Nuisance causing invasive rodent: Nutria

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

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

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

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

But these wetlands are threatened by invasive rodents such as nutria. This two-foot-long rodent can grow as large as 20 pounds. It can eat 25% of its own weight every day.

These raccoon-sized rodents from South America have invaded every continent except Antarctica and Australia, and have set up camp in at least 18 US states and are spreading all over rapidly.

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

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

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

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

About the size of a beagle, they can quickly turn a lush green marsh to a wasteland. They use
their long orange teeth to gnaw through vegetation and reach the succulent bits they crave.
Females can have litters of a dozen or more and become pregnant within 48 hours after giving birth, their fertility adding to the speed with which this South American rodent can fan across alandscape, burrowing into levees and destroying wetlands along the way.

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

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

Second-ever nutria reported in Kentucky caught in McCracken

By STEVE VANTREESE Dec 23, 2017 –  The Paducah Sun

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

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

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

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Rodents in schools!

Have you ever heard the rats and the mice taking admission in school??

Shocking right? But yes, rats and mice do take admission in schools, not for the getting educated but to spread nuisance.

The schools have the responsibilities when it comes to the education of students but the schools are also responsible for protecting the health and safety of their students.

Rats and mice seek for food, warmth, water, shelter, and safety which they get in abundance from school.

Rodents can find many numbers of places to hide and to breed; it is always easy for rodents like rats and mice to infiltrate a school because even a small hole can make them enter.

Rats and mice can transmit a number of diseases through contact with them or consumption if the food that rodents have partially eaten, skin contact with rodent’s urine and their droppings can also cause diseases.

Schools should take the possibility of rodent infestation very seriously, especially in the month of winter. Rodents will be much more aggressive in colder seasons about seeking shelter.

The rodents can chew on anything that they see as useful in building their nests. This could be wood, paper, books, electrical appliances, etc. They can even make holes in furniture to stay to make a place to stay.

According to the news articles,

Rat infestation closes Congdon Park school
Updated: Jun 13, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. From the Duluth News Tribune.

A rat infestation has closed the eastern Duluth Congdon Park Elementary School and its grounds for the summer.

The rodents have been spotted entering the drainage system under the gym addition of the school. Hillside burrow entrances have also been found at the back of the building, according to the Duluth school district.

The closure will allow pest control and district staff to clear the area where the rats have been living and eating for some time, including inside the school’s composting bin.

“They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” district facilities manager Dave Spooner said of the composting bin and the burrows.

No rats were found inside the school, he said, but the closure of the building and its grounds make it easier to solve the problem.

The infestation was discovered toward the end of the school year, and pest control workers began addressing it with traps inside lockboxes. So far, about five rats per day have been trapped. Pesticide bait boxes will be set near the drainage system and burrow entrances Friday. The method is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, district officials said.

Rat infestation forces closure of Duluth elementary school
Updated: June 14, 2018 — 5:00 AM. From Star Tribune

A colony of rats is wreaking havoc at Duluth’s Congdon Park Elementary, prompting district officials to close the school and its playground for the summer.

Since the unwelcome discovery, pest control workers have trapped about five rodents per day near the foundation and drainage system underneath the school gym, said district facilities manager Dave Spooner.

“We’re working to remove them before they can get into the building itself,” Spooner said in a prepared statement. “Having the building and grounds unoccupied will allow us the flexibility to take steps necessary to make that happen.”

The school is located at 3116 E. Superior St., not far from Glensheen mansion.

Food sources that might attract the vermin have been removed.

The school’s composting bin likely played a role. “They enter into — I don’t want to call it a rat buffet — but they had plenty of food, shelter, and water and took up residence,” Spooner told the Duluth News Tribune.

Pesticide bait boxes — called the “least toxic method” — have been laid near burrow entrances located in the hillside at the back of the building to help eradicate the infestation. District officials said those efforts are compliant with state Department of Health and Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

Signs will be posted around the property to inform neighbors the traps are being used.

Students were released for summer vacation last week, but administrators had remained on the grounds. Scheduled enrichment activities will move to Ordean-East Middle School.

