Pests in restaurants

“Pests had been found in the kitchen area. We do have a pest control contract, and it’s unfortunate that there were a few pests in the traps when they made their return visit.”  – Says Mr. A. Hussain owner of the restaurant Spice, in Village Hill, Flitwick

They got a pest control contract and even then, the pests dared to enter their restaurant! Such a terrible experience!

Imagine on a weekend you are out with your friends to munch at this fancy restaurant. There in your sight goes on the pests roaming around. The next you do is you never ever visit the restaurant again.

Despite the best efforts, the restaurant owners could end up with pests in their kitchen or any kitchen from a restaurant.

Rodents such as mice and rats are the bugbear of every restaurant owner. Sometimes cleaning is just not enough in the restaurant business. There are many ways that a restaurant can develop a problem with mice and with rats and those ways are not always based on cleanliness. The fact is that water and standing water can be just as bad as food or debris.

Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no acceptable or allowable number or amount of pests in a food facility. Pests are strictly illegal in all areas of the establishment, which includes the kitchen, food or equipment storage rooms, restrooms, employee locker and break rooms, customer service and seating areas, trash storage areas and exterior premises. They’re illegal not because they are unsightly, but mainly because they are known carriers of numerous dangerous, disease-causing microorganisms that can be transmitted to your food, the food contact surfaces etc. potentially causing a serious food poisoning. They also contaminate the food with their hair, fecal droppings, urine, saliva, body parts and general filth.

Rats and mice are attracted by food supplies and do not venture far from their shelter or nesting sites, so in a large facility will nest close to accessible food stores. Rats and mice are capable of a rapid increase in population given an abundant food supply; due to the number of litters they can produce and the time to maturity, shelter from predators and benign environmental conditions inside a building.

Not only can they transmit serious diseases, but they can also close a restaurant down fast! Worldwide, rats and mice are known to spread over 35 diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. Cockroaches are proven or suspected carriers of the organisms that cause infections salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, leprosy, plague etc.

A heavy infestation of cockroaches or rodents will sometimes give the establishment a recognizable musty odor. If you detect this odor or any out of the ordinary odor, be wary about patronizing this establishment. A restaurant and any food facility should always smell clean and of fresh food. Anything else could mean something is wrong.

All types of food facilities, even the newest, nicest, most expensive, elegant restaurant can become infested with vermin. It is fairly common because a restaurant especially is an ideal environment for cockroaches, rats, mice, flies etc. to thrive.

Health inspectors order food facilities to eliminate pest problem countless times. If a food establishment or facility cannot fully eliminate the pests, the inspector is duty-bound to suspend their permit and order them closed and or take legal action and have the local district or city attorney file a criminal misdemeanor complaint against the business and its owner(s). A permit may be suspended immediately, depending on the severity of the infestation. Some jurisdictions may also issue immediate fines or penalties in the form of a ticket or citation.

You may find the evidence for the pest nuisance below:

Customer served COCKROACH in her meal as Dudley restaurant owner is fined for infestation

By David Cosgrove | Stourbridge | News | Published: Feb 14, 2018

A restaurant was found to be infested by cockroaches after a customer was served one of the pests in her meal.

Shanti Devi Sharma, director of the company which ran Isha’s at Stourbridge Road, Lye, has been fined £9,000 after pleading guilty to nine offences under food safety and hygiene regulations following the incident in March last year.

Dudley magistrates heard that environmental health officers carried out an inspection of the restaurant, after receiving the customer complaint.

And they discovered cockroaches in the kitchen and beneath a chest freezer – sparking the premises to be closed immediately.

This was subsequently backed by a court order, which forced the closure of the business for six weeks until the infestation was eradicated.

Seafront chippy fined £8k over flies and rats in the kitchen

Posted On 09 Mar 2018 at 2:02 pm By Jo Wadsworth

A Brighton fish and chip restaurant owner who allowed his premises to become a breeding ground for flies and rat infestation has been fined more than £8,000.

There is a lot to consider when setting out to prevent pests’ infestation in any restaurant. Vigilance is perhaps most important. Keeping a restaurant rodent-free is an ongoing job. Pest prevention is crucial to not only prevent enforced closure by health inspectors but to also maintain the positive relationships we have with the customers.

Often using the services of pest control companies is opted by the restaurant owners as they find it easier than dealing with the pest at own. 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 position to provide unique solutions to the problems caused by these creatures.

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

TermirepelTM is a low-toxic, non-hazardous insect aversive. TermirepelTM 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 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 insect repellent. This would be an efficient way of deterring the insects from chewing the cables and wires and thus negate the possibility of a short circuit. While the TermirepelTM 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.

TermirepelTM lacquer can be coated topically over the applications which need protection. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic etc. It can be used on the chairs and tables from hotels. It can be applied on already installed cables and wires, pipes etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of the spray can be sprayed on the pest entry areas. It can be sprayed on the cracks and crevices from where the pests enter. It can be used on the already installed applications like cables, pipes, etc.

Our products provide a safe and environmentally friendly solution to avoid insect infestation in restaurants.

Councillor Ken Muschamp, RBC’s cabinet member for business safety and regulation says “It is a warning to food business operators to act promptly in the event that they become aware of pest problems in order to avoid putting public health at risk.”

Be aware!

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The yellow crazy ants- a major environmental and agricultural pest

Native to Africa, the yellow crazy ant has a long body and very long legs and antennae. Its name comes from its erratic walking style and frantic movements, especially when disturbed. But what’s really crazy about these ants is their odd attraction to electrical equipment. It’s estimated that every year, crazy ants cause more than $146 million in electrical damage. These ants, when electrocuted, release a scent (pheromone), providing a signal to other ants to rush to the scene to find the ‘attacker.’

Yellow crazy ants also damage natural environments, affect the horticulture industry, and cause skin and eye irritations.

The yellow crazy ant is listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive alien species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Knowing what these ants have done elsewhere gives us plenty of reasons to be worried if they aren’t eradicated.

The yellow crazy ant was introduced by accident to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean about 70 years back. It quickly got a foothold and started to take over. The devastating effects of the supercolonies on the island are readily apparent. These ants can overpower reptiles and coconut crabs. An estimated 20 million red crabs have been killed by these ants, about 30% of the island’s entire population! The ants succeed in their killing sprees by injecting an acid into the eye of their victims. The acid is poisonous to the red crabs, and it blinds them leaving them to starve to death or be killed by predators. It was also introduced to Australia accidentally.

Crazy ants are highly adaptable, living in both moist and dry habitats. They establish their nests in the vicinity of trees and plants, inside the rotten wood, under rock and trash, in the soil and in the debris and residue of building standing for a long time. Crazy ants cannot survive extremely cold climates and may invade houses and buildings when the weather changes.

Crazy ants are omnivorous, feeding on both dead and living insects, honeydew produced from insects, fruits, plant secretions, seeds and a variety of household food items such as sweets, meats, grease and liquids.

The ants can be painful and dangerous to people and animals. They spray formic acid when disturbed, and it can be particularly painful if there is contact with the eyes. Spraying can cause skin burns and eye irritation in humans. The ants can kill a large animal in a mass attack. These ants are described as “scavenging predators”. They eat not only small isopods, myriapods, earthworms, mollusks, arachnids, and insects, but also large land crabs, birds, mammals, and reptiles.

The below-mentioned news is an evidence for same:

Invasive ‘crazy’ ant species discovered in New South Wales for first time in more than a decade

By Leah White, ABC North Coast  │ May 25, 2018

An invasive ant species capable of causing blindness and decimating crops has been discovered infesting the CBD of a town on the north coast of New South Wales.

 Farmer temporarily blinded
Queensland resident and cane worker Frank Teodo said he was temporarily blinded by yellow crazy ants.

The Edmonton landholder said the ants wreak havoc on the environment, lifestyles and the health of people and their pets.

“I had them on my property for quite some time,” he said.

“They build up in sufficient numbers, I couldn’t control them — I had a cocktail of chemicals around my house that would have knocked out anything.

“They don’t actually bite, but they spray formic acid, so they can blind your pets, they’ll blind you if you get them near your eyes.

Invasive crazy ants disrupt pollination in pumpkin

Aathira Perinchery, THE HINDU │October 07, 2017

Ant presence may be deterring bees
There is yet another reason to be worried about invasive yellow crazy ants — these aggressive predators of native fauna also disrupt pollination in pumpkin plants causing crop loss finds a recent study published in the journal Biological Invasions. This is the first time that this has been recorded in any plant.

Pollination is vital for fruit formation. However, in the traditionally bee-pollinated pumpkin patches of northern Kerala’s Kasargod district, farmers now hand-pollinate their pumpkin patches, complaining of crop loss otherwise. Scientists at the Central University of Kerala decided to investigate why pumpkin pollinators here were failing.

Ineffective control options adopted to prevent the crazy ant infestation include ant baits, dusts and perimeter granules and sprays. But the ants and many other insects have become immune to the content used in these products. Moreover, the dust powder is insecticide formulated which is dangerous to humans as well as pests. Temporary relief from using products with pyrethroid insecticides is achieved, but re-application is necessary every two to three months.

