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Gopher menace in gardens!

Gophers are funny-looking little rodents that live in burrows. The gophers are burrowing rodents. Gophers are endemic to North and Central America. Gophers are especially frustrating because they live underground and it is impossible to follow them to their den. They are masters at tunneling and if even a couple of them move into the yard they quickly can undermine your gardening efforts quite literally. They are similar to rats in their coloring, but you can tell the gopher apart from the rat by its short tail.

Gophers are fairly small, around half a pound and 6-8 inches long. They like loose, moist soil, like the soil you carefully primed for your lawn and garden. Powerfully built in the forequarters, their front feet have long, sharp claws. Gophers have brownish soft fur, large cheek pouches and flattened heads with small ears and eyes. Their hairy tails are about four inches long and are used to navigate through tunnels when moving backwards.

Gophers mean no harm to human beings, they can certainly leave you frustrated, especially if you’re a gardener who takes pride in their work. They can pull all of your beautiful plants and flowers underground with them within seconds considering that they eat all types of plants. Not only can they ruin all of your hard work, but they can often damage underground electrical lines and pipes with their out of control digging.

Once they get started, they create an elaborate network of tunnels, where they store the food they hoard. They carry food to their hoards by stuffing it in their cheek pouches. Unlike ground squirrels, gophers do not live in large communities and seldom find themselves above ground. It is not uncommon for gopher tunnels to interfere with irrigation systems, dams, fields and, of course, homeowners’ lawns and gardens.

Pocket gophers are solitary outside of the breeding season, aggressively maintaining territories that vary in size depending on the resources available

Let us look at some pieces of evidence caused due to gopher

Gopher tunnels run gamut from nuisance to dangerous

Jul 20, 2012, Idaho State Journal

On July 6, nearly a dozen dirt mounds began forming in the backyard of Fred Dykes’ home on Wayne Avenue, near Alameda Road in Pocatello.

The mounds are about a foot in diameter and six inches tall.

“The piles of dirt conceal little tunnel entrances that run through my yard now,” Dykes said.

Tunnels concealed by mounds, Dykes concluded, can only mean one thing — gophers.

“I have lived at 946 Wayne for 48 years now,” he said, “and for the first time, gophers have invaded my yard.”

Wayne used a small garden shovel on Friday to remove one of the dirt mounds contributing to the mini earthen obstacle course now visible from his kitchen window.

But the tunnels and mounds in Dykes’ yard serve as a minor example of the havoc gophers can wreak on various forms of terrain.

Authorities in Melba, Idaho, said Thursday that a woman died after her car fell into a sinkhole created by irrigation water running through gopher tunnels beneath the road.

The Associated Press reported yesterday that a “section of roadway 15 feet wide and 40 feet long collapsed on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Sonia Lopez of Melba.”

Alberta farmers’ fields overrun by gophers

July 29, 2016, The

“It felt like you were walking on gophers all the time,” said Somerville from his 4,000-acre farm.

The ground squirrels (gophers) dig networks of tunnels and holes under farmers’ crops and ranchers’ pastures, leaving mounds of dirt and large sections of acreage razed. They eat the growth for protection, so they can see around them.

A boom in the gopher population causes grief for farmers and ranchers because of chewed crops and damage to equipment the mounds can cause.

The conventional methods used to get rid of the pests include traps, fumigants, rodenticides is no longer considered to be an ineffective solution to get rid of the rodent infestation as these rodents are becoming increasingly resistant to them. Also fumigation is a tedious, time consuming and an expensive method and is highly toxic. Exposure to such chemicals for a long time can cause damage to lungs, nervous system and even paralysis in severe cases.

They play a major role in the ecosystem. By creating the tunnels that they dig they combine fecal wastes and plant elements to improve the fertility of your soil. As a result, new soil is formed quicker due to the minerals that they bring to the surface.

A method is needed to repel these pests without killing. How can that be achieved?

We have a Solution for you!!

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to this problem. Our product Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous rodent aversive. 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 in masterbatch form, can be incorporated within the tubes, pipes, agricultural films, etc. The product does not leach out, thus preventing soil pollution.

Our product in lacquer form can be coated over tree guards, fences, various PVC surfaces etc. which would ensure complete protection against these creatures. Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid rodent infestation.

