Rats in ATM

Surprised reading the title?

Well, many of you would have read it in the newspaper and social media platforms about the news.

You know it’s going to be a severe economic downturn when ATMs are being closed because the rodents shred currency notes resulting in technical errors and thus the ATM is out of service.

Not only humans but even rodents seem to have a huge appetite for currency notes!

Recent news reported for this menace is grabbing everyone’s attention.

It was reported that:

Notes worth Rs 12 lakh destroyed by mice inside Assam’s Tinsukia ATM

By: Express Web Desk, The Indian Express | Guwahati | June 19, 2018

A Guwahati-based financial company named FIS: Global Business Solutions, which runs the ATM, had reportedly deposited Rs 29 lakhs inside the machine on May 19.

 

 

 

 

A different kind of demonetisation struck Assam’s Tinsukia district when mice allegedly tore to shreds notes worth Rs 12 lakhs inside an ATM belonging to the State Bank of India (SBI).

The SBI ATM (DFBK – 000196116) in Laipuli area has been shut due to technical failure since May 20. However, behind closed doors, unknown to the world, it was hosting an army of four-legged guests: Mice. On June 11, when a few repairmen visited the outlet to get the machine fixed, they were surprised to find heaps of 500 and 2,000 rupee notes shredded into tiny pieces.

According to bank officials, notes worth Rs 12,38,000 have been destroyed by the mice. A Guwahati-based financial company named FIS: Global Business Solutions, which runs the ATM, had reportedly deposited Rs 29 lakhs inside the machine on May 19. “The ATM had stopped working the following day,” a local Tinsukia-based journalist confirmed.

This is not the first case to be reported. Read more:

Mice chew through cash in Kazakh ATM

January 13, 2018

A pair of mice snuck into an ATM in the Kazakh capital Astana, hiding from a snow storm. Bank workers were surprised when they discovered the tiny intruders and the ruined notes they had munched on during their stay.

The two were found when the machine was re-stocked with cash, and the workers recorded their odd discovery on a video.

The footage, posted on local social media, shows damaged banknotes and feces in the ATM compartment. “And here we have a mouse,” a male voice comments, as a woman lifts the cover on a box containing a pile of chewed money. To show the rodent, the man moves some banknotes aside only to find there were actually two of them, making female workers in the video squeak. “An entire mafia here,” he says.

Although the bank didn’t say how much the ‘lunch’ for the two mice had cost, local media estimated the damage at some $300. 

Man makes a cash withdrawal from ATM, gets a mouse with his money

By Leigh Goessl │January 30, 2012 in Odd News

A man recently went to get some cash out of an ATM and got a surprise withdrawal.

After he pulled out his cash from the machine in Ersboda, located in northern Sweden, Gholam Hafezi didn’t get a receipt, but did get much more than he’d anticipated.

According to Swedish publication Folkbladet.nu, Hafezi had made a 700 kronor ($104) withdrawal from his account and with his withdrawal came a mouse’s tail.

At first Hafezi thought it was a shoelace, but then he realized it was a mouse tail and the rest of the body and head of the mouse was still struggling inside the machine.

“I pulled once more and then his tail came off,” said Hafezi, who rushed in to the customer help desk at the neighbouring Coop Forum grocery store for help, reported The Local, an English version of Swedish News.

This mouse claimed a more pricey residence when he took up house inside an ATM and chewed up the cash to make a nest.

ATMs seem like an odd place for mice to scurry into, but perhaps not as unusual as you’d think. Consider how flexible mice are and are able to squeeze in small places. Additionally, it is common to find mice and other small animals taking refuge in other types of machinery.

Why would have they been into the ATM? Well, the shelter is one of the reasons the rodents visited the ATM. Also, the rodents can survive on anything they can chew.

The reason why rodents are such determined chewers is that they actually chew for survival. Like several other animals of the rodent family, they have characteristic strong incisors that grow all through their lives. The chewing habit is for them, a coping mechanism to file these incisors and keep them from growing out of hand – or mouth, so just like we clip our fingernails, a rat gnaws on things in order to keep its teeth in check. Overgrown teeth are a possible problem for them. They like any surface that they can gnaw on, let the surface be metal, polymer, concrete, wood, etc.

Using mechanical traps, rat baits, glue boards, fumigation is not the way to combat this nuisance.

