Encountering Gopher Nuisance??

Do you encounter any tunnel system (ref. below fig.) of some 18 inches below ground and some fresh mounds all over your landscape? Then these are definitely done by a rodent called GOPHER, commonly referred to as Pocket Gopher.

Let’s get introduced to this tiny critter creating a great havoc in the backyards.

Gophers fall under order Rodentia commonly known for their extensive tunneling activities. The 35 species of gophers live in habitat such as woodlands, grass prairies, coastal to mountainous regions. They spend their days building complex underground tunnels in the areas having soft soil and abundance of food availability.

Gophers are attracted to moist, light-textured soil with edible vegetation. Their main runways are located up to 18 inches below the surface, though their nesting chambers are much deeper, often six feet below the surface.

Gophers are the notorious hoarders. They carry their food in cheek pouches and stockpile astounding amount of food in the huge underground settlements, hence the name pocket gophers.

Gophers are the omnivorous species and feed on nuts, berries, grass, leaves and insects.Gophers are small creatures of 5 to 12 inches. They have their front feet long, sharp claws useful for burrowing. Their hairy tails are four inches long useful to navigate through tunnels when moving backwards.

They create fan-shaped mounds that are large enough to damage irrigation systems, dams, fields and of course homeowners’ lawns and gardens. Following are the pieces of evidence explaining the damage.

Gophers slowing construction in Thurston County

Posted 12:36 pm, April 26, 2017

The Mazama pocket gopher is listed as threatened in Thurston County, and that is putting the construction on hold, regardless of what property owners may want.

“They have more rights to our property than we do,” Deborah Mclain told Q13.

“In one instance, I had to give up 64% of my property where we built the house,” homebuilder Larry Weaver said. “It was a little over an acre of ground, and 64% had to be fenced off as gopher habitat.”

Pest’ pocket gophers to be killed off

By Daniel J. Chacón, The New Mexican, Jan 10, 2017

The city of Santa Fe is going on a killing spree.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of pocket gophers are the target.

The little critters — rodents, really — have infested two parks in the south-central part of the city, dotting them with dirt mounds and, according to city officials, compromising irrigation lines, ruining the turf and making the areas unsafe for sports and other recreational activities.

“Go to Franklin Miles, and you can see that it looks like thousands of little landmines have exploded, and that’s throughout the entire park,” Trujillo said Tuesday. “These pocket gophers dig.”

“Pocket gophers are not protected by any state or federal law or local ordinance,” said Victor Lucero, manager of the city’s integrated pest management program. “They’re not considered endangered. They are a rodent pest.”

“One pocket gopher has the potential to create 60 mounds in the course of one month,” he said.

Pocket gophers – No. 1 enemy in subsurface drip irrigation in western alfalfa

Cary Blake | Dec 31, 2015

The continued farming skirmish pits western alfalfa growers – who want to upgrade from traditional surface irrigation systems to more water efficient subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems – against vertebrate pests, mainly pocket gophers, which chew up underground SDI drip tape.

While the stakes are high and producers have an upper hand, gophers remain the No. 1 enemy.

“Rodents are undoubtedly the major challenge for SDI in alfalfa in northern California,” said Dan Putnam, University of California Extension alfalfa and forage specialist based at Davis.

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Rodents of Unusual Size – Nutria

The nutria invasion of California continues.

Native to South America, nutria is now found in at least 40 states and three Canadian provinces, and in Europe, Asia, and Africa, thanks to the booming fur trade at the end of the 1890s. The word nutria refers to the animal’s pelt and has been adopted to denote the species in the states. Elsewhere they are called coypu, an Ancient Greek interpretation meaning beaver rat. The critters also are called river rats. They migrate via rivers.

As long as there is water nearby, nutria will hang around. They live in burrows that have openings below the water surface. They are semi-aquatic, wetland-dwelling rodents. They are omnivorous mammals, eating mainly vegetation and small creatures like snails and mussels.

Nutria can grow to 2 1/2-feet long, not counting their tail, weigh from 12 to 20 pounds and live up to 10 years.

Their most notable feature is their orange incisors.

However, the bad news about these animals quickly came to light. They can eat a quarter of their body weight in plant matter every day. They eat leaves, stems, and roots. Their voracious eating habits destroy wetlands vegetation, land crops, and residential lawns and gardens.

Their burrowing causes major erosion and eventual damage to natural and public flood control systems, banks and levees.

That’s not all, they are incredibly prolific. The female can have two to three litters a year, giving birth to five to 13 young each litter.

This invasive 20-pound rodent could devastate California’s agriculture industry

Jaymi Heimbuch │March 18, 2019

Nutria are already an invasive species wreaking havoc in Louisiana, Oregon, and Maryland. They can quickly turn a wetland into a mudflat as they chomp down on plants. So when the species was spotted in Merced County, California, in March of 2017, officials knew exactly how worried they should be.

