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Grey squirrels – The destroyers!

The bushy-tailed and ubiquitous grey squirrels are widely known for their nuisance.

We usually find the squirrels to be cute nut eater, but grey squirrels have actually been called one of the worst invasive species on the planet.

There are some facts which give the statistics about the damage caused by these pests, like one errant squirrel caused about $300,000 (£179,000) in damage to an eastern Indiana community center when the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park causing a power surge that damaged the heating and air conditioning systems and some parts of the boiler system.

According to Level 3 Communications, which maintains an 84,000-mile fiber network, the cute rodents do 17 percent of the damage to their fiber-optic network.

Many other such incidences were noted as:

Squirrel causes power outage, class cancellation at UofM

Friday, October 6th 2017, 7:20 pm IST Saturday, October 7th 2017, 3:50 am IST

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff

At 8:44 a.m. Friday, the President of the University of Memphis canceled classes due to a power outage on campus.

A substation outage initially knocked out power to nearly 11,000 customers, including the University of Memphis campus.

Power was quickly restored to campus and surrounding areas, but classes remained canceled for the remainder of the day.

Reportedly our students have a squirrel to thank for a Friday off from classes. He was chewing on a cable in an MLGW substation. May he RIP.

Grey squirrels ‘greatest threat to health of broad-leaved trees’

9 March 2017,  Gavin McEwan, By Horticulture Week.

Controlling grey squirrel numbers using oral contraceptives is essential for the future of Britain’s broad-leaved tree populations, according to the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).

It has warned that current populations of grey squirrel “are reaching proportions which threaten the survival of some of our most loved species of trees”.

It says the contraceptive, still under development, offers “a very real opportunity to reverse the tide of damage”, but that government and forestry sector must commit to fund the five-year research programme required.

The cost of tree damage by grey squirrels has been put at £14 million a year. Currently, woodland owners can only trap and shoot the pest, methods which are not always wholly effective.

Squirrel ‘threat’ to critical infrastructure

17 January 2017, Technology, By BBC news.

The real threat to global critical infrastructure is not enemy states or organisations but squirrels, according to one security expert.

Cris Thomas has been tracking power cuts caused by animals since 2013.

Squirrels, birds, rats and snakes have been responsible for more than 1,700 power cuts affecting nearly 5 million people, he told a security conference.

He explained that by tracking these issues, he was seeking to dispel the hype around cyber-attacks.

His Cyber Squirrel 1 project was set up to counteract what he called the “ludicrousness of cyber-war claims by people at high levels in government and industry”, he told the audience at the Shmoocon security conference in Washington.

Squirrels topped the list with 879 “attacks“, followed by: birds – 434, snakes – 83, raccoons – 72, rats – 36, martens – 22, frogs – three.

Why these pests cause such damage??

Let’s get known to the cause:

Grey squirrels are part of the Sciuridae family of mammals, closely related to chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. This squirrels as the name suggest typically has a grey coat with a white underside.  It is up to 30 cm long with a bushy tail as long as the body.

What do grey squirrels eat?

Well, Grey squirrels just happen to eat a lot of things. These grey squirrels have a natural appetite for many native fruits, flowers, veggies, fungi, nuts tree, plants etc. At extreme times they feed on insects, small rodents, bird eggs, and nestlings.

Having availability of food for grey squirrels then why do they eat wires and cable?

Grey squirrels and actually all the rodents get attracted to polymer-based products like wires, cables, pipes, etc. The polymer-based products attract these pests due to the bright colors, aromatic odor, and smooth texture.

Grey squirrels gnaw these products to sharpen their continuously growing two pairs of incisors.  The incisors, combined with the rodents’ powerful jaw muscles allow them to chew through anything, even concrete! Squirrels have jaw strength of about 22,000 pounds per sq. inch.

Grey squirrels also gnaw on the barks of trees when they need additional calcium. Adult female need calcium during lactation and juvenile squirrels are going through their main period of bone growth, both of which likely represent a requirement of calcium. Honeylocust trees are a frequent target, possibly because of their sweet sap, although many different species can be attacked.

Many ineffective pest control methods are used against the grey squirrels. Mechanical traps are used which stop working once a mechanical error occurs. Glue boards are dangerous, especially when children and pets are around. Pest baits and fumigation are more dangerous to humans than the pests. When these methods have proved to be ineffective, why to rely on them?!

Is there any method used to prevent the products from the attacks of squirrels?