Contact us if you’re facing problems with insects, animals or both. 

Don’t let rodents check in your hotel

Hotels and accommodation play a vital role in popularizing any tourist destination. Hotels are important globally as providing the facilities for recreation, entertainment, meeting, conferences and business transmission. Rodents are a problem not only because of the diseases they can carry like salmonella, typhus, plague, and Hantavirus etc. Rodent and insect sighting in a restaurant area or worse in a guestroom could severely damage your reputation and result in the loss of the customers. As the weather gets colder, pests start moving indoors seeking food and warmth. Rats and mice are among some of the biggest pest threats to hospitality businesses. From the warm laundry rooms creating a perfect nesting environment to kitchens full of tasty treats, hotels offer great respite for these pests. Rodent and insects infestations in the hotel can spell disaster for a number of reasons.

Rodents and insect cause costly damage to the property. Since rodent teeth are continuously growing, they are constantly gnawing on things. If these pests stumble upon some wiring, this can lead to a power outage and be replacing some electrical wires. Burrowing rodents can also cause extensive damage to sewer systems.

In the search for food, rodents may find their way to food cache. Rats and mice are attracted to hotels by the food supplies in kitchens, restaurants, and waste storage areas. Populations can quickly build up if there are poor food and waste handling practices.

It is not just guests’ reactions to rodents and insects that can damage a hotel business; rodents and insects can contaminate food and surfaces they run along with a range of diseases. Contamination from rodents can lead to transmission of a number of diseases including Salmonella and Hantavirus. These diseases can be spread through direct contacts like a bite, or contamination of any food or water with droppings or urine. In addition to the bacteria and disease rodents carry, they also carry parasites like ticks, fleas, and lice which come with their own list of transmissible diseases.

All rodents and insects need moisture to survive – rats need half to one fluid ounce of free-standing water each day, while mice can often glean enough water from the foods they eat. Rats find water sources around perspiring soda and ice machines, leaky pipes, and HVAC units and around water fountains.

Though windows and doors are common sites of entry, holes, and cracks around doors, windows, vents and utility penetrations are often overlooked as entry points. Rodents can squeeze through surprisingly small openings – rats can fit through holes, while mice only need a dime-sized space to enter. Since rodents can enlarge any size hole by gnawing.

Let us consider some news articles:

Rodent droppings shut down 4 San Fernando Valley restaurants

By Stephanie K. Baer, 20th July 2017, LA Daily News

Five restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards.

Facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated inspections, complaint investigations, and reinspections.

The department did not provide details about the nature of the rodent and cockroach and rodent infestations — like the number of cockroaches or rodent droppings and wherein the facility they were found.

Rats and mice found in Adelphi hotel kitchens

By Alan Weston, 20 Jun 2017, Echo news

An environmental health expert who inspected the kitchens at Liverpool’s Adelphi hotel reported she had “never encountered a food business with such a persistent problem of pests.”

These inspections found live cockroaches in restaurant kitchens, unclean floor surfaces and evidence of rats and mice.

The findings were revealed during a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court, where Adelphi owners Britannia Hotels Ltd (BHL) were charged with a string of food safety breaches.

The case was initially listed for trial after BHL denied a total of 20 charges brought by Liverpool City Council.

The charges related to failing to have adequate procedures in place to control pests, failing to keep food premises clean, and failing to prevent pests from accessing food premises.

From the above evidence, it is clear that pests can be a huge problem to the hotel industry. How can such issues caused by rodents be handled?

C Tech Corporation has a solution to the nuisance rodents.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to this problem. Our product RodrepelTM low-toxic, non-hazardous and rodent aversive.  Our product works on the mechanism of repellence and they do 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 our products is imprinted within animals memory and passed on its progeny. RodrepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints. The product is available in lacquer form which is a direct application. This product can be directly applied in the kitchen, laundry areas etc. to avoid damages due to rodents.  The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

Rodents cost big bucks to homeowners!