“They can consume up to 25% of their body weight in above- and below-ground vegetation each day, but they waste and destroy up to 10 times as much, causing extensive damage to the native plant community and soil structure, as well as significant losses to nearby agricultural crops,” notes the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Nutria have enormous potential not only to damage the infrastructure critical to delivering water to cities and farms, but they also threaten wetlands and riparian habitat as well as existing restoration projects. They can carry tuberculosis, septicemia, tapeworm and other parasites that can contaminate water supplies. They are certainly not a welcome visitor, and they can quickly become an expensive problem.

“Within five years, the state estimates there could be nearly a quarter million nutria chewing up California’s endangered wetlands,” reports The Sacramento Bee.

As of February, 386 nutria have been found by CDFW, up from 20 nutria a year ago.

$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

February 16, 2019, By Los Angeles Times

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.

Nutria — large, web-footed mammals native to South America that resemble beavers — showed up in Merced County in 2017, alarming wildlife officials with their propensity to quickly reproduce, their voracious appetite for vegetation and their ability to destroy underground infrastructure.

Nutria populations not only destroy the state’s already diminished wetlands by consuming vegetation, but also burrow into the ground, potentially damaging irrigation canals and levees. This poses a risk to the state’s drinking water supply and could expose communities and farm fields to flooding, said Peter Tira, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Squirrel Power: Behind your power outages

These days, the number of animal lovers is gradually increasing and it’s good to be an animal lover but what if some of these creatures are eating up your gadgets and thus not allowing you to take advantage of some of the greatest inventions by the mankind. Shocking?? Yes, but it is true!!

Believe it or not, a certain furry rodent is responsible for more than half of U.S. power outages. Sometimes rodents gnaw through insulation guarding power lines and sometimes they end up lurking in high voltage system due to their inability to read the high warnings. There have been myriad cases of damages to power systems. In June 2015, squirrels caused a power outage for 45,000 people in East Bay, Berkeley in the USA. Another incident of March 2013 shows that these rodents are suicide bombers where a rat caused a power outage in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. The damage caused by rodents proves to be very expensive for the plant and owner of the equipment. Rodents have a bad habit of chewing; therefore they are allured by wires and other appliances as they are hard and help them in sharpening their teeth

Squirrels often use power lines as their roadways; the line is high, convenient, and offer safe routes over roads, near to food-bearing trees and roof-lines. Of course, this means that squirrels can bridge the space between wires, transformer components, and other pieces of the electrical grid that can lead to a short circuit. What you’re left with is a dead squirrel and several people and businesses without power.

According to the American Public Power Association, the squirrels are a frequent cause of such power outages. These rodents are such a problem to the society that the American Public Power Association tracks the blackouts caused in America through the SquirrelIndex. These power outages and blackouts are increasing day by day and the worst part is that we cannot do much to prevent them.

The rodents are no less than a threat to cybersecurity. In 1987, a squirrel took out the data from NASDAQ computer centers which eventually lead to the loss in trading. There have been various such cases. There is even a site, CyberSquirrel.com which especially runs to create awareness about the harm caused by these rodents to cybersecurity. CyberSquirrel, an organization that tracks the outages caused by the furry beasts, says it logged 560 events in 2015 in the state of Montana alone.Yes, the squirrel is a bigger threat to cybersecurity than hackers, and there’s data to back this up. According to the officials of Georgia Power (US), squirrels can cause up to $2 million dollars’ worth of damage yearly. To avoid these issues, one must take precautions.

Most electrical cables are jacketed or sheathed by several layers of electrically insulating materials such as lead, rubber, jute, cotton, tar asphalt, or various synthetic resins. A layer of steel or copper tape is often wrapped about the insulated cable to protect it from external damage, and finally, a water repellent layer or coating is added to prevent corrosion of the metal tape. Although the deterioration of electric cables is usually caused by mechanical, electrical and chemical forces, it can also occur in consequence of biological processes. On or more of the layers of protective or jacketing materials is often destroyed by microorganisms, marine invertebrates, insects, rodents, or other gnawing animals.

This Threat To America’s Energy Grid Is Driving Security Experts Nuts

Posted to Energy April 10th 2019 by Erin Mundahl

Last week, President Donald Trump released an executive order intended to protect the U.S. from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks against the electric grid. But there is another threat to the grid, one that is far more low-tech and far more common, than a smuggled EMP device:

Squirrels.

“I’m all for increasing grid resilience, but here’s a threat priority list: 1. Squirrels 2. Tree branches 3. Heat waves/hurricanes/other climate-amplified threats” joked Costa Samaras, an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation in a tweet.

He may have been joking, but his math is dead on.  For a small mammal, squirrels cause a surprising amount of damage to the grid. In 2016 alone, utilities reported 3,456 outages caused by squirrels, cutting off power to more than 193,873 customers. These incidents are more common in the spring and fall but can happen throughout the year.

