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Due to their relatively small diameter, optical fibres are more exposed to rodent attack than traditional telecommunication cables. Rodents cause lots of maintenance problem by cutting and destroying wires of telecommunication and transmission equipments.

Rodents chew because they must (their teeth continue to grow during their lifetimes and must be constantly worn down) while deer and other animals chew in search of food or out of boredom. Whatever the reason, the very act of chewing damages the wire or pipe rendering them useless –or worse, creating a dangerous situation like the New Zealand Stock Exchange was forced to close for several hours after harvest rodents apparently chewed through a fibre-optic communication cable, leading to the collapse of the country's telecoms network for 6 hours.

RodrepelTM are available in the form of LDPE/EVA universal concentrates which can be easily incorporated in the cables during the process of extrusion. RODREPEL™ works by keeping the animals away from the target application & by conditioning the response of animals, without harming the animals in any way. Tests were conducted on actual cables in setting simulating real world conditions as they would exist in the environment. RodrepelTM has proven to be effective against a wide variety of animals, ranging from woodpeckers to grizzly bears.

Rodents significantly damages crop before and after harvest with an estimsted 20% of the worlds food supply consumed or contaminated each year. Rodents have two major impacts. The first is the substantial pre- and postharvest losses they cause to agriculture. The second is as carriers of debilitating human diseases.

Drip irrigation & Pipelines (pre- harvest losses): Drip irrigation, also known micro- irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. However, the whole purpose of conservation of water using such systems turns futile if these tubes get vulnerable to rodent attacks. Some farmers despondently state that “for every eight rows of rice they sow for their families, they sow two rows for the rats.” RodrepelTM can be made a part of such pipes and tubes thus rendering them with anti-rodent properties and safeguard the process of drip irrigation.

Storage containers and bags (post- harvest losses): Rodents have an enormous economic impact on stored grain in developing countries. Under traditional rice farming systems, rodents generally cause chronic losses to production in the order of 5–10% per annum. In Asia, a loss of 5% of rice production amounts to approximately 30 million tonnes; enough rice to feed 180 million people for 12 months. Bags and containers comprising RodrepelTM in their composition can act as rodent aversive and save the loss of grains. Moreover, it also protects us from more than 40 types of diseases like Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Plague (Epidemic disease), Trichinosis etc carried by rodents.

The Boeing 767, bound for London Heathrow from Canada, was cancelled when a passenger spotted the rodent in an overhead locker. This was not the first time a US airline is caught tangled in a rat mess. In 2006, a hidden camera showing mice on an American Airlines airplane surfaced.

The whistleblower did not want to be identified but did want to expose a hidden secret onboard an American Airlines Boeing 767 passenger plane. Hundreds of a flight are delayed or cancelled in a year due to the existence of rodents on board. Rodents can be really unsafe for the wiring system when travelling at a height of 30,000 kms.

Moreover, the aircraft arrester system remains in open ground all the time, since it is used on runways. It is damaged by rodents who by nature chew and cut materials and hence nylon tapes in open fields are susceptible to these rodent attacks. The rodents consume more than 50% of the nylon belt without any anti-rodent additive. RodrepelTM can be incorporated in these aircraft systems instead of nylon tapes to protect them from the rodent menace. Attributing to the training and association and conditioning principle of RodrepelTM, the rodents remembering the unpleasant experience will avoid it and pass the information also to its progeny.

Rodents can actually manage to chew through all the wires of the fuel injection wiring harness and not only sever them but actually chomp out two to three inch sections. There have been cases where they have even managed to destroy the wiring in the back wheel housing and the wiring harness for the fuel pump which is lodged between the rear bumper and the fuel tank.

Access has never been an operational hazard for these creatures. The losses resulting from these damages have run into thousands of dollars per vehicle which of course has to be borne by the owner as most insurance policies do not cover attacks on cars by stealthy pests. Especially when access actually provides a sanctuary of warmth, a safe harbor from predators and an assemblage of teeth sharpeners to them.

RodrepelTM unlike conventional rodenticides doesn’t kill rodents but merely creates aversion. RodrepelTM can be incorporated at polymer processing stage to give rodent resistant internal components. These can be even coated to fuel pipes and other such areas which are susceptible to rodent attacks but where extrusion is not possible the product can still be used as it is extremely compatible with all grades of paints. Seats can be covered with plastic covers extruded with Rodrepel. This would quite literally turn the car into an impregnable fortress invulnerable to enemies.

Sensitive applications such as gas transfer are also disturbed by chewing of rubber gas tubing and pipelines. It has become more dangerous these days since the gas itself are odourless. This has now compelled the pipeline and rubber tubing manufacturers to fabricate products, with anti- rodent properties, complying with government specifications.

RodrepelTM, a non toxic and non hazardous rodent aversive can be incorporated in the gas tubing and pipelines hindering the rodents from attacking them. Timesonline, UK News, had reported a disastrous death of old lady due to gas explosion. Gnawing rodents were to blame for the death of an 80-year-old woman in a massive explosion that flattened her home. They had gnawed through her kitchen rubber pipes, causing a build-up of gas in the room.

This creates a mess for the people working there because the mines do not exist as per the markings done and may lead to explosion. RodrepelTM can be included in a sheet to cover the mines and protect them from the rodents. They can also become a part of the cables and pipes laid underground.
World over heritage structures which are the symbol of pride for any country suffer the ignominy of being vandalized by birds who sit on these heritage structures and make a mess with their pecking, food habits and droppings. RodrepelTM provides a solution by which these structures can be restored to their former glory.

A customized application of RodrepelTM has been developed by which it can act on certain receptors in the feet of these birds and thus effectively keep the birds away and prevent them from approaching these structures paves the way for heritage structures to once again serve as a symbol of pride and glory.

Rodents are nuisance for the passengers travelling in train especially in A.C. coaches. Thousands of complaints have been registered by people travelling in trains regarding rodents. Saket train from Kurla, Mumbai was delayed when the passengers complained about the rodents and forced railway authorities to change the rodent- filled coaches.

Apart from it, the rodents also carry a large number of diseases with them which are easily transmittable in railway coaches. The present rodenticides kill the rodents making it unbearable to survive in the odour. On the contrary, RodrepelTM keep away the rodents instead of killing them. It can be blended with the paint and coated on the coaches to prevent the rodents penetrating inside the railway carriages.

Many electronics companies has been trying to come up with new methods to prevent the cable and wiring of refrigerators from rodent attack. LG, one of the leading home appliance manufacturers, have developed anti- rodent sleeves using ROHS compliant polymer additives for such measures.