C Tech Corporation has a solution to prevent the nuisance caused by grey squirrels!

Yes, you read it right!

We at C Tech Corporation provide you with nonhazardous, nontoxic, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic solution RodrepelTM.

RodrepelTM, manufactured by C Tech Corporation using green technology is an anti-rodent aversive.

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

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

RodrepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in the polymer-based applications while processing them. The polymer applications like wires, cables, pipes, etc. can be manufactured by using our masterbatch additive.

The masterbatch additive gives you a long-term protection against grey squirrels.

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

RodrepelTM available in lacquer form can be directly used as a topical coating over the application.

The trees and other installed applications can be coated by our topical solutions to repel the grey squirrels successfully.

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So Little Time, So Much Damage- The Voles

It is surprising that many are unknown to a rodent called vole which is so widespread and poses a huge potential for causing an extensive damage to trees, lawns and gardens. They have even managed to put the blame for their destructive acts on moles, which do not even eat plants as voles do!

Voles, often confused with moles and shrews, are more mouse-like. These small, stocky brown rodents have short tails, small ears, and a blunt, rounded snout.

Voles are dark furry creatures about the size of a mouse. They make little runway-like paths on the surface of your yard. Their eating includes insects, slugs, snails, roots, bark, seeds, and bulbs. Voles are the guilty ones who eat your hostas, bulbs and roots of perennials. They often eat succulent root systems and burrow under plants or ground cover and eat away until the plant is dead.

Voles can cause extensive damage to orchards, tree plantings, and field crops. Voles eat crops and also damage them when they build extensive runway and tunnel systems. Voles also can ruin lawns, golf courses and ground covers. Voles rarely come in contact with humans and therefore pose no major public health hazards; however, they are capable of carrying disease organisms, such as plague and tularemia.

Voles live in a wide variety of habitats at elevations ranging from sea level to high mountains. In North America, they range from Alaska southward to the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala. In Eurasia, they can be found in the British Isles and across Europe and Asia to southern China, Taiwan, and Japan.

Voles breed quickly. A female vole can have a litter of ten young up to ten times a year. This reproduction rate makes a vole infestation something that can occur in a very short amount of time.

Let’s have a look at the evidence revealing damage caused to lawns by voles:

Gopher, vole populations on rise in parts of Idaho

By Brad Carlson | May 2, 2018

A mild winter gave burrowing rodents such as pocket gophers and meadow voles a productive early start to what could be a big year for the pests.

The mounds Travis Tyson sees popping up on his family’s 10-acre spread south of Nampa, Idaho, are starting to remind him of the gopher-heavy 2015.

Idaho State Department of Agriculture Program Manager Sherman Takatori said he has received reports of some higher vole populations in parts of eastern and southcentral Idaho.

“The (vole) population has a nasty habit of exploding when conditions are favorable” due to their high capacity for reproduction, he said.

Vole Presence High in Nut Orchards Thanks to Wet Winter

October 19, 2017

The wet start to 2017 ensured that much vegetation would grow in and around almond, walnut, and pistachio orchards, resulting in elevated vole – commonly known as meadow mice – activity. Girdled trees, eaten nuts, and chewed irrigation tubing reports were at all-time highs. Individually, each of these disorders may cause a nuisance, but collectively their impacts can result in economic tree losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs.

And the control measures applied include; all sorts of electronic, ultrasonic, and vibrating pest control devices; stuffing the tunnels with brambles, mothballs, broken glass, rat poison, and cat poop; flooding the tunnels. None of these is good ideas. Using traps and rodenticides

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

Rodenticides like Bromadiolone inhibits the coagulation of their blood. Small mustelids such as stoats and weasels are often regarded as specialist predators of voles and eating prey affected by bromadiolone treatments can expose them to the effects of the anticoagulant rodenticide (AR).

Why kill when we can repel them?

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

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA complaint and FIFRA exempted. Our product does not cause harm to targeted as well as non-targeted species. It just repels them from the applied product. It works on the mechanism of repellency.

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

Masterbatch can be incorporated into 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, gardens, farms, etc. to repel voles from the area required.

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

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.

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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New students in the schools: Rats!

The other day the class was disturbed when this pesky rodent entered the classroom and caused a havoc. All the students started running across the classroom and corridor until the rat was caught by the exterminator.

Such a nuisance in a place of discipline is unwanted.

