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.

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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.

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Rat Menace under the Hood!

Rodents are ubiquitous creatures notorious for the menace they create. Perhaps one of the most affected and largely ignored victims of rodent menace is the automobile industry. Under the hood components of cars are largely susceptible to rodent damage and when it is not serving as a safe haven for rodents from the cold weather it serves as a nutritious supply of electrical wiring, cabling, tubings and injection molded parts. Rodent species are likely to enter into cars and other vehicles through openings beneath the bonnet and damaging wires and other parts of the engine.

 

There have been numerous cases where rodents have managed to destroy car wiring and wires under the hood, behind the dash panel etc. Ever tried to revv up you engine in the morning and it simply won’t start? That is when you know that a rodent has been there, done that!!! The whole backside of the dash panel is a mouse paradise. Headliners, seats, carpeting, are all good rat material.

An interesting report cited the damage done to a brand new sports car by rodents. Clearly rodents are not class conscious! The car was being transported by an FCL container from India to the UK. Upon arrival, when the logistic company opened the container door, they found two dead decomposed rat on the container floor and the wires in the car engines etc are all damaged. Rodents biting threw wires and cables are also responsible for car fires. The damages range from hundreds to thousands of dollars not to mention that sometimes these damages are not covered by insurance.

 

Against this background there is a need to address rodent damage in vehicles in an effective and sustainable manner. Conventional methods involve the use of traditional remedies like moth balls or natural repellent baits. But these are ineffective in their scope to address the problems as the rodents can easily make their way around these contraptions and gnaw away to glory. What is required is an intrinsic solution that can be used to address the problems by direct incorporation in the electrical wiring and injection molded parts.

Rodrepel®™ is an innovative product designed and developed for automobile industry and individual car users. The products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated within wires and cables and polymeric materials right at the outset via extrusion thus making them inherently rodent proof. They have a long life span thus ensuring effective rodent repellence over a period of as high as 5-10 years.

Ancillary precautions can be taken by also using topical coating based formulations of Rodrepel®™ for existing cars with wires and cables. These have a life span of as high as upto a year depending on the adhesive life span used however it renders the same level of protection that the masterbatch approach gives for a reduced life span. The plastic seats can also be extruded withRodrepel®™ or laminated with thin films comprising of Rodrepel®™.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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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PAINT BASED SOLUTION

For many numerous years many attempts were made to keep away rats, mice away from homes storage bins & other areas. Most commonly traps & poison are used to kill this vermin. In addition to create dead animal disposal problems, traps & poison also pose dangers to children & pets.

Rather than to try to kill the rats, better is to deter them in entering the area. It’s a belief that if a rat slayer neglects to sufficiently cover up his or her violent act with soil, members of the dead rat’s coven will seek revenge.

For over a year now, this small ragtag army of ravenous rodents possessing extra-strong teeth, crouch surreptitiously in the dark secret space between the ceiling and the roof during daytime, as humans scurry beneath them, ignorant of the insidious plans fermenting in those small, yet sharp and focused animal brains.

Despite the animals’ obvious taunting of our human authority however, none of us had even tried to eradicate these nasty nocturnal attackers.

Rodents cause damage to seating in rail coaches, air conditioners, food served in railways are mostly infected by rodent urine & feces , as rodents are always their prime visitors in pantry section. They are a carrier of numerous dangerous diseases.

Armies of rodents have made railway stations across the state their home, posing a serious threat to the safe passage of trains and commuters, the problem is getting serious with rats digging deep burrows under the railway tracks, due to which tracks had become loose. This had disturb the train services

Platforms had become a breeding ground for rats due to food items thrown on platforms. Besides, the grains from goods trains provide more food to them. Lakhs of huge rats infest trains and breed along platforms.

In railways, Rodrepel®™ can be used to paint the undercarriage, walls of the railway coaches and the galvanized surfaces of the pantry. It remains remains active as long as the paint last which is about 18 months. The window sides, bed linen storage area, seat corners, electric board, dustbin, lavatory were coated with the lacquer. The pantry and AC coaches were painted as well. Entire body panel was painted to make it completely rodent proof.

They can damage our home & furniture by gnawing on the wood. They can chew through the plaster walls & enlarge existing holes in the wood so they can easily have an access to their food resources.  They can easily enter in to our cars & can chew away the wirings, tore away seats covering, which can led to costly repairs afterwards. Lacquer based solution incorporated with Rodrepel®™ can be used to paint this cars & furnitures which will repel this rodents from entering & damaging the property. .

