTM  Lacquer form can be directly used as a top coating over the application. It can be applied directly on the wooden chairs and table, kitchen trolley, metal decoratives, etc. from the restaurants. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, ceramic, concrete, polymer etc.

Our product solutions do not interfere with the properties of the application and in plus point provides a complete protection against the harmful pest like rats and mice.

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.

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

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
http://www.combirepel.com/

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Combirepel (TM) against pesky little fire ants

Fire ants are some of the extremely dangerous and damaging ant species. They not only destroy property and habitats but are equally dangerous to all animals including humans & pets.

The fire ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis. They are, however, only a minority in the genus, which includes over 200 species of Solenopsis worldwide.

Red fire ants are generally omnivorous, feeding on proteins, honeydew, seeds and most foods found in homes. Fire ants range in color from red-brown to black and grow up to 1/4 inch in length. They build nests or mounds about 1 foot high, usually in grassy areas like lawns and pastures. Unlike most anthills, fire ant nests have no single entrance.

As the temperature rises and conditions become dry, fire ants enter homes in search of food and water. This can cause problems ranging from the nuisance of finding ants in stored foods and potted plants to the real danger of stings-particularly multiple stings when fire ants climb onto sleeping inhabitants. 

Fire ants are very aggressive and are voracious feeders on small ground fauna, including insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, birds, and mammals.

Encounters with fire ants usually involve dozens of ants moving quickly and undetected. By the time they sting, there may be tens or hundreds of ants on your body, and they tend to all sting at once. Stings from fire ants can cause a painful, burning and itching sensation, which can last for an hour. Multiple stings give the sensation that the body is on fire.

In the United States, people in fire ant-infested areas have changed their habits to avoid exposure to the ant. Activities such as mowing and gardening could also result in ant stings.

The impact of fire ants is not restricted to people. Pets and domestic animals can also be stung and injured and may have allergic reactions or be blinded by exposure to the venom.

Fire ants could seriously affect the vegetation communities in natural areas. Their habit of eating or damaging seeds could alter the ratios of the various seeds available to develop, which could significantly change an ecosystem over time. Fire ants also predate or disturb the insects and animals that pollinate native plants, which may also cause long-term changes to the vegetation of our bushland areas.

Mounds formed by fire ant nests can be a serious problem in lawns, sporting fields and golf courses, which could have economic impacts. The ants’ activities and nesting materials can cause expensive damage to sensitive electrical equipment. They chew on insulation and can cause short circuits or interfere with switching mechanisms. Air conditioners, traffic signal boxes, and other devices can be damaged.

Fire ants can significantly affect the agriculture industry. Newborn or hatching animals are particularly prone to attacks that can lead to death. The ants can make it impossible for animals to reach food or water without being seriously stung, which can lead to starvation and dehydration.

Fire ants often feed on seeds, and can fatally damage some plants by tunneling through roots and stems.

Mound-building behavior can interrupt or destroy equipment, such as irrigation systems, and can also damage machinery during harvesting operations.

Let us have a look at some news articles:

Killer fire ants INVASION: Warning over global spread as deadly swarms invade

By Stuart Winter, Aug 7, 2017

Both Japan and Australia are today mounting operations to stop red imported fire ants getting a stranglehold in a worldwide invasion that has left 80 people dead.

The fire ants – abbreviated to RIFA and the with the scientific name of Solenopsis invicta – have already left their marks on thousands across North and South America as well as China and Taiwan.

So far, there has been only one sting victim in Japan but this has not stopped the authorities launching a full-scale hunt and eradication operation at ports around the country where the ants may have arrived from China.

It has already exterminated clusters discovered in seven major ports, including Tokyo and Osaka, and is setting traps and carrying out search and elimination missions at another 68 sites.

More than 500 ants were found at Yokohama last month as well larvae and pupae – a worrying sign that the ants are breeding on Japanese soil only two months after they were first discovered in the country.

Fire Ants Almost Kill 13-Year-Old Boy

June 15, 2009, Fox News

Patrick Dodson, 13, and his mother, Donna Dodson, learned that one Sunday afternoon in March while doing yard work at their Central home.

Patrick Dodson fetched a bag of mulch made from a tree blown down by Hurricane Gustav in September. It tore open as he headed to the flower beds, and his leg was covered in hundreds of ants.

Patrick’s mother washed the ants off his leg, applied an antihistamine cream.

But 20 minutes later, Patrick came to her with a flushed face and swollen lips and nose. Donna Dodson took him to an after-hours clinic, where he passed out while she was filling out paperwork.