Rodents are smart, versatile, and opportunistic. They find food, water, warmth, shelter, and safety, which are easily available in schools. Food is an especially strong motivator for rodents, as the refuse from snack time, smuggled candy, and cafeteria lunches create significant amounts of edible waste.

Schools are an excellent source of warmth and water for rodents. Even innocuous equipment like art supplies with fabric and construction paper provide ideal nesting material while leaking pipes and drain water supply all the hydration rodents need. Because of the huge areas of most schools, both mice and rats find several places there to safely hide and even breed.

It’s also very easy to for rodents to infiltrate a school because mice are small enough that even a hole the size of an eraser can be used as an entry point. If a school isn’t properly sealed against weather, any cracks, vents or other openings make perfect doorways for these enterprising mammals.

After entering the schools, these rodents chew on different material available in the school, like cardboard boxes, books, art projects, plastic bags and their contents, and electrical wires. They use these materials as food or for nesting. Mice and rats make a mess by leaving their droppings in the areas where they feed. They usually leave smelly trails of their urine and droppings.

The same rats have potential to spread deadly diseases. So, their presence around the little kids is dangerous.

Even after using pest control measures the pests somehow enter the areas of school threatening the school atmosphere. The evidence for the same is the recent incident from the London school.

London school infested with bed bugs twice this year

Officials won’t identify the school because of the social stigma but say the problem has been cleared

Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: Feb 14, 2018 

A bed bug infestation at a London school highlights how difficult the pests are to get rid of, and how social inequality is brought into the classroom.

The bugs were found on two occasions at the same school, days apart, in late January, CBC News has learned.

Bed bugs are considered a nuisance by the school board and health unit — gross and annoying, but not a health hazard, much like head lice, officials say.

But head lice are a much more common occurrence and require only that a note be sent home telling parents to check their kids hair.

Students seeing increase in rat sightings at elementary school

By: Carl Willis

Updated: Mar 13, 2018 – 5:51 AM
CONYERS, Ga. – A Rockdale County school is dealing with a rat problem.

Viewers sent in a tip to Channel 2 Action News that there were complaints coming from Sims Elementary School.

Parents told Channel 2’s Carl Willis they are concerned an infestation could be putting their children at risk.

“I don’t think it’s something that they’d hide,” one parent told Willis, not identifying themselves. “It’s a sanitary issue.”

Rockdale County Public Schools confirmed Monday that they’re working to address the issue.

They say previously they saw an increase in signs and sightings of rodents at Sims Elementary, especially where food was being stored improperly. 

“I think that’s scary. It’s unsanitary too. It’s very concerning,” mother Sarah Yang told Willis.

“They need to get it cleaned because our kids eat lunch here,” father Cheve Goggins said.

A school district representative said the district is taking steps and seeing some progress to get rid of the rats. 

Often using the services of pest control companies is opted by the schools as they find it easier than dealing with the pest themselves. But these service providers are themselves not sure of the efficiency of their products.

The hour calls for the need for a solution which is effective and eco-friendly.

We at C Tech Corporation are in a 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, RoHS, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, cables etc. while manufacturing. This would result in the final cable or wire being rodent repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the rodents from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit.

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

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

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

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on:
technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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The disease carriers: Deer Mice

They seem tiny, though their presence in homes can cause deadly diseases!

I am speaking of deer mice, one of the widely known carriers for Lyme disease and hantavirus.

The deer mouse is a small, native rodent in the family Muridae with an almost worldwide distribution.

The size and color of deer mouse are highly variable. Its body length ranges 2.8–3.9 in (7–10 cm), the tail 2–5.1 in (5–13 cm), and the body weight 0.6–1.2 oz (18–35 g). There are many subspecies of deer mice found in different geographies. The color of the deer mouse is between grayish to reddish brown. It’s body which is dark on the upper side and white on the lower side. The two-colored coat of these mice gives rise to its common name, a reference to a superficial resemblance to the coloration of white-tailed and mule deer.

The deer mouse will find a place to stay in burrows dug in the ground, or in stumps or rotting logs. They also at times nest in buildings. Deer mice are good climbers as they do the same very often in some regions. They are active at night and can feed on a wide range of nuts and seeds, and when this sort of food is abundant it is stored for leaner times because deer mice are active all winter.

Deer mice are a nuisance in forestry. They feed on large quantities of tree seeds and are responsible for the natural regeneration of harvested stands. They are known as the carriers of dangerous diseases such as hantavirus. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome can develop from inhaling the virus when deer mouse urine or feces is disturbed.