Rodrepel®™ which is an innovative product of C Tech Corporation is useful to repel rodents in non hazardous way, not by killing them but by repelling & making use of sensory mechanism. The product is made  up from natural oils & and is free from toxic chemical and heavy metals.

Rodrepel®™ is available in form of masterbatch based on LDPE as well as EVA polymeric granules. Recommended addition level of these masterbatches is 1%-5%. It is effective over a very long span of time. (15-40 years)It does not interfere with the physical & mechanical properties of the polymer.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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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Of Rice & Mice!

The Issue:

No rosy introductions, no sneak previews, lets do straight talk!

Rodents adversely affect humans in three main ways:

  1. They eat agricultural crops in the field;
  2. They eat, spoil and contaminate stored food; and
  3. They carry diseases of humans and their livestock.

In the Asia–Pacific region, rodents are one of the most peril constraints to agricultural production. This region contains two-thirds of the World’s poor—approximately­­ 800 million people in 2001 and the majority of these people live in rural areas. Management of rodent pests in agricultural regions is therefore a high priority for reducing poverty.

More than 90% of the world’s rice is produced and consumed in Asia, with rice producing 35–60% of the total food energy for the three billion people living in the region (Khush 1993). The pre-harvest impact of rodent pests on rice-based agricultural systems in 11 Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam causes chronic losses to production in the order of 5–10% per annum. Today, it is not unusual for small-holder rice farmers to report chronic yield losses of 20–30% per annum, rising to 50% or even total crop loss in certain seasons. In Asia, a loss of 5% of rice production amounts to approximately 30 million tonnes; enough rice to feed 180 million people for 12 months! Postharvest losses are probably of a similar magnitude to pre- harvest losses. (Gary Singleton)

In India, losses of grain to rodents are estimated to be 25-30% postharvest at a cost of at least US$5 billion annually in stored food and seed grain (FAO 1999). Another author claims that this could be a conservative figure, based on estimates that there are in excess of 2.5 billion rats in India and each one potentially could cause US$10–15 billion in damages each year (Hart 2001). Postharvest damage by rodents includes direct consumption of stored grain and contamination by rodent excrements, parasites, and corpses and damage to containers (e.g., jute bags in India particularly). Also, in Indonesia, Suharno (1987) reported that rodent gnawing was the cause of treatment failures for insect pests, and increased treatment costs in bag stacks sealed under plastic enclosures after disinfestations with carbon dioxide.

There are 60+ rodent-borne diseases reported to affect humans (Gratz 1996). The foremost diseases for concern within the rice-growing agricultural zones

  • Leptospirosis (6,000 cases in Thailand in year 2000 with 320 deaths; A. Payakaphanta, pers. commun.);
  • The arena- and hantaviruses that cause haemorrhagic diseases (Mills 1999);
  • The plague (Yersinia pestis); rat typhus (Rickettsia ); and
  • Neuro-angiastrongyliasis (Prociv et al 2000).

The proposed solution:

The bad

Human ingenuity has come up with different ways of catching rodents. Many groups of people have developed specific traps and snares that either kill or capture any rodent that ventures too close. Four main kinds of traps are: single-capture live-traps, single-capture kill-traps and snares, multiple-capture live-traps & pitfall traps. With rodent population being as high as 10 per sq m. in some areas, this does not seem to be a feasible option. Additionally, the disposal of trapped rat in timely manner would be a humongous task.

The ugly

Poisoned baits and spray pesticides are used extensively in many parts of the world. It has been estimated that approximately 95% of all rodenticides used are anticoagulant baits. Not only are these baits easy to use and readily accessible over the counter, they are extremely effective in killing rodents and other pests. However, they also are lethal to non-target species, including human besides domestic dogs and cats of course! These are mainly based on inorganic compounds which are not metabolized but are directly absorbed, distributed and excreted. Most of them have adverse effects on mutagenicity, teratogenicity and reproduction of humans. The table following this article, compiled by Dr. Gary Singleton based on personal visits to rice fields will demonstrate the gravity of situation in various Asian countries. Currently only toxic rodenticides are used which should be curbed as early as possible.The

Conclusion:
Rodents cause tremendous economic hardship to Asian smallholder farmers, yet solutions for management can be simple and effective. Innovative non- toxic and eco- friendly options need to be encouraged to enter the fascinating secret world of rats and work closely with farmers to assist them in their struggle against the hardships caused by rodents.

