Bark beetle infestation in your woods and forests!

Aerial survey of forested land in North America show large paths of dead trees. The trees are supposed to be green. But the invasion of bark beetle has led to the death of trees in large numbers.

A tiny beetle has left the forestland dangerously vulnerable to death.

There are more than 600 species of bark beetles throughout the U.S. And since the bark beetle outbreak began back in 1996, these beetles have affected more than 41.7 million acres of land in the U.S. That’s about the size of the entire state of Florida! Since there are so many different types of bark beetles, it seems there’s a bark beetle out there for nearly every tree type.

Bark beetles survive in trees that are stressed, diseased, or injured; either by human activity or during storms or wildfires. They primarily attack cedar, fir, pine and spruce trees. 

Pine bark beetles create tunnels under the bark, and the shape and location of these tunnels can help you identify the species causing the infestation (see inset). These tunnels are on both the inside of the bark and the outside of the sapwood. The presence of these tunnels is a sure sign of infestation.

A Columbia University study calls the bark beetle “one of the world’s most aggressive tree-killing insects,” while the U.S. Department of Agriculture asks, “How can something so small kill something so big?”

Since 2010, an estimated 129 million trees have died just in California’s national forests because of the drought or bark beetles. That means 30 trees have been dying, on average, every minute!

Bark beetle outbreaks expanding in Colorado

By Ryan Lockwood │ January 15, 2019


A band of orange trees reveals the impact of roundheaded pine beetles in a stand of ponderosa pines in Dolores County. Photo: Dan West/Colorado State Forest Service

Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year, the agencies work together to monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres across the state.

178,000 acres of high-elevation Engelmann spruce were affected statewide in 2018.

Approximately one-third of these affected acres were new, or previously unaffected areas. Primary areas impacted include forestlands in and around Rocky Mountain National Park, and portions of the San Juan Mountains, West Elk Mountains and Sawatch Range.

Over the last 18 years, spruce beetle outbreaks have caused tree mortality on more than 1.8 million acres in Colorado, and approximately 40 percent of the spruce-fir forests in Colorado have now been affected. Blowdown events in Engelmann spruce stands, combined with long-term drought stress, warmer temperatures and extensive amounts of older, densely growing trees, have contributed to this ongoing epidemic.

BARK BEETLE INFESTATION WORST IN OVER 200 YEARS

By Brian Kenety │ July 8th 2018

The Czech Republic’s largely coniferous forests are facing the worst bark beetle infestation in at least 200 years. The lower house of Parliament is due on Tuesday to discuss both emergency and long-term measures to combat the voracious insect, which kills spruce trees. 

The amount of spruce wood damaged by bark beetles has risen steadily in the past few years, from 2 million cubic metres of spruce wood in 2015 to more than 5.5 million cubic metres in 2017. Experts are warning that the nation’s forests could be wiped out if the current monoculture forestry format is not unchanged.

Systemic insecticides, meaning those that are implanted or injected through the bark or applied to the soil beneath trees, have not been shown to prevent attack or control populations of bark beetles.

The trees are dying at an alarming rate. What can be an effective solution to prevent this infestation? C Tech Corporation’s TermirepelTM is an effective solution against bark beetle infestation.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like tree guards, pipes, agricultural films, wires, and cables, etc. to keep insects at bay.

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

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a topical application and can be applied on the tree trunks to keep the insects at a distance from the trees.

To keep the insects at the bay TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed or coated on the tree trunks.

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

Why resort to killing when we can just repel them!?

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Bedbugs making their way into a movie theater

Have you ever been to a scary movie in a theater? Well in a theater there is something scarier than what is on the screen. Yes, we are talking about the scary bedbugs. With soft cushy seats and a large number of human hosts, the theater is the real estate of bedbugs. Bedbugs are the small parasitic insect that always feeds on human blood, as they are just like an apple seed which have a similar reddish-brown colour. The tiny bedbugs which are also known as baby bedbugs are colorless which is even more difficult to spot; they are the hearty suckers and can live up to 1 year without any meal.