Common deer mice carrying Lyme disease and hantavirus in your home

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 am

The Fall Harvest and colder weather trigger a massive migration — the rather the innocuous deer mouse is moving into homes across Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The deer mouse came to the attention of the public when it was discovered to be the primary reservoir species for hantavirus in the west and/or Lyme disease along the Eastern seaboard. A recent study in British Columbia showed that 30 percent of studied deer mice were positive for Lyme disease, hantavirus and even the bubonic plague.

Hantavirus attacks the lungs and causes Adult Respitory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Roughly 50 percent of the cases of ARDS have been fatal. ARDS is contained in mice feces and infects its victims when particles of airborne feces get lodged in the lungs. This is why when disposing of mice feces, you should never vacuum the area — use a damp cloth to pick up the feces and then clean the area with bleach.

Deer mice also harbor Lyme disease, which is passed onto humans through bites from ticks. In fact, Deer Ticks are often misunderstood for passing the Lyme disease from deer, when it is, in fact, the tiniest of “deer mice” who are the culprits. The deer mouse is the primary winter host for the deer tick.

Risk of a rare but deadly mouse-borne virus increases in the spring
By Lena H. Sun April 12, 2017
As the weather warms and people turn to spring cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected, public health officials said.

The severe respiratory illness is known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome or HPS. In the United States, most of these cases are spread by deer mice, which live in woodland areas and deserts and are found throughout North America. People get the disease by breathing in hantavirus when dust from rodents’ dried urine, saliva, and droppings is stirred up in the air, which can happen in houses, garages, and cabins, especially while cleaning. People can also get it by touching mouse urine, droppings or nesting materials that contain the virus, and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

To keep rodents away from many ineffective control measures are used traditionally. These methods include the use of rat traps which do not work once the mechanical damage is caused to them. Many places are fumigated, which is a most dangerous method of pest control. Glue boards are used that can be dangerous if pets and children are around. Rat poisons are used which are potential of killing the rodents and spreading the deadly diseases.

Effective and eco-friendly measures are necessary to keep these mice in a bay.

Is there such a solution available?

Yes, C Tech Corporation’s RodrepelTM is the best solution to keep rodents away from human contact.

RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous and rodent aversive. This product works on the mechanism of repellency. It does not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

The unpleasant experience with the product is imprinted within animal’s memory and passed on its progeny.

RodrepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints and can be applied on interior and exterior of homes. The kitchen and pantry can be painted using this product. The laundry area is dreaded with pests as well where this product can be applied.

The product is available in lacquer form which is a direct application. The lacquer can be applied to the furniture and other wooden accessories. It can be applied to already installed wires and cables, polymeric utility pipes and equipment. The product is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymer, ceramic etc.

The product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, equipment and accessories while they are manufactured.

RodrepelTM 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, ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

If you are facing problems from these pests that contact us on:
technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

Also, visit our websites:
http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
http://www.combirepel.com/

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Rats under the roofs!

The noise these rodents make when they are residing in the roofs is irritating. Though at a high height, these rats manage to reach there easily.

Yeah, those are the roof rats who cause a nuisance under the roofs.
Roof rats are blackish or brownish medium-sized, slender rats. They have large ears, a tail that is longer than their body and a pointed nose. They can grow to be 16 inches in length including their tail.

Roof rats climb trees or other high grounds during the day. Roof rats live in close proximity to humans. They prefer warmer, more humid climates. Most of the time Roof Rats are found around granaries that dot most farms.  The residential and the industrial sites also make a perfect place for the rats. All kinds of the natural habitats that are rich in the vegetation are excellent habitats for the roof rats. Rice fields also make a great habitat. They are found hiding in the rice, sugarcane and citrus growths. Poultry farms are also an encouraging habitat for them. They tend to feed themselves generously to the contents of most food stores. They then make their way back into the houses using their access points. Most often it is the rooftops that most roof rats prefer to set up home.  They do make most rooftops leaky and dysfunctional.  High and away from water and moisture, the rooftops present a good dwelling spot for most rodents. They usually make their nests in attics, rafters, and crossbeams in buildings, under or along pipes, beams or wires, up and down the studs, or along the horizontal ceiling joists, sheds, garages, in wood heaps and in thick grass.  They can enter homes through ventilation, holes, cracks in walls and other openings as small as half an inch. This is the smallest size through which a roof rat can enter through. You should not underestimate how flexible they are. Though they have a very poor vision and are color blind, they have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

They often leave a dark-colored layer of grease and dirt to mark their travel ways. The roof rat is nocturnal; you only see them in the daylight if their populations are very high.