 

Country National Government priority Farmer priority Lead Government Agency Current Control by Farmers (government recommendation)
Bangladesh High High BRRI, BARI (and NGOs) Reactive use of rodenticides; fumigation

burrows; traps (rodenticides-no clear operational national policy)

Cambodia Moderate High in regions CARDI, AEC Community rat hunts; digging; reactive use of regions poison (ZnPh of variable quality) (reactive provision of bounties and ZnPh)
China PR Moderate ?? Various Reactive use of acute and chronic rodenticides (chronic rodenticides)
India Very High in regions High AICRRP, funded by IRC, ICAR Bunds–low growth; trapping; reactive use of rodenticides in mass-scale control programs

(rodenticides: surveillance then pulse application; fumigation)

Indonesia Very High Very High CRIFIC: RIR, DFCP Reactive use of poisons; fumigation (sulfur);

hunting; bunds – low growth (except main channels); CTBS; bounty (EBRM: CTBS; bunds–low growth; synchronous crops; etc.)

Lao PDR High in Uplands High in Uplands NAFRI, Provincial Dept. Agric Bounties; hunting; digging; reactive use of poison (ZnPh; unknown Chinese) (no government recommendations formulated)
Malaysia Low Patchy MARDI, Dept. Agric Reactive use of acute poison (ZnPh); anticoagulants (use anticoagulant weekly for 8 wk after planting crop; barn owls as predator)
Myanmar High High MAS Reactive use of poisons; hunting; digging
Philippines Low High PhilRice, BPI, RCPC, NCPC Reactive use of acute poison (ZnPh); seasonal NCPC rat drives (postharvest); digging; bunds–low

growth (sustainable baiting using anticoagulant after planting crop)

Thailand Moderate (High for health) ?? DOA- AZRG, DOAE- PPS Reactive use of acute poison (ZnPh); digging; hunting (strategic use of chronic [or acute] poisons; pit traps)
Vietnam Very High Very High MARD: IAS- South, NIP- North, MARD- PPD and sub- PPDs Bounties; reactive use of poisons (ZnPh;

unknown Chinese; BioRat; anticoagulant); plastic fences; CTBS (BioRat; cat as predator (developing CTBS/EBRM principles))

To eradicate this problem we at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution. We have come up with a product named Rodrepel®™.

Rodrepel®™ is an extremely low toxicity and extremely low hazard, and environmentally safe anti-rodent additive for master batches specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications including films, wires, and cables. It is also effective in case the target species is birds and other animals. It is compatible with nearly all polymeric bases such as PVC, LDPE, HDPE etc.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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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Nonivamide (synthetic capsaicin) – A potentially fatal myth in pesticide world!

Aptly defined as the pain producing component, Nonivamide is a synthetic capsaicin belonging to the genus Capsicum.1

Nonivamide is also called pelargonic acid vanillylamide or PAVA and is a capsaicinoid. It is present in chili peppers, but is commonly manufactured synthetically. The reddish brown, oily liquid obtained by extracting dried, ripe fruit of chili peppers is known as Oleoresin capsicum. More than 100 compounds have been identified in oleoresin capsicum, but capsaicin is the most pungent and particularly irritant component in many peppers comprising of 0.007% to 0.7% of dried mass. 2

2 most unfortunate myths associated with this synthetic capsaicin are discussed in this article.

MYTH #1:

“Nonivamide can be used to deter pests”

Capsaicin compound is sold popularly as mammalian pests, bird and insect deterrents. A common example is the use of ground-up or crushed dried chili pods in birdseed to deter squirrels, since birds are unaffected by capsaicin. However, these solutions may be a realistic option for commercial applications.

Although hot chili pepper extract is commonly used as a component of household and garden insect repellent formulas, extensive studies show that it is not clear that the capsaicinoid elements of the extract are responsible for any repellency. Even if the effects are seen, they are only temporary. 3

Infact, the matter of fact is that- Unlike many fruits, which have evolved to seed dispersal with the zoochory, the seeds of Capsicum plants are predominantly dispersed by birds themselves, in which capsaicin has an analgesic rather than irritant property! Chili pepper seeds consumed by birds pass through the digestive tract unharmed, whereas those consumed by mammals do not germinate at all.

