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! Such a terrible experience!

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 around. The next you do is you never ever visit the restaurant again.

Despite the best efforts, the restaurant owners could end up with pests in their 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.

Health 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 companies is opted by the restaurant owners as they find it easier than dealing with the pest at own. 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 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!

RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. RodrepelTM 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 RodrepelTM 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.

RodrepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied to 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 on already installed cables and wires, pipes etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of the spray can be sprayed on the pest entry areas. It can be sprayed on the cracks and crevices from where the pests enter. It can be used on the already installed applications like cables, pipes, etc.

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

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!

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Rodents in schools!

 

Have you ever heard the rats and the mice taking admission in school??

Shocking right? But yes, rats and mice do take admission in schools, not for the getting educated but to spread nuisance.

The schools have the responsibilities when it comes to the education of students but the schools are also responsible for protecting the health and safety of their students.

Rats and mice seek for food, warmth, water, shelter, and safety which they get in abundance from school.

Rodents can find many numbers of places to hide and to breed; it is always easy for rodents like rats and mice to infiltrate a school because even a small hole can make them enter.

Rats and mice can transmit a number of diseases through contact with them or consumption if the food that rodents have partially eaten, skin contact with rodent’s urine and their droppings can also cause diseases.

Schools should take the possibility of rodent infestation very seriously, especially in the month of winter. Rodents will be much more aggressive in colder seasons about seeking shelter.

The rodents can chew on anything that they see as useful in building their nests. This could be wood, paper, books, electrical appliances, etc. They can even make holes in furniture to stay to make a place to stay.

According to the news articles,

Rat infestation closes Congdon Park school

Updated: Jun 13, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. From the Duluth News Tribune.

A rat infestation has closed the eastern Duluth Congdon Park Elementary School and its grounds for the summer.

The rodents have been spotted entering the drainage system under the gym addition of the school. Hillside burrow entrances have also been found at the back of the building, according to the Duluth school district.

The closure will allow pest control and district staff to clear the area where the rats have been living and eating for some time, including inside the school’s composting bin.

“They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” district facilities manager Dave Spooner said of the composting bin and the burrows.

No rats were found inside the school, he said, but the closure of the building and its grounds make it easier to solve the problem.

The infestation was discovered toward the end of the school year, and pest control workers began addressing it with traps inside lockboxes. So far, about five rats per day have been trapped. Pesticide bait boxes will be set near the drainage system and burrow entrances Friday. The method is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, district officials said.

Rat infestation forces closure of Duluth elementary school

Updated: June 14, 2018 — 5:00AM. From Star Tribune

A colony of rats is wreaking havoc at Duluth’s Congdon Park Elementary, prompting district officials to close the school and its playground for the summer.

Since the unwelcome discovery, pest control workers have trapped about five rodents per day near the foundation and drainage system underneath the school gym, said district facilities manager Dave Spooner.

“We’re working to remove them before they can get into the building itself,” Spooner said in a prepared statement. “Having the building and grounds unoccupied will allow us the flexibility to take steps necessary to make that happen.”

The school is located at 3116 E. Superior St., not far from Glensheen mansion.

Food sources that might attract the vermin have been removed.

The school’s composting bin likely played a role. “They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” Spooner told the Duluth News Tribune.

Pesticide bait boxes — called the “least toxic method” — have been laid near burrow entrances located in the hillside at the back of the building to help eradicate the infestation. District officials said those efforts are compliant with state Department of Health and Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

Signs will be posted around the property to inform neighbors the traps are being used.

Students were released for summer vacation last week, but administrators had remained on the grounds. Scheduled enrichment activities will move to Ordean-East Middle School.

Students complain of rat infestation in high school

Updated: March 27, 2017 12:39 AM

School officials in Fayette County say they have been trying to exterminate rodents at Sandy Creek High School, but they’re still a problem after more than a month.

One student told Channel 2 Action News that she saw about 40 rats at one time in the field house where student-athletes work out.

A dead rat was found by a student in the weight training room, the news station reported.

The athletes told Channel 2 they are still being forced to work out in the field house, despite all of the rats running around.