A healthy Roof Rat is capable of devouring many times its weight by way of grains and the sheer number that most colonies consist of makes them real pests. Capable of making boroughs in most places, the creatures would make holes practically anywhere.  They tend to wander here and there, troubling everyone. This does present a nuisance as well as a waste of good work material that gets reduced to rubble.

Roof rats may cause damage by gnawing through walls, wiring, pipes and other important parts of your structure. They will eat your stored food and contaminate it with their feces. Roof rats can be carriers of diseases. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent.

The nuisance caused by roof rats is illustrated well in the news articles below:

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

By Robert Rodriguez   March 12, 2018

Roof rats, a common problem for city dwellers, are migrating to California farms and nibbling on everything from avocados to irrigation tubing.

University of California scientists say last year’s wet weather created a perfect environment for the quick-breeding rats to flourish.

Ample rain helped produce an abundance of weeds and weed seeds, a good source of food for rats. And it didn’t take long for the rats to discover an even bigger bounty in the Valley’s orchards and fields.

“Rodents are everywhere and they are opportunists,” said Rachel Long, a University of California, cooperative extension adviser. “They move in from their surrounding urban habitats to take advantage of any food source they can find. And once that food source disappears they search for food elsewhere.”

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

By Nick Ciletti   Jul 10, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – 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.

“I had to move out in one day,” Kathy explains.

The traditionally used methods for pest 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.

All these methods have proved ineffective and have given no results. A need for use of effective products has aroused.

We at C Tech Corporation have come up with a viable solution to this problem. Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that rodents are kept away from the target application. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

The products are available in the form of solid masterbatches which can be incorporated as a polymer additive in the pipes used in various applications to make them rodent resistant. The masterbatch can be incorporated in polymeric pipes while they are manufactured.

The metallic pipes can be protected by using our liquid concentrate as a topical application. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of solvents. The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a pre-determined ratio and painted on the external surfaces of pipes. This will prevent rodents from damaging the pipes.

Our product in form of lacquer can be used to coat the metal and polymeric pipes used for different purposes. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

These product works on the mechanism of sustainability and green technology and therefore significant in today’s time and date as ecology salvation has become the prime focus.

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.

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Keeping landfills safe from rodents… The peaceful way

Landfills have been one of the oldest means of waste disposal around the world. Historically better known as ‘midden’, this technique was considered as one of the organized forms of waste disposal in many parts of the world. Today, landfills form the basis of the future of waste disposal, due to the ever-increasing population, and an even more exponential growth in the waste generated.

Landfills are the most convenient of all disposal methods available
today; since ‘land’ as a resource is gaining importance quickly due to its growing inability to contain the expanding human race and the demands that accompany it. The skyrocketing monetary value of land in most developing countries is proof enough that land is the new addition to the list of resources to be used economically.
There are several advantages of landfills over open dumping and incineration of garbage. Firstly, the nuisance caused by open dumps like polluted air and land is avoided in landfills. Breeding of disease vectors is also a problem in open dumps that rarely occurs in landfills. Also, the burning of waste in incinerators may cause severe health hazards to the civilians in the vicinity. An example of this would be the incinerator plant, started in New Delhi in 2012. The plant, run by a company named Jindal Saw Limited, gives off eye-watering noxious fumes and toxic exhaust. Apart from avoiding these problems, the cherry on the cake is that landfills end up saving a lot of space, as these spaces can be closed or covered up once they reach their capacity, and beautification programs can be undertaken in these areas such as the development of children’s gardens, parks etc.

There is, however, one important condition for the success of landfills, and that is properly engineered landfill structures. Although these sites do not offer conditions conducive to the breeding of pests and disease vectors, some persistent species like rodents can easily have their way even in these closed structures.

It is known that rodents chew and gnaw on polymeric applications, causing extensive losses in many sectors. Landfills are designed to have a lining made of plastic such as HDPE around each cell. This lining, more famously known as ‘geotextile lining’ cannot remain an exception to the attack of these creatures. Most developing societies today have accepted this form of waste disposal on a large scale. But these structures are often not well protected from the infestations of pests like rodents. The following news covered by Lisa Fernandez gives a brief on the menace of squirrels in a Berkeley landfill. The landfill was covered up, and a park was built over the closed landfill. The squirrels, however, had plans of digging it up again, causing a potential risk of leaching of toxins from the landfill into the nearby San Francisco Bay.