Most of the pests possess evolutionary advantages: Birds & mammals do not have the same sensitivity to capsaicin anymore, because it targets a specific pain receptor which is now immune to the hotness. Chili peppers are eaten by birds living in the chili peppers’ natural range. The seeds of the peppers are distributed by the birds that drop the seeds while eating the pods, and the seeds pass through the digestive tract unharmed. This relationship may have promoted the evolution of the protective capsaicin. In the picture above, you can see a grey squirrel inside a chili ring of fire, eating the bird food.9

MYTH #2:

“Nonivamide is non- toxic and safe to humans”

Since capsaicin is universally used as self- defense and riot- control agent in form of pepper sprays, tear gas, etc, the notes and documents from various statutory bodies world- wide have been sadly misunderstood. In the summary report on Nonivamide by The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (Veterinary Medicines Evaluation Unit), a conclusion that Nonivamide has low oral toxicity and recommendation for use in topical treatment is given. Similarly, a Committee on Toxicology of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products & the Environment has given a statement on the use of PAVA as an incapacitant spray. The report concludes that the available information, both from the toxicity data in experimental studies, and experience in use, indicates that the low exposures arising from the use of PAVA incapacitant spray would not be expected to be associated with any significant adverse health effects.

Capsaicin is almost non- toxic, as also highlighted by these reports. But the glitch here is that in food/ pharma applications the dosage of Nonivamide is not more than 1%. Most of the self defense or pepper sprays contains not more than 0.32% of capsaicin. In large quantities, capsaicin can cause death.5 Symptoms of overdose include difficulty breathing, blue skin, and convulsions. Eye exposure produces intense tearing, pain, conjunctivitis and blepharospasm.7

Acute toxicity values:

The lethal dose (LD50 in mice) of capsaicin is 47.2 mg/kg. According to WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard, this compound falls in Class 1b (5- 50 mg/kg rat) meaning a “highly hazardous substance”. (Refer WHO classification in table along). The label for such a substance is shown here.

R- and S-Phrases:

R-phrases (short for Risk Phrases) are defined in Annex III of European Union Directive 67/548/EEC: Nature of special risks attributed to dangerous substances and preparations. The list was consolidated and republished in Directive 2001/59/EC, where translations into other EU languages may be found. R-phrases for Capsaicin are:

R25 Toxic if swallowed;

R36 Irritating to eyes:

R37 Irrigating to respiratory system;

R38 Irritating to skin;

R41 Risk of serious damage to eyes;

R42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.5

 

S-phrases are defined in Annex IV of European Union Directive 67/548/EEC: Safety advice concerning dangerous substances and preparations. The list was consolidated and republished in Directive 2001/59/EC, where translations into other EU languages may be found. S- phrases for Capsaicin are:

S22 Do not breathe dust;

S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

S28- After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water;

S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell; seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

 

DOT Classification:

CLASS 6.1: Poisonous material

Identification: Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s. (capsaicin) UNNA: 2811 PG: III

Case Study:

Human Voluteer Studies were carried out by exposing volunteers to PAVA by inhalation to study the effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The aerosol was generated using a nebulizer to provide respiratory particles. Ten healthy subjects and ten mild asthmatic subjects were exposed to a range of concentrations. It was noted that under operational use with concentrations as low as 1.3%, the subjects would be likely to be experiencing a high level of stress, and this could lead to clinically significant bronchospasm.

Non- toxic and non- hazardous options in lieu of Nonivamide:

Unlike conventional rodenticides or termiticides, Rodrepel™® and Termirepel™® respectively “repel” the pests; and have been prepared by molecules simulated by advanced research which are completely non toxic to humans as well as other animals. They are completely free of insecticides, heavy metals or products such as copper or lead napthenates, lindane etc or chemicals- natural/synthetic found dangerous or harmful to humans or animals. The products do not migrate or leach out from the polymer to contaminate ground water resources. The active life of these products is 15- 40 years depending upon application.

To eradicate this problem we at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution. We have come up with a product named Rodrepel®™.

Rodrepel®™ is an extremely low toxicity and extremely low hazard, and environmentally safe anti-rodent additive for master batches specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications including films, wires, and cables. It is also effective in case the target species is birds and other animals. It is compatible with nearly all polymeric bases such as PVC, LDPE, HDPE etc.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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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Do you smell a rat?