The rodent can cause millions of dollars in damages to homes every year. Although you may feel overwhelmed when mice, rats, and other rodents start munching on your home without your permission. Because rodent teeth never stop growing, these critters need to constantly gnaw and chew to keep their teeth short. It’s a survival tactic. If their teeth grow too long, they won’t be able to eat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17th February 2017, Daily star

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

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

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

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

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

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

Berkeley Neighborhood Deals With Rodent Infestation

NBC Bay area, 6th September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

The control of rodents is an integral step to safeguard health, lives, food, property, and economics. The use of conventional fumigants, rodenticides is no longer considered to be an effective solution to get rid of the rodent infestation as these rodents are becoming increasingly resistant to them, the traditional baits and traps are also proving to be useless in preventing rodents from invading our homes. Therefore, we require a long-term and sure shot solution that can help prevent the damaged caused by these rodents in our homes.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome this damage. Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic and environmentally safe, anti-rodent additive. The masterbatch of Rodrepel™ can be incorporated in wires and cables, gas pipelines and other polymeric applications to protect them from the rodent attacks. The wooden furniture and other structures can be protected by using Rodrepel™ lacquer which can be coated directly on these surfaces. RodrepelTM is cost effective and has a very long shelf life. The product can effectively control the proliferation of these undesired pests! RodrepelTM is RoHS, RoHS2 and REACH compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Cotton rats: Threat to our crops

In particular mouse and rat genes are now being cloned at an ever-increasing rate providing a genetic framework for animal models of many human diseases. The cotton rat is technically known as Sigmodon hispidis (i.e. Sigmodon is Greek meaning “tooth”, in reference to the ridges of enamel on its molars, and hispidis is Latin meaning bristles or spines, in reference to its coat). Although it is a rodent, S. hispidis is neither a rat nor a mouse; its closest relatives are lemmings, voles, and muskrats. The cotton rat is the most common rodent in the southeastern United States as well as Mexico and Central America.

Notably, the cotton rat in the wild is now recognized as a primary reservoir of hantavirus in the southeastern United States, and thus it has acquired considerable standing in the epidemiological community.

Cotton rats prefer dense cover such as grassy fields, overgrown roadsides, or fencerow vegetation adjacent to cultivated fields. They also occupy meadows, marshy areas, cactus patches, and weedy ditch banks. Under the protective cover, the cotton rat will have well-defined runways radiating in all directions from the nest site.

They are active year round and do not hibernate although heavy rains and extreme cold weather will decrease its activities. Hispid cotton rats run and swim. Hispid cotton rats are territorial and usually solitary, showing aggression toward other rodents inhibiting the same fields. Cotton rats are normally herbivores, eating the roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of a wide variety of plants. They also feed on sugarcane, fruits, berries, and nuts. Cotton rats will cut tall plants off at the base and continue to cut them into shorter sections. They also eat insects, the eggs and young of ground-nesting birds (particularly quail), and the carcasses of dead animals. They are called cotton rats because they build their nests out of cotton, and can damage cotton crops.

Cotton rats are basically nocturnal but will venture out in the daytime and are active year-round. Cotton rat populations fluctuate greatly, ranging from 11 to 149 per acre (28 to 373/ha), and cause the most serious damage during population peaks. They may damage a variety of crops, including alfalfa, grains, grasses, vegetables, peanuts, fruit crops, sweet potatoes, and sugar beets. Cotton rats are especially troublesome in sugarcane and melons. Since these animals will eat quail eggs, a high cotton rat population may have a detrimental impact on quail nesting success. Cotton rats also compete with quail for the same foods. Cotton rats at moderate densities (<20 per ha) in old-field habitats consume 1-2% of standing crop biomass and destroy another 8% through harvesting of low quality vegetation and construction of runways.

Hispid cotton rats are known to carry numerous diseases such as, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, rat bite fever, salmonellosis and tularemia, which can be transmitted to humans, pets and livestock.

Cyclical Population Explosion of Cotton Rats Causes Concern

October 25, 2005

CANYON  The Texas Panhandle and South Plains needed a pied piper this summer to deal with a population explosion of cotton rats.

An alarm was raised this year when the normally range-habitat rat started showing up in towns, getting the attention of homeowners, said Ken Cearley, Extension wildlife specialist in Canyon.

A pumpkin producer in Yoakum County reported up to 60 percent of his pumpkins were damaged by the rats gnawing on them. One homeowner reported trapping 10 in her home.