A permanent solution to this can be a blessing.

C Tech Corporation can offer an eco-friendly solution to the nuisance caused by the insects. Our product TermirepelTM is low-toxic, non-hazardous and insect aversive. Our products work on the mechanism of repellence and they do not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect the crops and prevent the loss caused by the yellow crazy ants and other insects as well.

Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated with various polymeric applications like polymeric fences in farms, tree guards, agriculture mulch films, floating row covers, greenhouse films, sprinklers, water pipes, wires, and cables, etc.

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be mixed in paints and be applied to the interior and exterior of the farms, homes, apartments, electrical equipment, etc.

TermirepelTM is available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied to the application as a topical application. It can be applied to the already laid pipes and tubing in the farm, fences around farms and garden. It can be applied to the already installed applications used in farms and homes. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc.

Thus, using our products, you can get an effective solution to fight menace caused by insects!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Cukes in danger – Cucumber beetle menace

Cukes are the mouthwatering fruits enjoyed by all. But did you all know that a pest is named after this fruit?

Yes, it’s the “cucumber beetle” know after attacking the cucumber plant.

There are two common species of cucumber beetles – the striped beetle and the spotted beetle, that you may find in your garden which proves to be problems to the grown cucumber.

The adult striped beetles are bright-yellow and have three broad, black stripes running down the length of their wing covers and are 1/4-inch long. Spotted beetles are greenish-yellow with black spots on the wing covers. Striped and spotted cucumber beetles can cause serious losses in cucumbers, muskmelons, and watermelons.

Cucumber beetles are a major concern to muskmelon and cucumber growers because they vector the bacteria that causes a disease, bacterial wilt of cucurbits.

Both species overwinter as adults in weedy areas and emerge in spring to mate and lay eggs. Though these newly emerged beetles don’t feed very much before breeding and laying eggs, their larvae burrow into the ground and feed on plant roots for several weeks.

Once these underground larvae complete their pupation, they emerge as adults. This is the generation that causes the most damage to gardens.

Adult beetles chew ragged holes in plant leaves and may consume entire cucumber blossoms. Unfortunately, newly planted, young seedlings can be consumed quickly.

Take Control Of Cucumber Beetles

By Lauren María Alexander|October 3, 2016

Striped cucumber beetle is known to cause major losses in cucurbit crops including cantaloupe, cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins. Because the beetle transmits the bacteria Erwinia tracheiphila, also known as bacterial wilt, managing damage caused by the pest requires a multipronged approach.

According to Shelby Fleischer from the Department of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University, adult beetles overwinter and feed on both the above- and below-ground portions of cucurbits including plant tissue, leaves, and roots. If you are growing large-flowered crops such as pumpkins or winter squash, beetles also will aggregate inside the flowers.

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles as pests of cucurbits in Michigan
Cucumber beetles are the primary insect pest of all vine crops in Michigan

May 31, 2017, by Amanda Buchanan

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles attack a variety of cucurbit crops, including winter and summer squash, cucumber and watermelon. While cucumber beetle larvae feed on cucurbit roots, adult beetles cause more economically important damage. Striped cucumber beetles are specialists on cucurbits while spotted cucumber beetles feed on other plants in addition to cucurbits.

Traditionally many pesticides have been used to prevent the nuisance caused by these insects but all of them have proved ineffective. The pesticides are not only harmful to the insects but also to the humans.

However, cucumber beetles also are responsible for a fair amount of cucumber pollination, so having those as a part of our ecosystem is necessary. So, killing them is not a solution to keep these pests away from the gardens.

The traditionally used pesticides and other ineffective methods are of no use to protect the cuke plantation from these pests and there is a need of an effective product to keep these pests away from the cuke plants!

At C Tech Corporation we offer a safe and effective solution to deal with these insects.

TermirepelTM is a non-toxic, non-hazardous product that primarily repels insects from the application. The best feature of this product is that it is environmentally safe and causes no harm to insects as well as for humans.

TermirepelTM product is available in the form of a masterbatch, liquid concentrate which is diluted in paints in a specific ratio and lacquer.

Termirepel™ is a non-toxic, non-hazardous broad-spectrum insect aversive masterbatch which works not only against the beetles but a host of other insects.

TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in different kinds of agricultural and gardening films, irrigational pipes, cables, and wires etc. and is found to be effective against the most aggressive insects.

To prevent the damage causing from cucumber beetles to your crops and plants films can be incorporated with TermirepelTM masterbatch which can be used to cover the area or mulches. These films can also be wrapped around cukes to prevent damage.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and be applied on the concrete fences around the gardens.

The lacquer can be used on the wooden fences or stem holders or metal equipment used in the cuke plantation.

All this can be done by just repelling the insect and not killing them. Thus, following the course of ecological balance and sustainability.

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Termites: The wood destroyer

Termites have been around for more than 240 million years. Homeowners suffer average $7,900 of damage before realizing they have termites. Termites release an estimated 176 billion pounds of “greenhouse gas” per year. Termites not only damage woods but now they are also damaging wires and cables

Generally, termites live in trees, lumber, soil, and wooden structures.

The diet of the termites is made of organic fiber, cellulose, plants like grass etc. The cellulose is the one which provides the termites with nutrients which they need to survive since they cannot digest the cellulose directly; therefore, they have other microorganisms like the protozoans and bacteria in their stomach which helps them to break the cellulose so that it can be digested by their metabolism.

Do termites get attracted to wood?

Yes, termites get attracted to wood they eat wood in houses, utility poles, furniture, dying trees etc.

Since wood is difficult to consume and digest, termites are equipped with special mouthparts for chewing wood and other forms of cellulose which cannot be digested directly.

In many numbers of cases termites invasion cannot be noticed, once the colonies are built up then termites can stay for a long period of time without being noticed.

The evidence for termite damage is reported below.

Call Collett: Termites infest Hanahan home
Posted: Jun 14, 2018, 08:05 AM EDT

Termites infested the family’s Hanahan home two years ago.  With the siding off to investigate, termites were found in walls, the floor, the windows, in the master bedroom and bathroom.

There were remnants on the front stairs. The Woods expected Arrow to cover the fix since their contract with them covers up to $250,000 in repairs.

After a survey, BMC gets cracking on Bandra’s termite-infested
TNN | Jun 16, 2018, 05:50 IST

MUMBAI: Barely three days after TOI reported how a survey by residents of Bandra’s Mount Mary Road found 49 of 189 trees along their road infested with termites, BMC sent a team on Friday morning to inspect and begin treating them. Residents said the spraying of chemicals around the base where termites were spotted was a relief as they feared the trees would crash. In the past week, one person died while another was injured in tree crashes.

Maria D’Souza, the chairperson of Mount Mary Kane Road advanced locality management (ALM), said it was heartening to see officials take action. “The H westward team cut branches officials take action. “The H westward team cut branches of trees naturally dead and inspected others. Chemical treatment was also given where required,” she said.

Super termites’ have moved into the Midlands. They can eat your home 10 times faster
Updated: July 12, 2018, 12:14 PM

The dreaded “super termite” has come to the Midlands.

Rodney Dorn of Columbia-based Modern Exterminating was inspecting a Lexington County house in June when he came across a colony of termites that were different than those native to the area. He took a sample to Dr. Eric Benson, an entomology professor at Clemson, and Benson confirmed it was a Formosan subterranean termite — colloquially referred to as a “super termite.”

Super termites earn their nickname by aggressively eating through the wood. In under a month, a colony can chew through a foot-long 2X4, according to an article from Pestworld.org.

“They eat about 10 times faster than our eastern subterranean termite (which is) what we have here,” said Modern Exterminating owner Glenn Matthews.

While termites native to the Midlands often have colonies in the thousands, super termites have colonies in the millions, according to an article from the University of Florida. Super termites, which can burrow underground 300 feet from a hive, are also exceptionally difficult to kill.

Super termites are an invasive species from Asia that were introduced into America in the 1950s, most likely after military hardware — such as wooden pallets infected with Formosan termites — returned home from the Korean War, Benson said.

As termites are resistance to pesticides, they do not get affected by the pesticides.

In order to keep the termites away we do require a strong result and for this, our product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application.

The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, nonhazardous, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of the liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and organic solvent in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the storage area, ceiling, panels exterior and interior of the wall as to be protected from termites.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with the surfaces wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, cables, wires which are already installed etc.

Our product in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like polymeric tree guards, pipes, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments and equipment’s which are attacked by termites.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, BPR, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Termirepel (TM) – To keep ants at a bay!

You see that black trail and following it you reach your kitchen. Then you reach to the rack placed with sugar container and the container seems to be filled less of sugar but more of these pesky creatures!

You know well which creatures I am talking about!

Yes, those are the ants!

Ants usually live in wood or soil outside our house, and only march into our house to gather food. On the other hand, ants may live inside our house as well.

Ants love sugar! They’re attracted to sweet substances but are an omnivorous insect, which means they’ll eat any type of edible substance they can find. They also need water to survive. They enter different structures in order to scavenge for food.

