The Nutria Nuisance

They are back!

And this time they are huge in numbers!!

The nutria which has been especially damaging to the marshland ecology once thought to be eradicated from California is making a comeback and posing a threat to agriculture in the state, according to FERN’s latest story with KQED’s The California Report.

If you wonder about their nuisance causing habits, let me first explain you the menace they cause.

On the banks of rivers, the digging of the long burrows of the nutria often leads to destabilization and erosion of these, or an accelerated filling when it comes to ditches or canals. The network of tunnels can even, when the population is large, even weaken hydraulic structures.

Nutria feed primarily on marsh vegetation that extends above the waterline.   Nutria uses their beaver-sized incisors and powerful forefeet to dig under the marsh surface to feed directly on the root mat, leaving the marsh pitted with holes causing erosion and convert healthy marsh into open water habitat. Also a favorite with corn, wheat and all kinds of vegetables, it can do considerable damage to crops if they are close to its habitat.

It destabilizes the aquatic ecosystem by over-consuming aquatic plants and destroying aquatic bird nests.

Nutria are highly prolific and breed all year. One female nutria can lead to 200 offsprings in just a year! Imagine how rapidly their population increases within a year!!

Nutria, sometimes call coypu, are hosts for several pathogens and parasites that can infect people, pets, and livestock. This rather repulsive animal may carry diseases such as leptospirosis or liver fluke.

 An invasive, elusive 20-pound rodent threatens California agriculture

By Lisa Morehouse and Angela Johnston, Food & Environment Reporting Network │ December 2, 2018

Wearing chest-high waders, biologist Sean McCain tries to tiptoe to the edge of a marsh in California’s Central Valley. A biologist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, McCain squints as he searches the shoreline.

Sweet potato farmer Stan Silva hadn’t even heard the word “nutria” until a few months ago. He’s still never seen one, but he’s worried about the damage nutria could do if they aren’t eradicated.

“It would be devastating,” Silva says. “They can basically ruin the ag industry here — they get in your fields, burrow into your canal ways, your waterways. They’re just a menace.”

Rodents of Unusual Size Invading U.S. Wetlands

By Sarah Gibbens│ February 16, 2018

TWO HUNDRED YEARS ago, you probably wouldn’t have been able to find them outside of South America.

But since then, nutria, a giant rodent that can grow larger than 20 pounds, has taken hold in the U.S.

California is the latest region to be plagued by the large, buck-toothed, web-footed rodent. Earlier this month, the state’s fish and wildlife department issued a warning about the influx of nutria.

Breeding populations have recently taken hold in the San Joaquin Valley, just east of San Francisco.

It’s a very frightening situation in terms of impact.”

Use of traps is not a feasible way to combat the menace caused by the nutria. Rodenticides inhibit the coagulation of blood. Thus the logistics of using traps or rodenticides is not at all a solution to this menace.

What can be an effective and efficient way to keep this nutria away from the marshlands?

We at C Tech Corporation manufacture a product RodrepelTM which is developed by using green technology. It is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazard and non-mutagenic animal aversive. It is durable under extreme climatic conditions.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. The product does not kill the target species but merely repels them.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, EU-BPR, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA complaint, and FIFRA exempted.

RodrepelTM is available in the forms of a masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like fencing, water pipes, irrigation tubing, agricultural films, polymeric tree guards, wires, cables, tires, agricultural equipment, 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 farms, gardens, etc. to repel nutria from the area required.

Lacquer form can be directly applied to the already installed application such as farm fences, tree 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 farms and marshlands can be prevented from nutria damage effectively and considerably.

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

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Not VIP’s but still managed to cancel the flights: The rats!

Aviation is one of the most ‘global’ industries: connecting people, cultures and businesses across continents. Aviation has continued to expand. Aviation provides a rapid worldwide transportation network, which makes it essential for global business.

Another species which is making the most of this means of transport is the rodents!! Contrary to popular belief they are making these huge carriers their home. In the recent years, there have been numerable incidents of rodent sightings on planes domestic as well as international. So why do these creatures want to be airborne?

Airports often provide good year-round habitat for rodent populations. Rodents at airports can cause damage directly by gnawing and burrowing activities.

Recently Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s travel through his jet was canceled not due to bad weather or mechanical problems, but because the rodents had bitten through the electrical cables.

News reported was:

Travel stress in Bali: rodents paralyze Olaf Scholz government plane

October 13, 2018

Olaf Scholz actually wanted to return home quickly from the IMF meeting in Bali – just in time for the Bavarian election. But the Vice Chancellor’s jet was not ready to go. The reason: damage caused by hungry rodents.

A rather unusual case of damage has caused travel stress for Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. Because of a broken government plane, the SPD politician had to reschedule his return from the IMF meeting in Bali.

The Airbus “Konrad Adenauer” was damaged in Indonesia by rodents, which apparently have bitten through electrical cables. This was announced on Saturday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from delegation circles. Vice Chancellor Scholz was rebooked on a scheduled flight to Germany.

Since he had to go to the airport immediately to be back in Germany because of the eagerly awaited state election in Bavaria, Scholz could not also deny the traditional final press conference with Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann.

Earlier a news was reported as:

MOUSE SPOTTED ON PLANE COSTS BRITISH AIRWAYS QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS

Roaming rodent triggers £250,000 bill for passenger care and compensation

By Simon Calder │March 1, 2017

British Airways faces a massive bill to compensate passengers after a mouse was spotted on a Boeing 777 about to depart from Heathrow to San Francisco.