There was an article in “The Mammals of Texas – Online Edition.” where an incidence took place in Texas again where millions of cotton rodents caused serious losses to farm crops, particularly peas, peanuts, watermelons, and cauliflower.

“This thing exploded rather quickly and we didn’t know how broad and wide it would be,” Gilliland said. “It has been a fire drill for us.

Seemingly innocuous attacks by cotton rats 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 the 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, eco-friendly and long lasting solution.

These rodents play a vital role in our ecosystem. These cotton rats are useful as an important animal model for the study of various pathogens, infections etc. Since these rodents are vital for our ecosystem, it is of extreme importance to find a safe and non-toxic solution for the cotton rats problem which would keep these insects at bay while not causing any harm.

CTech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome the damage caused by cotton rats. Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic and environmentally safe, anti-rodent additive. It does not kill but repels. It is engineered using a unique set of complex compounds.

Rodrepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated in polymer pipes, irrigation pipes, drip tapes, agriculture films, mulches etc.

RodrepelTM is available in many forms i.e. coating, Liquid solution, and Lacquer.

But the RodrepelTM lacquer is a proper solution as a topical application to apply on fencing of trees and lawns. Lacquers do not interfere with the aesthetic properties of the application.

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

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Rodrepel (TM) to combat against raccoons

Raccoons are nocturnal creatures that look cute and cuddly but are sneaky and sometimes dangerous. With their dark mask and mischievous curiosity, raccoons always seem to be up to no good. It spends the majority of its night scavenging for food. Raccoons prefer wooded areas near a water source as this is their natural habit, however, they have adapted extremely well to the urban environment.  Instead of making their home in a tree, they often nestle in accessible areas in your home such as an attic or chimney, or underneath a deck, house or shed. However, if a raccoon has made it into your home, it will not take long to hear them scurrying about over your head.

It may be hard to imagine how a raccoon can get into your attic but low hanging or adjacent branches to your house provide easy access.  Raccoons are relentless pests, so anything exposed or that can be detached, such as roof vents, chimneys, or fascia boards offer a potential entrance into your home.  Raccoons find attics to be a great environment to raise their young because of the warmth they provide and the abundance of materials that can be used to build a nest.  They will rip insulation off the attic walls and chew through electrical wires, as well as destroy air ducts. They will use your attic as your restroom; faeces will begin to pile up and urine will seep down to your ceiling.

Raccoon carries many diseases. The most common disease is rabies.  Rabies is a deadly disease caused by the neurotropic rabies virus carried in saliva and transmitted by bites.  Raccoons also carry roundworms that can be found in their feces.  Roundworm eggs are resistant to disinfectants and can stick to all types of surfaces. Human exposure to diseases and parasites carried by raccoons needs proper medical attention.

Let us look at some evidence where raccoon

Raccoons Attack Another Resident in Arlington Neighborhood

19th July 2017, Washington DC News

Raccoons have attacked and bitten a man in an Arlington, Virginia, neighborhood just days after a woman was attacked in the same area.

Greg Purcell, who lives in the Fairlington neighborhood, said he was walking out of his front door early Wednesday morning when two raccoons leaped onto his legs.

“I was stepping out onto my porch to put on sun lotion spray and was just looking at the bottle of spray and was just looking at the bottle of spray when all of a sudden the raccoons were, two of them, were chomping on my leg and scratching and clawing me.

Raccoon attack leaves Niagara woman in bandages

By Karena Walter, May 4, 2017, Canada news

An 81-year-old woman is recovering from bites and scratches after being attacked by a raccoon at her St. Catharines home in what officials say is a rare event.

Paramedics took Wilma Hagt to hospital with injuries to her legs and hands while animal services trapped the raccoon Sunday.

“I was bleeding all over,” Hagt said Wednesday from her Carlton Street home. “It was just unbelievable. Half of my finger was off, the top of my finger was dangling.

She went outside towards her car and suddenly felt her right leg being bitten. She said she didn’t see the raccoon coming.

“I ran into the house. We have a small entrance and I thought I’d get away from him, but the door closes slowly because we have little kids here coming in and out, and he snuck in with me,” she said. “That’s when he attacked me quite a bit.”

Hagt said she was stuck in the front mud room with the raccoon as he repeatedly went after her. Hagt’s husband was in the shower and didn’t hear the commotion.

