Squirrels surely don’t love just nuts! This may come as a surprise for most of us as squirrels have been time and again associated with nuts, making them their favorite food. Mind you only nuts are not enough for this particular breed of mammal. Many of us are unaware of the not so advertised fact that these cute creatures are basically rodents. Yes, they are cute, they are not filthy as one would imagine a rodent to be, but they are still rodents! More dangerous so as they do not produce a sense of disgust or revulsion that a normal rodent would.
Squirrels belong to family Sciuridae of small or medium-size rodents . The family includes tree squirrels , ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots,. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia. The teeth of sciurids follow the typical rodent pattern, with large gnawing incisors that grow throughout life.
Squirrels as rodents grow have a pair of ever growing incisors which have to be kept short by gnawing. In order to do so these creatures chew at anything and everything possible, in search of food as well. In the process, they cause massive destruction of property including cables, wires, textiles, plastic sheets, etc. This is so as the squirrels can nibble onto anything hard like plastic just so that they can keep their incisors in check.
Indiscriminate nibbling by these creatures can thus lead to colossal losses. Let us look at the below recent article highlighting the same:
January 17, 2014
64 year-old Englishwoman Margaret Bousfield had a surprise visitor down her chimney this winter but, unlike Santa Claus, this unexpected squirrel guest (not pictured) caused damage worth £7,000 (around USD $11,500). After falling down the chimney in Hartlepool, UK, the panicked rodent clawed, bit and soiled its way through curtains, carpets and furniture, even scratching through the plastic double-glazing window frames. The creature set off the burglar alarm and Ms Bousfield and a neighbor finally managed to get the squirrel off the premises. Luckily, the damage was covered by insurance.
As stated here the aggrieved party was in luck and the damage was covered by insurance. But this is not always the case especially in damage to care wired by squirrels. They seek for a cozy and warm place in the winters and car hoods are the haven of choice. Here in their safe haven, they chew through the car wires and other plastic components in the car and result in humungous damages.
Thus squirrel nibbling can be a big problem not only in your house but anywhere and everywhere. There has to be an effective and easy way to handle this problem.
Rodrepel™ a product by C Tech Corporation works effectively in handling this problem. Rodrepel™ is a non-toxic, non hazardous rodent additive. It is basically a polymer additive which can be incorporated in polymer products like cable insulation, curtain rods, films and any other polymer components. On addition and proper dispersion of the product, the final product obtained is rodent repellant. The best and unique part of this product is that it is completely non-toxic, non-hazardous and eco-friendly. It works by the mechanism of repellence keeping the target species at bay and doesn’t kill them.
We can thus protect our applications while at the same time avoiding killing the target species. This is a potential win-win situation.