Flight BA285 was due to leave Terminal 5 at 10.40am, but the presence of a roaming rodent meant the original aircraft could not be dispatched. Because mice have been known to gnaw through wiring on planes, wide-ranging checks must be made to ferret out any problems.

A chewed cable could be located anywhere between the tail and the ram air turbine (RAT).

Periodic fumigation for pest control is done by airlines to tackle the menace. Use of rat baits, mechanical traps, and glue boards have already proved to be ineffective. But the growing number of incidences reported clearly states the ineffectiveness of these methods.

Rats on board an aircraft can lead to a catastrophe if they start chewing up electric wires and if that happens, pilots will have no control over the system on board leading to a disaster.

What effective measures can be implemented to avoid this menace?

Rodrepel™ is a product manufactured by C Tech Corporation which is an extremely low toxic and extremely low hazard, and environmentally safe anti-rodent additive specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications including films, wires, and cables, etc. It is also effective in case the target species are other animals.

The wires and cables used in the airplanes for radar, communication, control, signaling, data transmission, lighting, surveillance etc. can be incorporated with Rodrepel™ masterbatch to prevent them from pest attack and ultimately avoid any signaling loss, communication disruption or fire hazard. Different types of polymeric seats can be manufactured by incorporating our masterbatch in them.

Rodrepel™ is also available in lacquer and liquid concentrate form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents.

The liquid concentrate can be blended with paints and applied to the interior and exterior of the airplanes to prevent the entry of pest in them. The liquid concentrate can be applied to the interior and exterior of the airports and the offices. The storage areas from the airports can be coated with our liquid concentrate to keep those places safe from pest menace. The liquid concentrate can be used in accommodation areas of pilots and crew members. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints and it dries off easily.

The lacquer can be applied on already installed wires and cables, utility pipes, polymeric and metallic racks, pallets. The already installed arrestor cables can be coated using our Rodrepel™ lacquer which will prevent the rodents from chewing them. The lacquer can be applied to metallic components from the equipment. The lacquer is an easy application which is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, polymer, ceramics, concrete etc.

Our product CombirepelTM bird repellent lacquer can be used in the airport premises to prevent the nuisance caused by birds.

We have developed our product in the form of a spray, the RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray which is an easy to use product. The product can be sprayed on components from airplanes, offices, kitchen and canteen areas, storage areas, food carts, trolley cars, etc. after clearing the dust and waste from components. It can be sprayed on the wires and cables, seat cushions, doors, and windows of airplanes. It can be sprayed on infested areas and entry points. The product when applied properly repels the pests and protects the components from damage. The expensive components can thus be protected, and unnecessary maintenance cost spent on replacement of the parts damaged by pests can be saved. The product does not cause any harmful effect on human health, non-target species or even target species. The product is safe for 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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Nuisance caused by Gopher

Presence of Gophers is a serious problem, as it destroys the underground utility cables and wires, water lines, irrigation pipes etc. Damage done by Gopher is severe in the fall and spring when they are active near the soil surface. Pocket gophers are the rodents whose size is from 5 to 14 inches long.

Pocket gophers have pouches outside their mouth, on each side of the face there is on pouches. As these pockets can be turned inside and outside and they are used to carry food.  They have fur with black, brown and white colors. Pocket gophers heads are small flattened and have small ears and eyes.

Gophers are one the one which are extremely well adapted and built for an underground existence. The gopher lives most of its life below the surface where they dig a burrow system. A gopher can create large mounds. Gopher can dig extensively which can be very deep up to several hundred feet. As they dig burrows, they push the soil to the surface due to which a mound is created, usually in the shape of a fan. Gopher tunnels are sometimes not visible on the ground surface due to their deeper location.

Let’s have a look at the evidence,

Gopher chews through fiber optic line

Frontier Communications technicians were called out early on Nov. 14 after a fiber optic cable line was cut in the McCornick area, effectively downing services across the county.

According to Paul Clark, data and phone services were lost countywide around 3 a.m., after gophers chewed through a 48-strand fiber.

“Everything on the east side of the county was down,” Clark said. “Anyone on a circuit would have been affected.”

The outage knocked out emergency services, causing 911 calls to be rerouted to a backup in Richfield.

“This happens about once or twice a year,” said Clark about pest damage to fiber optic lines. “And of course it had to happen in the middle of the night.”

Approximately 900 feet of fiber was replaced, covered in conduit, and buried underground. The conduit should deter or slow rodent damage, Clark said.

The Millard County Sheriff’s Office reported 911 was rerouted back to local offices around 4:30 p.m. Circuits were repaired by 9:30 p.m., with services operational by midnight, Clark said.

As of Nov. 19, all services “should be up and running,” Clark said. If customers are still experiencing difficulties connecting or have no service, contact Frontier.

Delta customers now have the chance to experience wireless Internet across the city. Newly installed, the new routers have signal that broadcasts up to five miles outside of city limits, Clark said.

Gopher Bounties Still an Incentive for Trappers in Sherburne County, Elsewhere

Jerry Ehlenfelt would likely continue trapping pocket gophers regardless.