Berkeley Plans to Kill Squirrels Accused of Spreading Toxins From Landfill

Feb 18, 2014  By Jodi Hernandez and Christie Smith – NBC BAY AREA NEWS 

And so, the original idea was to simply kill the squirrels. A Berkeley staff report mentioned trapping and killing the rodents, though the method that was to be used to kill the animals wasn’t spelled out.

But the public wouldn’t have it.

Emails, letters, calls and more flooded Berkeley city offices. After months of deliberation by a special squirrel subcommittee, city staff decided the best way to control the squirrels was to crack down on park visitors throwing peanuts and popcorn out on the sidewalk and grass.

The city will now spend $8,000 on new signs and brochures at Cesar Chavez Park informing the public that feeding squirrels are a crime.

The long-term solution to the leachate problem is a protection of the geotextile lining. Killing rodent populations, or putting up fences would not deter these animals for long, and the problem will raise its ugly head like a ground squirrel from its burrow, sooner or later. What we need to do is stop the squirrels and rats from eating away the landfill lining.

This can be done by using C Tech Corporation’s extremely low toxic productRodrepel™. This is a polymer additive available in the form of masterbatch (plastic granules), lacquer, and also as a liquid solution in an organic or inorganic solvent.

Rodrepel™ is an environment-friendly way of keeping the polymers safe from rodents and other such potentially damaging creatures. It does not harm the target or the non-target species, nor does it have any damaging effects on the environment. What it does is simply repel the rodents, and keep the HDPE geotextile lining safe!

This is, without a doubt, the most foolproof, effective, and not to mention, peaceful way of keeping the rodents away, without having to kill them!

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Power outages due to squirrels!

How disgusting it would be if one is to attend an official meeting and cannot get his clothes pressed just for a squirrel disconnected the power supply in his area!

The squirrels are capable of troubling thousands of people at a time when it causes power outages. They are responsible for an impressive number of electrical issues each year.

The cables made of polymers attract squirrels. The squirrels get attracted to the texture and smell of the cables. With the help of their incisors, the squirrels gnaw these applications and leave them for no use. They destroy the power cables, signaling cables, automotive cables etc.

Each marker represents a documented squirrel-induced power outage in US since 1987- Credits: The Washington Post

Damaged electrical wires can split and cause power failures. A person who comes into contact with chewed electrical wires can be electrocuted, which can cause serious injuries or death. Damaged electrical wires can also spark a fire. 

Several areas of the world face disruption in their work due to the nuisance caused by these pests. The evidence for the same here!

Squirrel Causes Power Outage

By Gillian Pomplun March 14, 2018 SW News

CRAWFORD COUNTY – Like many, the offices of the Crawford County Independent newspaper were without power for a time in the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 28.

“An evil squirrel got into the substation in Seneca and took out both circuits,” according to Scott Reigstad, an Alliant Energy spokesperson. “It wasn’t a planned outage on our part, and we’re not sure about the squirrel.”

The outage started at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and lasted until 8:40 a.m. Gays Mills, Soldiers Grove, Ferryville, Mt. Sterling, Seneca, Eastman and Lynxville were without power during this time.

Squirrel takes out power in downtown Nashville

Natalie Allison, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 5:57 p.m. CT Jan. 22, 2018

Some residences and businesses lost power in downtown Nashville late Monday afternoon, thanks to the work of a squirrel.

Though it wasn’t immediately clear how many Nashville Electric Service customers were affected by the early evening outage, it appeared the Metro courthouse was among buildings that lost electricity, causing the city council to temporarily adjourn multiple times.

“Unfortunately, the outage was caused by a squirrel and it took out an entire circuit,” a representative from NES tweeted around 5:45 p.m.

By that time, power had been restored in most areas, though some repairs were still needed.

It also wasn’t immediately clear what NES suspects the squirrel did to cause the outage, though the company noted that “squirrels are one of the top causes for power outages” and “unfortunately wander into places they shouldn’t sometimes.”

Metal armored cables, cables with glass roving etc. were used to prevent the damage caused by rodents to the wires and cables. But since the rodents can easily chew through the metals, these protection methods do not work. Other methods for pest 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.