He came to in the exam room, got a shot and passed out again. The clinic called an ambulance to take him to the emergency room.

“The venom from the ants just shut his body down,” Donna Dodson said. Doctors at Baton Rouge General Medical Center gave him intravenous fluids to flush out the venom. His blood pressure kept dropping. His heart stopped beating twice.

The most common tool used to manage fire ants are insecticides. However, besides being extremely toxic and harmful to the environment, and do not effectively solve the insect problem. Moreover, studies show that the more exposed the fire ants is to the insecticide, the more resistant the fire ant will be. Therefore the insects know that it is hazardous to them with their sensory cue and learns to avoid.

 

C Tech Corporation has come up with a solution to combat fire ants menace. Combirepel™ is a low-toxic, non-hazardous termite repellent which has been designed for various applications as well as natural materials like wood. It is a unique blend of green chemistry and smart technology which acts as an effective repellent and at the same time guarantees safety to the environment, plants, animals, and ecosystem.

It is durable at extreme climatic conditions such as changes in temperature, rainfall, etc. Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA complaint and FIFRA exempted.

Combirepel™ does not kill but only keep the ants away by making use of their sensory mechanisms. 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.

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

Also, visit our websites:
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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
http://www.combirepel.com/

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Martens: Your co-passenger

Who are Martens? Do they harm us!!

Let’s find the answer to these questions below.

Martens are slender, agile animals, adapted to living in taigas, and are found in coniferous and northern deciduous forests across the Northern Hemisphere. They have bushy tails, and large paws with partially retractable claws.

An average pine marten measures between 45 and 58cm (17 to 22 inch) with the tail adding between 16 and 28cm (6.3 and 11cm) to their length. Due to a large geographical range, they can vary greatly in size. Males are often 10-30% larger than females. They weigh between 0.9 and 2kg (2-4.5lbs) on average.

Pine martens live for up to 18 years in captivity but more often live for 8-10 years in the wild.

This species is an omnivore. The majority of their diet consists of small mammals and birds which are supplemented with fruits, insects, carrion, eggs, and fungi. Berries become a large part of their diet throughout autumn. Martens are attracted to the smell of polymer.

Martens invade engine bays because they are drawn in by the warmth and safety of the enclosed engine bay or by the smell of urine and feces from other martens. Once inside, they bite into hoses and wires to make space for them or just for fun. They also urinate and leave bite marks in plastic and rubber as a way to mark their territory.

Martens love to chew on rubber and plastic. The most common victims of Martens’ ridiculously sharp teeth are spark plug wires, coolant hoses, wiper fluid hoses, rubber CV axle boots, rubber steering rack bellows, wiring insulation and under hood sound deadening material.

A hole in a coolant hose can cause a car to overheat, crack a cylinder head, blow a head gasket, or even seize all potentially catastrophic for a car and driving with a chewed-up ignition wire can lead to a misfiring engine, meaning unburned fuel will enter the exhaust stream and lead to destruction of catalytic converters, and those things aren’t cheap to replace.

These methods to protect cars against these critters i.e. by using wire mesh under the engine bay or by using ultrasonic sound (which tends to be damped by the various parts in the engine bay) Martens get used to these and they find ways to get past closures.

Let us have a look at the below news articles.

Stone martens are coming for your car.

16 July 2009

This article was published in the local.

The stone marten may look like a cute wild mammal, but the German Hunter’s Association (DJV) warned on Thursday that the predator’s breeding habits are damaging more cars than ever. The furry martens – akin to ferrets and weasels – damaged 180,000 cars in 2007 – an increase of one-third from the previous year.

The nocturnal omnivores, also known as beech martens, live near developed areas and tend to mark vehicles with their scent during mating season.

In 2007, stone martens cost car owners an estimated €40 million in damages by chewing through cables and wires in engines.

The DJV recommended frequent car washes to remove the animals’ scent, especially if they have caused damage to the car in the past.

Some automakers also offer a preventative system that delivers small electric shocks near the car engine if martens try to get too close.

Help, martens have invaded my car!

15th  September 2017

This Article was published in wort.lu

I’ve noticed these long, thin, ferret-like creatures roaming the streets in my village at night. What I didn’t realize was that they have been looking for a bed for the night, and that bed has been under the bonnet of our car.

I noticed the screen wash had run out, and when I got home, I dutifully refilled it. Then I tried it out. Nothing happened.