Often using pest control services by the school is not very much effective and it can be dangerous to health, thus we need a solution which can be effective and eco-friendly

Usage of pesticides is dangerous for students. The use of pesticides has hampered the neurological development of children. There is evidence for children and others who have been poisoned accidentally consuming pesticides.

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!

RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. RodrepelTM 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, RoHS2, and REACH, APVM, BPR and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

While the RodrepelTM liquid concentrate, when diluted in paints, can be used to paint the interior and exterior of the walls of the schools. It can be applied in the canteen and food storage areas in schools.

RodrepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces like wood, furniture, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic. The desks, benches, furniture from the schools can be applied with our lacquer to protect these applications from pest attack.

Our products are available in the form of wood polish additives can be applied as a topical application by mixing it with wood polish. It can also be applied to racks, pallets, furniture etc.

Our products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments etc.

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

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on:
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Managing mice infestations

Excellent hearings, vision, smell and touch have enabled the house mouse to be highly adaptable to homes and indoor buildings. All they need is a 1/4″ opening to be able to enter a house, so they often have access to many places along the house’s perimeter.

The house mouse is a rodent, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.

House mouse is native to northern Indian subcontinent but is introduced worldwide through association with humans. Highly adaptive, the house mouse has both behavioral and physiological traits such as the ability to survive in buildings and aboard ships, a tendency to move into agricultural fields and leave when the habitat changes, and a rapid rate of reproduction that allow it to thrive wherever humans do. A female mouse can have as many as 12 babies every three weeks, quickly turning a small infestation into a huge problem. This means she could have as many as 150 offspring in a single year!

Mice are generally afraid of rats which often kill and eat them, a behavior known as muricide and it’s the reason why it’s highly unlikely for you to have both species infesting your property. Despite this, free-living populations of rats and mice do exist together.

Mice are mostly crepuscular or nocturnal; they are averse to bright lights and hence most of their feeding occurs after sunset or before sunrise. Nervously active, they are agile climbers and jumpers and are also good swimmers. Their all other senses are extremely sharp. For example, mice can use their whiskers to sense surfaces and air movements, which is why they manage to escape a room as soon as they notice you approaching.

Mice can transport bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminate food sources and kitchen surfaces. Apart from this, they are also responsible for Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Typhus, Plague, Pox (Rickettsial), etc. Mice can actually carry as many as 200 human pathogens!

Mice eat 15 to 20 times per day. That’s why their nests are located close to food supplies and they have developed a preference to live within human habitats. They can live without water source since the greater amount of food provides them with enough water.

Mice chew through wallboard, cardboard, wood, and even electrical wiring. Mice gnaw at, tunnel through, and nest in insulation. House mice living outdoors eat insects and seeds, including grains, which makes them pests in some areas.

The nuisance for same is reported as:

Delaware Waffle House Shut Down After Mouse Video Surfaces

By David Chang │NBC News │June 6, 2018

A Delaware Waffle House was closed down after video surfaced of a mouse inside the restaurant.

The viral video showed a mouse eating crumbs below a counter at the Waffle House in Smyrna. The Division of Public Health Office of Food Protection (OFP) received two complaints Tuesday about mice being spotted at the restaurant. OFP inspectors arrived the same day and found evidence of a rodent infestation.

The inspectors then closed the restaurant due to gross unsanitary conditions.

The traditionally used rodenticides and pesticides used to kill the mice don’t work on them. Studies say that newly developed DNA protects the vermin from standard toxins. Mice have been slowly evolving traits to survive warfarin, and pockets of resistant rodents have been found in many different parts of the world.

One such study is mentioned below:

City mice carry disease-causing bacteria with drug-resistant genes

Mice in your living space pose potential health risks, study says

Amina Zafar │CBC News │April 17, 2018

House mice aren’t just a nuisance but a potential source of infections, say researchers who trapped and tested more than 400 of the rodents from apartments across New York City.

City dwellers tend to fear rats more than mice because they’re bigger and can be seen scurrying in subways or in alleys. The researchers previously studied how rats carry disease-causing bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella and C. difficile.

But they were concerned mice might actually pose a greater health risk because they live with us in houses and apartments.