“By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation” aptly quoted by Hon. Edmund Burke. This is the power of rats and their family of rodents. With rodent population growing 10X faster than humans, the riot caused by them is also escalating at an equal pace. Rodents predominantly affect rural families in three main ways: they damage the irrigation tubing in the field as well they eat, spoil and contaminate stored food; they are liable to disrupt basic gas/ water/ power supply by disrupting haulage tubes and cables; and they carry diseases of humans and their livestock. Asia Pacific region contains two-thirds of the World’s poor—approximately 800 million people in 2001— and the majority of these people live in rural areas. Management of rodent pests in agricultural regions is therefore a high priority for reducing poverty. Polymer products are particularly affected since they cannot endure the attack by rodents. A sneak peek into the rodent invasion at varied levels in myriad applications is illustrated. Conventionally available and popularly used rodenticides cause chronic diseases that may be more severe than the malady caused by rodents’ invasion. The article aims to demonstrate the necessity of increased awareness so as to minimize the rodent incurred economic losses and to emphasize the need to switch to safer and eco- friendlier alternatives.

Rodent menace:

The number may be intriguing but true; forty percent of mammal species found on earth are rodents. Scores of rodents are found on all continents other than Antarctica. Common rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs and voles. Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, which is characterized by two continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing. Gnawing is defined as the act of biting, chewing on, or eroding with the teeth.

Indeed, in almost all regions, the rodent species found around houses and in fields are viewed as ‘pests’ or even as ‘vermin’. And often with just cause—the rodents consume and spoil crops in the field and in storage bins, they damage household possessions and even buildings and roads, and they play an often overlooked but highly significant role in the transmission of various diseases.

Rodent menace can cause severe economic losses. Rodents chew on plastic doors, sidings, benches, molded plastic parts, cables, wires, railway components practically anything. In the wild too, they chew on products made of plastics such as trash bins, containers, cables etc. The rodent menace to polymer products in various industrial sectors is illustrated in Fig. 1:

Fig. 1: Rodent menace in different industrial sectors.

Rodents are particularly fascinated to plastic pipes and tubing which are laid either on surface or underground. The color and odor of plastic pipes attract rodents, which in search of water and their fetish for gnawing action attack these pipes; that may or may not be hauling water.

Wires and Cables: Rodents gnawing through wires could result in short circuits leading to fire hazards; whereas damage to optical fiber cables could disrupt transmission of sensitive communication. Rodents often disturb underground train services and metro rail services. Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. has published several papers on rodent damage to wires and cables; vividly troubled by this issue. They claim that rodent attacks have been a chief cause for heavy maintenance cost of duct & direct-buried cable networks and is a threat to service operators in almost all geographic locations of the world.

Agriculture: Rodents have two major impacts. The first is the substantial pre- and postharvest losses they cause to agriculture. The second is as carriers of debilitating human diseases.

Drip irrigation & Pipelines (pre- harvest losses): Drip irrigation, also known micro- irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. However, the whole purpose of conservation of water using such systems turns futile if these tubes get vulnerable to rodent attacks. Some farmers despondently state that “for every eight rows of rice they sow for their families, they sow two rows for the rats.” Pioneers in drip irrigation systems, Jain Group, has now included rodent deterrent type of hoses/ tubes in their product catalogue.

Storage containers and bags (post- harvest losses): Rodents have an enormous economic impact on stored grain in developing countries. In one year, 25 adult rats would eat and damage about half a ton of grain and produce about 375,000 droppings! Good data on postharvest losses caused by rodents are sparse; however, reports of up to 20% postharvest losses of rice are not unusual. Under traditional rice farming systems, rodents generally cause chronic losses to production in the order of 5–10% per annum. In Asia, a loss of 5% of rice production amounts to approximately 30 million tonnes; enough rice to feed 180 million people for 12 months.

Gas hauling devices: Sensitive applications such as gas transfer are also disturbed by chewing of rubber gas tubing and pipelines. This has now compelled the pipeline and rubber tubing manufacturers to fabricate products, with anti- rodent properties, complying with government specifications. Timesonline, UK News, had reported a disastrous death of old lady due to gas explosion. Gnawing rodents were to blame for the death of an 80-year-old woman in a massive explosion that flattened her home. They had gnawed through her kitchen rubber pipes, causing a build-up of gas in the room.

Aircraft arrester systems: According to study by the Defense Research and Development Establishment, Gwalior, India; the aircraft arrester system remains in open ground all the time, since it is used on runways. It is damaged by rodents who by nature chew and cut materials and hence nylon tapes in open fields are susceptible to these rodent attacks. Fig. 2 shows a snapshot of the damage to the conveyor belts with and without rodent repellent properties published by the researchers in an article. The rodents consume more than 50% of the nylon belt without any rodent repellent additive.