I lifted the bonnet and discovered that the rubber connecting tube had been cut. It must have been vandalsAfter further inspection, I uncovered a piece of chewed rubber, about the size of a small mouth, lying on the engine. Aha, I deduced – so something has bitten it! At last came the small moment of wonder when you learn something you thought you never would. My ‘vandal’ had actually been a marten, which apparently loves to nibble at any rubber tubing or wires that get in the way of a good night’s sleep.

What’s more, these little sharp-toothed cuties can do much worse than bite through your screen washer. They’ve been known to nibble on spark-plug wires and coolant hoses and crunch through brake hoses and ignition wiring. Electric hybrid cars, with all those additional wires, are the most susceptible to costly damage.

Earlier this year, the Wort reported that three baby martens were found in an engine compartment in Niederanven.

It appears there is little we can do about these critters. Ultrasonic devices and things that give martens an electric shock only work to a limited extent. They are also a protected species, for those of you who have more menacing ideas.

There were also similar incidents reported in different parts of counties.

There needs to be an alternate solution for this as martens are a worldwide phenomenon. They cause of path of destruction wherever they go and it needs to be stopped effectively and immediately keeping the ecology in mind.

C Tech Corporation has come up with such a unique and ideal alternative: Combirepel™

Combirepel™  is a non-toxic, non-hazardous and environmentally safe anti-rodent additive for masterbatches specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications. It is also effective in case the target species is birds and other animals. This product works on the mechanism of repellency. It does not kill the target species, and also does not affect the application it is used in. It is available in masterbatches, liquid concentrate or lacquer form.

The product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric application while they are manufactured. This will prevent the pests from gnawing on the applications. The cables, fuel storage components, seats, polymeric under hood equipment can be manufactured using our masterbatch. This product does not leach out of the end application and is thus Non-hazardous.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints used on the cars and be applied to the interior and exterior of the cars, under the hood, on the bonnet etc. The application of our product will prevent the pests from entering the automobiles.

The product available in the form of the lacquer can be used as a topical application and be used to coat the already installed cables from the cars.

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.

It does not affect the humans coming into contact with the application they are incorporated in. Thus being Non-toxic.

And moreover, last but not the least, it does not kill the animal but only repels them. Thus it is ECO-FRIENDLY.

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Incredible Incisors

Have you recently found shavings of wood, clothes going torn, cables losing their insulation or holes in your walls at home?

There is a chance of your home being invaded!

Yes, invaded by the pesky creatures, called rodents!

How is it even possible for such tiny creatures to do this?

But they do this. They make use of their incisors to make these menaces happen.

What makes the rodent’s teeth so strong?

The intricately crossed crystals of a mineral called calcium hydroxyapatite embedded in collagen make their teeth strong. The composite microstructure is so strong that it has served as a model for a so-called “bio-mimetic material,” a synthetic copy created in the laboratory with ceramics and polymers.

Incisors are the front-most teeth in mammals. These incisors have thick layers of enamel on the front and little enamel on the back. Dental enamel is the hardest substance of any mammal’s body, but rodent enamel is the toughest of the tough. Because they do not stop growing, the animal must continue to wear them down so that they do not reach and pierce the skull. As the incisors grind against each other, the softer dentine on the rear of the teeth wears away, leaving the sharp enamel edge shaped like the blade of a chisel.

Most species have up to 22 teeth with no canines or anterior premolars. In rats, these are the four, long, sharp front teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. Rat incisors are highly specialized for gnawing. They are open-rooted, which means they grow throughout life. Rodents also have one or multiple pairs of premolars or molars (these teeth, also called cheek teeth, are located towards the back of the animal’s upper and lower jaws). Molars are the rearmost teeth in the mouth, used for grinding food prior to swallowing it. Molars are never replaced. Rats have only one set of teeth during their life. Rats particularly have 12 molars, six on the top and six on the bottom and three on each side of each jaw.

Rodents eat a variety of different foods including leaves, fruit, seeds, and small invertebrates. The cellulose rodents eat is processed in a structure called the caecum. The caecum is a pouch in the digestive tract that houses bacteria that are capable of breaking down tough plant material into digestible form.

Rodents gnaw with their incisors by pushing the lower jaw forward and chew with the molars by pulling the lower jaw backward. In conjunction with these chewing patterns, rodents have large and complex jaw musculature, with modifications to the skull and jaws to accommodate it.