The burrowing rodents and the mounds they create pose a nuisance on the 30 acres of land the retired Vietnam veteran owns between Big Lake and Elk River in Sherburne County.

But, the $2 per gopher bounty he’s able to collect from Big Lake Township each year makes the time he spends doing so even more worthwhile.

“It definitely provides you with a little more incentive to go out and get them,” said Ehlenfelt, who turned in around 55 gophers last year. “I’d probably have to do it anyway. Those mounds can become a real issue

C Tech Corporation   can offer a solution to overcome the damage caused by squirrels. RodrepelTM   is an anti-rodent, and animal aversive which is extremely low in toxicity and extremely low hazard, environmentally safe solution. It does not kill target species but only repels them. It is engineered using a unique set of complex compounds. It follows 6 pronged strategy which is extremely effective on rodents like the squirrel, rat, beaver, gopher, paca, marmot, etc.

RodrepelTM is available in the form of a masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays.

The masterbatch can be incorporated in cable sheathing. The product in the form of liquid concentrate can be diluted in Paints and organic solvents and can be applied. The lacquer which is a topical application can be directly applied on the already installed wires and cables.

Our newly developed products,  RodrepelTM Pest Repellent Spray is an easy to use product which can be easily sprayed so as to as avoid the rodents and other pests from entering them.

RodrepelTM  is cost-effective, inert, and thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not volatilize and does not degrade in the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, NEA, EU BPR, APVMA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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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http://www.rodrepel.com/
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Despicable Squirrels!!

Squirrels of the order ‘Rodentia’ have 200 species and are categorized into three types: ground squirrel, tree squirrel and flying squirrel. Squirrels can be cute and amusing to watch in their natural environment. However, when they invade residential homes, destroy landscaping, eat vegetation, or scare away desirable birds, their antics quickly become less entertaining or cute. They are arboreal in nature. That means they live in trees. But they often choose to live in attics, chimneys, garage, vents etc. Any place that people live we also find them.

Squirrels can be found everywhere except Antarctica. They breed once or twice a year and give birth to a varying number of young ones after three to six weeks, depending on species. They have a high mortality rate during their first year and in captivity, they can live up to 15 years. Squirrels in urban areas may become so abundant and overpopulated that they begin to cause damage to trees, shrubs, ornamental plantings, gardens, crops, wires and cables etc.

Below is the table that shows the reproduction of various species of a squirrel:

          Species         Mating season

  First                Second

   Gestation days

     Litter size

Range│Average            

       Grey Squirrel Jan/Feb May/July            44-45      2-5        3
        Fox Squirrel Jan/Feb May/July            44-45      1-6        3
       Flying Squirrel Feb/March May/July            44-45      2-7        3

Source: Urban Wildlife Damage Control Kansas City.

Like all rodents, squirrels also have incisors which grow throughout their life. Hence to keep them in check, they chew anything they find or smell attractive. Because of their constant chewing habit, they cause many accidents, power outages and loss to the economy. According to Level 3 Communications, squirrels do 17% of damage to fiber optic network. These ubiquitous, furry buzz incisors are most likely damaging aerial cable plant in worldwide settings, increasing maintenance expenses and reducing the productivity of technical operations groups.

Squirrels have been causing damage to wires and cables since the time Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous words, “Mr. Watson, come here…”. Industry humorists might even postulate that Bell was calling Watson to dispatch a rodent gnawing on that first telephone cable.

Here are some news that shows how squirrels are affecting our lives:

Squirrel knocks out power for more than 12,500 in Erie County

By Keith McShea ; Buffalo News |  November 18, 2018

A squirrel was responsible for more than 12,500 NYSEG customers in Erie County going without power for approximately two hours Sunday afternoon.

The rodent disrupted service at the Lancaster substation, which triggered two other substations going down, according to NYSEG

Squirrels are a leading cause of power outages. In 2016, a survey by the American Public Power Association said that wildlife, notably squirrels, were the leading cause of power outages, followed by failure of overhead equipment, weather and vegetation.

The APPA reported that in 2016, utilities reported 3,456 outages “caused by the ubiquitous rodents” that cut off power to more than 193,873 customers.

CMP: Squirrels causing power outages in Maine

By WGME│September 28, 2018

PORTLAND (WGME) – Central Maine Power is reporting that squirrels are causing a rash of power outages in southern and central Maine.

CMP says their line workers are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

Officials say rodent interference is common and cannot be avoided.

Even if these squirrels damage our wires and cables they play a vital role in our ecosystem. They are great at planting trees. They bury their acorns, but forget where they put them. The forgotten acorns become oak trees. Hence to use toxic rodenticides to prevent damage caused by squirrels will not be an ideal solution. Also, rodenticides can harm target as well as non targeted species. They are extremely unstable and can react with base polymer of wires and cable.

C Tech Corporation  can offer a solution to overcome the damage caused by squirrels. RodrepelTM  is an anti-rodent, and animal aversive which is extremely low in toxicity and extremely low hazard, environmentally safe solution. It does not kill target species but only repels them. It is engineered using a unique set of complex compounds. It follows 6 pronged strategy which is extremely effective on rodents like the squirrel, rat, beaver, gopher, paca, marmot, etc.

RodrepelTM is available in the form of a masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays.

The masterbatch can be incorporated in cable sheathing. The product in the form of liquid concentrate can be diluted in Paints and organic solvents and applied to cables. The lacquer which is a topical application can be directly applied on the already installed wires and cables.