“We found a lot of antibiotic resistance in some of these bacteria, which we think may have implications for understanding not only the ubiquity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment but also potential sources of human infection,” said Lipkin, whose research was published Tuesday in the journal mBio.

In the vicious cycle of resistance, antibiotics kill some bacteria, but some of the fast-growing microbes evolve and find ways to protect themselves against the drugs. When that happens, people can develop infections that are much harder to treat.

Several ineffective measures are used to stop the menace caused by the pests. Mechanical traps are widely used but they stop working once an error occurs. Use of ineffective rat baits and tapes is common. But the essentials used to make these products give ineffective results. Capsaicin is commonly used so as to prevent the damage. The pain receptors of the pests by now have got immune to the capsaicin.

The ultrasonic repeller is used these days. It is a device which emits a frequency that is unattractive to the rodent’s ear. They serve to annoy the rodent more than anything. But it is proved to be ineffective.

What can be an effective solution to the nuisance caused by these mice?

The solution available with C Tech Corporation to this nuisance is a onetime solution and the need of the hour for maintaining an ecological balance considering the significance of these rodents. Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ 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 is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, BPR, and FIFRA exempted.

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 a solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, polymeric tree guards, etc. Thus, making the end application rodent resistant.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied over the entire area of pest infestation by paints. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

The already installed cables, pipes, and other application can be coated with our lacquer to protect them from the pests gnawing on this application and thus preventing the damage. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

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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Swamp rats: Pests with orange incisors

Swamp rats also known as orange-toothed species, coypu and nutria are the water-loving rodents that inhabit banks of rivers, lakes, lagoons, marshes, and swamps.

Swamp rats are about 1 meter in length measured from the end of its muzzle to the tip of its round scaly tail. It has short rounded ears and small eyes that are set high on the head to see clearly whilst swimming.

Swamp rats are native to South America but were introduced to the British lands. The Swamp rat’s fur is specially adapted to keep it warm and dry in winter. Long, coarse guard hairs conceal and protect the soft velvety underfur. This under fur is the reason for the Swamp rats breeding in British lands.

The Swamp rats are a constant reminder of the folly of introducing foreign species into a new country without fully considering the consequences. The consequences are as follows:

Swamp rats bite into new territory, but overall Louisiana wetland damage down

By Tristan Baurick, Posted on July 5, 2017 | The Times-Picayune

Nutria is on the move, eating up marshes in three Louisiana coastal parishes that had been largely untouched by the invasive rodent for almost a decade. That’s the bad news.

Since 2001, Nutrias have converted at least 42 square miles of land into open water, according to Wildlife and Fisheries.

The critters showed a renewed taste in the past year for Jefferson, St. Charles and Cameron parishes. These parishes had three of the six new damage sites noted in the 2017 Swamp rats survey. They hadn’t suffered any new damage since 2009.

Nutria regular favorite, Terrebonne Parish, suffered the lion’s share of the damage in 2017. Terrebonne had 82 percent of the total Swamp rats damage recorded in the latest survey. That’s down from last year’s estimate of 99 percent.

Across all coastal parishes, about 5,900 acres showed varying signs of Nutria damage.

Nigeria’s Ailing President Returns Home to an Office Full of Rats

PHILIP OBAJI JR., 08.24.17

Muhammadu Buhari, a career military man, had promised to run the war against Boko Haram with an iron fist. But he’s clearly enfeebled, and the rodents are just one more problem.

CALABAR, Nigeria—Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari returned home—he had been away in London for 103 days receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment—he managed to address the country. He looked frail and his speech was slurred in the broadcast early Monday morning, but he told his fellow citizens that he had been “kept in daily touch with events at home.”

“Following the three months’ period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, told the local newspaper This Day as he explained why the president had not been to his office since his return.

It’s still not clear what variant of the rat was responsible for the damage, there are many in Nigeria: thicket rats, swamp rats, shaggy rats, and more. But the infestation hit an office that was renovated only two years ago.

As the fur demand decreased the Swamp rats is considered as the pests in many areas, destroying aquatic vegetation, marshes, and irrigation systems, and chewing through human-made items, such as tires and wooden house paneling, eroding river banks, and displacing native animals.