Students complain of rat infestation in high school
Updated: March 27, 2017, 12:39 AM

School officials in Fayette County say they have been trying to exterminate rodents at Sandy Creek High School, but they’re still a problem after more than a month.

One student told Channel 2 Action News that she saw about 40 rats at one time in the field house where student-athletes work out.

A dead rat was found by a student in the weight training room, the news station reported.

The athletes told Channel 2 they are still being forced to work out in the field house, despite all of the rats running around.

Often using pest control services by the school is not very much effective and it can be dangerous to health, thus we need a solution which can be effective and eco-friendly

Usage of pesticides is dangerous for students. The use of pesticides has hampered the neurological development of children. There is evidence for children and others who have been poisoned accidentally consuming pesticides.

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At C Tech Corporation we make use of Mother Nature’s gift of senses to these rodents in developing an extremely low toxicity and extremely low hazard formulation products!

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

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

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, and REACH, APVM, BPR and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

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

RodrepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces like wood, furniture, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic. The desks, benches, furniture from the schools can be applied with our lacquer to protect these applications from pest attack.

Our products are available in the form of wood polish additives can be applied as a topical application by mixing it with wood polish. It can also be applied to racks, pallets, furniture etc.

Our products are available in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated in pipes, films, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of a spray can be applied to the bench, chairs, racks, wooden furniture etc.

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New students in the schools: Rats!

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

Such a nuisance in a place of discipline is unwanted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

London school infested with bed bugs twice this year

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

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

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

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

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

But head lice are a much more common occurrence and require only that a note is sent home telling parents to check their kid’s hair.

Students seeing increase in rat sightings at elementary school

By: Carl Willis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We at C Tech Corporation are in a unique position to provide solutions to the problems caused by these creatures.

At C Tech Corporation we make use of Mother Nature’s gift of senses to these rodents in developing non- toxic & non-hazardous formulation!

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

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

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. Our eco-friendly products do not kill the target species but only repel them.

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

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

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

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

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on:
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Incredible Incisors

Have you recently found shavings of wood, clothes going torn, cables losing their insulation or holes in your walls at home?

There is a chance of your home being invaded!

Yes, invaded by the pesky creatures, called rodents!

How is it even possible for such tiny creatures to do this?

But they do this. They make use of their incisors to make these menaces happen.

What makes the rodent’s teeth so strong?

The intricately crossed crystals of a mineral called calcium hydroxyapatite embedded in collagen makes their teeth strong. The composite microstructure is so strong that it has served as a model for a so-called “bio-mimetic material,” a synthetic copy created in the laboratory with ceramics and polymers.

Incisors are the front most teeth in mammals. These incisors have thick layers of enamel on the front and little enamel on the back. Dental enamel is the hardest substance of any mammal’s body, but rodent enamel is the toughest of the tough. Because they do not stop growing, the animal must continue to wear them down so that they do not reach and pierce the skull. As the incisors grind against each other, the softer dentine on the rear of the teeth wears away, leaving the sharp enamel edge shaped like the blade of a chisel.

Most species have up to 22 teeth with no canines or anterior premolars. In rats, these are the four, long, sharp front teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. Rat incisors are highly specialized for gnawing. They are open-rooted, which means they grow throughout life. Rodents also have one or multiple pairs of premolars or molars (these teeth, also called cheek teeth, are located towards the back of the animal’s upper and lower jaws). Molars are the rearmost teeth in the mouth, used for grinding food prior to swallowing it. Molars are never replaced. Rats have only one set of teeth during their life. Rats particularly have 12 molars, six on the top and six on the bottom and three on each side of each jaw.

Rodents eat a variety of different foods including leaves, fruit, seeds, and small invertebrates. The cellulose rodents eat is processed in a structure called the caecum. The caecum is a pouch in the digestive tract that houses bacteria that are capable of breaking down tough plant material into digestible form.

Rodents gnaw with their incisors by pushing the lower jaw forward and chew with the molars by pulling the lower jaw backward. In conjunction with these chewing patterns, rodents have large and complex jaw musculature, with modifications to the skull and jaws to accommodate it.