Bedbugs find thousands of hiding places inside movie theaters; they reside in the cracks and crevices of the seats. The human body gives out carbon dioxide as well as heat; the bedbugs get attracted and feed upon an unsuspecting host. The bedbugs lay hundreds of eggs where they hide as a result of which their population keeps on growing. The bedbugs thrive in the theater to receive a good supply of blood meals every day.

Let us have a look at some of the evidence,

Tiny bugs crawl all over carpet at Ontario AMC Theatres

By Rob McMillan

ONTARIO, Calif. (KABC) —

Disturbing cellphone video shows tiny bugs crawling all over the carpet at the AMC Theatres at the Ontario Mills Mall.

Corey Virgilio recorded the disgusting footage while he was at auditorium 16 to watch the film, “Bohemian Rhapsody” around 7 p.m. Sunday.

“We’re sitting in the movie theater. I dropped my keys on the floor. I didn’t want to ruin the movie for anybody, so I said, you know what, I’ll just get it after the movie,” Virgilio said.

He said he pulled out his cellphone and got down on his hands and knees to look for his keys beneath the seats.

“As I look with my cellphone light to try to find my keys, I zoom in and I see something moving,” Virgilio said. “As I zoom in closer and closer, I find easily seen with my eye, at least 15, 20 bugs.”

Virgilio said he immediately notified the movie theater manager and then posted footage of the bugs on Facebook.

He said something needs to be done about these kinds of filthy conditions.

Woman claims bed bugs bit her at Independence Movie Theater

By: Sean Hirshberg

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A movie theater that has a history of bed bug complaints now has another one.

Shannon Cunningham told 41 Action News Monday that she believes bed bugs bit her at the AMC Theater in Independence.

“We were there for about 10 minutes of the previews and the next thing I know, we’re sitting there in the dark and I start getting ate up,” Cunningham said. “It felt like crawling, like something was moving on your ankle, like going across your leg.”

The Buckner, Missouri woman said she later found two red marks she believed were bites. She said those marks later swelled up.

Cunningham said she took her complaint to a manager, who told her they’ve had several complaints.

“He stated that they are trying to do something about it and how there’s been bug companies out constantly,” she said. “But he says it’s been a problem for quite some time.”

Pesticides have detrimental effects on human health and cause harmful diseases so instead of using outdated control measures we can make use of our product, 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, low hazard, 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 bedbugs

Termirepel™ 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.

Termirepel™ 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 Theaters.

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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Pink Bollworm – Major pest of cotton crop in India

Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as it is one of the principal crops of India as the country’s textile industry is predominantly cotton based. India is known as one of the largest producers and exporters of cotton yarn. By the year 2021, the textile industry is expected to reach USD 223 billion.

Cotton which is the commercial crop and the backbone of the textile industry as the major use of the cotton is in the textile industry since the fibers of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into the fabric for production. We can use cotton seeds to extract oil for use in the cooking oil and for manufacturing soaps etc.

Cotton pests are currently the main subject of research. The major cotton pests are the pink bollworm which is widely distributed serious pest. The Pink bollworm chews through the cotton lint to feed on seeds as cotton is used for seed oil and fiber so the damage is double and huge. The larvae feed on the seeds and destroy the fibers of cotton thus reducing its quality. Over 50% of the cotton crops have now lost to the bollworm since its discovery has caused millions of dollars of cotton damage each year.

Let us have a look at some of the evidence,

Output dips in Telangana on pink bollworm attacks

With farmers completing the third round of picking in several parts of Telangana, total output is pegged at 50 lakh quintals as against the targeted 3.5 crore quintals.

Unfavourable weather conditions and pink bollworm attacks resulted in extensive crop damage in the State. Dry spells in the initial stages of the kharif season, too, led to stunted growth of bolls.

About 20 lakh farmers grew cotton on about 44-45 lakh acres this kharif as against the normal area of 41 lakh acres. In a normal season, farmers get an average yield of 8-10 quintals an acre.

This time, however, yields halved due to the pink bollworm menace, which set in early in the season in some areas.

Pink bollworm again attacks cotton crop in Maharashtra

The pink bollworm has again attacked cotton plants in Maharashtra this year, causing concern among farmers and the State government.

The pest had caused large-scale damage to the cotton crop last year in central and eastern Maharashtra, the State’s main regions producing the commodity.

