Car damage? Blame the rodents!

Woodchucks occasionally eat garden or field crops and can cause considerable damage in a very short period. But have you seen woodchucks damaging vehicles??

Surprised?? Well, it seems they have developed a taste towards the car components besides seeking shelter under the hood.

The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

They are usually seen in our fields and gardens burrowing and making tunnels but apparently, they are found under the hoods biting our car components.

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.

News reported were:

Woodchucks Destroyed Paul Ryan’s Chevy Suburban

July 19, 2018

While its common for rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels to chew on engine wiring, it’s less common to hear about woodchucks chowing down on this vehicular “delicacy.” Earlier this month, however, House Speaker Paul Ryan had a personal encounter with some destructive groundhogs.

During a speech to The Economic Club of Washington D.C., he expressed sadness over his Chevy Suburban’s demise. “My car was eaten by animals. It’s just dead.”

Ryan went on to articulate the woodchuck ordeal. He had parked his Suburban at his mother’s house in Wisconsin for the winter. when the engine wasn’t working, he towed it to the dealer. A closer investigation revealed chewed wiring as the cause of the vehicle’s death. Apparently a whole clan of woodchucks had been living in the Suburban’s underbody, to keep warm during the chilly season.

Woodchuck responsible for starting car fire in Steamboat Springs euthanized

Firefighters were worried the woodchuck would start another fire

By Matt Stensland | Steamboat Today │May 22, 2017 

The woodchuck had climbed into the engine compartment of a Toyota 4Runner that was being stored at a ranch.

After the new owner picked up the car, it caught fire while he was driving to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get it registered.

The driver pulled into the Steamboat Today parking lot, and the woodchuck was seen fleeing the scene.

What’s under the hood? A groundhog!

Lou Whitmire, Reporter | May 18, 2016

MANSFIELD – You can’t just chuck out a woodchuck.

That’s what Carolyn Cyrus learned after a groundhog decided to burrow into the engine compartment of her 2015 Honda CR-V on Tuesday evening.

She got into her car about 7 p.m. Tuesday to go to Drug Mart, and was backing up when she noticed she had no power steering.

She went back inside to get her husband, Roy, who came outside and confirmed the lack of power steering.

Her husband lifted the hood and found the culprit hiding in the engine: a huge groundhog.

“After prodding and poking that thing, he still wouldn’t come out,” Carolyn Cyrus said.

So they put a bowl of dog food outside the car, hoping to lure it out.

Wednesday morning, the dog food and groundhog were gone, Cyrus said.

That was the good news. The bad news?

Her car needs to be repaired. She found three pieces of chewed wire on the ground, and she doesn’t know how much it’s going to cost. She’s not sure if critters crawling up in the engine are covered under the warranty or insurance. The car was towed to the dealership where she purchased it, and she is concerned about when she will get it back.

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, 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, 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 spray, solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

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.

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. Thus, making the end application rodent resistant.

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 already installed cables, electric junction boxes, cable carriers, polymeric hoses, fuel tanks, battery box,  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.

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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Are these little critters taking over your attic?

Innocent and playful might be the words you associate with squirrels. But just as these critters can be cute they can also be a menace. Squirrels are usually not harmful when they are living in your trees, but they can be very destructive and a health hazard once they invade your home. 

As squirrels have litters of babies twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, they are constantly looking for sheltered areas to build their nests. Squirrels get into the attic by chewing holes from the outside, typically above gutters, or at construction gaps where dormers meet the roofline. They may also gain entry to attics by chewing corners of trim or any other weak area that allows them access into the attic space. Attics and soffit areas make ideal nesting location for squirrels. Their height provides protection from predators and humans and allows squirrels to remain warm and dry through inclement cold weather.