Swamp rats breed quickly and the breeding is continuous throughout the year. Besides breeding quickly the Swamp rats consume a large amount of vegetation. They feed yearly on plants including grasses, sedges, reeds, water parsnip and even water lilies.

Swamp rats herbivory severely reduce overall wetland biomass and can lead to the conversion of wetland to open water. Swamp rats are typically more destructive in the winter than in the growing season, due largely to the scarcity of above-ground vegetation; as Swamp rats search for food, they dig up root networks and rhizomes for food.

On plots open to Swamp rats herbivory, 40% less vegetation was found that in plots guarded against Swamp rats by fences. Swamp rats fed more in the fertilized areas. Hence farmlands sprayed with fertilizers are more attracted by these Swamp Rats.

There are several methods used to control the Swamp rat infestation but are proving to be economically expensive and harmful to the environment. The rodenticide Zinc phosphide is used currently but is expensive and remains toxic for several months. This toxic chemical enters into the water bodies.

Hence we need the best solution to combat against this orange-toothed pest.

C Tech Corporation has the solution called as RodrepelTM which is non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic anti-rodent pest repellent.

The product RodrepelTM is developed by studying the natural repellency of plants against pests by using green chemistry and advanced technology.

RodrepelTM an eco-friendly rodent aversive works on the mechanism like fear, discomfort, aversion, training and association and conditioning. RodrepelTM does not cause any harm to target as well as non-target species and hence helps to maintain the ecological balance.

RodrepelTM is available in three different forms viz. Masterbatch, Liquid Concentrate and Lacquer. Masterbatch can be used while processing the polymeric applications such as wires, pipes, tires, agricultural equipment, etc.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied on the fences around farms, houses, offices etc. The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints to be used in houses, office, warehouses, farm houses etc. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints.

Our product available in the lacquer form is topical solutions that can be applied to the surfaces of fences, wooden house paneling, human-made items, etc.

Hence by using RodrepelTM one can have a best solution to combat against the destructive species- swamp rats.

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Restaurants and hotels attracting mice

What could be the biggest threat to the hotels and restaurants?

Could it be the terrorist attack or could it be the flood from the river alongside!?

To make you wonder, it would be none of the above but an attack by pests!

The presence of pests in restaurants and hotels is intolerable. With an unpleasant sight, it is an unhygienic condition as well!

Restaurants are the best source for the rodents to have a great meal for themselves. No restaurant, not even the best in the world, can escape from reports of a mouse infestation and once the mouse is out of the bag, the damage seems to be as news spreads through the press and through word of mouth. These days, eatery owners need to be more vigilant than ever. Every restaurant has the potential to attract mice. The mice enter the kitchen and searching for food in garbage and place where they can find food. Once these mice enter they create a great mess. Rodents are not the only nuisance but can cause property damage and transmit diseases.

Rodents are associated with a number of health risks; these diseases can be spread to humans directly or indirectly through contact with rodent feces, urine, saliva, rodent bites or fleas. Mice and rats also are a potential source of allergens. As their dropping, dander and shed hair causes people to sneeze and experience other reactions that are allergic. Mice will chew on the insulation around wires; this has been known to cause a real threat of fire. Mice build their nests in large electrical appliances, they chew on insulation and wiring, which cause the appliance to short circuit or it may lead to the risk of fire.

In the past century, more than 10 million died from rodent-borne diseases. The major diseases caused by mice are hantavirus, salmonella, rat-bite fever.

Local country club restaurant shut down after inspector finds evidence of rodents.

Orlando Sentinel

December 12, 2017. 11:30 AM

A state health inspector temporarily closed the restaurant at an (Orange Country) country club after finding evidence of rodents. The Rio Pinar Country Club restaurant, called Champions Grill on its website, was closed Dec. 6 after the inspector found dozens of rodent droppings in the kitchen and in storage areas.

The club is located at 8600 El Prado Drive in eastern Orange County.

“More than 20 dark fresh moist rodent droppings on shelves in a storage room in a kitchen area,” one of the violations read, according to the report from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The report noted rodent droppings under a dish machine, behind a cooler and in various other areas on the floor and in a plastic bucket.