There are many species of nuisance ants that invade our homes – they come in all different sizes and colors.

Carpenter ant infestations often go unnoticed until it is a costly situation to correct. The damage caused by carpenter ants is distinct although it is often confused with termite damage. While termites feed on the cellulose found in the wood, carpenter ants excavate galleries or tunnels in decaying wood. Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not actually eat the wood. Rather, they hollow it out to nest inside, which may result in structural damage.

Rotted wood in window frames and similar spots provides an ideal home for acrobat ants and other ant species. Tiny grease ants may seem to appear out of nowhere and sneak into food containers. Rather, they are appearing out of tiny gaps and cavities in the kitchen, including spaces behind kitchen cabinets. Such nests can be difficult to find.

When one ant finds food or water they will lay down a chemical trail that guides other worker ants to the source – you will see trails of ants going back and forth from the food or water.

These creatures seem too small but the menace they cause is huge!

Not sure?! See below!

It’s the invasion of the yellow ants. And they’re out of control

BY JOHANNA A. ÁLVAREZ – Miami hERALD

November 15, 2017 01:26 PM

Updated November 15, 2017 01:45 PM

Just in time for the winter season, a new group of visitors has descended on South Florida. But they’re not friendly tourists.

An invasive species of yellow ants (Plagiolepis alluaudi) has arrived in the Riverland neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, researchers at the University of Florida have discovered.

These types of ants, natives of Madagascar, have never been seen outside of Hawaii in the United States, according to the experts.

“By the time you detect them, the colonies are so big and spread out that they are hard to control,” said Thomas Chouvenc, UF assistant professor of urban entomology based at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

They’re also difficult to get rid of.

Ant swarm attacks Karratha woman as she eats a muesli bar

ABC North West WA

By Kendall O’Connor , Joseph Dunstan and Ewan Gilbert

Updated 9 Nov 2017, 10:49am

Two bites of a muesli bar was all it took for Deanne Cook to feel like she was on fire.

The Karratha resident quickly realized it was not just the snack she was eating but dozens of tiny ants.

“It was like I was on fire. I was in the shower sobbing,” she said.

“I didn’t even knowing what had happened until I went back to the pantry and saw the carnage.

A colony of ants had attacked her food, in some cases chewing through sealed packets.

The most common tool used to manage ants are the insecticides. The ants have got immune to the traditionally used insecticides.  However, besides being extremely toxic and harmful to the environment, most insecticides used for ant control will destroy beneficial insects. Also, usage of such harmful insecticides in a home can be dangerous not only to the ants but also to our kids and pets!

Now, we no longer should depend on these conventional, toxic insecticides to deal with these pests!

To deal with the menace caused by these ants we have come up with eco-friendly and non-hazardous methods!

C Tech Corporation offers a range of non-toxic, non-hazardous anti-insect aversive, which can be successfully used to keep pesky ants at bay.

Termirepel™ can be easily described as insect aversive, used also against all types of insects and which works on the mechanism of repellency. It means that it does not kill the target insects but only repel them, thus balancing the ecology and helping in maintaining the goal of sustainability. There are more than 500 species of insects against which this product works.

The products temporarily inhibit the mating cycle of the insects. It temporarily impairs the ability of insects to reproduce, i.e. the female will not lay eggs. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction within any insect which might try to feed on the application, ensuring that it is kept away from feeding on the treated area. It temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

This product can be easily used against ants and many other insects.

The product can be used in the form of a masterbatch which can be incorporated with various polymeric applications while they are manufactured. This will prevent the ants from feeding on such applications. The polymeric cables and wires, pipes and other household applications can be incorporated with our products to keep ants away.

The product in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a specific ration and applied on the walls, instruments, equipment etc.

It can be used in terms of lacquer as a form that can be coated on the wooden, polymeric, metal and a variety of end applications. The lacquer can be applied to the fence, wooden objects, furniture, ceilings etc. to keep ants away from homes, buildings and other public places. The kitchen cabinets can be coated using our lacquer to prevent ants from entering the stored goods.

Contact us if you are facing problems with these pesky little ants and other insects:

Write us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you are facing nuisance caused by the pests!

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Pest nuisance in poultry farms

About 5k million chickens are being raised every year as a source of food, both meat and eggs of chicken. The commercial egg laying industry is comprised of over 273 million laying hens, of which about 237 million produce table eggs, the eggs one buys at the supermarket and the rest for fertile hatching eggs as a replacement for the laying flocks.

But the huge poultry industry has to face the nuisance caused certain insects!

Litter beetles are common pests in poultry houses and are well known for eating feed, disturbing chickens, harboring diseases and causing damage to the poultry housing. If the infestation in the house is heavy enough, beetles are even known to kill weakened chickens in their search for moisture and food. In addition to directly affecting the birds, beetles can cause significant damage to poultry houses – it is common for them to do damage to wood and insulation while searching for food and place to pupate. Litter beetles are nocturnal insects, have no natural enemies in the environment, and because of their long association with birds are attracted to ammonia.

In the past few years, litter beetles have become the most serious pest affecting several types of poultry production systems. Entomologists who work with arthropod pests of poultry give priority to litter beetles because they have a high reproductive rate, are difficult to control, are vectors of disease, cause considerable damage to insulation in poultry facilities, and may migrate from litter disposal sites to urban housing areas where they are a nuisance. They also may consume considerable amounts of poultry feed if they are very numerous.

Because the beetles feed on poultry carcasses and because poultry may feed on them, litter beetles are mechanical vectors of several diseases, including Marck’s disease, avian influenza, salmonella, fowl pox, coccidiosis, botulism and New Castle disease. They also are reservoirs of and vectors of cecal worms and tapeworms.

Adult litter beetles are black or dark reddish-brown and about 1/4 inch long.   Larvae are yellowish-brown and

Poultry lice are small, less than 1/8 inch, wingless insects with chewing mouthparts.

The most common are brown chicken lice and chicken body lice. Less important are large chicken lice, shaft lice, chicken head lice, fluff lice, and several other species which are rarely present.

Egg production is reduced, and heavily infested birds refuse to eat and gradually lose weight. Lice can be observed moving on the skin when feathers are parted, especially around the vent, head, and underwings.

Several kinds of mites attack poultry. The most common are chicken mites and northern fowl mites. Occasionally scaly-leg mites are a problem. Mites vary in size 1/16  to 1/8 inch long and structure, have eight legs, and have mouthparts on the anterior of the body. Usually, there are no clearly defined body divisions.

Chicken mites feed at night. During the day they remain in cracks around roosts and interior portions of poultry houses. At night, they feed on the birds as they roost or nest. Chicken mites are small and grey or yellow in color but darken after filling with blood. Northern fowl mites remain on poultry. They are small and red or brown. Feathers of infested birds are discolored by mite excrement and eggs, and the skin is scabby. Scaly-leg mites burrow under the skin, especially on the lower legs and feet. Legs become scaly, swollen, and exude lymph fluid. Severely infested birds may be crippled or unable to walk.

The common bedbug and several other closely related insects feed on poultry. They are flat, wingless, bloodsucking insects that are about 1/5 inch long when fully grown.  They have a very distinctive pungent odor when crushed. Bedbugs feed at night, hiding and laying eggs behind insulation, in wall cracks, loose boards, nests and other dark areas during the day. At night they move to sleep birds and suck their blood. Small, dark fecal spots around cracks, roosts, and on chicken eggs frequently are observed. Bedbugs can be carried into poultry houses by other birds or into human dwellings where they become a pest of humans.

Other blood-feeding insects or mites that may occasionally be pests of poultry include chigger mites, biting midges, and black flies (turkey gnats). Chiggers may be a problem where turkeys are kept on an open range.  Chiggers often are covered with dense, feathered hairs that give them a velvety appearance. They are often bright red with a figure-eight-shaped body about 1 mm long.
Feeding by the chigger (larvae) creates scabby, reddish lesions that require two to three weeks to heal after the engorged mites leave the bird.
House flies are the most persistent and common fly pest, although other species such as blowflies and little house flies also are present. House flies do not bite poultry, but are severe nuisances, and can spread some poultry diseases. House flies are present because of poultry manure and exposed wet feed, which is ideal feeding and breeding materials.

Rodents, insects, poor sanitation found at Rose Acre egg facility

BY DAN FLYNN | MAY 8, 2018

FDA’s Form 483, observations for the March 26 to April 11, 2018 inspection of Hyde County Egg at 1560 Hyde Park Canal Road in Pantego, NC, documents problems at the production facility for three million hens producing 2.3 million eggs per day.
pests were a problem dating back to at least September 2017, according to records examined by FDA inspectors.

A steel wool scrubber was removed by an employee from a dustpan of water and egg mix and used to scrub debris off the egg buffers.

Finally, numerous flying insects were inside the egg processing facility.

Rose Acre’s recall is the largest since 2010 when 550 million eggs were called back from two Iowa egg production facilities owned by one-time egg baron Austin “Jack” Decoster.