The pink bollworm attack on cotton has been reported this year from Akola and Washim districts in Vidarbha and Nanded and Parbhani in Marathawada, a senior official in the agriculture department said. “The pest has again shown its presence. It has attacked plants in their early stages of growth. If the pest is not controlled in time, the plants will die and there will be no yield,” he said.

Pink bollworm is an insect which chews through the cotton lint to feed on the seeds. 

A farmer from Nanded district said there was no assurance from the State government on controlling the pink bollworm attack or any communication about advanced methods to check its spread. “Therefore, many farmers decided to change the crop as they had lost the cotton yield last year. The financial aid, as announced by the government for the damage to crops, was also not properly disbursed,” he claimed.

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 repellence.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazard, 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.

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 fields and farms to keep the pest 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, 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, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Bedbugs in hotels

Is it possible to tell that the bed on which u sleep is infested with bed bugs? The real truth is, it can be difficult to spot beg bugs especially during the day as they are nocturnal and their nests which are very tiny will be hidden within the dark crevices under the bed. Since bedbugs got their name for a reason as they tend to live around bed or mattress.

People believe that only the unhygienic and the dirty hotels get bedbugs but the truth is that all hotels get bedbugs. Whether it would be the cheapest hotel or the five star one, all hotels get bed bugs from time to time. Therefore any hotel in the world can be infested with bed bugs.

These little bedbugs have nothing to do with the hygiene they can simply enter by someone’s luggage and can make their home in the beds enjoying a meal that is feeding on our blood while we are sleeping.

Let’s have a look at some of the evidence,

Disneyland Hotel guest ‘absolutely butchered’ by bedbugs

Ivy Eldridge, who visited the park with her family in April 2018, is claiming she suffered both physical and emotional damage after waking up at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel covered in bedbug bites, according to a lawsuit filed earlier last week, The Los Angeles Times and Fox News report.

Ms Eldridge also claims she required medical treatment following the incident.

Ms Eldridge’s lawyer Brian Virag, of legal firm My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc, filed the lawsuit on her behalf, and named Walt Disney Co. and Disney Parks and Resorts as defendants in addition to Disneyland Hotel.

“People put trust in the Disney name and pay top dollar to stay at Disneyland Hotel. In this case, Ms Eldridge’s trust was betrayed,” Mr Virag said in an article posted to the My Bed Bug Lawyer website.

“This was not a situation where a person sustained one or two bites. Ms Eldridge was bitten throughout her body, including, but not limited to her face, ears, neck, arms, and back.

“She was absolutely butchered.”

The lawsuit further claims that Disneyland was aware of the bedbug infestation, but did not take the appropriate steps to rectify it.

A spokesperson for Disneyland did not comment on the lawsuit but told Fox News the resort took “extensive preventive measures” to keep guests safe.

Holidaymakers attacked by BEDBUGS left ‘mentally scarred’ after infestation at four-star hotel ruins £2,000 trip

A British couple say they were left traumatised after they were bitten by bedbugs during their Spanish getaway.

Sue and John Berry claim to have suffered dozens of bites all over their bodies at a four-star hotel just three days into their two-week, £2,000 holiday.

The retirees are now so fearful of the parasitic insects that they haven’t been on holiday since then.

And they claim that they have been “passed from pillar to post“after complaining to the tour operator who sold them the trip.

Sue told the Liverpool Echo that she and her husband were left “mentally scarred” and embarrassed as strangers stared at their bites.

The couple, from Melling, Merseyside, went on the trip to Levante Park Hotel in Cala Bona, Majorca, in August last year after booking with Tui Gold (formerly Thomson Gold).

They said the company hasn’t responded to their latest correspondence.

Sue, 63, said: “It was my husband’s first holiday away in ten years and within a couple of days it was ruined. I had bites all over my body and he had them on his legs.

“They were on my neck and chest. We looked like we had a disease. I was really embarrassed and it felt like everyone was looking at us.”

Sue said that she was told by a maid that the bites were the work of bedbugs that had infested the room.

At one stage the “infestation” got so bad Sue said they woke up in the middle of the night and could feel the bugs crawling on them.