Sick raccoons causing concern in Atlantic Beach

May 02, 2017, News 4 JAX+001

Neighbors say the “masked” furry animals are all over the area, appearing sick and being aggressive. “There’s been a lot of large ones around here in the neighborhood,” Atlantic Beach resident Patrick Peya said.

Neighbors said they’ve seen several raccoons in the streets or in trees showing symptoms of distemper. The sickness does not affect humans but can affect pets and can make raccoons become aggressive.

It’s spread when animals have direct contact with body fluids or droppings from an infected animal.

FWC officials said residents should not try to catch the animals and should make sure their pets are properly vaccinated.

If a person or animal is bitten, alert the health department and seek the care of a doctor immediately, because symptoms might not show for several days, wildlife officials said.

These wily creatures not only cause carnal damage but also economic damage. Being inquisitive as well as dexterous by nature, they amount to huge damage in the wire and cable industry. They will chew wires and cables more often out of curiosity. Moreover, most insurance companies don’t cover damage caused due to raccoons. They don’t pay for the animal damage because it is seen as a direct result of homeowner neglect.

The time has come to protect our loved ones as well as our precious belongings from these raccoons. We at C Tech Corporation recognize this problem and have worked towards finding a practical solution for the same. Rodrepel™ is the product of years of tremendous efforts coupled with innovative technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ works effectively in repelling rodents and aggressive animals like raccoons. It is one of its kind non-toxic, non-hazardous and eco-friendly rodent and animal aversive. It is available in masterbatches which can be incorporated in cables as well as wires. It is also available in the form of RodrepelTM lacquer which can be applied on wooden doors and frames as well as on fences to keep raccoons from entering the property. This product will be instrumental in keeping raccoons out of your house as well as life!

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Rodents menace on planes!

The sky is not the limit especially for those who wish to be there.Aviation happens to be the most dynamic industry. With the advent of affordable fares, it has become the new luxury that the middle and upper middle class can now afford. Numerous rat sightings have occurred on planes, and have not only been bad for business; they have also been posing serious health and safety concerns for all on board. Rodents at airports can cause damage directly by gnawing and burrowing activities.

Rodents and insects sometimes manage to hitch a ride on food catering trucks or luggage trollies to get inside planes. Unfortunately, rats on planes have become a distressingly common problem for planes.  Rodents on aircraft also pose biosecurity and health risks. Rodents may carry exotic zoonoses, and rodent faeces have been found in aircraft where food is prepared. The rodent species itself and the diseases it carries may be exotic to the port and country of arrival.

Once the waste food gets exhausted the mice and rats are unable to escape from the aircraft when they are hungry they chew through cables and wires that the pilots need to control the aircraft.

Rats are known to carry multiple pathogens and diseases, and can even chew through cables and wires that the pilots need to control the aircraft.  Rodents have been causing great financial losses to several airplanes.

Let us have a look at some incidences where flights have been delayed due to rat spotting.

Rat delays Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight by 9 hours at Delhi airport

August 28, 2017

An Air India Boeing 777 had to delay its departure from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport for nine hours after a rat was spotted aboard. The rat had been spotted on the aircraft as the plane was taxiing to the runway. The maximum flying time of the crew was over by the time the fumigation of the aircraft was completed. When a rodent is spotted on an aircraft as the rat can chew important wires or cables, which could leave the aircraft inoperable and may even result in a catastrophe.

Tiny Mouse Grounds International Flight From London to SFO

By Terry McSweeney, NBC Bay area, March 1, 2017

More than 300 passengers were delayed in London for more than four hours after the rodent was found on the British Airways jet. The passengers were onboard the plane at Heathrow Airport, about to pull back from the gate, when a flight attendant saw a mouse.

Someone saw a mouse under one of the doors,” said Chris Claeboe, a passenger from Fremont. “They kept us on the plane for about 15 minutes and told us we had to get off because it can’t fly with a mouse.”

Health inspectors find mother rodent and 10 pups flying business class on flight to China

By DANIEL MILLER, 17 October 2013

Health inspectors discovered 11 rats on an airliner after it arrived in China from Hong Kong, underneath a business class seat.

The find, at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Fujian Province on September 30, is believed to be the largest number of rats ever discovered aboard a commercial flight.