To try to stop the furry menaces and to keep equipment safe, utility companies employ a variety of deterrents like wheels, cages, and guards. Despite these efforts, squirrels are a constant operating hazard.

According to CyberSquirrel1, a website and Twitter feed that tracks “all unclassified Cyber Squirrel Operations that have been released to the public that we have been able to confirm,” squirrels have caused 1,254 outages since 2013. These include a fire department call for an “exploding squirrel” that caused a neighborhood in Massachusetts to lose power last month and 135 customers in New Hampshire who temporarily lost power because of a squirrel on March 12, 2019.

Squirrels are nature’s furry little terrorists

By Tim Grobaty in Commentary │November 20, 2018

When I read that a squirrel had caused a power outage in California Heights and Signal Hill last weekend, you could’ve knocked me over with a wrecking ball swinging from a crane.

The American Public Power Association is perhaps the nation’s No. 1 watchdog when it comes to POCBS. It maintains a data tracker called (why not?) “The Squirrel Index” that follows trends in squirrel-caused electrical calamities.

The association reports that in 2016 alone, utilities reported 3,456 outages caused by squirrels that cut off power to more than 193,873 customers. North Korean hackers drool at such numbers.

A 1989 University of Nebraska study noted that some of the POCBS incidents may be caused by squirrels hiding their food and noted that incidents of squirrel-related incidents occur in neighborhoods where there are more acorn-producing oak trees.

The damage caused by rodents proves to be very expensive for the plant and owner of the equipment.

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Military application endangered by rodents

In most recent aspects, ‘the rodent problem’, as it has come to be known, is a perfect nightmare. Wherever humans go, they follow, forming shadow cities under our metropolises and hollows beneath our farmlands. They thrive in our filth, making homes of our sewers, abandoned lanes, and neglected parks. They poison food, bite babies, undermine buildings, spread disease, decimate crop yields, and very occasionally even bring the nation’s defence activities to a still.

Yes, you read it right.

They have also followed soldiers to the battlefield and caused irreversible damage there!

Rodents have two pairs of continuously growing front incisors which are kept short by gnawing. This essential habit of the rat causes major damage to any facility and equipment which are available around its living environment. They  chew  objects  such  as  pipes,  wires  of  electric  facilities,  gas  hose,  etc.  causing extensive destruction of military bases.

Wires and cables find extensive applications in the military. Any damage to any one of these types of equipment would result in a huge loss of revenue and pose a threat to a country’s security!

Recent news reported is as below:

Pentagon on Emergency Shutdown as Critical Comm Cable Severed

By Staff | Published April 1, 2019

Arlington, Virginia–A main fiber optic communications cable was severed at the Pentagon, forcing the Department of Defense to shut down all critical functions and seal off its headquarters for emergency repairs. All 40,000 Pentagon personnel are being told to expect to stay home for as much as two weeks beginning April 1 until the damage can be fully assessed and service restored.

A groundhog is being blamed for incapacitating the command center and symbol of the world’s largest military.

Tech Sergeant Phil Robbins was on night watch when he heard chewing noises in the wall near a central passage. “I thought it was just a hungry security guard eating a pizza,” he said.

Then everything went dark.

“I heard him in there, but there was nothing we could do. The walls are thick, the walls are a special concrete. We just couldn’t get through to the groundhog in time to stop the damage,” TSGT Robbins said.

Eventually, intelligence specialists lured out the saboteur with corn and clover.

Pentagon spokesperson Patricia Marmet said the closure was necessary to repair the critical cable and clean up all the take-out containers and Snickers wrappers the groundhog left behind.

This is not the first time a rodent has caused damage to the military application. There are many such evideces, one of them is as below:

How One Nuclear Missile Base Is Battling Ground Squirrels

By Joseph Stromberg │August 30, 2013

In Montana, squirrels have been tunneling under a base’s fences and setting off intruder alarms, prompting researchers to strengthen its defenses

Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Western Montana, is home to 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, each tipped with a nuclear warhead. Each of these missiles is housed in an underground silo, staffed by two military personnel around the clock, and can be fired on a moment’s notice.

But in recent years, the base has been dealing with an enemy so relentless that they’ve been forced to call in outside help to defend against it. That fearsome enemy is a species of rodent known as Richardson’s ground squirrel.

The squirrels, each about a foot long and 1-2 pounds, dig extensive underground tunnel networks (they’ve been known to excavate tunnel systems more than 30 feet in length). At Malmstrom, they’ve developed an annoying habit of tunneling underneath the fences that protect each nuclear missile’s silo.

Such a loss at the military base is intolerable. What if something like this happens at a crucial time?

Pesticides are extremely harmful to both the target species as well as the non-target species. Armored cables have proved to be ineffective against these rodents since they have a bite force of about 24000 psi by which they can easily gnaw on these cables.