She added: “We asked to move rooms and they said the hotel was full and it wasn’t possible.

“I was so exhausted and started to cry with frustration as we were covered in bites and it was so sore and uncomfortable.

“That night we sprayed the bed with something the maid had given us but woke up and could see the bugs crawling over us and the bed.“

Since returning home Sue said she and her 67-year-old husband are yet to go on another holiday for fear of wasting their money and being affected again.

Pesticides have detrimental effects on human health and cause harmful diseases so instead of using outdated control measures we can make use of our product, 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, low hazard, 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 bedbugs

Termirepel™ 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.

Termirepel™ 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 hotels.

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.

Also, visit our websites:

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

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Spotted Wing Drosophila – A major fruit pest

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar fly of East Asian origin that can cause damage to many fruit crops.

The spotted wing fruit fly, also known as Spotted Wing Drosophila or SWD is a new pest problem that originated in Asia and was only first identified in the United States in California in 2008. The populations of the insect can be quite scattered. It has been found in many types of areas, but particularly where fruit is available for the fruit flies to feed on.

SWD larvae feed on healthy, ripening fruits. In particular, SWD will feed on thin-skinned, soft fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, plums and cherries.

A single female can lay one to 60 eggs per day and 200–600 eggs in her lifetime. A female lays approximately one to three eggs per oviposition site. The eggs are laid singly and are randomly distributed on fruits.

Fruit infestation is initially manifested by scars on the fruit surface left by ovipositing females (stinging). The initial oviposition site becomes sunken. Damage is caused primarily by larvae feeding on fruit pulp turning the fruit flesh brown and soft. The larger larvae cut breathing holes in fruit. Infested fruit collapse around the feeding site very rapidly and rot due to mold or secondary infections 

Spotted wing Drosophila: A serious pest for the home gardener

This invasive fly, spotted wing Drosophila, can infest and destroy fruits of many plants in home gardens and landscapes.

June 6, 2017 – Author: Duke Elsner, Michigan State University Extension

A pink raspberry receptacle is a sign of spotted wing Drosophila. The receptacle should be white when picking raspberries. Photo by Diane Brown, MSU Extension.

Since the spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, was first found in Michigan in 2010, it has become a serious pest of commercially-grown raspberries, blueberries, cherries and other fruit crops, resulting in the loss of well over 25 million dollars. This insect can also be a troublesome pest in home fruit plantings, especially for people who wish to keep pesticide use to minimal levels.

The adult SWD is a small fly, 2-3 millimeters long; the body is usually colored in shades of brown, and its large, compound eyes are red. Adult females can insert eggs through the skin of healthy, intact fruits.

The next stage of SWD is a legless, elongated maggot that feeds internally on the flesh of fruits, causing it to rapidly decay and lose fruit quality. More information about identifying SWD and the damage it makes can be found in Michigan State University Extension’s two-page publication, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Management in Home Fruit Plantings.”

Tasmanian berry growers fear spotted wing drosophila is on its way

Johanna Baker-Dowdell

As North-West produce growers within the Spreyton fruit fly zones batten down the hatches to protect their crops and livelihoods this week, berry growers at an international conference in Launceston have been discussing a far more dangerous threat: spotted wing drosophila.

The spotted wing drosophila has been highlighted as a serious threat to berry and cherry growers and it has been making its way around the world, but has not hit Australian shores – yet.

NSW Primary Industries department describes spotted wing drosophila as “a small fly similar in size to vinegar flies which sometimes gather around over-ripe fruit”.

“Most drosophila flies feed on damaged over-ripe fruit. Spotted wing drosophila is a serious pest because it attacks healthy ripening fruit as well as damaged or split fruit,” the department website states.

Many pesticides have proven to be ineffective against this pest.

Taking into mind the problems faced by the farmers C Tech Corporation has developed this unique productTermirepelTM that is been made from green technology. It is 100% ecofriendly, low hazard, low toxic. It is also an environmentally safe insect repellent.

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, EU BPR, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect the crops and prevent the loss caused by the SWD 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. It can aslo be sprayed on the storage areas and equipment rooms.

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the pests.

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

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

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Managing silverfish infestation

Did you know that silverfish eat clothing, books, wallpaper and our own food?