The aircraft’s cabin was immediately closed while the airport launched a public health emergency plan.

Luckily tests showed no viruses had been left behind by the animals. The plane was later given the all-clear after confirming its wiring was intact.

It is imperative that we take steps to control this damage. To avoid this toxic solution are currently in play. Many times the airplanes are sprayed with certain pesticides which lead to several health problems ranging from nausea to convulsion to more severe ones like birth defects and other genetic damages in future. These pesticides lead to respiratory problems, skin reactions, nervous system damage, and endocrine disorder. Therefore the use of pesticides on planes or any other places with direct human contacts should be totally avoided.

So 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 products are available in the form of solid masterbatches which can be incorporated as a polymer additive in the sheathing of wires and cables used in various sensitive equipment in an airplane to make it rodent resistant. Also, the food lockers and other vulnerable areas to damage can be coated with our lacquer based solutions. Our products have a long shelf life. This product work 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.

Contact us if you’re facing problems with these rodents.




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 kilometres 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 2015-16, IR carried 8.107 billion passengers annually or more than 22 million passengers a day and 1.101 billion tons of freight annually.

These huge number of passengers travel through rail routes because they are provided with cheap and convenient mode of transport by railways. But with this convenient mode of transport passengers are getting a bad experience now-a-days, aren’t they?

They are facing the rodent and insect nuisance during their long travel journey via railways and following are the evidences:


By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune Mirror | Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 02.30 AM IST

85 complaints in two months about cockroaches, mosquitoes and rats in trains, including AC coaches, as railways only manages temporary fixes

Over the last few months, there has been a rise in unpleasant complaints under Pune railway division, casting a spotlight on the menace of insects and other pests abounding inside long-distance trains, especially air conditioned (AC) coaches. In fact, more than 85 such complaints have been lodged in the last two months by passengers travelling through, to and from Pune railway division.

Consider one of the passenger’s bad experience against the cockroaches in railways:

Take for instance the nightmare faced by passenger Jaipreet Chhatwal, who was travelling in an AC coach of the Amravati-Pune Express on August 28. His night journey was, unfortunately, a sleepless one, thanks to the large number of cockroaches crawling all around the coach. Ranting about the experience, Jaipreet told Mirror, “It was a sleepless, 12-hour night journey — I must have caught and killed at least 23 cockroaches that night, that too in an AC coach for which premium ticket rates were paid. This was an unforgettable trip — and not in a good way at all.

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


Published: Aug 19, 2017, 6:56 am IST

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 sharp.

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.

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 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 even strongest plastic.

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

Pest control techniques used by railways are appreciable but not effective. 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 so horrible.

Hence CTech 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 aversive effective against all the species under order Rodentia.

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

COMBIREPELTM is an anti-rodent as well as anti-insect aversive. It works on the combined mechanism of RODREPELTM and TERMIREPELTM.

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

Our product masterbatch form can be used in polymer based products like wires and cables used in railways while manufacturing them. Our liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and applied over the interiors of railways. Lacquer form can be directly applied on applications as top coating on sunmica sheets, wood structures etc.

To know more about our products and how you can utilize them to get a complete protection against the pests. Kindly go through our websites and contact us:

Rodents Damage in Agricultural business!!

Pest menace in agricultural sector is one of the most significant issues today in India which needs to be addressed immediately. Apart from unpredictable rains, droughts and natural disasters insects are also the major contributors in lowering the agricultural yield every year. The damages can be categorized into two types, pre-harvest damages and post-harvest damages. Harvest and post-harvest loss of India’s major agricultural produce is estimated at Rs 92,651crore ($13 billion) according to data published by the Ministry of food processing industries on August9, 2016. The loss is almost three times as high as the budget for the agriculture sector.

They will infest any premises; refuse tips, farms, rural dwellings and watercourses that provide food and shelter.

Rat populations have been rising steadily during the past 30 years, with premises in rural areas twice as likely to be infested as urban dwellings. Warmer winters have allowed rats to survive and to breed for longer periods. In some localities there may also be control difficulties due to resistance to the early anti-coagulant rodenticides, such as warfarin.

Another possible cause of higher rat numbers in rural areas is the fact that stubble burning is no longer practiced and this leaves food in the fields for rats, such as spilled cereal grains.