There were also scratch marks along walls.

The evidence of rodents was among 31 violations the restaurant at the Rio Pinar Country Club totalled during the inspection, including five high-priority violations

The restaurant was closed for two days until being allowed to reopen Dec. 8 after a follow-up inspection.

Brothers banned from running restaurants after failing to stop rat infestation at their Indian takeway.

Huddersfield Examiner-15-Mar-2017

The owners of an Indian takeaway have been banned from running future restaurants after failing to keep a rat infestation under control.

The Pioneer Restaurant, run by brothers Mohammed and Zishan Shafiq, was shut down by magistrates last April due to the immediate risks it posed to public health.

Today a Huddersfield court heard that they were fully aware of the rat problem at the Dewsbury restaurant and takeaway but did not take proper steps to control it. 

Removing rodents with a trap or poison like pest control will not keep them out of hotels or restaurants as there should be a permanent solution to it.

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!

 RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive.

 RodrepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry.

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, ISO, APVMA, NEA, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

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

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

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.

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

Eat safe, stay safe!

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Roof Rats around you!

If you hear creeping and crawling noise in your attic while you’re trying to sleep, that could very well be a roof rat or two. And those who have come across this very well know what nuisance they can cause.

Roof rats are referred to as “commensal rats” because of their intimate relationships with humans. Roof rats are dark brown to black in color and can be identified by their large ears and scaly tails that are almost always longer than their bodies.

The roof rat gets its name from its tendency to find shelter in the upper parts of buildings. Once inside, roof rats not only damage materials by gnawing through them, but they also contaminate stored food and serve as vectors of dangerous diseases. A number of bacterial diseases are common to rats, and these include Streptococcus pneumonia, Corynebacterium kutscheri, Bacillus piliformis, Pasteurella pneumotropica, and Streptobacillus moniliformis, to name a few. All of these bacteria are disease-causing agents in humans. In some cases, these diseases are incurable.

Roof rats are thought to be of Southeast Asian origin, but they are now found worldwide, especially in the tropical regions. Roof rats are common in coastal states, seaports because it is the rodent that flourishes in areas inhabited by humans.

The roof rats adapt to a wide range of habitats. In urban areas, they are found around warehouses, residential buildings, and other human settlements. They prefer to live in dry upper levels of buildings, so they are commonly found in attics, wall cavities, false ceilings, cabinets, and shelves, etc. They are also found in agricultural areas, such as in outhouse and crop fields. In the wild, roof rats live in cliffs, rocks, the ground, and trees. Roof rats are also found around fences, ponds, riverbanks, streams, and reservoirs.

Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Females can breed year-round. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents!

They feed on the seedlings adversely affecting the ecology of the islands. When consuming these seedlings, these rats reduce the pH of the soil. This harms plant species by reducing nutrient availability in soil, thus decreasing the probability of seed germination. The rats also chew on tree limbs and cause branch dieback.  Damages to irrigation lines are also being reported. They chew through wires and cause fires. Also, they tear the drywall and insulation.

Phoenix woman says neighbor’s tree causes neighborhood roof rat problem

Lisa Benson has lived in the Willo Historic District for 20 years. She’s desperate for help with a roof rat problem but the City of Phoenix can’t really help.

Published by 12 NEWS │Charly Edsitty │May 1, 2018

PHOENIX – A resident in Phoenix’s Willo Historic District said she is battling a persistent roof rat problem that may force her to sell her home.

“I knew that there were rats in the Willo district,” said Lisa Benson, who has lived in her home for 20 years and is retired.

The woman said she set traps out of precaution and about four months ago discovered a huge rat caught in a trap in her kitchen.

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

Published by The Fresno Bee │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.”

The traditionally used methods for rodent 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. Rodenticides like Bromadiolone inhibits the coagulation of their blood.

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

When all these methods have proved to be ineffective, why rely on them? You can use products that repel these rodents instead of killing them thus balancing the eco-system.

At C Tech Corporation we provide you with the effective solution. Our product RodrepelTM 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 works on the mechanism of repellency. 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 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.