Our newly developed products,  Rodrepel™ Rodent Repellent Spray is an easy to use product which can be sprayed on wires and cables, electronic appliances, cabinets, so as to as avoid the rodents from entering them.

RodrepelTM  is cost-effective, inert, thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not volatilize and does not degrade in the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, NEA, EU BPR, APVMA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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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http://www.rodrepel.com/
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Are rodents eating your cars? We have a solution to it!

An invention of the car revolutionized the lifestyle of humans. It gave rapid access to any place, giving us freedom and mobility. Probably no other invention, discovery, technological advance has created more changes in society. We use cars to visit our friends, travel to and from work, to run errands, to visit our native place, to go on an adventure. We enjoy long drives which help us in forgetting our worries at least temporarily.

Cars contribute to the development of a nation’s economy and wealth; hence it is really important that every aspect of the car is well checked for any damage. Earlier every part of the car was made from metal, glass and plastic; petroleum-based products.

Nowadays, in quest of making environmentally friendly products every leading car manufacturer like Honda, Ford, General Motors, etc. have started manufacturing nature-friendly biodegradable based products. Insulation wirings, door cladding, seat back linings, package trays, seat covers, floor mats are now made from biobased natural ingredients. Let us look at some examples of bio-based parts currently in production:

Daimler:

To demonstrate its commitment to the development of biobased materials, the door cladding, seatback linings, and package shelves of the Mercedes Benz contain process flax, hemp, and sisal. Seat bottoms, back cushions, and head restraints contain coconut fibre and caoutchouc (a source of natural latex). Under-floor body panels are made using the abaca tree.

Ford:

Ford has also demonstrated a commitment to the biobased industry. The 2010 Ford Flex’s third-row interior storage bins contained 20% wheat straw biofiller. Soy-based polyurethane foams have been placed in the seat cushions and seatbacks of the Ford Mustang. Part of the Ford Mustang GT RTD body is made of flax fibre-reinforced linseed-acrylate, which is a high-performance composite made of natural fibres embedded in a resin from the same plants.

Honda:

Honda has developed a plant-based fabric that is used for its vehicle interiors including seat covers, door coverings, headliners, floor mats, and other fabric-covered surfaces

Mazda:

In 2007, Mazda announced the development of a new fabric made entirely from plant fibres. Seat covers, instrument panel, door trim, and other interior fittings were to be manufactured using the same.

Toyota:

They make seat cushion material, radiator tanks and other components from bioplastics that use glycol from renewable sugar cane instead of petroleum-derived glycol.

Mercedes-Benz:

It uses recycled plastics in various components including wheel well liners, bumpers, air and water baffles; material from renewable natural fibres used in different components including interior trim pieces.

Biobased materials are used in the manufacturing of the automotive parts because they provide biodegradability due to the renewable nature of the source materials and they can be recycled. But as every coin has two sides this application also has drawbacks.

Plant-based wiring and furnishing in the car provide materials to rodents to build nests. Animals like a rat, pine marten, etc. have a pair of incisors which grow throughout their lives and to keep them in check they chew on anything sharp and hard like our automotive wirings, floor carpet, door cladding, etc. Also, these animals are attracted to the cars for warmth and shelter. Food stored in the cars attracts more animals.

An incident was reported on Feb 12, 2016, News on 6 in Oklahoma US, that Fellers Auto specialist owner, Tommy Fellers, said he’s recently repaired 13 rat-related problems. He said, “We’ve been seeing an enormous amount of damage to cars’ electrical systems and wiring and hoses from rats, mice, squirrels,”. He said rodent damage happens fast and is extensive. He has seen wires, sensors and connectors chewed apart. He said the rodents can even travel through vents and into the dashboard. “The last case we had on a Ranger, the guy drove it every day and it took just one night for this to happen, and it was close to $2,500 worth of damage,” Fellers said.

Meals on wheels: Hungry squirrels go nuts over this man’s Honda

‘I’m paranoid about this,’ says Ottawa man after rodents gnaw biodegradable parts on his eco-friendly car

By Stu Mills • CBC News • October 29, 2018

Lenard Broadhead says biodegradable materials used in his new Honda are so “eco-friendly,” hungry squirrels find them irresistible.

Broadhead, who lives in Ottawa, says the rodents have made a series of targeted strikes on his air-filters, motors and fuel injector wiring, with repair costs eating away about $1,000 of his savings.

Now his new routine is to remote-start his vehicle from a safe distance and then watch the underside for escaping squirrels.

“I’m paranoid about this because it’s freaking expensive,” Broadhead said.

Rodents May Have Flavor Fetish For the Wiring Insulation in Newer Vehicles

By Matt Posky on May 17, 2018; The Truth About Cars

Since at least 2010, soy-based bio-plastics have been a popular alternative for wiring insulation in automobiles. But there’s a problem — rodents love how it tastes. This has allegedly resulted in a surprisingly high number of owners reporting that rats chewed through the wiring inside their automobile.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the growing rat problem isn’t the result of paranoia, either. John Pappas, the owner of Main & Hudson Service in Royal Oak, Michigan, claims he sees at least one vehicle every month with gnawed-on wires. “They’re going environmental on the wires,” he said. “There’s good and bad in everything. It is a common issue.”