Fig. 2: Degree of damage in tapes with and without rodent repellent property (Pigment & Resin Technology, 34/5, 2005, 270–274)

Automobile: Many of us have had trouble starting our cars in the morning as a rat or a vole had eaten through the cable. Complaints of car shut-downs and engine damage are extensive and prevalent globally. And to add to the dilemma, rodent damage is not covered under most auto insurance schemes.

Domestic appliances: LG, one of the leading home appliance manufacturers, has been trying to come up with new methods to prevent the cable and wiring of refrigerators from rodent attack. They have developed anti- rodent sleeves using ROHS compliant polymer additives for such measures.

Current methods and their drawbacks for rodent control:

Traditional chemicals used as rodenticides include organochlorine pesticides like Lindane and heavy metal based compounds such as Copper Naphthenate and Lead Naphthenate. These are used as additives in polymer industry during extrusion. However, these chemicals are not meant for use in polymer products due to following concerns:

  • Human Health Hazard: These harmful rodenticide additives volatilize at polymer processing temperatures and release extremely fumes. Not only does this lead to an extensive loss of chemical during processing; but also poses fatal hazards to workers handling such products at the shop floor. A short term or an acute exposure to such toxins can cause brain damage, kidney damage and gastrointestinal distress while a long term or chronic exposure would mean adverse effects on kidney, blood pressure and central venous system of humans. Carcinogenic and mutagenic disorders have also been reported.
  • Environmental issue: The use of such pesticides is also a serious environmental concern as they leach out from the polymer to enter the atmosphere and are later deposited by rain. They get carried into surface waters as well as ground water. Being fat-soluble such chemicals tend to accumulate through food chains, as is common with organochlorine pesticides.
  • Regulatory norms: Most countries like Finland, Indonesia, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Sweden, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Norway and Sri Lanka have either banned or restricted the use of Lindane and other such poisonous pesticides. In India too, eminent government bodies like TEC, RDSO, etc have defined the antirodent test methodology to account for the non toxic nature of the additives, and to curb the use of hazardous chemicals by the polymer industry.

Thus, control over rodents in a safer, better and eco-friendlier manner is the need of the hour; in India and other parts of the world.

Non toxic and more efficient alternative:

Employing innovative masterbatch formulation techniques and focusing on environmental issues and safety norms that are the call for the day, polymer-specific masterbatch for effective rodent repellence is now possible. Rodrepel™®, a patented product by C-Tech Corporation, has been successful in keeping the rodents away from plastic articles in non hazardous manner. These are compatible with almost all polymers used for cable/ tubing/ sheets/ pipes applications. The product is made from natural oils and is free of any chemical toxins or heavy metals.

Rodrepel™® does not kill but only repels the animal by making use of the sensory mechanisms. The product functions from a distance due to the foul smell which generates a typical fear response in the animal. Ferocious species are further deterred from biting by advanced mechanisms like dermal irritation, extremely bitter taste, sensory stimuli modification and henceforth conditioning of their response towards the Rodrepel™® containing products. Thus, Rodrepel™® actually helps in modifying animal behavior. Rodents being social animals also communicate the bad experience to their population in vicinity.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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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Copper Naphthenate: Beyond the myth!

The  myth…

Widely used as a wood preservative and also in many polymeric applications for protection against insects and rodents. Copper naphthenate or more specifically copper naphthenate solution which consists of 20% copper naphthenate mixed with white spirits or mineral turps type solvents have been popularly reintroduced in the market as a formulation which is effective in its primary purpose of being a wood preservative and yet provide positive benefits with respect to safety of human health and environment. Thus a win-win solution to a problem with no minimal side effects is what has been propagated.

The facts…

…that it is carcinogenic!: 

While copper naphthenate is said to be comprising of copper naphthenate in combination with white spirits/ mineral turps type solvents, the truth is that it contains about 20% copper salts of naphthenic acids which comprise of an unknown mixture of certain petroleum by products and contaminants and about 80% secret unknown ingredients. These contaminants and by products haven’t been researched enough to conclude that they have no side effects: harmful or otherwise in the long or short run. Most petroleum based constituents are known acutely toxic, chronically toxic and carcinogenic compounds! Moreover they are volatile which means that at any point of time the air surrounding you could be laden with lethal carcinogens: not a very comforting thought especially since you are told that what you are using is non toxic!!!