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

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric 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, ceilings, gardens, farms, outhouse, etc. to repel roof rats from the area required.

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

Hence by using RodrepelTM the homes, farms, and gardens can be prevented from roof rat damage effectively and considerably.

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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Rats in the farms!

The agriculture sector is one of the important sectors all over the world as it provides us with the basic requirement which is food. But a menace to this sector is the loss created by rodents; namely rats, mice, and squirrels; which leads to huge productivity loss and crop contamination.

Rodents are a great threat to farmers as they destroy one percent of the world’s cereal crops on an annual basis. Rodents are the consumers of vitamin and protein rich foods and often fed on crops embryo, stripping away germination capabilities and nutrients in the process. Rodents are notorious for contaminating food supplies, and one of the primary targets is grains.

Rodents cause harm in pre-harvest as well as the post-harvest stage of the agriculture farming. During pre-harvest time rodents attack sowed grains and decrease the productivity. The loss cannot be estimated. During the post-harvest time the rodents attack on fully developed crops and stored grains.

The drip irrigation technique applied as water conservation method has suffered loss due to rodents. The drip pipelines fall prey to the rodent attacks as they constantly chew on them as a part of their oral maintenance. As well as the water supply pipelines usually equipped with motors also fall prey to rodent attacks. The electric and water supply gets interrupted and cause delay, indirectly increasing maintenance work of the farmer.

Mallee farmers reporting mice causing damage to canola crops

Gregor Heard, 31 Aug 2017, 6 p.m.

MALLEE farmers in Victoria are anxiously monitoring flowering and budding canola crops for mice damage.

Growers are finding late winter crop damage most severe in canola as opposed to cereal crops, with mice tempted by soft, oil-rich canola buds. “There are crops that you could see going 1.5-2 tonnes to the hectare, but others where there are mice issues you can see going only 0.8t/ha or so, there is a big difference.”

“There is a wide variation in terms of the mouse load, farmers need to make sure they are getting out in the crop and walking around and checking whether they have numbers building up now.” In terms of identifying potential high mice loads, Ms. Browne said chew cards of canola soaked cardboard could be used to get an idea of the presence of mice, while growers also need to be on the look-out for chewed nodes, tillers or buds. Cropping farmers warned to look out for mice heading into warmer months.

Kate Dowler and Alice Pohlner The Weekly Times

August 29, 2017 7:30pm

FARMERS in the Wimmera, Mallee, and parts of the Western District are being urged to monitor and bait for mice in crops heading into spring after what was described earlier this year as some of the worst mice damage ever seen.

“In my area, mice are starting to run up canola plants that are flowering and lopping off seed pods, so that is a sure sign that we need to do something now,” Mr. Hastings said.

“We will need to bait in flowering lupins and canola.”

Mr. Hastings said the group, which takes information from CSIRO trapping, found mice were not currently doing a lot of damage to crops in Victoria.

“But we are concerned, coming into springtime, that they will become more active,” Mr. Hastings said. “The message to farmers is to continue monitoring.”

Like above-mentioned cases, there are many cases of rodent attacking farms causing severe damage to crops and its productivity. Entomologist said 4.6 to 54% paddy crops were lost due to rat infestation. Rodent attack damage as much as 55% of horticultural crops. The extent of stored grain losses depends upon the distribution, abundance, and species composition of the rodent population involved.

Mechanical, biological and chemical control methods are present but are not much effective against the regulation of rodent population density. The methods have some adverse effects on crops and indirectly to human beings. Hence there is a need for a solution strongly effective against rodent and for the same we have a remedy.

C Tech Corporation has developed RodrepelTM, a non-toxic and non-hazardous anti-rodent additive that has been evaluated in various applications. It offers long-life action and has been bottom-up designed for various applications. The product is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, NEA, APVMA and FIFRA exempted.

RodrepelTM acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism that ensures rodents are kept away from the target application.

Our product RodrepelTM makes use of the sensory mechanism. 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 available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like the irrigation pipes, agricultural mulches,  films, polymeric parts from pumps and motors, wires and cables etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and can be applied on the concrete fences around farms.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be applied on applied on the already installed application likes the pipes, cables, motor, pump etc.