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The wires and cables used by the military 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. The masterbatch can also be incorporated while manufacturing the landmines thus making them rodent repellent.

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

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 the base camps and military areas, offices, kitchen and canteen areas, storage areas, etc. after clearing the dust and waste from components. 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.

Defence is one of the major sectors defining the growth and development of a nation. It is needless to describe how important these areas are to a nation’s security and prosperity.

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Dealing with gerbils

Gerbils are popular pets in the United States. Gerbils are often kept by young children because they have a great deal of character. However, in recent times, these large gerbils have caused farmers big problems due to the amount of grain they hoard and the damage they do through their constant burrowing.

Gerbils keep themselves busy by digging and they also like to gnaw.

After farmers have planted, the animals move into the lands and begin digging out the seeds. But they do even more damage later, chewing freshly germinated plants and severing them from the seeds. Outbreaks tend to be more frequent during successive wet seasons.

With the grain planting season on hand, farmers have to be aware of the imminent threat posed by gerbils to newly planted crops. Gerbils are a menace to grain farmers and may cause serious crop damage by digging up planted seed or eating germinating seed.

Watch out for gerbils during summer grain production season

By Annelie Coleman │November 5, 2018

With the advent of the 2018/2019 summer grain production season, South African producers need to be aware of the potential losses caused by gerbils to newly planted crops.

It is essential that grain farmers start implementing precautionary measures as soon as possible, said Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, CropLife SA’s operations and stewardship manager.

Registered rodenticides listed in CropLife’s gerbil management plan must be placed in bait stations or in gerbil burrows, he cautioned. Scattering rodenticides on the surface of the soil is not only illegal, but ineffective.

“The animals start digging out seed just after planting, but the most damage is caused when seeds are germinating. This is probably due to seed being soft and more palatable than when newly planted,” he said.

Reports of 40 000 gerbils per hectares were not uncommon, said Verdoorn.

Black Death plague now blamed on giant gerbils, not rats

Rats off the hook as scientists shift blame hundreds of years after peak of pandemic

CBC News · February 24, 2015

The great gerbil, which has also been described as a giant gerbil, is native to Central Asia. A new study suggests that the squirrel-sized rodents, and not black rats, brought the 14th-century Black Death over from Asia in intermittent waves, killing millions of people over 400 years. (Wikipedia)

Rats, long believed to be the scourge that brought the Black Death to 14th-century Europe, may not be the disease-bearing scoundrels we thought they were.  

Scientists have shifted blame for the medieval pandemic responsible for millions of deaths to a new furry menace: giant gerbils from Asia.

The Black Death, also known as the bubonic plague, was one of the deadliest pandemics in history. It was believed to have killed up to 200 million people in Europe. Though very rare today, cases of the plague still arise in Africa, Asia, the Americas and parts of the former Soviet Union, with the World Health Organization reporting 783 cases worldwide in 2013, including 126 deaths.

Use of wax blocks bait is used to kill these rodents but it results in the coagulation of blood. Scattering rodenticides onto the soil surface is not only illegal but ineffective and poses a severe risk for biodiversity.

Since these rodents are vital for our ecosystem, it is of extreme importance to find a safe and non-toxic solution for the gerbil’s problem which would keep them at bay while not causing any harm.

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Gnawing rats causing gas blasts

A gas leak at home can be an extremely scary affair. Such leakages have led to explosions and ultimately death in large numbers of humans. Even the other gas explosions like the poisonous gas leakages or the petroleum gas leakages are equally scary and devastating.

One major reason for such gas leaks is rodent chewing on the gas pipes that carry the natural gas. The rodents have two pairs of constantly growing incisors which must be kept in check by gnawing else their jaw will be blocked.

But this gnawing ability of the rodents causes in human causalities.

Pieces of evidence for the same are given below:

Couple dies in explosion after rat nibbles tube

January 30, 2019

EZHUKON: A middle aged couple died in a gas cylinder explosion at Ezhukon in Kollam on Tuesday. They were identified as Yohannan and his wife Annamma. The cylinder exploded after a rat nibbled the tube connected from the cylinder to the gas stove. The couple did not give much care even after a foul smell emanated. Fire broke out after they lit the stove without noticing the leak. The accident happened Tuesday morning at 5.30 am. A big explosion occurred when the couple were in the kitchen. Though the seriously injured were taken to the hospital, both died at 3 pm.

Dubai housemaid dies in gas explosion, and a rat’s to blame

July 21, 2017

Dubai Police confirmed on Thursday that a housemaid was killed following a gas cylinder explosion.

The explosion was a result of a rat tampering with the gas cylinder tubes in a kitchen of a villa in Dubai.

Captain Mohammed Ali Al Qasim, head of the criminal engineering department at Dubai Police, said that “the villa’s owner had warned his maids against using the stove in the kitchen after smelling a gas leak”.