…that there are disorders!:

Moreover copper naphthenate is an oil-based wood preservative. Most oil based preservatives are easily absorbed through the skin as also by inhalation. Chronic exposure to these preservatives can lead to anemia and it also increases the permeability of membranes which can accelerate the uptake of other toxic substances. Children in particular are more susceptible as they can easily ingest these chemicals within their systems! They are also neurotoxic and can affect nerve transmission and damage the central nervous system. Tests submitted to EPA have found that Copper Naphthenate induces DNA damage. Inhalation of copper dusts and fumes is reported to lead to nasal congestion as also congestion of the upper digestive and perforation of the nasal septum.

…the various reports:

A report by the Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee correlates the widespread application of copper naphthenate and copper absorption in humans and animals. It studied a family of three individuals who lived in a home where copper naphthenate was sprayed on the inner foundation. In two of these individuals, serum copper levels were elevated when first measured months after copper naphthenate was sprayed in the home! This report suggests the need for further study of the absorption and relative toxicity of copper naphthenate. Now isn’t that a direct contradiction to the so called consolidated facts that copper naphthenate is non toxic??

Another report by the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Patho-biology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University studied the effects of copper naphthenate toxicosis in cattle. The results were quite alarming as fourteen cattle on a Kansas pasture died from ingestion of a wood preservative compound containing copper naphthenate. Clinical signs included depression, anorexia, ataxia, diarrhea, and recumbency. Grossly visible lesions included perirenaledema, pale kidneys, and stomach ulceration. All the cows that had postmortem evaluations had extensive renal cortical tubular necrosis. The findings indicated that the copper naphthenate may have contributed to abomasal ulceration.

…heavy metal poisoning:

Being a heavy metal based compound there are many risks with handling copper which also need to be taken into account: Metal fume fever, wheezing and rales have been reported in workers exposed to fine copper dust. Dyspnea has developed after oral copper exposure. Pulmonary edema and alveolar inflammation have been noted in animals. Skin exposure could result in severe irritation, itching, erythema, dermatitis and eczema. Moreover ingestion of copper salts can even lead to gastroenteritis with severe vomiting. Menke’s disease which is an anemia disorder was recognized as a copper absorption disorder according to a report prepared by Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. The report also relates several other diseases with accumulation of toxic levels of copper in the liver and other tissues without excessive intake of the same. Mucosal erosions and burning epigastric sensations with diarrhea have been reported. Vapors of copper salts may form explosive mixtures with air which can travel to the source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air which spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion and poison hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers

…extrusion problems: stink, hazards et al:

Moreover application of copper naphthenate for protection of polymeric applications such as wires and cables would entail the extrusion of copper naphthenate master batches along with the polymer. This process itself is quite replete with inconveniences like the extremely offensive smell of the master batch which the workers are often subjected to over a significant stretch of time as also various hazards related to the process itself. Copper naphthenate can pose as a fire hazard at higher temperatures which is generally the case with extrusion processes. Moreover it forms explosive mixtures with oxygen which can be fatal to workers who might be handling the extrusion process.

Beyond the myth…!

Probably the reason why copper naphthenate has been classified as non toxic and relatively harmless is because of lack of extensive research undertaken to explore its various problems and side effects. But the above reported results show how it has been found to be toxic and therefore extensive study of the same is the need of the hour which would then probably reveal in alarming proportions whatever has been found so far to have affected humans and animals alike! What however we can do is stop or reduce the use of such compounds as ultimately it is us the end users who suffer the consequences and not the ones who supply it or market it claiming that it is non toxic because as Mark Twain famously quoted that ‘what appears to be may not always be the case!’ And it certainly isn’t the case with copper naphthenate!

References:

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/wood/pubs/poisonpoles/chemicals.html

http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15563659208994449?journalCode=ctx

http://jvdi.org/cgi/content/full/19/3/305

http://digitalfire.com/4sight/hazards/ceramic_hazard_copper_compounds_329.html

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/naphthenate-salts-red.pdf

http://www.chemicalbook.com/ProductMSDSDetailCB3205514_EN.htm

http://69.59.152.188/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC39772

http://pestreg.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/whs/memo/hsm94009

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/county/cacltrs/penfltrs/penf2002/2002atch/attch44.pdf

http://www.ccl.rutgers.edu/reports/ICA/ICA2002_copper1.pdf

Building Materials: Dangerous properties of materials in MasterFormat Divisions, by Leslie H Simmons and Richard J Lewis, Sr.