“Jack” and Peter DeCoster and Quality Egg LLC paid a total of $7 million in fines, and the father and son each served three months jail for allowing their bad eggs to reach the market. Almost 2,000 people were sickened by the recalled DeCoster eggs.

The invited pests must be stopped from entering the poultry. To achieve same the poultry owners spray dangerous insecticides and pesticides in the farms which is dangerous for the animals from the poultry farms. Also, even after fumigating the pests continue to enter the poultry premises.

C Tech Corporation can offer an eco-friendly solution to the nuisance caused by the insects in the poultry farms. Our product TermirepelTM is low-toxic, non-hazardous and insect aversive. Our products work on the mechanism of repellence and they do not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect the crops and prevent the loss caused by the corn rootworm and other insects as well.

Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated with various polymeric applications like feeder, drinkers, incubators, foggers, plates etc. used in the poultry farms.

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be mixed in paints and be applied on the interior and exterior of the poultry farms.

TermirepelTM is available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied to the application as a topical application. It can be applied to the already laid pipes and tubing in the poultry farm. It can be applied to the already installed applications used in poultry farms. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc.

Thus, using our products, you can get an effective solution to fight menace caused by insects!

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The khapra beetles – Grain destroyer

This insect has put a restriction on import of commodities where it harbors. Quality checks are done to make sure that this insect does not invade a new place. The importer fear khapra beetle, a native Indian insect!

The Khapra Beetle is one of the world’s most destructive pests of stored grain products and seeds. It is considered one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world.

It can cause losses of up to 75% from direct feeding. Infested grain also becomes contaminated with beetles, cast skins and hairs from larvae, which can be a health risk and are difficult to remove from grain storage structures and transport vessels. Handling or consuming contaminated grain and seed products can lead to health issues such as skin irritation and gastrointestinal distress.

Established infestations are difficult to control because the beetle can survive without food for long periods, requires little moisture, hides in tiny cracks and crevices, and is relatively resistant to many insecticides and fumigants.

Khapra beetle can reproduce rapidly in stored products under hot conditions. These beetles tend to crawl into tiny cracks and crevices and remain there for long periods. Adult khapra beetles have wings, but apparently, do not fly.

Khapra beetle will feed on most any dried plant or animal matter. Khapra beetles, however, prefer grain and cereal products, particularly wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, rice, flour, malt, and noodles. They can feed on products with as little as 2% moisture content and can develop on an animal matter such as dead mice, dried blood, and dried insects.

Khapra beetle infestation can spoil otherwise valuable trade goods and threaten significant economic losses if introduced to a new area. Presence of this pest attracts trade restriction implications. Non-Khapra beetle countries enforce quarantine restrictions on the imported commodities from Khapra beetle countries.

The Khapra beetle has become established in many Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries. It has also been discovered in North America. United States customs agents have discovered it in isolated infestations on the East and West coast of the United States.

Now, the khapra beetle is discovered in many new areas!

One of “world’s most destructive insects” found at Philadelphia airport

By Jared Shelly

Sep 25, 2014, 12:11am

The khapra beetle is one of the most destructive insects in the world, so kudos to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection who intercepted one at the airport.

‘Dangerous and invasive’ Khapra beetle intercepted at Pearson

By Laurent Bastien Corbeil Staff Reporter – The Star

Native to India, hardy beetle will attack almost any kind of stored food product and is hard to kill.

The Pan Am Games are over, but Toronto is still attracting travelers from around the world — some with more legs than others.

U.S border agents at the airport said Tuesday they found a large quantity of Khapra beetles, considered one of the world’s most destructive stored-product pests, in a plastic bag of dried beans.

The bag had been checked in by a passenger from Somalia and was on its way to Atlanta before being intercepted by U.S authorities.

The oval Khapra beetle, about 1.6-3 mm long, is particularly dangerous because, unlike other invasive species, it feeds on healthy grains. And once the insect buries itself inside a shipment, it becomes a haven for bacteria.

In the more severe cases, infested seeds can lose up to 70 percent of their weight.

“They are difficult to control once they are established somewhere because they will attack any kind of stored product,” said Stéphanie Boucher, an entomologist at McGill University. Wheat, barley, rice, flower, pasta and even chocolate, she said, are all seen as food by the beetle.

When these beetles have got immune to insecticides, what can be the solution to keep them away from the areas where they cause a nuisance?

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TermirepelTM an anti-insect aversive is the best solution to combat the menace caused by khapra beetles.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the base polymers like PVC, LDPE, HDPE, etc. while manufacturing polymeric applications like agricultural films, tree guards, wires and cables, pipes, polymeric harnesses, etc. The masterbatch can be incorporated in plastic mulches used to cover trees.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and can be applied as a topical application on interior and exterior of grain warehouses, concrete fences around farms, etc.

The lacquer can be applied topically on a variety of surfaces like the wood, concrete, polymeric surfaces, metals, etc. It can be applied on the wooden fences around farms. It can be applied on already installed applications like pipes, pumps, motor, cables etc.

To keep the insects at the bay TermirepelTM lacquer as well as the liquid concentrate can be sprayed or coated on the tree trunks.

TermirepelTM is effective against a multitude of other insects like beetles, mayflies, thrips, aphids, etc. The repelling mechanism of the product would ward off the khapra beetles and other insects that could cause any damage.

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The defoliator moth – Gypsy moth

The tiny critters with hairy bodies feast on leaves and wreak havoc on trees.

Those are the gypsy moths who cause this nuisance.

Gypsy moth caterpillars are easy to identify because they possess characteristics not found on other leaf-feeding caterpillars. They have five pairs of blue dots followed by six pairs of red dots lining the back.

The moth (the adult stage) is usually present in July and August. The male moths are brown and tend to fly in zigzag patterns. The female moths are white or cream colored and do not fly at all. The female lays her eggs in masses, usually on branches and trunks of trees. Egg masses can also be found on patio furniture, recreational vehicles, and other outdoor items. The egg masses are cream or buff in color and about an inch or so in length.  The eggs inside is black and palletlike. Each mass may contain 400-600 eggs.

They are responsible for causing mortality of susceptible host trees. Gypsy moth caterpillars prefer hardwood trees and are known to feed on more than 300 tree species including, but not limited to oak, apple, some poplars, willow, alder, and hawthorn.  The caterpillars are defoliators; they eat the leaves of the host trees. Young caterpillars eat small holes in the middle of the leaves, while older caterpillars feed on the outer edge of the leaf inward. Heavy defoliation by the larval stage of this pest causes stress to the infested host plants. Gypsy moths defoliate millions of acres of trees in the United States yearly; repeated infestations weaken and kill the trees.

The nuisance caused by the gypsy moth is spreading vastly and the evidence for it is here!

Gypsy Moths Bring More Bad News to Region

May 03, 2017
By TODD McLEISH/ecoRI News contributor

It’s almost gypsy moth caterpillar season again, a time of tree defoliation, a variety of other environmental impacts, and caterpillar droppings raining down upon us. And now comes the news that last year’s infestation may have also affected water quality in the region and will likely do so again.

Gypsy moth caterpillars — along with winter moth caterpillars and forest tent caterpillars, but mostly gypsy moths — defoliated about 230,000 acres in Rhode Island last year, according to University of Rhode Island entomologist Heather Faubert, making it the worst defoliation since at least the early 1980s. More than half of the state’s 400,000 forested acres were impacted.

Gypsy moth caterpillar droppings, damage to trees ‘a real nuisance’

By Staff Reporter – Posted Jun 27, 2016

BRIDGEWATER – Dave Hanson is not worried about gypsy moths damaging his crops at Hanson Farm. He’s worried about the trees.

“The white oaks, especially, have been devastated by these insects and there is a concern that there’ll be a lot of dead trees around in the next couple of years,” Hanson said at his farm on Pleasant Street in Bridgewater on Sunday.

Gypsy moths “don’t show a preference for any particular tree other than white oaks. But they’ll eat most anything that they can find their way to the leaves including pine,” Hanson said.

Pest control methods have been used to stop the menace the caused by these insects. But those methods did not work to stop the nuisance.

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The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and lacquer which can be applied topically to the applications.

To keep the insects at the bay TermirepelTM lacquer can be sprayed or coated on the tree trunks. The already installed tree guards can be coated with the lacquer.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like tree guards, irrigation pipes, agricultural films, wires and cables etc. to keep the gypsy moth away. The polymeric tree guard can be manufactured incorporating our masterbatch into the applications while they are manufactured.

The product is also effective against a multitude of other insects and pests like beetles, mayflies, thrips, aphids, etc. The repelling mechanism of the product would ward off the scale insects and other insects that could damage the trees. Thus, using TermirepelTM would effectively ensure that the area around us remain safe and protected from the pests for a long period of time.

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Termites making a meal in your home?

 

Can termites put holes in your property as well as your wallet?
Yes, termites can cause many problems and the damage caused by termites could lead to high expensive repair.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your home from termites.

Our homes are the largest financial investment for us. Termites can destroy these investments by causing major damage before we even know they’ve invaded our homes.

Many people are worried about the risk of termite infestations; though they wonder what impact termites will have when they enter their home.