We need something that keeps the rodents at bay.

The solution available with C Tech Corporation to this nuisance is a onetime solution and the need of the hour because you just cannot let the cash to be chewed up by the rodents. Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

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 is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, BPR, and FIFRA exempted.

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

Our newly developed product is in the form of spray which can be applied in every part of the ATM and it is any easy to use product. It can be sprayed on the already installed wires and cable, devices, ceiling panels, and other pest infested areas.

The products are also available in the form of a solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, cash withdrawal machines, etc. Thus, making the end application rodent resistant.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied to interior and exterior of the ATM. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

The already installed wires and cables from the ATM can be coated with our lacquer to protect them from the pests gnawing on these applications and thus preventing huge monetary loss. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

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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http://www.rodrepel.com/
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Godowns overrun with pests.!!!

A country where starvation deaths and undernourished children fail to wake up the government from a deep slumber, a minute wastage of foodgrain is a crime. However, the awful condition in which the warehouses are maintained is a sign of why there is a massive wastage of foodgrain in the country.

According to FCI guidelines, foodgrains should be stored  in covered godowns or properly stacked on wooden crates with waterproof sheets on them. However, most of the bags lay uncovered, exposing the grains to damage. Some warehouses have no wooden crates, bamboo mats or polythene sheets to prevent migration of moisture from the floor. The sacks are not piled up properly to prevent decay; the bottom sacks are kept on the floor, which bore bite marks by rats. You can even find water dripping through the ceilings and even rodent burrows. These are ideal breeding grounds for a variety of pests.

Rats are profilic breeders and a pair of these can multiple into hundreds in a single year. Rats are also known to introduce other pests, such as fleas, mites, and ticks into the premise, causing additional damage.

A rat’s bowel movements are very frequent, a rodent discharges  between 25-150 pellets of excreta per day, according to Narendra Wagle, former chairman of the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI).

But what’s even worse is the invisible contamination of food by rat urine between 25-50ml per day percolating through the bags in which the grain is stored in godowns. And this is the food that the Prevention Of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act guarantees as clean enough to eat. Clean enough to land up as staple food on our plates, or in biscuits and bread, or in the 24 million tonnes of grain sup-plied through the public distribution system.

We have come across some horrible figures for damage of food in warehouses in India:

Grain drain

By Kumar Vikram  |   Published: 25th March 2018

NEW DELHI: About 57,676 tons of foodgrain stored in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns have got damaged and become useless for human consumption in the past five years owing to pest attack, leakage in godowns, exposure to rain and floods, procurement of poor quality stock etc. This amount was sufficient to feed more than 1.15 crore people for a month, according to a report by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. Some amount of foodgrain also gets wasted during transportation in trains and trucks.

62,000 tonne: Foodgrain wasted by FCI

By dna Correspondent  |    May 22, 2017

While India ranks 55th in the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an RTI reply has revealed that around 62,000 tonnes of foodgrains, mainly rice and wheat have been damaged in the godowns of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the last six years with Maharashtra topping the list of states. Every year, crores of rupees are spent to prevent decay and then again a whooping sum is spent to dispose of the piled up waste.

In 2016-17 (up to March 1), a damage of 8,679 tonnes of foodgrains was reported, with Maharashtra topping the list of states with 7,963 tonnes. Sources said there are various reasons for the damage of foodgrains, including pest attacks, leakages in godowns, procurement of poor quality stocks, exposure to rains, floods, and negligence on the part of the persons concerned in taking precautionary measures.

Rodents act as the primary hosts of Hantaviruses, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic, Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, Tularemia. Infected rodents shed the virus through saliva, urine and faeces.

Many methods are used to keep pests away from warehouses like fumigation, rodent mechanical traps, zappers, glue boards, rodent biats but these have proved to be inefficient.

When these methods are proved to be inefficient, why to depend on them?

But is there any effective solution available?

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

RodrepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous and rodent aversive. This product works on the mechanism of repellency.

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. RodrepelTM

RodrepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints and can be applied to interior and exterior of warehouses. The product is safe for the storage of grains. The product can be used in the storage areas to keep the pests out of these places.

The product is available in lacquer form which is a direct application. The lacquer can be applied to the wooden accessories used in warehouses. It can be applied to already installed racks, pallets, wires and cables, polymeric utility pipes and equipment used in warehouses. 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 polymeric bags and racks used for storage of grains, wires and cables, pipes, equipment and accessories from warehouse while they are manufactured.