Wiley guide to Chemical incompatibilities, by Richard P Pohanish and Stanley A Greene.

To eradicate this problem we at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution. We have come up with a product named Rodrepel®™.

Rodrepel®™ is an extremely low toxicity and extremely low hazard, and environmentally safe anti-rodent additive for master batches specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications including films, wires, and cables. It is also effective in case the target species is birds and other animals. It is compatible with nearly all polymeric bases such as PVC, LDPE, HDPE etc.

It is also available in lacquer and liquid form and can be easily coated onto an application to repel the rodents. The best part about this product is that it works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species. i.e. rodents, thus being in accordance with the need of the century, Sustainability and green chemistry.

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:

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Rodents damaging cable

Fact about all rodents is that they have incisors that never stop growing. They gnaw continuously to keep their choppers in check. Otherwise, their teeth would grow to such an impractical length that they would starve and die.

Rodents can cause considerable damage in many places, and that includes damage to electrical wires and cables. Rodents use their sharp incisors to gnaw food, they sometimes chew on things like wood or ducts, but they also chew on electric cables and wires. Places like station offices which are full of rush there the rodents make their houses due to easy availability of food which is thrown by the people so this causes the growth of this rodents to make their way easy to access food.

There are many people who find electrical wires in their house, office, cars, ships etc with bruises and scratch marks.

As a car owner, we are probably aware of the risks such as accidents and other threats. Have we ever thought of the threat and the risk that rats can pose in our vehicle though they don’t just damage your home when an infestation happens, they can cause serious damage to your vehicle too? The biggest threat to our vehicle concerning rats is the wiring. Thus sometimes it can be expensive and complicated to repair the wiring that can be damaged by a rat infestation.

Rats also cause problems by biting the electrical wiring in cars, trucks, and trailers. The damage can sometimes be very difficult to locate, resulting in large repair bills!

Insulation is not safe from rodents.  They will tunnel into insulation inside walls and attics, either to make a home or to gather soft materials for their nests.

Rodents build their nests in large electrical appliances, and chewing on or through insulation and wiring, which can cause the appliance to short circuit, or lead to the risk of fire.

According to the news article,

Investigation: Lawsuits claim rodents chewing through car wires
By Wendy Saltzman | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A furry little culprit is causing big problems for car manufacturers and, possibly more importantly, for drivers whose vehicles are being destroyed.

Now lawsuits are popping up across the country claiming rodents are responsible, eating cars from the inside out. And it’s likely not covered under your warranty.

Critics say soy-wire coverings now used in many new cars are also a tasty food source attracting rodents. They’re chewing through wires and costing car owners thousands of dollars

We at C Tech Corporation are in a unique position to provide solutions to the problems caused by these creatures. Instead of killing our products repels the rodents. Our products results have been positive with our customers

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

Rodrepel™ is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive.

Rodrepel™ 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.

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 Rodrepel™ 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.

Rodrepel™ 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.

Our newly developed product in the form of a spray can be applied to the already installed cables and wires.

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

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:

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

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RESTAURANT ATTRACTING MICE

 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 the garbage and a place where they can find food. Once this mouse enters 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 rodents feces, urine, saliva, rodent bites or fleas. Mice and rats also are a potential source of allergens. Their droppings, dander and shed hair can cause people to sneeze and experience other allergic reactions. Mice will chew on the insulation around wires, this has been known to cause a real threat of fire. Mice will even build their nests in large electrical appliances, again chewing on or through insulation and wiring, which can cause the appliance to short circuit, or 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: This virus can be transmitted when rodent waste is stirred up

Salmonella: Small rodents known to frequently carry the salmonella bacteria in their digestive tract, it spread through contact with rodent waste

Rat-bite fever: Rat-bite fever can occur in people who have been bitten or infected by the rat or another animal that has been contaminated by a rodent carrying disease

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

Evidence for the mice in restaurants,

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

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 the storage room in the 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 totaled 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.

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!

 Rodrepel™ is a low-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive.

 Rodrepel™ 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.

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  Rodrepel™ 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.

 Rodrepel™ 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.

Our newly developed product in the form of the spray can be applied to racks, pallets, wooden furniture, equipment etc.

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

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:

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

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