All these methods have proved ineffective and have given no results. A need for use of effective products has aroused.

Is there a solution for this rodent menace?

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

Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that rodents are kept away from the target application. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

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

The products are available in the form of solid masterbatches which can be incorporated as a polymer additive in the cables used for various applications to make them rodent resistant. The masterbatch can be incorporated in polymeric wires and cables, electric switches and appliances while they are manufactured.

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

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

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

You could thus contribute to us in using products which are eco-friendly thus causing no damage to the environment.

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

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Flying squirrel – Nuisance pest

You thought that this squirrel has wings, but that is not so. Though called as flying squirrels they do not have wings!

Contrary to their common name, these small tree squirrels actually glide instead of fly. They stretch out their legs, spreading the fold of skin between the front and hind legs, to form a kind of parachute that lets them glide from branch to branch.

Flying squirrels are mostly nocturnal, and can be distinguished from regular squirrels by their large, orbital eyes.

They are also known to be the most carnivorous of the group, feeding primarily on nuts and seeds, but also on insects and bird eggs.

These squirrels feed on nuts, acorns seeds, berries, some insects and bird eggs. In preparation for the colder months, some of the food is stored in the nest chamber, while the rest is hoarded in tree crotches.

Flying squirrels become pests when they take up residence in an attic where they can cause a noticeable odor and damage with their urine. The species is of minor medical concern.

Although flying squirrels can glide for long distances, 100 feet or more depending on the starting height, Eastern Gray Squirrels can also jump a fair distance.

Some experts claim that if a flyer is 80 feet up in the air, it can glide for hundreds of feet. A flying squirrel can adjust their flight pattern via their tail and wrist bone. When preparing to land, they slow their descent with a parachute style curvature.

The life expectancy for a flying squirrel is six years and can extend to fifteen years if they are held in captivity.

Although hard to notice in the wild, and sometimes in your house, flying squirrels can quickly become hard to solve the problem once they decide to invade your home. As a matter of fact, because of their troublesome nature and the extreme frustration, they cause homeowners who end up with flying squirrels in their attic or walls.

A dozen squirrels are “partying” in a Virginia Beach woman’s attic

By Mary Reid Barrow – Correspondent

Jan 29, 2018

A slew of homeless flying squirrels – all healthy – are spending the winter with wildlife rehabilitator Connie Heibert in Virginia Beach.

They are refugees from Diana Bailey’s attic in Lake Lawson near Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

The nocturnal critters began partying their nights away in December. And Bailey sent me this report a couple weeks ago: “Right now they are holding hockey matches back and forth across my bedroom ceiling about midnight most evenings.”

Squirrel responsible for damaging Christmas lights in New Jersey town

By Travis Fedschun | Fox News

A New Jersey town’s search for the vandal who damaged a popular Christmas lights display came to an end Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized rodent.

Officials in Sea Girt, 65 miles south of New York City, spent the past week scrambling to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough’s annual tree lighting on Friday, WNBC-TV reported.

The morning after the ceremony, the Sea Girt Police Department said it caught the vandal in the act, posting photos on social media of a squirrel climbing on the display and trying to take a bite out of the wires before running away.

“The Sea Girt Police Department is proud to report that the case of our broken holiday lights has been solved,” the department said in a press release. “We are happy that no human acted as a grinch in this incident. The squirrel was ‘charged’ with criminal mischief and released on bail.”

The discovery of the damaged wires originally had some residents thinking a vandal was trying to sabotage the holiday spirit.

Trapping the flying squirrels to fix the problem, is not the answer, killing and trapping sugar gliders and flying squirrels is a very difficult task for many trappers, and their methods can be harmful to the flying squirrel and the results will usually be temporary and ineffective.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to stop damage the damage caused by these pesky squirrels. Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic and environmentally safe, anti-rodent additive.

The masterbatch of Rodrepel™ can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, gas pipelines and other polymeric applications to protect them from the rodent attacks. The tree guards made of polymers can be incorporated with our masterbatch to prevent the damage caused by the flying squirrels to the trees and fruits.

The interiors and exterior of houses, schools, hospitals, warehouses, etc. can be painted by using our liquid concentrate with the paints. The liquid concentrate can be mixed with the paints in a pre-determined ratio. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints.