The product is also available in the form of wood polish additivewhich can be applied to the storage racks.

The product available in the form of bird repellent lacquer can be applied to the beams and trusses of the warehouses which will keep the birds away.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

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

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Managing mice infestations

Excellent hearings, vision, smell and touch have enabled the house mouse to be highly adaptable to homes and indoor buildings. All they need is a 1/4″ opening to be able to enter a house, so they often have access to many places along the house’s perimeter.

The house mouse is a rodent, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.

House mouse is native to northern Indian subcontinent but is introduced worldwide through association with humans. Highly adaptive, the house mouse has both behavioral and physiological traits such as the ability to survive in buildings and aboard ships, a tendency to move into agricultural fields and leave when the habitat changes, and a rapid rate of reproduction that allow it to thrive wherever humans do. A female mouse can have as many as 12 babies every three weeks, quickly turning a small infestation into a huge problem. This means she could have as many as 150 offspring in a single year!

Mice are generally afraid of rats which often kill and eat them, a behavior known as muricide and it’s the reason why it’s highly unlikely for you to have both species infesting your property. Despite this, free-living populations of rats and mice do exist together.

Mice are mostly crepuscular or nocturnal; they are averse to bright lights and hence most of their feeding occurs after sunset or before sunrise. Nervously active, they are agile climbers and jumpers and are also good swimmers. Their all other senses are extremely sharp. For example, mice can use their whiskers to sense surfaces and air movements, which is why they manage to escape a room as soon as they notice you approaching.

Mice can transport bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminate food sources and kitchen surfaces. Apart from this, they are also responsible for Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Typhus, Plague, Pox (Rickettsial), etc. Mice can actually carry as many as 200 human pathogens!

Mice eat 15 to 20 times per day. That’s why their nests are located close to food supplies and they have developed a preference to live within human habitats. They can live without water source since the greater amount of food provides them with enough water.

Mice chew through wallboard, cardboard, wood, and even electrical wiring. Mice gnaw at, tunnel through, and nest in insulation. House mice living outdoors eat insects and seeds, including grains, which makes them pests in some areas.

The nuisance for same is reported as:

Delaware Waffle House Shut Down After Mouse Video Surfaces

By David Chang │NBC News │June 6, 2018

A Delaware Waffle House was closed down after video surfaced of a mouse inside the restaurant.

The viral video showed a mouse eating crumbs below a counter at the Waffle House in Smyrna. The Division of Public Health Office of Food Protection (OFP) received two complaints Tuesday about mice being spotted at the restaurant. OFP inspectors arrived the same day and found evidence of a rodent infestation.

The inspectors then closed the restaurant due to gross unsanitary conditions.

The traditionally used rodenticides and pesticides used to kill the mice don’t work on them. Studies say that newly developed DNA protects the vermin from standard toxins. Mice have been slowly evolving traits to survive warfarin, and pockets of resistant rodents have been found in many different parts of the world.

One such study is mentioned below:

City mice carry disease-causing bacteria with drug-resistant genes

Mice in your living space pose potential health risks, study says

Amina Zafar │CBC News │April 17, 2018

House mice aren’t just a nuisance but a potential source of infections, say researchers who trapped and tested more than 400 of the rodents from apartments across New York City.

City dwellers tend to fear rats more than mice because they’re bigger and can be seen scurrying in subways or in alleys. The researchers previously studied how rats carry disease-causing bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella and C. difficile.

But they were concerned mice might actually pose a greater health risk because they live with us in houses and apartments.

“We found a lot of antibiotic resistance in some of these bacteria, which we think may have implications for understanding not only the ubiquity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment but also potential sources of human infection,” said Lipkin, whose research was published Tuesday in the journal mBio.

In the vicious cycle of resistance, antibiotics kill some bacteria, but some of the fast-growing microbes evolve and find ways to protect themselves against the drugs. When that happens, people can develop infections that are much harder to treat.

Several ineffective measures are used to stop the menace caused by the pests. Mechanical traps are widely used but they stop working once an error occurs. Use of ineffective rat baits and tapes is common. But the essentials used to make these products give ineffective results. Capsaicin is commonly used so as to prevent the damage. The pain receptors of the pests by now have got immune to the capsaicin.