Their teeth are so razor sharp that they can gnaw through the hardest of substances including lead pipes, cinder blocks, solid wood doors, a four-inch-thick slab of concrete, even a half-inch thick sheet of iron. Rats have gnawed through iron cabinets to access food. Insulation is not safe from mice either. They will tunnel into insulation inside walls and attics, either to make a home or to gather soft materials for their nests. By chewing through electrical wires, rats have caused many house fires. Rats and other rodents are believed to be the cause of 25-40% of all house fires through chewing wiring and creating nests of flammable materials like paper, cloth, and other bedding in confined areas.

Rodents will chew through the food packing to get to the food. They may chew through boxes and bags which you may think are safe.

The mice have no respect for any item. They will gnaw on and into just about any chewable item that is stored in the attic, basement, garage or closet – including irreplaceable family heirlooms, valuable paintings, and important documents. Mice also can dig up and feed on newly planted crops in gardens, cause damage before harvest, and burrow into other areas on the property for food and nesting.

An adult rat’s jaws are 20 times more powerful than a person’s. The bite of rat can easily cut through bone. Rats can and will attack people if they sense that they are defenseless such as the elderly, disabled, and infants. Squirrels have a bite force of around 7,000 psi. Squirrels can gnaw holes into the walls and chew the metal articles easily.

Gnawing is one of the key tell-tail signs of the presence of rats. Gnawing may be visible on doors, ledges, in corners, in wall material, on stored materials, or other surfaces wherever rats are present. Fresh accumulations of wood shavings, insulation, and other gnawed material indicate active infestations.

Let’s have a look on the below news articles where rodents have left the evidence of their menace.

Rat complaints in San Francisco have surged over the past five years

September 25, 2017 – SFGATE

A rat race of sorts is happening in San Francisco, where rodent complaints have surged in the past five years.
Since 2012, San Franciscans have steadily reported more rat sightings to 311, San Francisco’s official site for information and complaints. This year, the agency received around 848 calls from January through August and, if the numbers continue at the same rate, it’s projected that there will be about 1,272 calls made by the end of 2017.

Rodents cause north Abilene house fire

September 14, 2017 – Big Country

Rodents started a fire that caused $5,000 worth of damage to a north Abilene home Thursday morning.

A press release from the Abilene Fire Department states the fire began after rodents chewed through wiring in the attic of a home on the 1800 block of Grape Street just after 9:30 a.m.

Smoke was seen coming from the eaves of the home when firefighters arrived on the scene, but crews were able to contain the flames to the attic and quickly got the fire under control.

Investigators were able to determine the rodent-chewed wiring caused an electrical malfunction, which started the fire, according to the press release.

A typical home may have more than a dozen potential entry points for the rodents. They get through gaps as small as 15mm, often using plumbing pipes and unscreened vents or gaps in the eaves and roof edges. Homeowners in Lincolnshire are being urged to guard against a fresh invasion of rats this autumn. Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA technical manager, says residents should be doing all they can now to protect their properties. She said: “Rain washes rats out of sewers and other nesting places and, inevitably, they go looking for shelter in higher ground. “They’ll try to find some sort of dwelling and that could be lofts, garages or sheds. “Our members report the number of calls to deal with infestations often rises in the Autumn when the temperature drops often quite dramatically and we’re expecting a similar pattern this time. “So it’s important for homeowners to do as much as they can to ensure they’re not among those affected.” Bridgend County Borough Council was named top of the list for rats in 2015/16 with almost 3,000 call-outs per 1,000 residents making up 93 percent of its total number overall.

Combirepel™, an anti-rodent additive, a C Tech Corporation product is an ideal solution for the prevention and control of rodents.

Combirepel™ is available in the form of solid masterbatches, liquid concentrate and in lacquer form.

The product available in the form of the masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications while they are manufactured. The masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric cables, pipes, household articles, agricultural films, irrigation pipes, etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a pre-determined ratio and can be used on the interior and exterior of houses, offices, schools, hospitals, etc.

The product available in lacquer form can be applied directly on the surface of the applications. The lacquer can be applied on the already installed wires and cable, pipes, metallic decor, wooden furniture and kitchen trolleys, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like polymer, wood, metal, ceramic, concrete etc.

Combirepel™ is RoHS, RoHS2 and REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted. The mechanism followed by our product is repellence by attacking their olfactory senses of the rodents. Also, our products do not kill the target species. The products do not interfere with the working of the end application it is used in. They are stable at high temperatures; they do not leach out or produce any toxic fumes and have a long shelf life.

Have a safe environment!

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