Their teeth are so razor sharp that they can gnaw through the hardest of substances including lead pipes, cinder blocks, solid wood doors, a four-inch-thick slab of concrete, even a half-inch thick sheet of iron. Rats have gnawed through iron cabinets to access food. Insulation is not safe from mice either. They will tunnel into insulation inside walls and attics, either to make a home or to gather soft materials for their nests. By chewing through electrical wires, rats have caused many house fires. Rats and other rodents are believed to be the cause of 25-40% of all house fires through chewing wiring and creating nests of flammable materials like paper, cloth, and other bedding in confined areas.

Rodents will chew through the food packing to get to the food. They may chew through boxes and bags which you may think are safe.

The mice have no respect for any item. They will gnaw on and into just about any chewable item that is stored in the attic, basement, garage or closet – including irreplaceable family heirlooms, valuable paintings, and important documents. Mice also can dig up and feed on newly planted crops in gardens, cause damage before harvest, and burrow into other areas on the property for food and nesting.

An adult rat’s jaws are 20 times more powerful than a person’s, biting down with a force of 24,000 psi, about the same as a crocodile’s jaws. The bite of rat can easily cut through bone. Rats can and will attack people if they sense that they are defenseless such as the elderly, disabled, and infants.

Gnawing is one of the key tell-tail signs of the presence of rats. Gnawing may be visible on doors, ledges, in corners, in wall material, on stored materials, or other surfaces wherever rats are present. Fresh accumulations of wood shavings, insulation, and other gnawed material indicate active infestations.

Let’s have a look on the below news articles where rodents have left the evidence of their menace.

Rat complaints in San Francisco have surged over the past five years

September 25, 2017 – SFGATE

A rat race of sorts is happening in San Francisco, where rodent complaints have surged in the past five years.

Since 2012, San Franciscans have steadily reported more rat sightings to 311, San Francisco’s official site for information and complaints. This year, the agency received around 848 calls from January through August and, if the numbers continue at the same rate, it’s projected that there will be about 1,272 calls made by the end of 2017.

 Rodents cause north Abilene house fire

September 14, 2017 – Big Country

Rodents started a fire that caused $5,000 worth of damage to a north Abilene home Thursday morning.

A press release from the Abilene Fire Department states the fire began after rodents chewed through wiring in the attic of a home on the 1800 block of Grape Street just after 9:30 a.m.

Smoke was seen coming from the eaves of the home when firefighters arrived on the scene, but crews were able to contain the flames to the attic and quickly got the fire under control.

Investigators were able to determine the rodent-chewed wiring caused an electrical malfunction, which started the fire, according to the press release.

A typical home may have more than a dozen potential entry points for the rodents. They get through gaps as small as 15mm, often using plumbing pipes and unscreened vents or gaps in the eaves and roof edges. Homeowners in Lincolnshire are being urged to guard against a fresh invasion of rats this autumn. Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA technical manager, says residents should be doing all they can now to protect their properties. She said: “Rain washes rats out of sewers and other nesting places and, inevitably, they go looking for shelter in higher ground. “They’ll try to find some sort of dwelling and that could be lofts, garages or sheds. “Our members report the number of calls to deal with infestations often rises in the Autumn when the temperature drops often quite dramatically and we’re expecting a similar pattern this time. “So it’s important for homeowners to do as much as they can to ensure they’re not among those affected.” Bridgend County Borough Council was named top of the list for rats in 2015/16 with almost 3,000 call-outs per 1,000 residents making up 93 percent of its total number overall.

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

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

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

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

The masterbatch additive gives you long-term protection against rodents.

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

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

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

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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.

Also, visit our websites:

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.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 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 prolific breeders and a pair of these can multiply 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 supplied 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 whopping sum is spent to dispose of the piled up waste.

In 2016-17 (up to March 1), 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 feces.

Many methods are used to keep pests away from warehouses like fumigation, rodent mechanical traps, zappers, glue boards, rodent baits 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 the warehouse while they are manufactured.

The product is also available in the form of wood polish additive which 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.

Also, visit our websites:

http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
http://www.combirepel.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/
http://www.combirepel.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.

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