The ultrasonic repeller is used these days. It is a device which emits a frequency that is unattractive to the rodent’s ear. They serve to annoy the rodent more than anything. But it is proved to be ineffective.

What can be an effective solution to the nuisance caused by these mice?

The solution available with C Tech Corporation to this nuisance is a onetime solution and the need of the hour for maintaining an ecological balance considering the significance of these rodents. Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

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 is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, BPR, and FIFRA exempted.

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

The products are available in the form of a solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, polymeric tree guards, etc. Thus, making the end application rodent resistant.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied over the entire area of pest infestation by paints. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

The already installed cables, pipes, and other application can be coated with our lacquer to protect them from the pests gnawing on this application and thus preventing the damage. The lacquer is transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

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

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

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

Also, visit our websites:

1] http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
2] http://www.rodrepel.com/
3] http://www.termirepel.com/
4] http://www.combirepel.com/

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Roof Rats around you!

If you hear creeping and crawling noise in your attic while you’re trying to sleep, that could very well be a roof rat or two. And those who have come across this very well know what nuisance they can cause.

Roof rats are referred to as “commensal rats” because of their intimate relationships with humans. Roof rats are dark brown to black in color and can be identified by their large ears and scaly tails that are almost always longer than their bodies.

The roof rat gets its name from its tendency to find shelter in the upper parts of buildings. Once inside, roof rats not only damage materials by gnawing through them, but they also contaminate stored food and serve as vectors of dangerous diseases. A number of bacterial diseases are common to rats, and these include Streptococcus pneumonia, Corynebacterium kutscheri, Bacillus piliformis, Pasteurella pneumotropica, and Streptobacillus moniliformis, to name a few. All of these bacteria are disease-causing agents in humans. In some cases, these diseases are incurable.

Roof rats are thought to be of Southeast Asian origin, but they are now found worldwide, especially in the tropical regions. Roof rats are common in coastal states, seaports because it is the rodent that flourishes in areas inhabited by humans.

The roof rats adapt to a wide range of habitats. In urban areas, they are found around warehouses, residential buildings, and other human settlements. They prefer to live in dry upper levels of buildings, so they are commonly found in attics, wall cavities, false ceilings, cabinets and shelves, etc. They are also found in agricultural areas, such as in outhouse and crop fields. In the wild, roof rats live in cliffs, rocks, the ground, and trees. Roof rats are also found around fences, ponds, riverbanks, streams, and reservoirs.

Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Females can breed year-round. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents!

They feed on the seedlings adversely affecting the ecology of the islands. When consuming these seedlings, these rats reduce the pH of the soil. This harms plant species by reducing nutrient availability in soil, thus decreasing the probability of seed germination. The rats also chew on tree limbs and cause branch dieback.  Damages to irrigation lines are also being reported. They chew through wires and cause fires. Also, they tear the drywall and insulation.

Phoenix woman says neighbor’s tree causes neighborhood roof rat problem

Lisa Benson has lived in the Willo Historic District for 20 years. She’s desperate for help with a roof rat problem but the City of Phoenix can’t really help.

Published by 12 NEWS │Charly Edsitty │May 1, 2018

PHOENIX – A resident in Phoenix’s Willo Historic District said she is battling a persistent roof rat problem that may force her to sell her home.

“I knew that there were rats in the Willo district,” said Lisa Benson, who has lived in her home for 20 years and is retired.

The woman said she set traps out of precaution and about four months ago discovered a huge rat caught in a trap in her kitchen.

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

Published by The Fresno Bee │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.”

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

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

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

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

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

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, 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 polymeric applications like fencing, water pipes, agricultural films, polymeric tree guards, wires, cables, etc. This would result in the final application being rodent repellent.

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

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

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

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

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

Eaten nuts are a sign of voles in your orchard. (Photo: Wes Asai)

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

The logistics of using traps or exclusionary fences is only practical for small yards or gardens.

Care is needed to avoid affecting non-target species, pets, or children.

Many farmers suffering damage to their crops and grasslands from large populations of voles attempt to control them using bromadiolone, a chemical that 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).

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 at 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 on 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.

Also, visit our websites:

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Rats on the trains!

Rats and other pests are a common sight on railway tracks and platforms but having them as your travel companion is an unwanted experience. There are many instances for pests found in railway coaches and compartments and the pests are always spotted sooner or later.