Rats will travel to find food, water, shelter and a mate. This might be more than two miles a night in the countryside and at certain times of the year when immediate food supplies are not available or weather conditions are harsh.

The degree of movement can be an important factor in the spread of problems associated with rats – namely health problems, contamination and wastage and damage to property, equipment and materials.

The demand for high quality food and concern for the health and safety of farm employees and livestock make these problems highly significant and enforce the need for proper control. Lack of effective crop protection measures during the pre-harvest stages causes various types of pest and rusts to damage the quantity and quality of the crop. Improper storage and handling during the post-harvest period are the major reasons for the damages caused by rodents and insects in agriculture.

The quantitative loss is caused by the reduction in weight due to factors such as spillage and consumption by pest. The qualitative loss can occur due to incidence of insect pest, mites, rodents and birds, or from handling, physical changes or chemical changes in fat, carbohydrates and protein, and by contamination of mycotoxins, pesticide residues, insect fragments, or excreta of rodents and birds and their dead bodies. When this qualitative deterioration makes food unfit for human consumption and is rejected, this contributes to food loss.

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

Apart from damaging the agricultural business they also carry some 45 diseases and are capable of contaminating farm feed and water supplies helping to spread disease from contaminated to uncontaminated areas and from animal to animal. Many of these diseases are harmful to livestock and humans.

Signs that rodents are present where grains are stored include:

  • faeces droppings;
  • runs and tracks (dark, greasy stains) that can be found along the base of walls, fences or across rubble;
  • footprints and tail marks in the dust;
  • urine traces, which are fluorescent in ultraviolet light;
  • chewed grain kernels and gnaw marks on sacks, doors, cables and other materials; and
  • Nests in corners or roof areas or burrows just outside the building.
  • Rodents thrive in places where there is a sufficient food supply, protected places to build burrows and nests, hiding places and access to produce.

Let us look at some news articles.

Farmers’ crops destroyed with rat infestation.

December 13 2016.

This article was published by Mr. McCullough in

One farmer in Carlow says the infestation of rats in his tillage crop could prove a health and safety issue for local residents.

The planting of wild bird cover under GLAS has become the third most widespread cereals crop in the country, after barley and wheat.

However, while the bird cover has generally been very successful, some problems have been identified by both farmers and advisors.

Among the difficulties that have come to light, one of the more serious is rat infestation in the crop.

The farmer planted 1.3ha of the crop, which delivers a payment of up €900/ha/year under GLAS.

A mix of spring barley and linseed was sown and not harvested, as the GLAS measures specifies, with the crop left as a source of winter feed for wild birds.

However, a serious infestation of rats has taken hold in the plot and the farmer is fearful that the rodents could prove a health and safety threat to two nearby houses.

“The rats have really taken over in the crop,” he explained.

“They are burrowing into the hedgerows and they have tracks going through the crop, you’d think they were for sheep.”

He discounted suggestions that another food source could have attracted the rats to the site.

“It is the perfect cover for rats and an ideal food source when you think that there could be around six tonne of barley there to be eaten,” he said.

Under GLAS rules, bird cover must continue to be grown on the same parcel for five years.

Richard Hackett of the Irish Tillage Consultants Association (ITCA) said rat infestation of wild bird cover crops had not been noted as a widespread problem by advisors.

But he said there had been difficulties with the crop and “there were issues that needed to be ironed out.”

Officials confirmed that close to 8,000 farmers in GLAS 1 and GLAS 2 grow around 14,000ha of the crop.

Rodents pose one of the most serious threats to food production worldwide, but indiscriminately removing rodents from ecosystems is not always the best management option.

The magnitude of damage caused by pests in agriculture is huge. Thus there is an urgent need to address this problem.

At C Tech Corporation we offer a solution called Rodrepel™ which is a non-toxic, non-hazardous additive that helps us keep rodents at bay without causing any harm to the rodent or any other species that consumes or comes in contact with it.

It is an eco-friendly product that can be safely incorporated in polymers or coated on surfaces to repel rodents and other animals without killing them. Rodrepel™ is available in masterbatch and lacquer form, or as a liquid solution (which can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio). This product can be added to mulches, coated on tree trunks or incorporated in films to protect our agricultural produce from the damage caused by these rodents.