Looking at above-mentioned facts and figures, there is an immediate need of a solution. We at C Tech Corporation can provide with a low toxic, low hazard, effective and efficient solution. RodrepelTM is an anti-rodent, anti-animal polymer additive. It is specially designed for the polymeric application. The masterbatch can be incorporated in insulation, wires, door cladding, carpet, plastic accessories, seat cushions, car covers, polymeric switch panels, components of ignition box, fuel tanks, fuel hoses, foam seats, etc. RodrepelTM lacquer can be coated on already installed wires, polymeric hoses, fuel tanks, battery box, ducts, door cladding, etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of spray is a must-have product for every car owner! The Rodrepel™ Rodent Repellent Spray is specially designed for cars. The product can be sprayed on the car components after clearing the dust and waste from the components. The product when applied properly repels the rodents and protects the cars from rodent damage.

RodrepelTM  works on the mechanism of repellence. It does not kill target species but only repels them.

Our product is FIFRA (Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) exempted and is also REACH, RoHS, and RoHS 2, ISO, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR complaint.

RodrepelTM will be the best solution to keep rodents away from your cars.

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

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Warehouses: Susceptible to harboring unwanted guests

 

The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate food, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical components, and weaken concrete slabs and walkways with their burrowing activities. They can also potentially carry diseases such as bubonic plague, leptospirosis, rabies, and bacterial food poisoning.

Usually, the first signs of rodent infestation are droppings or urine stains in and around buildings, because rats and mice are most active at night. If rodents are seen repeatedly during the day, it is an indication of an established population. It is estimated that for every rodent seen during the day around barns and poultry houses, there are likely 20 to 50 that are unseen.

Effective rodent control involves a three-step process. The first step is to “rodent-proof” the structure. This is very difficult because rats and mice can squeeze through holes just large enough to pass their heads through, as small as ¼ for mice and ½ inch for rats. They can climb through pipes; jump vertically three feet, horizontally four feet, and climb wires, cables, vines, and trees to enter a building.

Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. They are carriers of some 45 diseases and are capable of contaminating farm feed and water supplies helping to spread disease from contaminated to uncontaminated areas and from animal to animal. Many of these diseases are harmful to livestock and humans.

 

Evidence for pest menace,

SLO Food Bank: Health inspectors found rodent droppings at the warehouse

By KSBY | Dec 05, 2017

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County released more information Monday related to the unsanitary conditions health inspectors say were found at the organization’s warehouse last month.

Food Bank CEO Kevin Drabinski says after staff failed to renew its processed food registration license at its new San Luis Obispo warehouse, state health inspectors came out November 27 to check out the facility.

It was at that time Drabinski says evidence of rodent droppings were discovered at various locations throughout the warehouse. The food bank was then told no products could be moved in or out of the facility until further notice.

Poor storage eats up 48k tonne grain

TNN | Oct 26, 2015

PUNE: If only thousands of tonnes of food grain was stored properly in warehouses across India in the last three-and-a-half years, the country would not have run into such a severe shortage spiraling into a price rise in the essentials this year.

Country-wide data from the ministry of consumer affairs, food, and public distribution showed that of the total grain production in India, close to 48,900 tonnes was damaged in storage. Stocks usually come to the godowns after the Kharif or rabi seasons.

Experts said if India had not lost grain in this manner, more than sufficient quantity would have now been available to meet the consumption demand in the country.

Pest attacks, leakages in godowns, procurement of poor quality stocks, exposure to rains, floods and negligence cause losses.

Using of pesticides, rat baits, fumigation, glue board can be harmful to human’s health so instead of using an outdated control measure like the pesticides, we can make use of our products which repels.

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.

Our products are available in the form of a liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additives, masterbatch and our newly developed product in the form of the spray.

RodrepelTM liquid concentrate, when diluted in paints, can be used to paint the interior and exterior of the walls of the warehouse, storage areas, ceiling, panels, mechanical equipment, vehicles used for transportation.

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, polymeric utility pipes, and ceramic. It can be applied to the wooden accessories in the warehouse, already installed wires and cables

RodrepelTM wood polish additives can be applied as a topical application by mixing it with wood polish. It can also be applied on racks, pallets, furniture etc.

RodrepelTM masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments, racks, pallets, grain bags etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of a spray can be applied to the racks, pallets, already installed cables and wires, furniture 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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Rodent damage in Agriculture industry!

Pest menace in the agricultural sector is one of the most significant issues today in India which needs to be addressed immediately. Rodents cause millions of dollars in damages to field crops, stored grain and farm equipment every year. Apart from unpredictable rains, droughts and natural disasters insects are also the major contributors in lowering the agricultural yield every year. The damages can be categorized into two types, pre-harvest damages, and post-harvest damages. Harvest and post-harvest loss of India’s major agricultural production are estimated at Rs. 92,651crore ($13 billion) according to data published by the Ministry of food processing industries on August 9, 2016. The loss is almost three times as high as the budget for the agriculture sector.

In addition, the rodents carry more than 200 human pathogens which can cause deadly diseases that are transmissible to humans, animals, and livestock. Rodents are one of the serious threats to food production. The rodents will infest the premises like the farms, rural dwellings, refuse tips etc. that provide food, shelter, water, and safety.

Rodents as a part of their oral maintenance constantly gnaw on the various polymeric applications used in agriculture like agricultural films, storage bags, mulches, and even the drip irrigation pipes and tubing.