A: Primary king
B: Primary queen
C: Secondary queen
D: Tertiary queen
E: Soldiers
F: Worker

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), it is estimated that termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year.

Termites are the most successful groups of insects on the Earth. Worldwide there are around 2,600 species of termites.

Termites are grouped into basic categories: Dampwood, dry wood, subterranean, Formosan.

Termites are often known as the “silent destroyer” as they secretly hide and attack our home and cause damage.

Termites generally like dark areas where they are not exposed to light and air thus requires a source of moisture to survive. Termites eat the dead plant, wood, paper, waste etc. making them destructive pests when they enter at home.

At our home termites will usually form a nest in walls, ceiling, wooden furniture, kitchen trolleys, or under the house.

Termites make their own colonies and each colony will consist of workers, soldiers, and reproductive termites. The soldiers are the one who defends the colony from other termites; the workers do the feeding and building of the nest, and the reproductive termite is the one which lay eggs.

When no signs of the infestation are noticed at the early stage the damage can occur to a high level, thus affects the structure of the house and damage the other items from the house.

Are termites harmful to human?

Yes, termites are harmful to humans as they always carry fungus on themselves due to which a person may suffer from allergic reaction, asthma attack and cause irritation when it gets in contact with our skin or a burning sensation occurs on our skin.

The below news articles gives the evidence for the termite’s nuisance,

Call Collett: Termites infest Hanahan home

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 08:05 AM EDT

Termites infested the family’s Hanahan home two years ago.  With the siding off to investigate, termites were found in walls, the floor, the windows, in the master bedroom and bathroom.

There were remnants on the front stairs. The Woods expected Arrow to cover the fix since their contract with them covers up to $250,000 in repairs.

Termites swarm across New Orleans on Sunday night

By Marie Simoneaux | Posted May 06, 2018 at 11:26 PM

Spring is in the air and if you are from Louisiana, you probably know that means something else is in the air too — termites. Swarms of the small flying bugs were out across the New Orleans metro area Sunday night (May 6), and we’ve got some pictures and videos to prove it.

Formosan termites are small, cinnamon-colored bugs. They were introduced to New Orleans and elsewhere in the U.S. after World War II, and have wreaked havoc on New Orleans buildings over the decades. They swarm when they’re ready to mate, and generally travel no more than about 300 yards from their nest.

Pesticides do not work against termites as they are not effective. In order to keep your home safe from termites we do require a strong solution and for this, our product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application.

The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, nonhazardous, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of the liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the material which has to be protected from termites

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, cables, wires etc.

Our product in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like polymeric tree guards, pipes, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments and equipment which we use at home.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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The truth about cockroaches!

Have you ever found black grainy droppings or evident of brown skins around your premises??

If yes, then it is a sign of cockroach infestation.

Cockroaches are synonymous with filth and poor hygiene thus they are boon to immune. The cockroach infestation can be a serious problem for everyone in the building, home or commercial. Cockroaches can be identified by their long antennae and legs. Cockroaches are one of the most difficult structural pests to eradicate because they have the ability to hide.

Cockroaches do feed and live in areas where dangerous bacteria, such as bathrooms, drains, and dumpsters. They absolutely love humid and dark places like sewers and garbage disposals, since this is where a lot of food ends up. From these areas, they can pick up food spoilage organisms and human pathogens. The cockroach can be a reservoir for bacteria which includes salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus.

At night they enter into areas where food and water are accessible, like the kitchen and bathroom, and spread diseases they carry on their body, since they run from the light and are nocturnal they may be difficult to see. The cockroach virtually eats everything. Ingested bacteria are the one which can be found in the cockroaches’ digestive system, as they can survive many a time for months or even years, and they are passed in its droppings. Cockroaches will vomit and transfer on food and thus disease may be transmitted to humans when humans eat food contaminated by cockroaches. They become a health risk when they walk on eating utensils.

Wherever cockroaches go they leave behind traces of their existence. Cockroaches infestation include feces, saliva, and the shed parts of their bodies, these parts of cockroach contains specific proteins. When it comes to food, roaches will eat paper and glue thus roaches will eat anything that has nutritional value. They are attracted to food like starch, sugar, grease, meat, and cheese. Decaying and waste food items are delicious for a hungry roach in search of his meal. Cockroaches are very difficult to eradicate.

Common hiding spots for cockroaches include:

  • Crack in walls
  • Confined Spaces
  • Furniture items
  • Kitchen
  • Below sinks
  • Gardens

According to the news article,

A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman’s ear. It took nine days to get it out.

The Washington Post, May 5, 2018.

That morning of April 14, around 1:45 a.m., Jordan Holley rushed to the bathroom to help his panicking wife, grabbed a flashlight and looked inside her ear. And there it was, a small part still visible from the outside as it stayed there, lodged in the middle of the ear canal. Jordan Holley managed to pull out a couple of legs using a pair of tweezers, but the intrepid bug had crawled too deep.

The young couple drove to the emergency room just a few miles away. A man sitting behind a desk near the hospital’s entrance saw the look of panic in Katie Holley’s face and asked whether she was in pain. She felt a ‘crawling sensation.’ Doctors found a live cockroach in her skull.

San Antonio has higher roach infestation than New York City, data shows

Updated 6:54 pm, Friday, July 31, 2015

More than one in four San Antonio households reported roach infestations in 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last month.

Results from the American Housing Survey, which examined 25 U.S. cities, showed that almost 28 percent of homes here had evidence of roach problems within 12 months of being surveyed.
The Alamo City was found to have a bigger roach problem than several major U.S. cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and the District of Columbia.

Thus insecticides can be proving to be ineffective we need a solution that is effective, eco- friendly and easy to use.

The unique product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application.

The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of houses, restaurants, offices, factories, warehouses, fences in the garden to keep the cockroaches away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. It can be applied to the furniture, equipment, metal decors, metal fences etc.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications. The product can be used while manufacturing various applications like drainage and water pipes, cables, home use essentials made of polymers, industrial instruments etc.

The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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The billion-dollar bug: Corn rootworm

The corn rootworm is a species of leaf beetle which is considered to be the most widespread and problematic insect pest of corn. It is one of the most devastating insects in North America.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has previously estimated that the damage caused by the pest and costs associated with controlling it typically total $1 billion annually—including approximately $800 million in yield loss and $200 million in treatment expense and hence it is referred as the “billion-dollar bug.”

The corn rootworm rapidly expanded its range in North America and has now spread to various parts of Europe.

Rootworm larvae can complete development only on corn and a few other species of grasses.

Beginning in late May or early June the larvae hatch and begin their single generation life cycle. The larvae are immediately attracted to corn roots by the emission of CO2 from the root tips and begin feeding. Since corn roots are the primary food source for the larvae, extensive damage can occur with a high population of larvae in the soil. After the beetles emerge from the pupal case, they dig their way up to the surface of the soil. Progressive feeding on the roots causes difficulty for the plant to take up moisture and nutrients. Injured roots are also easy entry points for fungi and bacteria that may increase the severity of root and stalk rots and premature death.

The evidence for same is reported below:

Conditions ripe for corn rootworm hatches

Tom C. Doran, AgriNews Publications │ June 12, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — A large portion of central Illinois and western Indiana are at high risk for corn rootworm hatches, according to weather-based predictions.

“Rootworm hatches are pretty timely and has been well correlated to heat unit accumulations,” said Sean Evans, Channel North America technology development manager.

Rootworms begin to hatch around 600 soil growing degree units, and once it reaches 750 GDUs, a 50 percent rootworm hatch is typical.

Based on the prediction by insectforecast.com, there was a significant hatch around Memorial Day weekend, when the first alert came out.

Maize pest exploits plant defense compounds to protect itself
Nowlan Freese, Max Planck Institute for Chemical EcologyNovember 27, 2017

A new study explains why biological control of the western corn rootworm has not been efficient

The western corn rootworm continues to be on the rise in Europe. Why attempts to biologically target this crop pest by applying entomopathogenic nematodes have failed, can now be explained by the amazing defense strategy of this insect. In their new study, scientists from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, show that the rootworm larvae are able to sequester plant defense compounds from maize roots in a non-toxic form and can activate the toxins whenever they need them to protect themselves against their own enemies.

Several insecticide products are available that come applied to the corn seed. But these are harmful to humans as well as the environment since it degrades the soil. Using pesticides to combat the nuisance is not a feasible way. Also, resistance to pest control practices in the corn rootworm is nothing new. This insect is notorious for developing resistance to control tactics such as insecticides and crop rotation. A destructive insect’s growing resistance to genetically modified corn seeds is costing American farmers as much as $1 billion annually.

C Tech Corporation can offer an eco-friendly solution to the nuisance caused by the corn rootworm. Our product TermirepelTM is low-toxic, non-hazardous and insect aversive. Our products work on the mechanism of repellence and they do not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect the crops and prevent the loss caused by the corn rootworm and other insects as well.

TermirepelTM is available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied to the application as a topical application. It can be applied to the already laid pipes and tubing in the farm. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc.

Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated with various polymeric applications like agricultural and other protective films, pipes, wires, and cables etc. while they are manufactured. This will prevent the pests from gnawing on the polymeric application.

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be mixed in paints and be applied on the fences in the garden and farms. Thus, using our products, you can get an effective solution to fight menace caused by cicadas and many such insects!

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Cloth eater moth

Many of us can tell horror stories but none of the told stories can be horrifying than the one where the moths destroy expensive clothes!

What can be more ridiculous than the insects gnawing on your favorite clothes?!

The moths’ larvae feed on woolen carpets, clothing, upholstery, fur and stuffed animals, resulting in holes or patches if left untreated. The larvae of the common clothes moth eat their way through silk, cashmere, wool and other natural fibers containing the protein Keratin. Serious infestations of clothes moths can develop undetected in a home, causing significant damage to clothing, bedding, floor coverings and other articles.

Clothes moths are small, about 1/2-inch, buff-colored moths. Two different species are common in Kentucky, the webbing clothes moth and the casemaking clothes moth. The webbing clothes moth is uniformly buff-colored, whereas the casemaking clothes moth is similar in appearance but has indistinct dark specks on the wings.

Clothes moths are seldom seen because they avoid light. They prefer dark, undisturbed areas such as closets, basements, and attics, and tend to live in corners or in folds of fabric.

The larval stage of clothes moths is creamy-white caterpillars up to 1/2-inch long. Webbing clothes moth larvae spin silken feeding tunnels or patches of webbing as they move about on the surface of fabrics. The casemaking clothes moth encloses itself in a portable case that it drags about wherever it goes.

Damage to articles may consist of irregular surface feeding or holes eaten completely through the fabric. Oftentimes, the larvae leave the material they developed on and can be seen crawling slowly over walls or ceilings. The casemaking clothes moth, in particular, may travel considerable distances from the infested article to spin its cocoon in a protected crack, or along the juncture of a wall and ceiling.

Every one of us maintains our expensive clothes and make sure they stay for longer. But what is to be done when they are attacked.

The webbing clothes moth is infesting Parliament House in Canberra

PARLIAMENT House staff were warned today about a gross moth that is infesting the building. The tiny creatures are eating the fabric of our democracy.

By Malcolm Farr   MAY 25, 2017 10:34 AM news.com.au

SECURITY is tightening around Parliament House in Canberra to counter a threat to the fabric of democracy.

This threat is a particularly voracious moth which gnaws through carpets and clothing and is a sneaky menace.

Known as the casemaking moth, it has become a big enough nuisance for an alert to be issued to all Parliament House workers today.

“Although the outbreak is currently contained, we are asking that all building occupants remain vigilant in keeping an eye out for signs that casemaking moths may be present,” said a notice today from the Department of Parliamentary Services.

“They will usually be found in carpet or clothing, and are very fond of organic fabrics eg wool, silk or cotton materials.

Clothes moths are on the march and heading your way – let the battle begin!

Members of the public are being invited to keep tabs on the nation’s clothes moths, those unwanted interlopers in our wardrobes

By Max Davidson for the Daily Mail

PUBLISHED: 09:07 BST, 10 April 2017

Had English Heritage launched Operation Clothes Moth on April 1 rather than April 6, it might have invited suspicion.

Members of the public have been asked to do many things over the years, but inviting them to keep tabs on the nation’s clothes moths, those unwanted interlopers in our wardrobes, is a first.

It is hard to imagine the French or Germans doing something so exquisitely eccentric.

But there is a method in the madness. Clothes moths are on the march, like a rampant new political party, and their numbers have doubled in the past five years alone, according to English Heritage, whose expert conservators have seen at first hand the destructive impact of moths.

Pest control methods have been used to stop the destruction of clothes caused by these moths. But those methods did not work to stop the nuisance caused by these pests. Different sprays and pesticides to stop the menace, but they could not get rid of these pests.

To stop the nuisance caused by these moths there is a need for an effective solution and C Tech Corporation has one!

The unique product TermirepelTM manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like polymeric cloth storage containers, cupboards, hangers, etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and can be applied in the interior and exterior of houses, cloth storage warehouses, and other textile industrial areas.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be applied topically to the applications. The product can be applied to the already installed wooden and metallic cupboards. It can be applied on the selves, and on the exterior of storage devices.

The product is also effective against a multitude of other insects and pests like beetles, mayflies, thrips, aphids, etc.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU-BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Thus, using TermirepelTM would effectively ensure that the area around us remain safe and protected from the pests for a long period of time.

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Cicadas – The singing insects!

How could a creature stay underground for years and appear on the over the ground all of a sudden!

Cicadas do this!

Cicadas are oval-shaped, winged insects that provide a buzzing and clicking song heard in nature. Most cicadas appear every year in late June through August, while others emerge only every few years.

There are around 3,000 cicada species, so they vary in size from 0.75 to 2.25 in long. Cicadas can be black, brown or green and can have red, white or blue eyes.

Their wings are transparent and can seem rainbow-hued when held up to a light source. The veins on the tips of the wings of some cicadas make the shape of a W. They live a relatively long time — 4 to 17 years, depending on whether they are annual or periodical cicadas. The periodical cicadas live the longest. The 13 or 17-year life cycle of a periodical cicada begins when an adult female cicada lays her eggs in slits she cuts in the twigs and branches of trees. When the eggs hatch, they nymphs or juveniles drop to the ground and burrow into the soil. The growing cicada then spends the next 13 to 17 years underground as a nymph.

A group of these insects is called a cloud or plague. Cicadas are herbivores. This means they eat vegetation. Young cicadas eat liquid from plant roots while molting cicadas eat twigs.

Cicadas are among the loudest insects known to man, and a swarm of them can produce sounds up to 120 decibels. That’s louder than a rock concert (about 115 decibels), and comparable to the noise from a chainsaw.


Cicadas loudest in four years as Sydney experiences a bumper season

Sarah Falson  – DECEMBER 20 2017 – 11:00 AM – Hawkesbury Gazette.

YOU’D be right if you thought the cicadas were a little louder this year. Sydney is experiencing a bumper season – the largest since 2013 – and leafy areas of the Hawkesbury are teeming with the vociferous invertebrates.

Their chorus is so loud in some suburbs (including Bowen Mountain where this journalist lives) that simply being outside amongst the trees, once peaceful, has become a little stressful.

Then, once the sun goes down and the cacophonous chorus calms, the boisterous bugs find other ways to make nuisances of themselves – like flying into the nearest person’s head en route to gather around the glow of the garden light.

Billions of Cicadas Set To Invade the Northeast in May

By James Crugnale – The Weather Channel

April 15, 2016

The red-eyed, loud, humming insects are expected to emerge in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The critters, which are part of the “Brood V,” will then spend the next four to six weeks mating and laying eggs.

Gene Kritsky, a cicada expert at Mount St. Joseph University told weather.com in a phone interview that when the ground reaches the magic temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the insects will burst out, though unseasonable continental warming could affect their surge

Kritsky assured that the insects were not dangerous to humans.

“They’re sucking insects,” he said. “These guys will puncture the bark of trees but won’t cause any harm (to people). They’re actually quite beneficial for ecology — (their emergence) helps rain get to roots faster.”

C Tech Corporation can offer an eco-friendly solution to problems with cicadas. Our product TermirepelTM is low-toxic, non-hazardous and insect aversive. Our products work on the mechanism of repellence and they do not harm or kill the target species but generate fear or trigger temporary discomfort within the pests that keep the pests away from the application.

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect our living spaces and prevent the loss caused by the silverfish and other insects as well.

TermirepelTM  is available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied to the application as a topical application. It can be applied on the tree trunks to keep the trees safe from cicadas. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, metal, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc.

Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated with various polymeric applications like tree guards, agricultural and other protective films, pipes, wires, and cables etc. while they are manufactured. This will prevent the pests from gnawing on the polymeric application.

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied to interior and exterior of houses, offices, kitchens, pantries, warehouses, bathrooms, attics etc.

Thus, using our products, you can get an effective solution to fight menace caused by cicadas and many such insects!

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Colorado potato beetle!

Most gardeners face plant-munching pests in their vegetable garden from time to time, and the little buggers cause more than mere aesthetic damage. The Colorado potato beetles are one of them!

The Colorado potato beetle is also known as the Colorado beetle, or the potato bug, is a major pest of potato crops. It is around ½ inch long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra.

Native to America, it spread rapidly in potato crops across America and then Europe from 1859 onwards. The beetles possess potential to spread to temperate areas of East Asia, India, South America, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Colorado potato beetle females are very prolific and are capable of laying over 500 eggs in a four to five week period. The larvae are the most damaging form but adults also feed on the foliage. Due to feeding, leaflets have holes of varying sizes usually starting around the margins. The leaf blades are eaten often leaving a skeleton of veins and petioles behind. This results in defoliation. Defoliation intensity levels are reported as 25% before tuber bulking, 10% during the first half of bulking, four to six weeks and 25% after bulking. Vine damage results in yield loss due to loss of foliage to support tuber growth and mis-shaping of tubers is also possible. Severe damage may result in plant stunting as well.