Squirrels will commonly cause damage to attic insulation or will chew wires in the attic. Squirrels chew on wires  to sharpen, strengthen and control the growth of their teeth. And once they’ve chewed their way through, exposed wires become a major safety concern. Exposed wires can cause unexplained service interruptions, start fires or even electrocute anyone who touches them. As more litters of squirrels are born in or near the home, these squirrels will grow up, leave the nest and search for new areas within the attic to build their own nests.  Once inside, their nesting habits and fondness for gnawing down their incisors can cause thousands of dollars in building damage. As long as the squirrels continue to stay in the attics they will try to create more entry points.

Squirrels have also been known to chew through PVC piping. Imagine the destruction that could be caused by a damaged water line in your attic!

Let us look at some incidences where squirrel have severely damaged the attics and which lead to great financial loss

Squirrels are £20 million menace to homeowners

01 Mar 2011, The telegraph

Squirrels have been blamed for causing more than £20 million of damage to homes in Britain, including gnawed roof beams and chewed wiring. Last year, Glen and Laura Borner’s three-bedroom home in Hertfordshire burned down after squirrels chewed through electrical wiring in the loft.

Besides the estimated £20 million of damage to properties, the Forestry Commission said that squirrels also caused more than £10 million.

Flying squirrels and indoor snow make life miserable for Edina condo owner

DECEMBER 12, 2015, Star tribune

When the flying-squirrel guy told Tina Nelson that it was snowing in her attic, she knew things were getting out of hand at her Edina condo.

That was almost two years ago. Since then, the squirrels infesting her attic have been removed and the openings that let them in, along with the snow, have been closed. But Nelson continues to complain of problems with her unit at the Village Homes of Edinborough complex.

Seemingly innocuous attacks by squirrels can cost us dearly in terms of monetary value as well as human life. It is imperative that we take steps to control and contain this damage. Conventional methods of dealing with these creatures include use of toxic chemical additives, trapping. Along the years each of these tried and tested methods have failed at some level due to a variety of reasons including but not restricted to corrosion, adaptability of rodents, development of immunity to traditional poisons, etc.

They play a vital role in our ecosystem. They are great at planting trees. They bury their acorns, but forget where they put them. 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.

 The time has come to look for a better alternative; an effective and long lasting solution. A sure shot and effective way of doing this is ensuring that these rodents are kept away from our attics.

 A solution involving using the mechanism of repellence will be the best way to go about this as it will mean that the rodents are kept away from the attics in the long run.

RodrepelTM a rodent and animal repellant by C Tech Corporation is ideal.RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, low-hazard rodent repellant available in the form of masterbatch which can be incorporated in the cable sheathing during polymer processing. RodrepelTM in liquid form can be coated on the cable insulation to provide short-term protection from rodents. RodrepelTM lacquer can be applied as a topical application on the attics and also on the already installed cables. This product has been engineered with precision to work on multiple levels targeting the acutely developed sense of the rodents. It also targets the other olfactory senses causing temporary discomfort ensuring the rodent stays away from the end application.

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, and thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, NEA, EU BPR, APVMA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

In our war against these four-legged terrorists, Rodrepel™ promises to be a reliable and promising weapon, making it our weapon of choice.

Contact us if you are facing problems against these little critters and also against aggressive animals as well as termites and insects.

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Notorious Beavers!!

Castor Canadensis commonly known as ‘Beaver’ is a semi-aquatic rodent. They spend most of their time in rivers and streams. Beavers are pure vegetarian; they live on fresh leaves, barks, stems, branches, and twigs. Cattail and water lily tubers are their favorite food. They have very sharp incisors which grow throughout their life.

Hence to keep them in check they chew on any kind of tree, wooden objects and sometimes on polymer pipes connected to swimming pools, sewer lines, drainage pipes etc.  

Beavers are well known for their dam building skills. They create dams to raise the water level to build their home or lodges in water. Because of this engineering skill they cause flooding to house, roads, athletic fields, yards, timberlands, croplands etc. They also cause blockages to dam canals, streams, drainage, pipes, sewer lines etc. Because of this many fish cannot reach their traditional spawning ground.  Also trees die because of this prolonged flooding.