Giant Rats Spotted In Central Valley Counties
By STOCKTON (CBS13)

The rodent that has launched a multi-agency task force is now threatening San Joaquin County.

The rodent eats so much vegetation that it threatens wetlands and there could also be the loss of agriculture crops and levees. The animals have been sighted in three Central Valley counties and could make its way into the delta in San Joaquin County.

Fish and wildlife officials are trying to eradicate the rodents and have set up a multi-agency task force to come up with a plan to deal with them.

“They wreck agriculture crops, they are rodents; they carry diseases, they can pass the disease onto livestock on people, and their pets,”

Oh, rats! They’re eating away at our rice
By The Star Online

Penang’s padi fields are facing a growing and gnawing rat menace that began after the disastrous flooding of the mainland last November.

The ricefield rat (Rattus argentiventer), which can produce five to 10 offspring each month, has been ravaging padi fields in Kepala Batas.

To date, these rats have deci­mated crops in nearly 29ha in Paya Keladi belonging to 50 farmers, said Integrated Agriculture Development Area (IADA) Penang director Mohd Nazri Abu Seman.

Mohd Nazri said the rats struck at the 29ha of padi fields first because these 50 farmers were the first group to start the planting season in April.

He said ricefield rats had a nasty habit of eating the white pith inside young padi stalks, so the padi would not even have the chance to produce grain.

Mohd Nazri also said the destruction would continue because when the surviving padi produces grain, the rats then start feeding on that.

Ricefield rats are recorded as among the most damaging pestilence to rice crops in the world.

Traditional approaches to rodent population and damage management have relied on direct reduction of populations using rodenticide baits or rodent traps which is of no use.

We, at C Tech Corporation, manufacture a range of extremely low toxicity, extremely low hazard, and environment-friendly pest repellent products.

Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, low hazard 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, EU 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, lacquer, and wood polish additive.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like wires and cables, drip and micro-irrigation pipes, nylon grain bags, plastic mulches, plastic pots, greenhouse films, transport trays, turf and tie wires etc.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied to already installed cables and wires, fence and tree guards, the coating of walls and other entry points. 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 a transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and applied on the wooden articles and furniture.

Our newly developed product is in the form of a spray which is easy to use the product. It can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the rodents and prevent them from entering the premises.

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

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

Also, visit our websites:

1] http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
2] http://www.rodrepel.com/
3] http://www.termirepel.com/
4] http://www.combirepel.com/

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Winter is coming…and so are the rats.!!  

One often plans a lot while buying a home. Investing your entire savings into your dream home! But some tiny creatures can cause a huge damage to the structures freaking you out.

Have you experienced strange rustlings in the night? A number of people are waking to the frightening sound of rats and mice scratching around their homes.

At this time of year, when cold weather forces rats and mice indoors to nest and hunt for food, infestations can multiple, with rodents spreading disease as well as causing damage by chewing through wiring, pipes and brickwork.

Latest news reported is as follows:

UK rat INVASION: 120 million rodents heading straight for Brit HOMES this winter

BRITAIN’S 120million-strong rat population is on the move and heading straight for our homes.

By Robin Cottle │Daily Star │ October 6, 2018

GNAW BLIMEY: Rats are seeking shelter from the cold in people’s homes

The disease-ridden vermin are seeking shelter as the cold winter months set in.

Pest control boss Paul Bates says the critters are on the hunt for somewhere “warm and cosy” to build nests.

Call-outs are set to rise by 40% in coming weeks.

The rodent invasion is set to cause millions of pounds worth of damage as they spark fires by gnawing through electric cables and beams.

A “double whammy” of conditions caused by the recent heatwave made rats even more likely to head for our homes, said Paul, of Cleankill Pest Control.

He claimed the scorching heat caused more of them to come out of hiding looking for water.

The expert warned Brits to “act now” and shore up homes as a blast of Arctic air threatens to send temperatures plummeting.

A Cleankill spokesman said: “At a time when we feel like bolting our doors and keeping the cold out, it’s not surprising mice and rats try to join us.”

Fall can mean home invasions by mice, rats

By Mari A. Schaefer │ Philly.com │October 15, 2018

Ah, fall! Colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, football — and mice infestations.

Those curious little rodents that spent the summer foraging outdoors are now looking for a warm place to cuddle up and nest before chilly weather takes hold.

“We call it the fall invasion,” said Dion Lerman, an environmental health program specialist for the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program. “They follow plumes of warm air coming out of our homes that also carry food scents on them.”

About 85 percent of homes in the country, regardless of how modest or elegant, how clean or dirty, have had a mouse run through in the last six months.

Since these rodents are very common most of the people tend to get rid of them by using do it yourself methods like spray, traps, chemicals, ultrasonic repellers, etc. but are they really effective?

Mechanical traps stop working once a mechanical error occurs. The ultrasonic repeller is a device which emits a frequency that is unattractive to the rat’s ear. They serve to annoy the rat more than anything but rats can get used to the noise. The commonly used pest repellents contain diethyltoluamide which is harmful to humans and pests. Glue boards and Rat baits are more dangerous because there are cases where people have accidentally stuck to them.

So what can be a novel approach towards these rodent infestations?

We, at C Tech Corporation, manufacture a range of extremely low toxicity, extremely low hazard, and environment-friendly pest repellent products.

Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, low hazard 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, EU 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, lacquer, and wood polish additive.

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

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied over the interior and exterior of the house, garages, etc. 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 a transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and applied on the wooden articles and furniture.

Our newly developed product is in the form of a spray which is an easy to use product. It can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the rodents and prevent them from entering the premises.

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

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

Also, visit our websites:
1] http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
2] http://www.rodrepel.com/
3] http://www.termirepel.com/
4] http://www.combirepel.com/

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Rodents costing big bucks to homeowners

You might be thinking, “Mice are tiny! How could they cause so much damage? The same can be said for rats, squirrels and other rodents. Don’t let appearances fool you. Mice and other rodents might seem sweet and innocent, but the reality is the damage they can do to your home can be significant and costly.

The rodent can cause millions of dollars in damages to homes every year. Because rodent teeth never stop growing, these critters need to constantly gnaw and chew to keep their teeth short. It’s a survival tactic. If their teeth grow too long, they won’t be able to eat.

For some reason, rodents really love to gnaw on electrical wiring. This is bad news for the homeowner. Rodents will be able to make their way to every part of your home, from your attic to inside your walls, and everywhere else you have electrical wiring. They’ll chew on the wires and make them bare. As you may know, bare wires increase the risk of a fire.

It’s suspected that up to a quarter of all fires attributed to unknown causes are actually started by wire-chewing rodents.

Rodents will cause damage to your possessions for a few different reasons. They’ll tear your clothing and make use of any other soft material in order to build their nests.

They can also easily chew through your wood furniture in order to get inside to hide. They’ve been known to make their way inside large appliances such as dishwashers and stoves to make their nests.

Both plastic and aluminum pipes are no match for rodents. Mice and other creatures can and will chew through your pipes whether as a means to shorten their teeth or just to get through if the pipes are in the way.

Holes in pipes, such as your dishwasher pipes, can lead to costly flooding. If this occurs, you’ll not only have to replace the pipes, but also potentially replace the flooring, the drywall, and other ruined possessions, too.

Your air conditioning units, ductwork and other building places may seem a very inviting place for rodents to set up their homes. Rats and mice love to live inside of ducts and air returns, chewing through insulation and generally causing damage wherever they go. Not only that, but the diseased rodents’ germs may then be blowing through your house.

Attics and crawlspaces act as an invitation to rats and mice who love to practice chewing on thermal insulation. Not only that but if they are nesting in your insulation then you’ll eventually find that your insulation will be less effective. If rodents chew through the insulation around your water heater, they may be creating a fire hazard in your home.

Mice and rats are disgusting creatures that carry germs and disease wherever they go. Hantavirus, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis are just some of the dangerous diseases carried by rodents. Urine, droppings, and saliva from rodents all contain disease-causing germs which can also make their way into the air, resulting in problems with asthma and other allergic reactions.

Let us look at some pieces of evidence where rodents have severely damaged the homes and which lead to great monetary loss

Baby snapped playing next to dead RAT as army of giant rodents invade home

February 17, 2017 │Daily star

Carla Hazlett, 41, claims they have chewed her possessions and left droppings and urine all over her children’s clothes.

Carla said: “There are hundreds of rats and they are into absolutely everything. I can hear them in the walls and ceilings and they have dug holes in the cellar.

“I have found rat droppings and urine on my kids’ clothes in the cupboards so I have had to throw everything out.

“The rats have chewed all my carpets and it has cost me thousands – I had carpeted the house for £1,000 and I had to put a £1,500 three-piece suite outside because there were rat droppings all in it.

“The first time I saw one of the rats, I froze – there was two of them on the worktop in the kitchen just eating the cereal left over from the kids’ breakfast in the morning.

“It has just got worse and worse – I have been sat on the bed before just watching them run around me.”

Berkeley Neighborhood Deals With Rodent Infestation

September 6, 2017 │NBC Bay area

Residents of an East Bay neighborhood were not sleeping easy Wednesday night. They had rats on their mind.

The rodent infestation was so bad in North Berkeley that one woman had to temporarily move out of her home.

The rats are causing a lot of problems for Christine Simon and her next door neighbor.

“It started in May,” Simon said. “I got mysterious bites all over my body, very itchy.”

Simon’s dermatologist narrowed her problem down to rat mites. They are parasites that live on rats much like fleas.

“They take up to two months to die on their own,” Simon said. “Two months of going to bed every night and being eaten alive.”

The control of rodents is an integral step to safeguard health, lives, food, property, and economics. The use of conventional fumigants, rodenticides is no longer considered to be an effective solution to get rid of the rodent infestation as these rodents are becoming increasingly resistant to them, the traditional baits and traps are also proving to be useless in preventing rodents from invading our homes. 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.

Therefore, we require a long-term and sure shot solution that can help prevent the damaged caused by these rodents in our homes.

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, low hazard 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, EU 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 polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, 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 a 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.

Also, visit our websites:
1] http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
2] http://www.rodrepel.com/
3] http://www.termirepel.com/
4] http://www.combirepel.com/

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Is your car rat free?

What can be more disheartening than waking up one morning for the office and being unable to start the car? And when the hood is opened, finding some serious damages to the internal wirings?!  Investing thousands of dollars while buying a car and again spending more dollars on the repairs is the worst scenario of these days. The repairs give no assurance that there won’t be the same damage again. This is definitely an issue of concern.