However, one of the maids entered the kitchen and ignited one of the burners, leading to the explosion that damaged the kitchen’s walls, which eventually collapsed into her colleague’s room. The maid was killed instantly, while the fire from the explosion caused moderate burns to the other maid.

LPG by itself is colorless and odorless. Ethyl Mercaptan is added to LPG for the smell so that any leakage can be easily identified. But despite this, people ignore and there are mishaps that occur. So what can be done in first place in order to avoid the rodent bite on the fuel pipes?

No doubt the pipes have to be made rodent resistant. Having said that, people may feel that incorporating rodenticides in these pipes is the only option. But Rodenticides are harmful to surrounding as they leach out fumes and also have a short shelf life and are not 100% efficient.

There is an effective and efficient solution available with C Tech Corporation. We have come up with a unique product known as RodrepelTM .

RodrepelTM is an extremely low toxic and extremely low hazard rodent aversive repellent.

The masterbatch can be incorporated in the gas tubing and pipelines, hindering the rodents from attacking them. It is an anti-rodent additive specially developed for a range of polymeric and coating applications including films, pipes, wires, and cables. It can be incorporated into nearly all base polymers like HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PE, etc.

Apart from this, it is also available in the form of liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays.

The liquid concentrate can be blended with paints and organic solvents and be applied to the pipes. The lacquer can be directly applied to the pipes as a protective coating to protect it from a rodent attack.

The sprays are an easy to use product which can be sprayed near the gas pipelines and affected areas to repel the rats.

The product is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR, and FIFRA exempted.

The products do not interfere with the working of the end application it is used in. They are stable at high temperatures; they do not leach out or produce any toxic fumes.

It looks as if this green chemistry based product is tailor-made for this application. Don’t you feel?

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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FACING PEST NUISANCE IN RAILWAYS?

Railways are the most important means of transport in present day and Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world comprising 119,630 kilometers of total track and 92,081 km of running track over a route of 66,687 km with 7,216 stations at the end of 2015-16.

In 2017-2018, the national transporter earned Rs 50,000 crore from passenger fare, an increase of Rs 2,551 crore over 2016-2017. The number of passengers travelling in trains has increased from 8219.38 million in 2016-2017 to 8267.32 million in 2017-2018.

These huge numbers of passengers travel through rail routes because they are provided a cheap and convenient mode of transport by railways. But with this convenient mode of transport passengers are getting a bitter experience nowadays, aren’t they?

They are facing the rodent and insect nuisance during there long travel journey via railways and following are the pieces of evidence:

Rodents,  pests  bleeding  railway coffers:  Agra division   alone   to   spend Rs.24   lakh   for   pest control

March 5, 2019 │ The Times of India

AGRA: Sana screamed and her heart skipped a beat or two when she noticed a rodent, as fat as a rabbit, gnawing at her half-eaten cheese sandwich in a first class AC waiting room at Agra Cantonment railway station.  

Not only leftovers, the fat rodents also nibble at cables and wires of the trains, bringing them to a halt and leading to delays. While spotting of pests in cooked food of railway canteen  is  a common phenomenon.

Speaking to TOI, SK Srivastava, assistant commercial manager of Agra division said, “The current service of pest and rodent control will terminate soon. Therefore, the railway is issuing new tender of Rs 24 lakh for next four years of service.”

Srivastava also talked about the damages that the rodents are causing. “Rodent nibble at train berths, electrical cables, luggage of passengers. Apart from that, we also receive complaints of pest problem in train coaches. So, to maintain hygiene, we outsource pest and rodent control service.”

Southern Railway to pay Rs 27,350 for rat damaging bag on train

DECCAN CHRONICLE. |  P ARUL │August 19, 2017

Chennai: A city consumer forum has directed Southern Railway to pay a compensation of Rs 27,350 to a passenger whose suitcase was damaged by a rodent.

The passenger has the below words to say about his experience on rodents in railways:

On reaching the destination, Devadas found his Samsonite suitcase was cut open in the bottom for almost 6 inches by rats during the travel.  “I purchased the suitcase for Rs 12,600 only recently. And, due to lack of maintenance of the compartments the rats caused damages to the suitcase”, he said. 

There are many more complaints regarding the pest nuisance faced by passengers. Why do pest create such a nuisance in railways?

I will tell you why!!

Railways are the attractive points to rodents and cockroaches. There are many reasons for this but let me tell you few. There is availability of large amount of food for eg. left-over food by passengers, open dustbins, pantry areas, etc. Next the railways provide a natural habitat for rodents and insects to survive.

Rodents gnaw over the bags of passengers because they get attract to them. Rodents have two pairs of incisors growing throughout their life. They need to gnaw continuously in order to keep them in shape.

Insects like bedbugs and cockroaches also create a great nuisance leading passengers for having sleepless nights. The number of insects goes on increasing rapidly within a suitable environment they get in railways.