While they’re not usually as dreaded as spiders or cockroaches, silverfish are still a nuisance that many homeowners have to deal with every year. These little crawlers won’t spread germs or bite you, but they can really be a pain in one’s life as they create damages in our personal belongings and homes.

Silverfish feed on any carbohydrate they can find. This can result in damaged wallpaper, fabrics and clothing, and almost anything containing starches or glues. They can cause extensive damages to the valuable books, photographs, paintings, plaster and other household items containing starch or cellulose. They also cause yellow stains, lowering the value of your home.

Silverfish lay eggs all year round unlike most pests.

Silverfish get their name from the insect’s silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape, long thread like antennas and movements. Silverfish are found throughout the U.S. and are typically seen in moist, humid areas in the home, such as living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, basements and attics, garages and shake roofs.  In fact, shake roofs are excellent breeding sites for silverfish during the warmer months, as there’s an abundance of moisture, cellulose, starch and dead insects. From there, they can easily gain entrance and move down through the insulation to enter a structure.

Silverfish are also known to infest commercial structures such as offices, stores and libraries.

These nocturnal and delicate pests which can cause an infestation to go unnoticed for a long period of time until substantial damages have been done.

Father’s fury at housing association after a year living in a silverfish infested Westbourne flat

Daily Echo │2nd October 2018

Kamil Sahin and his 10-year-old daughter Cemo have been left disappointed by the way Spectrum has dealt with their issue.

Just last week Cemo was shocked to discover a living silverfish inside a dictionary she was using for her school homework.

“It makes me feel sick,” she said. “If an engineer came here and lifted up the carpet I think they would find hundreds of silverfish.”

Mr Sahin said the silverfish are seen on a daily basis.

Irish homes are being invaded by pesky silverfish insects

The insects can live up to three years and thrive in damp conditions

By Edel Hughes ; Irish Mirror │February 21, 2018

Irish houses are being invaded by pests, with the inclement weather creating infestations of silverfish insects in our homes.

Pest control company Rentokil reported a 171% increase in the numbers of callouts about the small wingless insects in January 2018, compared to the same period last year.

They say infestations of silverfish could be down to the damp conditions the country has experienced, as silverfish thrive in cool, dark and moist areas.

The critters, which can live for up to three years, love bathrooms as they can feed on dead skin, hair and even shampoo.

Insecticides and some biological control practices are being implemented but these are proved 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, low hazard, 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.


TermirepelTM wood polish additive can be mixed with the wood polish and applied on the wooden surfaces, furniture, bookshelves, etc.

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 the buildings and structures to keep the silverfish away from these places.

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. The lacquer can be applied on the cupboards, shelves, installed wires and cables, pipes, etc. thus protecting it from damage. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like polymeric wires and cables, pipes, etc.

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the pests.

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, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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How to stop bedbugs playing havoc in yourhotel?

When it comes time for people to start makingplans to travel for their vacation, business trips or getaways, one of the things travelers are cautious about these days is picking up their hotels being extremely cautious while selecting them for their stay to avoid bedbug bites.

Many news reports in recent years have focused on the discovery of bedbugs and their health effects (even in upscale five-star hotels), and a number of lawsuits have been filed by guests in hotels who awoke to find hundreds of bedbug bites covering their skin.

The bedbug can live without blood — its food source — for up to 18 months. “Females can lay up to 4 eggs a day in hidden locations; up to 5 to 10 a week and up to 500 in her lifetime,” according to Eisenberg.

Research shows that 82% of hotels in the United States have treated for bed bugs in the past year. 40% of all hotels have undergone treatment in the past month.

As the hospitality industry continues to seek out ways to provide their guests with some peace of mind, the exploding pest control industry—which is expected to reach $10 billion in service revenue by 2020—is also seeking out new solutions.

The creatures don’t have wings and they can’t fly or jump. But their narrow body shape and ability to live for months without food make them ready to survive and settle. Bedbugs can easily hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags, and clothes. They also take shelter behind wallpaper and inside bedding, box springs, and furniture.

The insects are most active at night, though they are not exclusively nocturnal. Bedbugs are attracted to warmth, moisture and the carbon dioxide released by humans.