Contact us if you are facing problems against these critters as well as against insects

Rodrepel (TM): Your rescue against beaver

The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent. They are the second-largest rodent in the world. They have a number of adaptations that make them adept swimmers including webbed feet and a broad, flat tail that is covered with scales. They also have an extra set of eyelids which are transparent and close over their eyes enabling beavers to see while underwater. Beavers also seem to use their tails to regulate their body temperature. The tail is not well insulated, so when a beaver is too hot it can offload excess body heat through its tail.

Beavers have very large teeth in proportion to their skull. The incisors have a structure that means they are self-sharpening. Their incisors grow at an angle towards the beaver’s left eye. The outer surface is coated in enamel and the inner surface coated in dentine. This enamel is orange to chestnut brown in color. The softer dentine erodes faster than the hard enamel, maintaining a sharp cutting edge as the beaver gnaws. Beaver’s incisors grow at the fairly nifty speed of almost 0.5 cm a month. The top and bottom teeth keep each other sharp. This is in large part down to its powerful jaw muscles, which give it a far larger bite force for its body size than most other rodents. Beavers’ teeth grow continuously throughout their lives. As beavers chew through tree trunks and bark, their teeth get worn down, so the continuous growth of their teeth ensures they always have a sharp set of teeth available to them. To further assist them in their chewing endeavors, beavers have strong jaw muscles and significant biting strength. Beavers can unleash nearly 180 pounds of biting force per square inch, compared to the human’s 88 pounds.

Beavers are well known for the thunderous warning slaps or splashes of their tails that alert other family members to the presence of intruders. A beaver colony marks an area by building mounds of mud near the lodge and dam near trails. On these mounds, which usually vary from 2-7 in numbers and are 5.0-7.5 cm.

Beaver Kills Belarus Man With Deadly Bite

11th April 2013

The below article is written by Mr. Daniel D. Snyder from


A man in Belarus found out the hard way that beavers are not to be trifled with. The unidentified victim was on a fishing trip with two friends at Lake Shestakov when they spotted the massive rodent on the side of the road. The man approached the beaver intending to take its picture when the creature pounced and bit him in the thigh. The bite severed a main artery and the man bled to death.

Beaver attacks are a rarity, but the animals can become more aggressive at about two years of age when they leave their colony to find a mate. Beavers can unleash nearly 180 pounds of biting force per square inch, compared to the human’s 88 pounds.

Last July, two girls were attacked by a beaver by while swimming in a lake in Virginia. There were no fatalities, save for the beaver, who was shot. A month later, a boy scout leader was attacked while swimming in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The beaver was brought down by a group of angry, rock-wielding boy scouts. Again, there were no fatalities, but the scout leader had to receive treatment for rabies.

Beaver knocks out power to thousands after chewing down pole near Prince Albert

Oct 30, 2017

The city of Prince Albert, Sask., and a large chunk of northern Saskatchewan lost power for about an hour after a beaver partially chewed through a power pole southeast of the city on Sunday.

SaskPower is calling this a very Canadian problem.

“This was one of our larger wooden power poles and there was ample evidence of beaver damage at the base of it, so beavers had been chewing away at it,” said spokesperson Jonathan Tremblay.

Animals account for roughly one-third of the power outages experienced by SaskPower customers.

“Usually, it’s birds flying into substations, or squirrels chewing at things they shouldn’t,” he said.

In May, the Crown utility had to repair another line after beavers gnawed through a pole in the southwest.

Beavers are more active this time of year, as young beaver kits are pushed out of lodges.

While SaskPower was able to reroute power around the area, people near the village of Weldon were without power for nearly five hours.

To deal with the problem of these beavers there is only one effective solution: Rodrepel™, a unique and non-toxic product of C Tech Corporation. Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous and environment-friendly rodent repellent. Rodrepel™ is available in three forms solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer. Masterbatch can be used for various polymeric applications and can be incorporated while manufacturing. Liquid Concentrate can be added in an organic and inorganic application for painting as a topical application. Lacquer can be directly applied in the installed application. The unique quality that makes Rodrepel™ different from the conventional methods is that it works on the mechanism of repellency.

Contact us, for any problems with rodents and animals, both!