Rats are such a menace to the cleanliness that they can be the source of deadly diseases including in the AC compartments. They even bite the bags and foodstuffs which are kept underneath the seats and spoil them and create a nuisance.

The recent news reported is:

Passengers in shock after unexpected date with rats, bed bugs in AC coaches

The Hitavada │By Ankita Garg │ August 10, 2018

Prateek Badvelkar and his family were travelling from Nasik to Bhopal in AC 2 coach of Udyognagri Express on July 29. This definitely was not a journey but a nightmare for the family as they faced a torrid time dealing with the bed bugs. 

“It was a hell-like experience and the bites of bed bugs,” recall members of Badvelkar family. Bed bugs left rashes on their skin and even developed boils on hands of Prateek Badvelkar’s five-year-old daughter. They were left with no option but to seek some place on co-passenger’s seat. Earlier, Badvelkar family reported the matter to TTE but to he paid no heed.

“As soon as we took our seats, we felt mosquito bites. But on checking we found that body had developed red rashes due to bed bugs. Fed up of bed bugs, we decided to leave our seats and asked co-passengers to share some space on their seat,” said Prateek. He further said that later he filed a complaint with the TTE and other running staff of the train. Another passenger Rohit said, “We were traveling in AC-2 coach of 01706 Jabalpur-Bandra special train last week but the entire journey was so painful and was a horrifying experience. Rats made holes in our bags and clothes. My younger daughter was bit by a rat when she was fast asleep. As we were not aware of complaint procedure, we tweeted the incident to railway officials but there were no reply.”

Cockroaches, Spiders And Now Lizard; Indian Railways Playing With Passengers’ Health

Daily Hunt │July 27, 2018
Be careful, stay healthy.

Days after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report was submitted to the Parliament on July 21, 2017, regarding the substandard food being served on trains in India, another case has emerged. A dead lizard was found in a meal of passenger who was traveling in Poorva Express on July 25, 2017.

Apparently, the railway pantry has been home to rats, cockroaches, lizards and other insects. While numerous discrepancies were noticed on various trains, premier trains like Duronto were storing 100 unsold ‘parathas’ for reuse and recycling.

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

I will tell you the reason!

Railways are the attractive points to rodents and insects. There are many reasons for this but let me tell you a few. Availability of abundant quantity of food like the 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 attracted to them. Rats also damage electric wires, thus increasing the requirement of frequent repairs, resulting in the delay in train services.

Understanding the behavior of pest is essential to combat the nuisance. The rodents constantly have to gnaw on things to wear their teeth down. Their teeth continually grow, so just like we clip our fingernails, a rat gnaws on things in order to keep its teeth in check. Overgrown teeth are a possible problem for them. They like any surface that they can gnaw on, let the surface be metal, polymer, concrete, wood, etc.

Pest control techniques used by railways are not effective. Pesticides are hazardous and toxic to pests as well as humans. Fumigation is done every 10-15 days but of no use. Glue boards are used to trap rats. But we need something that keeps the rats at bay.

What can be an effective solution to the nuisance caused by these mice?

The solution available with C Tech Corporation to this nuisance is a onetime solution and the need of the hour for maintaining an ecological balance considering the significance of these rodents. Our products are a blend of green chemistry and smart technology.

Our product Rodrepel™ is an extremely low toxic, extremely low hazard rodent aversive. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that rodents are kept away from the target application. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them. The product is compliant with ROHS, ROHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR, and FIFRA exempted.

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

The products are available in the form of a solid masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

The product available in the form of solid masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like rexine seats, wires, and cables, etc. Thus, making the end application rodent resistant.

The product available in liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints and can be applied over the entire area of pest infestation by paints. It can be applied to the interior and exterior of the train carriages, painted on canteens, pantry, and dining area, waiting rooms, server rooms, platforms, etc. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all kinds of paints and solvents.

The already installed wires and cables, pipes, and other application can be coated with our lacquer to protect them from the pests gnawing on this application and thus preventing the damage. The lacquer is a transparent product and it does not wear off easily.

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

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

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

Also, visit our websites:

1] http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
2] http://www.rodrepel.com/
3] http://www.termirepel.com/
4] http://www.combirepel.com/

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1] https://www.facebook.com/Combirepel-411710912249274/
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