They are today considered to be the most important insect defoliator of potatoes. They may also cause considerable damage to tomato and eggplant crops with both adults and larvae feeding on the plant’s foliage. It may feed and survive on a number of other plants like pepper, tobacco, ground cherry and other plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae). Larvae may defoliate potato plants resulting in 100% yield losses if the damage occurs prior to tuber formation.

Let us have a look at some recent news articles pertaining to the Colorado potato beetle menace.

Potato beetle resistance brewing

Potato producers are getting ready for their yearly fight with Colorado potato beetle, but in some places the products don’t work the way they used to

By Alexis Stockford │May 1, 2018

The battle against Colorado potato beetle is becoming more difficult every season.

It’s not a new problem. As early as 2014, producer groups were already warning that Colorado potato beetles were becoming increasingly resistant to neonicotinoids.

Four years later, the problem has not gone away and, in some patches of the province, has arguably got worse.

High beetle populations made their way into last year’s provincial insect summary, with Manitoba Agriculture noting possible resistance in Titan- and Admire-treated fields.

Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

By Eric Hamilton │January 31, 2018

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it.

Managing the beetle costs tens of millions of dollars every year, but this is a welcome alternative to the billions of dollars in damage it could cause if left unchecked.

But it’s the beetle’s ability to rapidly develop resistance to insecticides and to spread to climates previously thought inhospitable that has fascinated and frustrated entomologists for decades.

The trench method is widely used to control the Colorado potato beetle where a trench is plowed between overwintering sites where the emerging beetles are trapped in the trench but the adults may fly over the trench thus proving to be ineffective.

The beetle’s ability to rapidly develop insecticide resistance is a major reason for insecticide failures against them. The pest became resistant to DDT in 1952 and dieldrin in 1958, most widely used insecticides across the globe! Flamethrowers are used to kill the beetles when they are visible at the top of the plant’s foliage but it has adverse effects on human health due to the fuel used in it.

When all of these methods have failed to get rid of these beetles why rely on them?

C Tech Corporation has come up with an eco- friendly and easy to use solution.

The unique product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, nonhazardous, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like pipes, agriculture mulch films, floating row covers, greenhouse films etc. used for crop cultivation purpose. etc.

 

 

 

 

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the fences in the garden and farms to keep the Colorado potato beetle away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically on the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the already installed pipes in the fields or garden, fences around farms and garden, walls of the warehouses where the potatoes are stored, thus protecting it from damage.

The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the plants from other pest attacks.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Enemy of Growers – Aphids!

Aphids are also known as the enemy of growers!

The planted crops are easily attacked by aphids causing a huge loss to the crop growers.

The evidence for the same is reported as below:

Kansas extension agent on sugarcane aphids: ‘A serious threat to industry’

By Emily Younger

Published: August 17, 2017, 9:43 pm, Updated: August 18, 2017, 11:14 am

Sedgwick County, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Extension Office has confirmed its first case of sugarcane aphids of 2017.

“It hasn’t been here long yet, so for the sorghum producers and farmers in the county, it’s definitely important that we now start scouting for this pest,” said Sedgwick County Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Zach Simon.

Simon said sugarcane aphids, true bugs that suck sap from plants, were found in a sorghum field near Colwich on Wednesday.

“These aphids have not been here for more than 10 days probably, at the longest,” Simon said.

However, Simon said it won’t take long for the aphids to spread and potentially cause damage to Kansas sorghum.

Agriculture University cautions farmers against Aphid damage to wheat crops

By Madhvi Sally, ET Bureau, Updated: Mar 03, 2017, 02.52 PM IST

University (PAU) has advised the farmers to remain vigilant and regularly monitor their wheat crop for aphid damage.

“Aphids are the most important insect pests of wheat and their damage is observed in March. These are small, soft bodied, green to blackish green louse like insects found in colonies on leaves and earheads. Aphids suck sap from the leaves and maturing grains, “he said.

Due to heavy feeding by aphids, the grains fail to develop or remain shriveled, he told.

Aphids also excrete honeydew on which black sooty mould develops that affects the yield, he added. The high population of aphids at the earhead stage can cause substantial losses in yield, he warned.

They have proven to be the enemies of the growers, haven’t they?!

So, what is an aphid??

Let’s know!

Aphids have soft pear-shaped bodies with long legs and antennae and may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black depending on the species and the plants they feed on. A few species appear waxy or woolly due to the secretion of a waxy white or gray substance over their body surface.

Generally, adult aphids are wingless, but most species also occur in winged forms, especially when populations are high or during spring and fall. The ability to produce winged individuals provides the pest with a way to disperse to other plants when the quality of the food source deteriorates.

There are numerous species of aphids found throughout the world. These garden pests are usually most active in the springtime and decrease with a rise in outside temperatures.


They live on plants, especially on the new plant growth and buds, and the eggs can survive the winter. Although aphids live in colonies, they will move to other plants when their host plant is dying or overpopulated.

Aphids are among the most feared pests among growers in temperate regions.

What kind of damage can they do?

Aphids passively feed on the sap of phloem vessels in plants and extract the plant’s fluids and nutrients which turn the leaves yellow and stunt shoots. Some species inject the toxin into plants, which causes leaves to curl and further distorts growth. The newly developed plant becomes unhealthy and hence may die but the larger plants may survive with some damage.

Aphids produce a sweet and sticky excretion known as honeydew which turns black when affected by sooty mold fungus. The black spots affect the photosynthesis cycle and the plant eventually die. The aphid’s honeydew not only attracts the sooty mold fungus but also ants because the honeydew contains necessary ingredients like amino acids, protein, and sugar the fungus and ant requires.

All these were the direct and indirect damages to the plant/crops but the most harmful consequence of aphids is the Transmission of Diseases. Aphids can transmit dozens of viruses from a diseased plant to healthy in few seconds, especially through the winged generation. The biggest problem with viruses is that there is no remedy for them so that the infection of a plant that is not tolerant or resistant to the virus leads inevitably to a decline in the final production.

There are many conventional methods to prevent the plants and crops from aphids but all are ineffective. Pesticides are used which have failed to keep these pests away from the crops.

Knowing all the damages caused by aphids and the ineffectiveness of the conventional methods use,  let’s now know how to combat these pests.

 C Tech Corporation can offer you the effective solution to overcome the damages caused by aphids, TermirepelTM is an ideal solution for prevention from inflicts of Aphids.

TermirepelTM works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

TermirepelTM is a non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic and anti-insect aversive.  It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

TermirepelTM is developed on the basis of green chemistry and technology.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of a masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in plastic tree guards, fencing of trees, mulches, films, guard bags etc.

The installed tree trenches, fences, guards, etc. can be coated with our topical solutions namely TermirepelTM liquid concentrate and TermirepelTM lacquer.

Contact us at  technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Do they burrow into human ears?

It can be frightening and uncomfortable knowing that you are sharing your living space with creepy and unusual insects. One common insect that many people find frightening and alarming when they are found in their home, is the earwig.

Earwigs get their name from an old superstition that they crawl into the ears of a sleeping person and bore into the brain.

Primarily night feeders, the common earwig is considered to be an insect pest when it feeds on soft plant shoots, such as corn silks, and eats small holes in foliage and flowers. Sometimes ripened fruits are infested, but the damage is usually tolerable. It can be particularly damaging to seedlings.

These slender red-brown insects (3/4 inch long) with elongated, flattened bodies are distinguished by a pair of sharp pincers at the tail end, which they use for capturing prey and mating. There approximately 1,800 species of earwig in the world. Twenty-two species are found in the United States, 12 of which are introduced from other countries. Five species represent pests in homes. A few species have wings, although it is not a strong flier, and usually crawls in search of food.

Earwigs will feed on a variety of vegetation, such as clover, dahlias, zinnias, butterfly bush, hollyhock, lettuce, cauliflower, strawberry, sunflowers, celery, peaches, plums, grapes, potatoes, roses, seedling beans and beets, and tender grass shoots and roots.

Adults overwinter in the soil. Females lay 20-50 cream-colored eggs in underground nests during January and February, and the newly hatched nymphs first appear in April. Nymphs are protected in the nest and do not leave until after the first molt when they must fend for themselves. Young earwigs develop gradually, passing through 4-5 nymphal instars before becoming adults. They are similar in appearance to adults, but lack wings and the large-sized pincers. Most species in this country have one generation per year.

These insects tend to congregate in great numbers there and if you happen to pick up that particular plant, they will get inside your home causing destruction.

Earwigs have been a nuisance this summer both inside the home and out.  They are found in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements in addition to outside in the mulch or the birdfeeder.

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers.

Most domestic earwigs prefer moist soil areas with adequate cover and food source.  Domestic earwigs and young especially cannot tolerate dry and sunny areas for long.  Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. Even container plants and hanging baskets are a target for earwigs since they are excellent climbers. They gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks. Apartments and homes become an unintentional host to earwigs for two reasons. These insects can invade by accident though human activities or they can actively seek to escape inclement outdoor conditions in our space. If earwigs are snacking on the leaf margins of your seedlings. Occasionally earwigs are carried directly into a facility with the delivery of potted plants, firewood, or other materials. When the substrate dries out, earwigs leave in search of a more humid environment and food.