The polymeric applications like wires and cables also attract rodents due to their bright colors, odor and smooth texture. They gnaw at this applications and lead to power failure which can lead to a disaster further.

The wood and sunmica sheets applied all over the railway interiors attract termites. Termites are the most destructive pest. They also gnaw over the polymeric applications. The formic acid produce by them can dissolve hardest of the plastic.

Do you think railways are taking effective steps to stop this nuisance?

Pest control techniques used by railways have proven to be ineffective. Pesticides are the hazardous and toxic to animals as well as humans. The pesticides are used in the railways weekly and sometimes monthly.

Though railways are trying to defend against pests but they need to find out a perfect and effective solution knowing the reasons how destructive the pests are and resulting damage is so horrible.

Hence C Tech Corporation provides you the best solution to all the problems faced in railways due to pests. Our products viz. RODREPELTM, TERMIREPELTM and COMBIREPELTM are the pest repellents developed on green technology.

RODREPELTM is an anti-rodent and animal aversive repellent effective against all the species under the order Rodentia.

TERMIREPELTM is an anti-termite and insect aversive repellent effective against a broad spectrum of insects.

COMBIREPELTM is an anti-rodent, animal, insect, and bird aversive repellent. It works on the combined mechanism of RODREPELTM and TERMIREPELTM.

Our products are extremely low toxic, extremely low hazardous, and non-mutagenic. It repels the rodents and insects from the application. They do not cause any harm to the environment as well as to humans and animals/insects. They are developed on the basis of green chemistry following the traditions used from ancient times.

Our product in the form of masterbatch can be used in polymer based products like wires and cables used by railways while manufacturing them. Our liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and applied over interior and exterior of the trains, offices, platforms, storage areas, railway hospitals. It can be used with the paints from canteen, pantry and dining area.

The lacquer can be directly applied on the metallic and wooden applications which are already installed in trains. It can be applied on the furniture from offices. It can be applied on already installed cables like the brake cables, signaling cables, cables from server rooms and monitoring rooms, etc. It can be used as topical application on the trolleys and food carts which are of metal or polymer.

Our newly developed products are available in the form of sprays namely RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray , TermirepelTM insect repellent spray , and CombirepelTM pest repellent spray which can be sprayed under the seating, lavatories, pantry, and food cooking area, on the already installed cables and pipes, on the undercarriage components etc. The spray can be used in the canteens, platforms, offices, tracks, machinery, trackside location cabinets, and wire installations, etc. It can be used in the storage areas of railways to prevent pest infestation. It can be sprayed on installed cables and cabinets.

To know more about our products and to know the different ways we can utilize to have complete protection against pest go through our websites and contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com:

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Voles: Tunneling rodents eating our plants!

Voles are mouse like rodents of the family ‘Cricetidae’.  Voles are often mistaken for mice; one of the best ways to differentiate these two rodents is by tail length. They are commonly called as meadow mouse.

Voles dig many short and shallow burrows underground and make their nest of leaves, grass, stems etc. In areas with winter snow, voles will burrow in and through the snow to the surface.

Types of voles:

Prairie Vole: commonly found in the Great Plains grasslands also in a variety of habitats, such as old fields, marshlands, and grass prairies.

Meadow Vole:  found in the northern United States and Canada.

Long-tailed Vole: found in a wide variety of habitats (for example, sagebrush grasslands, forests, mountain meadows, and stream banks) in the western United States and Canada.

Pine Vole:  found in the eastern United States. It inhabits a variety of habitats such as deciduous and pine forests, abandoned fields, and orchards.

Montane Vole:  found primarily in mountainous regions of the western United States. It is found in alpine meadows, dry grasslands, and sagebrush grasslands. It avoids forests.

Oregon Vole:  most often found in forested areas of northern California, Oregon, and Washington where there is an understory of forbs and grasses such as in burned or clear-cut areas.

California Vole: inhabits the chaparral shrubland of California.

Voles cause damage by feeding on a wide range of garden plants including artichoke, beet, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, and turnip. They also can damage turf and other landscape plantings such as lilies and dichondra. Voles will gnaw the bark of fruit trees including almond, apple, and avocado, cherry, citrus, and olive. They are poor climbers and usually don’t enter homes or other buildings. Instead, they inhabit wild lands or croplands adjacent to buildings or gardens and landscaped sites with protective ground cover. Most problems around homes and gardens occur during outbreaks of vole populations.  

Vole attacks on our fields and crops. If vole gnaws completely around the trunk or roots, it will disrupt the tree’s flow of nutrients and water, a process known as girdling. Girdling damage on trunks and roots can kill trees.

Signs of partial trunk or root girdling for a prolonged time before young trees bear fruit, reduced fruit yield, abnormal yellowish leaf color, and overall poor vigor. Where snow cover is present, damage to trees can extend a foot or more up the trunk. The damage that occurs beneath snow cover often escapes notice until it is too late.