Who is the culprit for these huge damages?

Well, these are the tiny creatures which have a habit of chewing everything they come across. Yes, these are the rodents!

The rodents constantly have to gnaw on things to wear their teeth down. Their teeth continually grow, so just like we clip our fingernails, a rat gnaws on things in order to keep its teeth in check. Overgrown teeth are a possible problem for them. They like any surface that they can gnaw on, let the surface be metal, polymer, concrete, wood, etc.

Mice can easily fit through a 1/4 inch hole- About the size of a ring. Rats – a half inch. Nearly every car is susceptible to have small holes or gaps. And the rodents are able to make an entry when through such tiny holes.

The rodents are attracted towards the bright colors and texture of polymers. In the case of automotive wiring, the rodents are attracted because of their taste. Yes, you read it right. The automotive wirings are made of food-grade plastic for a long time now. These make the parts easier to recycle and to meet sustainability targets set by the different government policies. Though ‘green’, these wirings give off a faint smell when warm, which attracts the rodents and they chew up cars. The soy-based content on wiring and fuel lines attract the pests turning vehicles into a moveable feast for pests. as well as rice husks, wood, peanut oil, corn, and other sugars.

Every car owner knows that vermin nesting in a warm engine bay is yesterday’s news. It’s been a problem since the steam age. What is troubling is the growing volume of online stories about rodents chewing up the expensive wiring harness that keep Audis, Hondas, Toyotas, and Volvos running. The damage is not covered by the automaker’s warranty. Also, the assembly is so complex that the mechanics can’t solve the issue and you have to fix the issue by taking it at the car service center.

Recent news reported was:

Toyota rodent/cabling dispute dismissed | CarComplaints.com

June 16, 2018

A lawsuit by Toyota rodents was rejected after the plaintiffs failed in their claims that soy wires attract rats and other animals and cause them to chew and damage the wiring.

According to the plaintiffs, Toyota switched to “soybean-coated wires” cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks, but the wiring is allegedly defective because it attracts rats and other rodents. Once chewed, the damaged wiring can cause all types of vehicle functions to fail, which is allegedly a security risk.

The proposed class action claims that Toyota is responsible for damage to the wiring that was allegedly covered by the warranty. But the automaker blames the rats for the problem, something that’s not covered by the warranty.

According to the claim, the plaintiffs allege that Toyota’s damage was a “ environmental condition ” and therefore excluded from Toyota’s warranty repair “(19459010) Material Defects .”

The plaintiffs also allege, “ Toyota failed to notify consumers ” that “ it had made the transition ” to the wires coated with soybeans and that the coating “ is more attractive and enticing for rodents and therefore increases the likelihood ” the wiring is chewed.

Mice eating wiring in more and more cars

Woman hit with $1,500 repair bill

By John Matarese, WCPO │ September 5, 2018

If you park your car, truck or SUV outdoors at night, beware.

More and more car owners are getting hit with bills in the hundreds — even thousands — of dollars for rodent damage.

Connie Schwartz of Cold Spring, Kentucky, said she recently spotted something strange in her driveway. The fan belt was laying under her pickup truck.

“A friend came out to fix the belt for me,” she said, “and he said, ‘Oh my goodness, you have a bigger problem.'”

It was much more than a missing fan belt that she faced. Mice or chipmunks had eaten through her entire main wiring harness from the alternator.

“It was chewed all the way to the end, and bare wires were touching metal,” she said.

Years ago this was rarely an issue because automakers used rubber or vinyl wires under the hood.

But lately more and more of them have been turning to soy coatings, as in soy beans, according to several class action lawsuits filed in recent years.

Several ineffective measures are used to stop the menace caused by the pests. Use of ineffective pest repellent sprays 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 to cables by pests. 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 rat’s ear. They serve to annoy the rat more than anything. These things can work great initially, but rats can get used to the noise.

You can buy the most dependable car on the earth and still face these problems. So what can you do to this?

The solution available with C Tech Corporation to this nuisance is a onetime solution and the need of the hour for the automobile industry. Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, low hazard 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, EU 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.

Keeping in mind about the safety and effective results, C Tech Corporation has developed globally patented, trademarked and approved eco-friendly and easy to use rodent spray called Rodrepel™ Rodent Repellent Spray, for use in cars.

The spray is designed considering the sensory mechanism of rodents. The product does not kill but repels the pest. The product does not cause any harmful effect on human health. RodrepelTM Rodent Repellent Spray has been formulated through original research by C Tech Corporation. The product is safe for the environment. It can be sprayed on the car wirings, underhood components of the car, battery box, fuel tanks, and polymeric hoses. It is compatible with all types of vehicle and totally safe for cars.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, oil filters, polymeric switch panels, components of ignition box, fuel tanks, fuel hoses, foam seats, airbags, tires and other polymeric components from cars while they are manufactured.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied to interior and exterior of the cars. It can be applied over the bonnet, bumper, doors, trunks etc. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

The product in lacquer form is used as a direct application. The lacquer can be applied to already install wires and cables, polymeric hoses, fuel tanks, battery box, etc. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

C Tech’s green products can help you get rid of the menace caused by these pests in cars.

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

You can order our RodrepelTM Rodent Repellent Spray from Flipkart.

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.

Also visit our websites:

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

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