It is very common to remove the vegetation cover and see dozens of earwigs scurrying about to find hiding places. These common entry points include gaps around poorly sealed doors and windows; through crevices and gaps in the areas where foundations meet siding; through the unscreened attic and foundation vents; and through access doors leading into crawl spaces. In addition, earwigs readily enter structures through homeowner activities.

Earwig invasion: Pincer bugs wriggle into S.F. homes

Ryan T Heuer, Argus LeaderPublished 9:01 a.m. CT July 1, 2016

Earwigs surprisingly want nothing to do with your ears but would like to settle in your home. Here’s what you need to know about these insects.
Kristy Seiler returned from a peaceful vacation to find her home overrun by six-legged intruders.

“They were everywhere,” said Seiler. “In the sinks, in the drain, in the gas burner, in my son’s keyboard, on the walls. … We didn’t know what they were.”
A Google search revealed the answer: earwigs.

The sight of the tiny, roach-like pincer bugs was enough to make Seiler want to move, she said, but her home isn’t the only one to be invaded this summer.

Weather drawing out earwigs in large numbers on Central Coast

Posted: Oct 22, 2016 10:20 AM ISTUpdated: Oct 22, 2016 12:00 PM IST

By Angel Russell

With the warm weather this week, coastal residents are seeing an increase in certain critters in and around their homes.

They’re called earwigs, also known as pincher bugs or pincer bugs, and this week they’ve been coming out a lot more because of the switch in the weather.

Mary Cottle of Morro Bay was out on her porch this week when she noticed her garden overrun by the intruders.

“They are all over the place. They were crawling on my windows,” said Cottle. She says not only were the earwigs crawling around her, the uninvited guests tried to follow her inside her home. “They were very, very much trying to get into my house. It was like a horror movie.”

But her home isn’t the only one to be invaded this week. Exterminators at Brezden Pest Control have been busy picking up phone calls.

“It’s been pretty non-stop this week,” said Josh Leonard of Brezden Pest Control. “Mostly people calling from Morro Bay, Cambria and Cayucos.”
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TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints as well as available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied on the application. Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA, REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

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Ash Borer- The tree damager

The inevitable arrival of the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has wiped out entire populations of ash trees is spreading widely and causing extensive destruction.

 
It has killed a large number of ash trees in North America and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas across Canada and the United States.

The emerald ash borer is native to China and eastern Asia. It was found in North America in 2002. In May 2002, it was discovered in southeastern Michigan in the United States and in July 2002 it was found in Essex County in Ontario. Like some other exotic pests that affect plants and trees, it is believed to have been accidentally introduced to North America in imported wood packaging or crating material

The beetle is metallic green in colour and is 8.5 to 14.0 millimetres long. While the back of the insect is an iridescent, metallic green, the underside is a bright emerald green. The body is narrow and elongated, and the head is flat. The eyes are kidney-shaped and usually black.

Many infestations began when people moved infested ash trees from nurseries, logs, or firewood to other areas that did not have infestations. The emerald ash borer also spreads naturally through a beetle flight. Research indicates the adult can fly up to 10 kilometres, but generally does not stray from the immediate area when it emerges.

The leafy canopy of infested ash trees will begin to look thin. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) chews through the tree’s water and nutrient-conducting tissues, strangling the tree. If there is a high population of EAB in the tree, the leafy canopy in ash trees will start to die. A third to a half of the branches may die in one year. Most of the canopy will be dead within 2 years of when symptoms are first seen. Sometimes ash trees push out sprouts from the trunk after the upper portions of the tree die. The adult beetles will leave a “D”-shaped hole in the bark, roughly 1/8 inch in diameter when they emerge in June.

EAB is now considered the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. The scope of this problem will reach the billions of dollars nationwide if not dealt with.

Ash trees provide many benefits within urban environments, such as increased property values, windbreaks, temperature regulation, pollution abatement, runoff prevention, and provision of wildlife habitat. With extensive ash tree mortality caused by EAB, the cost of replacing such services can be immense for municipalities.

Damages reported were as follows:

Ash borer to cost Mitchell millions

Mark Andersen │ May 11, 2018

The pending death of an estimated 8,000 ash trees in Mitchell will be tragic, but the millions of dollars needed to address those dead trees will compound the disaster.

Sioux Falls will be looking at the death of its 87,000 ash trees over the next decade. Ball estimates Mitchell has 8,000 ash trees, based on its proportionate size.

His ballpark estimate for removing Mitchell’s ash once they die hovers around $5 million. He estimates it would cost $1.6 million every two years to treat Mitchell’s ash trees with insecticide.

Invasive beetle wiping out city ash trees

Sharon Roznik │ May 14, 2016

The emerald ash borer is widespread throughout Fond du Lac, said the city’s arborist, Brian Weed.  So far, the city has treated 344 trees, and private residents have adopted 98 trees to care for on city terraces.

The ash borer could kill more than 99 percent of the ash trees in the state, experts say, which would account for more than 725 million trees and more than 20 percent of the state’s urban forests, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Insecticides and some biological control practices like exploration for natural enemies are being implemented but these are proved to be ineffective.

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The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the fences in the garden to keep the ash borer away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically on the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the trunks of trees thus protecting it from damage.

The lacquer can be applied to the tree trunks protecting it from the attacks. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

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Corn earworms – Responsible for your yield loss!

The hybrid of few pests is causing a havoc for the crop cultivators. The corn earworm and bollworms are few of the insects whose hybrids are difficult to manage. We have known about bollworm in one of the previous blogs. Now, it’s time to know about corn earworms.

Let me tell you that the estimated annual cost of the damage caused by corn earworms is more than US$100 million.

Corn earworms are mostly found in the temperate and tropical regions of North America and the eastern United States. They regularly migrate from southern regions to northern regions depending upon the winter conditions. Corn earworms are considered as the second most economic species in North America.

Corn earworms have the ability to lay eggs around 500 to 3000 which are deposited on leaf hairs and corn silks. In the larval stage after hatching from eggs, they feed on reproductive structures of plants. The larval stage of corn earworms is considered as the most destructive stage.

Mature larvae usually have orange heads, black thorax plates, and the body color mostly black. Their body colors can also be brown, pink, green, and yellow with many thorny micro spines. They usually migrate to the soil where they pupate for 12 to 16 days. They pupate 5 to 10 cm below the earth surface.

Adult moths have forewings that are yellowish brown in color and have a dark spot located in the center of their body. The moths have a wingspan ranging from 32 to 45mm and live over thirty days in optimal condition Adult moths collect nectar or other plant exudates from a large number of plants, and live for 12 to 16 days.

Corn earworms have the large host plant range encompassing corn and many other crop plants such as tomato, cabbage, eggplant, cucumber, melon, okra, pea, sweet potato, etc.

The corn earworm feeds on every part of corn, including the kernels. Severe feeding at the tip of kernels allows entry for diseases and mold growth. Larvae penetrate 9 to 15 cm into the ear, with deeper penetration occurring as the kernels harden. Larvae do not eat the hard kernels, but take bites out of many kernels, lowering the quality of the corn for processing.

There are various ways for combating against corn earworms. But those methods are found ineffective as these smart insects have developed resistance against all the methods. They are attacking the crops and the evidence for the same is noted below:

Hybrid swarm of ‘mega-pests’ threatens crops worldwide, warn scientists

New strain could be significant biosecurity risk and has potential to go ‘completely undetected’

Josh Gabbatiss Science Correspondent Saturday 7 April 2018

A pair of major agricultural pests have combined to produce a “mega-pest” that could threaten crops around the world.

Losses from the original pest species, cotton bollworms and corn earworms, already amounts to billions of dollars worth of food.

But a hybrid of the two, shows signs of rapidly developing resistance to pesticides and it scientists fear it could cross international boundaries undetected, wiping out all the crops it comes across.

Insect resistant Bt corn losing effectiveness against earworm, study finds

Graham Binder | January 23, 2017 | Phys.org

A UMD-led study provides new evidence of a decline in the effectiveness of genetically engineered traits widely used to protect corn crops from insects. This loss of effectiveness could damage U.S. corn production and spur increased use of potentially harmful insecticides.

Corn crops engineered with genes from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) express specific proteins called Cry proteins (endotoxins) that, when ingested, kill crop pests like the earworm. Because the Bt protein is very selective…[and] less harmful than broad-spectrum insecticides.

In 2015, 81 percent of all corn planted was genetically engineered with Bt. Recently however, certain states, most notably North Carolina and Georgia, have experienced increased corn ear damage, setting the stage for risk of damage to corn production across a large portion of the country.

Since from the evidence we came to know that the corn earworms have developed resistance to many pesticides. By manipulation of crops genes we do develop the crop resistance to many insects but at the time the insects also develop resistance.

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Don’t you think you must take the immediate step to protect the crops from these major agriculture pests?

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