Here are some incidences that show how beavers have affected our lives:

County Airport dealing with ongoing beaver problem

Jonathan Richie │December 21, 2018

BURNETT COUNTY–– “It’s been frustrating, so we had to bring in a guy to come in and do some beaver trapping,” Airport Manager Chuck Shultz told the infrastructure committee last week. “It’s a private trapper that the DNR in Grantsburg suggested.”

“This is a pretty common thing for Burnett County,” Rod said. “It’s hard to tell how many are left out there.”

Rod explained that the beavers live in a 30-40 acre area surrounding the airport. In that area, they have built five different dams.

Shultz said the dams create giant pools of water at the airport and the nuisance beavers are the main concern.

Homeowners and industry struggling with beaver dam flooding

‘If it wasn’t for people taking care of these beavers, these roads would be flooded constantly,’ says trapper

CBC News · August 7, 2017

‘They can cause real damage’

The situation is getting so bad, that even people who are used to dealing with nearby beavers are frustrated.

Rhonda Hall has lived on her property in Lively for 25 years. She says beaver dams have flooded her property to the point where her septic field and well water are at risk.

“People don’t understand it. They think beavers are cute and whatever,” she says.

“But they can cause real damage.”

Biologists classify beavers as ‘keystone species’. Beavers build dams in water and create wetlands upon which many species and endangered species depend. They purify and control water by filtering silt from water bodies in which they live. High water table, less erosion and cleaner water results from these beaver dams. They can also prevent forest fire from spreading in neighboring region. Beaver dams also protect downstream spawning areas from sedimentation and increase salmon and trout populations.

Hence to use conventional methods like electric fencing, exclusion fencing, frightening devices, toxicants, fumigants, toxic rodenticides would not be appropriate. As these methods directly harm beavers.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome damage caused by beavers. Rodrepel™ is a low toxic, low hazard, non-carcinogenic and environmentally safe, anti rodent additive. The masterbatch of Rodrepel™ can be incorporated in polymer pipes, silage bags, agriculture films, mulches etc.

Rodrepel™ liquid concentrate can be added to paints which can be applied to fencing of trees, house, croplands etc.

Rodrepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the fences, installed pipe, wires and cables, etc.

Rodrepel™ does not kill but repel. It is engineered using unique set of complex compounds. It follows 6 pronged strategy which is extremely effective on rodents like squirrel, rat, beaver, gopher, paca, marmot etc.

Rodrepel™ 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, EU BPR, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

You can thus contribute to the environment by using our products.

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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Rats in hotels

People visit hotels to relax and rejuvenate. Hotel rooms have everything you need for a pleasant stay. However, the tiny notorious species commonly found in hotels and restaurants are enough to ruin your vacation leaving you with nothing but exasperation.

The species explore each and every room; mostly kitchens; and are responsible for damages. Yes, I am talking about the rodents like rats and mice.

People visit hotels to relax and rejuvenate. Hotel rooms have everything you need for a pleasant stay. However, the tiny notorious species commonly found in hotels and restaurants are enough to ruin your vacation leaving you with nothing but exasperation. The species explore each and every room; mostly kitchens; and are responsible for damages. Yes, I am talking about the rodents like rats and mice.

An encounter with a pest in a hotel can ruin a guest’s stay and result in negative comments spreading a bad reputation for the hotel, seriously affecting business. An infestation of pests can also result in authorities taking legal action to ensure public safety, especially if the kitchens, restaurants, and bars are affected.

Nearly 40% of the mammals species are Rodents. Rodents are characterized by two pairs of continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which need to be kept short by gnawing. Rats and mice are attracted by food supplies and do not venture far from their shelter or nesting sites. Rats and mice are capable of a rapid increase in population given an abundant food supply; due to the number of litters they are capable of producing and the time to maturity. They also are in constant search of places that would provide shelter from predators. They need dark and warm places to hide. This is the reason why they invade our hotels and restaurants.