Evidence showing vole damages:

Vole control: Know your enemy, expert says

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Voles have wreaked havoc on southern Idaho cropland and pastures over the past two years, and controlling the population of the tiny pests has proved difficult.

High populations of the mouse-like rodent can easily cause 30 percent yield loss, and some producers in southern Idaho have reported up to 50 percent yield losses, University of Idaho Extension Educator Carlo Moreno told the UI Bean School on Jan. 27.

Vole problems mount in Eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS — Eastern Idaho alfalfa producers are mulling options to better control a vole outbreak that has already forced some growers to pull fields out of hay prematurely.

University of Idaho Extension cereals educator John Hogge said he’s fielded several calls from alfalfa growers seeking advice on protecting crops from voles, which haven’t been held in check by zinc phosphide, the region’s rodenticide of choice.

Hogge estimated the cost of buying and applying zinc phosphide at $20 per acre and said some growers have made three or four applications, with little impact.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome the damage caused by voles. RodrepelTM is an extremely low toxic, extremely low hazard, non-carcinogenic and environmentally safe, anti-rodent additive. It does not kill but repel. It is engineered using unique set of complex compounds. It follows 6 pronged strategies which are extremely effective on rodents like voles, squirrel, rat, beaver, gopher, paca, marmot, etc.

RodrepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in polymer pipes, irrigation pipes, drip tapes, silage bags, agriculture films, mulches, etc. RodrepelTM Liquid concentrate can be added to paints which can then be applied to fencing of trees, house, lawns, etc. RodrepelTM lacquer is a topical application which can be directly applied on the surface or equipment to be protected.

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, RoHS3, EU BPR, NEA, REACH compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using RodrepelTM the lawns, farms and gardens can be prevented from vole damage effectively and considerably.

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

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Unwanted house guests: The Roof Rats!

There are many key indicators of a roof rat infestation in the home. First and foremost, seeing an actual rodent, dead or alive, is a sign of a potential roof rat problem. Another common sign of a roof rat infestation is the presence of droppings around the home.

Roof rats are named so because of their excellent climbing abilities that allow them to easily access the upper parts of structures; they are also highly adaptable and can survive in a variety of environments. Typically living in colonies, roof rats prefer to nest in the upper parts of buildings, such as attics and roof decks. They can also be found under, in and around structures, as well as in piles of wood or garbage.

Roof rats only live up to one year but have the ability to produce as many as 40 new offspring during their lifetime.

Due to their gnawing ability, they gnaw on any possible surface may that be wood, polymer, metal, etc. to keep their teeth in check. But this ability of the rodents causes huge bucks of repair to the homeowners. Recent news reported are:

Roof rats find shelter in quasi-abandoned homes here

By Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive Editor │October 3, 2018

Roof rats are making themselves at home in Ahwatukee – literally.

They’re invading unattended houses – even coming from the sewer system and up through dry toilets to get inside – destroying carpets, ventilation ducts and anything else they can gnaw their way through and creating a potential health hazard for the entire neighborhood.

“In one of the retirement subdivisions between 48th and 51st streets, they absolutely devastated a home that hasn’t been lived in for a few years,” said Karen Young, assistant general manager for the Ahwatukee Board of Management.

The rats also “opened the door” for rabbits, added Young, who said that neighbors who entered the house found a dead baby bunny and roof rats, a ruined carpet and a bathtub full of droppings.

Woman says roof rats infestation forced her to move out of a senior living center

By Nick Ciletti │ July 10, 2017

Rats crawling inside her walls, feces all over the place, and a stench so bad, it was making her sick.

A Scottsdale grandmother tells us – it’s a living nightmare. And her own, private hell has only gotten worse — all because of roof rats.

76-year-old Kathy Marcil and her family are blaming management at the Pueblo Norte Senior Living Facility in Scottsdale. But it’s not because of what they did – it’s because of what this family says they didn’t do.

The traditionally used methods for rodent control involve the use of mechanical traps which fail to work on a mechanical error. Fumigation of pesticides is done to keep rodents away from the applications. Glue boards are used which are dangerous when children and pets are around. Rodent baits are one of the most dangerous methods used to kill the rodents. Rodenticides like Bromadiolone inhibits the coagulation of their blood.

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

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

At C Tech Corporation we provide you with the effective solution. Our product RodrepelTM is developed by using green technology. It is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazardous and non-mutagenic animal aversive. It is durable under extreme climatic conditions.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, EU BPR, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted. Our product does not cause harm to targeted as well as non-targeted species. It just repels them from the applied product. It works on the mechanism of repellency.

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

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like fencing, water pipes, agricultural films, polymeric tree guards, wires, cables, etc. This would result in the final application being rodent repellent.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of houses, ceilings, gardens, farms, outhouse, etc. to repel roof rats from the area required.

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

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 homes, offices, kitchen, storage areas, attics, etc. after clearing the dust and waste from components.