The product available in the form of the lacquer can be used as a topical application. It can be applied to the already installed applications like the wires and cables, pipes, tree guards etc. The lacquer can be applied to the wooden furniture and other structures can be protected using the lacquer. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

RodrepelTM is cost effective and has a long shelf life. The product can effectively control the proliferation of these undesired pests! RodrepelTM is RoHS, RoHS2 ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Nuisance causing invasive rodent: Nutria

Nuisance causing invasive rodent: Nutria

There’s this rodent who is overtaking the wetlands. It’s just not dwelling in the wetlands but by its burrowing habits is causing a huge menace!

Scroll down to know more about it!

Nutria is the semi-aquatic rodent which is invading the wetland and is causing a nuisance. Nutria spends half of its life in the water. Nutria is excellent swimmer that can spend 5 minutes under water without returning to the surface to breathe.

They are found in huge numbers in the wetlands which are a critical part of our natural environment. Wetlands protect shores from wave action and reduce the impacts of floods. Wetlands help keep river levels normal. They accept water during storms and whenever water levels are high. When water levels are low, wetlands slowly release water.

The wetlands absorb pollutants; thus, they filter and purify the surface water improving the water quality. They provide habitat for plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants that are found nowhere else.

But these wetlands are threatened by invasive rodents such as nutria. This two-foot-long rodent can grow as large as 20 pounds. It can eat 25% of its own weight every day.
These raccoon-sized rodents from South America have invaded every continent except Antarctica and Australia, and have set up camp in at least 18 US states and are spreading all over rapidly.

Nutria has long incisors that are yellow to orange or orange to red in color.

Nutria can survive between 8 and 10 years in the wild. Nutria is known for devastating marshy ecosystems.  Nutria uses its incisors and powerful forefeet to dig under the marsh surface to feed directly on the root mat, leaving the marsh pitted with holes and deep swim canals. They mow down the local vegetation, destroy flood control by burrowing through levees, and edge out native animals that don’t reproduce as quickly. Their burrowing habits weaken infrastructure, which is problematic for flood control systems. Nutria has a huge appetite. The headlines from few of the news are so horrifying that it clearly shows how troublesome these pests must be.

The Sacramento Bee says “Invasive swamp rodent known as nutria has California scrambling to come up with a battle plan”

Ryan Sabalow, The Sacramento Bee Published 2:05 p.m. PT Feb. 24, 2018

About the size of a beagle, they can quickly turn a lush green marsh into a wasteland. They use their long orange teeth to gnaw through vegetation and reach the succulent bits they crave.

Females can have litters of a dozen or more and become pregnant within 48 hours after giving birth, their fertility adding to the speed with which this South American rodent can fan across a landscape, burrowing into levees and destroying wetlands along the way.

They are called nutria, and right now they’re starting to spread through the waterways leading into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the ecologically fragile network of sloughs and rivers that functions as the heart of California’s flood-control and water distribution system.

In other states, taxpayers have spent tens of millions of dollars fighting nutria infestations.

Second-ever nutria reported in Kentucky caught in McCracken

By STEVE VANTREESE Dec 23, 2017 –  The Paducah Sun

The nutria is an invasive rodent larger than a muskrat and smaller than a beaver that could be confused with either native animal. Its round, largely hairless “rat” tail is a giveaway.

The nutria is an invasive semi-aquatic rodent in America, an unwanted nuisance species that hails from South America. It has been found in at least 22 states, but it is recognized as having a foothold with a reproducing population in much less territory, mostly Gulf coastal areas of the Southeast.

The nutria is also known to enter the areas of human dwellings. The menace caused by Nutria has proved destructive to humans and as well to the eco-system. Conventional methods like rodent traps, fumigation, glue boards, rodent baits etc. have proved ineffective.

When the conventional methods have proved ineffective why not use methods which are effective and are of eco-friendly nature.

Rodrepel™, a C Tech Corporation’s product is an anti-rodent aversive which repels rodents and thus prevents the nuisance caused by them. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanisms ensuring that rodents are kept away from the target application.

This innovative product is available in masterbatch form, which can be incorporated within the tubes, pipes, agricultural films, wires, and cables etc. The product does not leach out from the polymer matrix, thus preventing soil pollution.

The product in form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and be applied on the interior and exterior of the houses, already installed wires and cables, pipes, house fencing etc. to keep nutria away from human areas.

Our product in lacquer can be coated over wooden fences around wetlands, tree guards, and on a variety of surfaces like metals, concrete, polymer, ceramic etc. which would ensure complete protection against these creatures.

Our product provides a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodent infestation!

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