Rodent presence in hotels can be indicated through the signs they leave. Droppings of various shapes and sizes; smudge marks along runs caused by their oily fur; small entry spots; gnawing on clothes, building materials, etc. are the signs which indicate rodent presence in hotels.

Rodents are the carriers for many diseases, including Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, Toxoplasmosis, Lyme disease, rat-bite fever. They can transport bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminate food sources and kitchen surfaces.

Rodents usually enter the hotels through poorly sealed heating and cooling air conditioning ducts, laundry area, drainage pipe holes, etc. The spacious area like hotels is available for them to accommodate and requires great efforts to completely eradicate them.

Hotels have to suffer great economic losses due to rodent menace. Rodent sighting in hotels can badly affect the hotel’s name and reputation. Therefore hotels must pay special attention to maintaining hygiene and also eradicating the rodent infestation.

Rodent Caught On Camera At Disneyland

CBS Los Angeles │May 22, 2018

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Critter concerns at the Happiest Place on Earth. A visitor caught a rodent on camera scurrying across the floor of one of the Disneyland resort’s hotels.

As CBSLA’s Stacey Butler reports, Disneyland tonight is taking some serious action.

The cell phone video was taken by a guest Monday night inside the lobby of the Hearthstone Lounge at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

“I think it’s pretty bad to get to that state that they have rodents running around in the main foyer,” said guest Raelynn Flatters.

Guests pouring out of Disneyland Tuesday night were shocked that rodents appeared to run around the popular lounge.

“That’s disgusting,” said a visitor. “And I bet they weren’t named Mickey either.”

The Hearthstone Lounge normally serves drinks and food all day and night but for now it’s shut down.

Lincoln man said he found rodent nest in hotel bed

By Carly Jensen | 1011now.com │January 23, 2018

A Lincoln man said he found a rat’s nest in his bed while staying at a hotel.

Russell Fletcher said he was driving back to Lincoln from DJaying a show in another town when he decided to stop at the Syracuse Inn and Suites.

But later that night, he said he awaken by something in the bed with him.

“I feel something started about my back neck area,” Fletcher said.  “And then by the time I fully woke up, I could feel it moving around.“

Russell said it was a mouse

He said he kicked the bedding off the bed and found a nest and rodent droppings in one of the bed’s corners.  He said he also found dried up insect parts on the other bed’s frame.

Hotels do need effective and durable repellents. Hence a permanent solution is available with   C Tech Corporation in the form of product called Rodrepel™. Rodrepel™ is an extremely low at toxicity, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic compound, low hazard, non-dangerous and environmentally safe rodent repellent.

Our product is available in the form of a masterbatch, which can be directly incorporated in the application while manufacturing and in the form of lacquer, paint additives, wood polish additives that can be directly applied as a top coat on the surface of application. Rodrepel™ does not kill but only keeps the rodents away by making use of the sensory mechanisms.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of hotels, ceilings, storage rooms, kitchens, guestrooms, washrooms, etc. to repel rodents from the area required.

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

Wood polish additive can be mixed with the wood polish and applied on the wooden articles and furniture from the hotels.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment from hotels, etc. This would result in the final application being rodent repellent.

Our newly developed product is in the form of spray. The RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray can be used by anyone and easy to use.

The product functions from a distance due to the peculiar smell which generates a typical fear response in rodents. Rodents are further restricted from biting the applications treated with our products due to advanced mechanisms like sensory stimuli modification etc.

Further, they acquire a fear towards the Rodrepel™ containing products which make them stay away from the application. Thus, Rodrepel™ actually helps in modifying rodent behavior. Rodents being social animals also communicate the bad experience to their population in the vicinity. Thus using Rodrepel™ can give a long term relief to hotel businesses from rodents.

Rodrepel™ is a product resulting from smart technology and green chemistry. Hence doesn’t harm any target or non-target species in any way, just keeps rodents away. We are committed to our environment & we believe that no harm must be caused to animals or to the environment.

You can thus contribute to the environment by using our products.

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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