If you are facing problems from the pests that contact us at
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Rodent damage to cars

One often plans a lot before buying it, let it be the car model or the car type! After these all efforts made to buy a car, imagine the car being attacked by pest like rodents! Such a mishap isn’t it!

Nearly every car is susceptible to have small holes or gaps. But the rodents are able to make an entry when through such tiny holes.

Mice and rats do not hibernate, so they’re an all-season nuisance. And the longer and colder the winter nights get, the more attractive your home, garage, or workplace becomes to these rodents. Mice and rats are always looking for food, as well as somewhere warm and dry to nest. Since damage can be caused very quickly, you need to be on the lookout for early warning signs of a rodent infestation in your vehicle. Droppings under the hood are an obvious clue, but you should also watch for items that may have been dragged in, including twigs and leaves for building a nest and edibles like pet food or bird seed. If you suspect that you have a rodent issue, you can do a cursory inspection of your vehicle and its surrounding area. Check under and around your vehicle with a flashlight for droppings and small urine puddles, and look in your engine compartment for chew marks. You’ll soon notice if something isn’t quite right.

Vehicles possess the ideal attributes that attract rodents, including shelter and built-up warmth from commutes. With rodent populations well established in virtually every neighborhood it’s not just a matter of chance, but a matter of time, before a home encounters an infestation.

The rodents chew the wires and cables, fuel reservoirs, ducts, cable carriers, seats, etc. from the cars causing a nuisance. Replacement of these vital parts from the cars is expensive.

Many examples of rodent damage to the cars are available and a few can be seen below:

Class-Action Lawsuits: Car Wires Attract Rodents, Cause Thousands in Damage

A class-action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of thousands of Toyota owners who say rodents are eating car wires coated with soy-based materials, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

“Toyota incorporates soy- or bio-based ingredients in the wiring that bait rodents – including rats, squirrels and other animals,” the lawsuit says. Honda is facing a similar suit.

In an effort to reduce waste, some car manufacturers wrap wires in a soy-based material.

Rupert Welch of Falls Church, Virginia, was surprised to learn what caused his car trouble three times over the course of a few weeks. Rodents had a feast at his expense, causing $10,000 in damage.

“I took the car back, but the next day all the lights went on, and the car wouldn’t start, and I had to call a tow truck,” Welch said.

Some car owners want the auto manufacturers to foot the bill for the repairs.

Rat damaged car engine leads to $15K repair bill
Gnawing problem ‘the worst we’ve ever seen’

By Cathy Kearney · CBC News · Posted: Sep 29, 2017

Juan Recacarren has been fixing cars in his Richmond garage for more than 20 years, but in all that time he hadn’t seen the scale of damage rats could cause — until this spring.

The owner of a Porsche Panamera had stored his car in a garage over the winter — but when it didn’t start up in the spring, it was towed to Recacarren’s shop.

“We found lots of damage in the wiring and engine bay — there was a lot of damage in the suspension area, and some of the exhaust wiring,” said Recacarren. “Basically there was damage everywhere.”

The damage so extensive, the repair bill totaled $15,000.

Different ineffective methods are used to keep the pests away from the cars. Various sauces, electronic devices, mothballs etc. are used. But they have failed from preventing the rodents from gnawing the car wires and other components.

We at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution to this problem.

Our product Rodrepel™ 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 is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, and FIFRA exempted.

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 cables used for various applications to make them rodent resistant. The masterbatch can be incorporated in polymeric wires and cables, electric switches and appliances while they are manufactured.

The already installed cables, electric junction boxes, cable carriers, and ducts, etc. from the cars can be coated with our lacquer to protect them from the pests gnawing these applications and thus preventing car accidents. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

The liquid concentrate can be used by mixing it with the paints in a pre-determined ratio and applying it over the interior and exterior of the cable rooms and control rooms.

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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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 RodrepelTM.

RodrepelTM, 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 RodrepelTM is available in three forms viz. masterbatch, Liquid Concentrate, and lacquer.

RodrepelTM 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.

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

RodrepelTM 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.

If you are facing problems from the pests that contact us at
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