The effect of bedbugs on human health and reports of bedbug infestations of certain hotels has received media attention in recent years.

Many news reports in recent years have focused on the discovery of bedbugs and their health effects (even in upscale five-star hotels), and a number of lawsuits have been filed by guests of fashionable hotels who awoke to find hundreds of bedbug bites covering their skin. Searching on travel-review web sites regularly reveals information and even photos confirming the presence of bedbugs in numerous hotels.

Recent news reported were as follows:

Disneyland Hotel guest ‘absolutely butchered’ by bedbugs

A trip to the happiest place on earth ended in misery for a woman who claims she woke up being ravaged by unwanted visitors.

Michael Bartiromo │Fox News │November 19, 2018

Guests at Disneyland generally expect to find large, friendly anthropomorphic rodents during their stay, but bedbugs? Not so much.

Ivy Eldridge, who visited the park with her family in April 2018, is claiming she suffered both physical and emotional damage after waking up at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel covered in bedbug bites, according to a lawsuit filed earlier last week, The Los Angeles Times and Fox News report.

Ms Eldridge also claims she required medical treatment following the incident.

Ms Eldridge’s lawyer Brian Virag, of legal firm My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc, filed the lawsuit on her behalf, and named Walt Disney Co. and Disney Parks and Resorts as defendants in addition to Disneyland Hotel.

“People put trust in the Disney name and pay top dollar to stay at Disneyland Hotel. In this case, Ms Eldridge’s trust was betrayed,” Mr Virag said in an article posted to the My Bed Bug Lawyer website.

Brazilian model sues Palm Desert hotel over bed bug bites

Nicole Hayden, Palm Springs Desert Sun June 26, 2018

A Brazilian model is suing Palm Desert Embassy Suites, a Hilton hotel, claiming she was “massacred” by bed bugs during a stay in one of their hotel rooms two years ago. 

In a lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court, Sabrina Jales St. Pierre says a severe reaction to the bites affected her ability to model and caused her pain, discomfort and emotional distress.

Jales St. Pierre, who has modeled for brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Versace and Victoria’s Secret, is seeking monetary and punitive damages against the defendants, which include Hilton Worldwide, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Embassy Suites Management, LLC.

“Sabrina started noticing the bed bug bites after her first night in the hotel, and eventually she was massacred by bites covering pretty much her entire body,” said her attorney, Brian Virag, founder of the My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc.

Virag said the model’s bites were among the worst he has seen in his eight years specializing in bed bug litigation.

One theory as to this sudden rise is in the way the bugs have adapted to pesticides. Pest control is carried out and hotels are spending big bucks in fight against bedbugs. But what can be an effective solution to get rid away from these tiny creatures?

At C Tech Corporation, we manufacture a product named Termirepel™ which is an anti-termite and insect repellent. Theproduct works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the targetspecies but repel them. The product is effective against a broad spectrum ofinsects and does not cause any harm to humans and other non-target species.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of a spray, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, and masterbatch.

The Termirepel™ insect repellent spray is an easy to use product and compatible with most of the surfaces.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of hotels, ceilings, storage rooms, washrooms, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required.

Our product in the form of lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as furniture, attics, wooden articles, sewage pipes, wires, cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymer, ceramic etc.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment from hotels, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR complaint and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™ in the hotels you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects and thereby making a pleasant stay for the guests.

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

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Battling armyworm invasion

Farmers in India are already battling with a number of pests when suddenly a new invasive pest called as armyworm has invaded the fields in the country. After causing havoc on the maize fields in the African countries and devastating the livelihoods of farmers in Africa, the pest is identified in the Indian subcontinent.

The fall armyworm was identified on maize crops in the month of May. Now they are also reported to be seen in the sugarcane fields.

Fall armyworm can damage 30 to 60 percent of crops!!

The adult moth of the pest migrates very fast – almost 100 km every night and nearly 500 km before laying eggs. It can, therefore, invade new areas quickly. Also, each female moth is capable of laying 1,500 eggs on an average and the hatching caterpillars emerge with a voracious appetite. The entire lifecycle – from egg to new adult moth that lays fresh eggs – is completed in about 30 days during the summer months, while extending to 60-90 days in cooler temperatures. Since the summers last for long in the Indian continent, this pest can prove to be a threat to the farmers.