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

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

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Rodent nuisance in offices

Your office provides an exceptional shelter for mice; it hides them from the cold weather and protects them from predators. To add to this with all the food you leave behind, your office is like a giant all-you-can-eat buffet.

There are many ways in which a mouse, or rat, can get into your office. Mice are very flexible creatures, able to run and jump at great lengths, as well as climb almost any surface. A young mouse can squeeze through a gap as small as a finger ring.

One way in which mice can navigate their way into your workplace is through connections between different buildings such as water pipes, cables, and other underground methods. This allows rats and mice to quickly move between different buildings with ease.

If a mouse/rat can’t fit through a hole they will gnaw at it with their teeth until they can. Their teeth are very sharp and strong and can gnaw through almost anything and it needs to be kept in check failing to which their jaw might get stuck. This can include some metals, especially when it’s old and weak such as water pipes.

Once inside, mice can find their way around using ‘mouse motorways’ we have created like cable risers, false ceilings, false floors, lift shafts – quick ways to travel long distances in search for food.

Another way mice navigate their way into your office is through food pallets. If a food preparation plant has an infestation of rats or mice then this can quickly spread to other areas. If a mouse finds its way onto a truck transporting food, it will no doubt explore the environment of the new area they have traveled to. All mice need to survive is shelter and minimal food and water, plus they can multiply within months.

Rodents such as rats and mice can spread diseases through their droppings. They leave a mess anywhere and everywhere, including your keyboard and phone. You don’t want to be touching that first thing on a Monday morning. On top of this mice and rat urine is also one of the main instigators of the spread of rodent-borne diseases.

Mice are very neophilic creatures; it is in their nature to explore – especially with their teeth. They gnaw at items in search of food, gain passage, or just to keep their teeth in check.

Being in an office environment this curiosity can lead to rats and mice chewing on the billions of cables in your office. This can be anywhere from keyboard and phone wires to internet and server cables.

One of the potential downfalls of rodents gnawing at the wires in your office is the potential to start fires.  By chewing on the wires, the mice leave the rubber casing open, which can lead to the short-circuiting and catching alight.

On top of the potential fire hazard having mice in your office create a risk of losing work.  Nowadays everything is done on computers, having a mouse gnawing its way through the power cables can result in computer failure leading to loss of work.

Let us look at look at some of the evidences:

Rats Sack Buhari from Office, Now Works From Home

August 22, 2017, PM News

President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman disclosed on Tuesday.

The rodents damaged furniture and air conditioning fittings in the president’s official Abuja office while he was in London receiving treatment

But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture and air conditioning in his absence.

He told the BBC the president had a “well-equipped” office at home that he could work “perfectly” from.

Manhattan post office overrun by RATS as rodents devour parcels

By  Nina Golgowski , 22 December 2011

With 16.5 billion letters, packages and cards expected through the U.S. Postal Service this holiday season, the last obstacle senders might expect their packages to face, are thieving rats.

A post office in Manhattan is fighting a rat infestation leaving chewed boxes and envelopes that carries any item found edible, by both human and rodent taste. 

Packages found deliverable despite their outside damage of visible gnawing and gaping holes are showing up in the hands of their recipients as mere shells.

The little animals can smell the chocolate and goodies,’ Maureen Marion, a USPS spokeswoman for the North East told the New York Times, whose office has found the most reported damaged packages.

On Monday the post office changed its usual visitation by an exterminator from every two weeks to once a week.

Ms Marion says that for items ‘damaged in handling,’ unless they were insured, there is no ability for compensation, ‘regardless of the nature of the damage.’

It is a high time that we take appropriate action to control the rodent menace in offices.

Seemingly innocuous attacks by mice 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 included use of armored cable, use of glass roving, insecticidal baits, glue boards and use of toxic chemical additives. Along the years each of these tried and tested methods have failed at some levels due to many reasons including adaptability of rodents, development of immunity to traditional poisons etc.

The time has come to look for a better alternative which is effective, ecofriendly and long lasting solution.

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 application in the long run.

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 an extremely low toxic and low hazard formulation!

RodrepelTM is an extremely low-toxic, and low hazard rodent aversive repellent. RodrepelTM is a perfect blend of smart technology and green chemistry. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that the rodents are kept away from the application.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, NEA, EU BPR and is FIFRA exempted. Our ecofriendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The products are available in the form of masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc while manufacturing. This would result in the final cable or wire being rodent repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the rodents from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit. While the RodrepelTM liquid concentrate (diluted in paints) and RodrepelTM lacquer solution can be coated over the applications which need protection.

The RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray can be used by anyone and is an easy to use product. It can be sprayed in the offices, canteens, storage rooms, washrooms, even on the electrical components and devices from offices, etc. to keep the rodents away from office premises.

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

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com for any problems with insects, animals or both!!!!

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