The pest thrives on a wide spectrum of host crop plants: maize, sorghum, rice, sugarcane, soyabean, vegetables, etc. Entomologists have detected the presence of the pest on sugarcane crops even as scientists at India’s premium institutes hope it doesn’t infest rice, which could be highly dangerous. 

Recent news reported that:

After Karnataka and Andhra, invasive pest destroys maize farms in Tamil Nadu

By Nirupa Sampath │Express News Service │December 15th 2018

CUDDALORE: A new kind of infestation caused by fall armyworm, an invasive pest, has begun its cycle of destruction in maize farms in and around Cuddalore and Villupuram districts of in northern Tamil Nadu.

The pest has since last year damaging crops in the neighbouring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and this year spread into farmlands in Tamil Nadu.

According to Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department’s data, there are over 29,520 farmers cultivating maize in over 22,450 hectares inCuddalore district alone. Over 90 percent of these have faced loss this year, due to the damage caused by the fall armyworm that goes by the biological name Spodoptera frugiperda.

Fall Armyworm detected on sugarcane crops in Tamil Nadu

Worm found in four sugarcane fields in the districts of Erode and Karur

By Jitendra │December 10, 2018

Fall Armyworm in damaged corn shoot. Credit: Getty Images

Scientists have confirmed the presence of the Fall Armyworm (Spodopetra Frugiperda) in four sugarcane fields of two Tamil Nadu districts.

The Fall Armyworm caterpillar is native to North America. It is a polyphagous pest, which means that it feeds on many items. It is recorded as eating 186 plant species from 42 families. These include cereals and forage grasses. 

In 2016 and 2017, it had put food security at risk in the whole of Africa by destroying maize crops across the continent.

Agronomists strive to contain a brand new American pest

By Jayashree Bhosale, ET Bureau | October 13, 2018

India’s acute farm crisis has just been worsened by an American pestilence called fall armyworm and farmers, biologists and agronomists are scrambling to contain the attack. 

First detected in a field of maize in Karnataka in May, Bangalore’s National Bureau of Agriculture Insect Resource (NBAIR) confirmed presence of fall armyworm in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and now, in Maharashtra. 

Fall armyworm is native to the Americas and was first reported to have reached Africa in 2016. Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (Cabi) estimated in September that improper management of the armyworm could cost 10 of Africa’s major maize producing economies between $2.2 billion and $5.5 billion per year in lost maize harvests. 

Though known primary attacking maize fields, the fall armyworm also eats an additional 186 plant species, including sorghum and soya beans. Already, Maharashtra has detected a suspected fall armyworm attack on sugarcane in the state. 

Is there any solution available to combat these pests?

Yes, to get rid of these pests we have an eco-friendly solution!

At C Tech Corporation, we provide you with Termirepel™ which is an insect aversive. Termirepel™ is manufactured on the basis of green technology. It is extremely low toxic, low hazard, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic insect aversive. Also, it is durable under extreme climatic conditions such as changes in temperature, rainfall, water pressure etc.

Our product is ROHS, ROHS2, EU BPR, APVMA, NEA complaint and FIFRA exempted. Our product will not kill the target as well as non-target species but only repel which helps in maintaining the ecological balance of the earth.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of a Masterbatch, liquid concentrate, and lacquer.

Termirepel™ Masterbatch is specially made for polymeric applications and used as additives in their processing time. It can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like the agricultural films and mulches, irrigation pipes, tree guards, greenhouse films, etc. used for crop cultivation purpose. The product can be incorporated into the cables, and other applications used for agriculture.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate is to be mixed in paints in pre-determined proportion and can be applied on the concrete fences around farms. It can be used on the interior and exterior of storehouses used to store food grains and other agricultural produce.

Termirepel™ lacquer form can be directly applied to the applications such as wooden fences, already installed pipes, wires, cables, etc.

Our newly developed product is in the form of a spray. TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be used by anyone and sprayed in farms, as well as the store rooms and warehouses. This spray is specially designed to combat the insect menace. We also have CombirepelTM pest repellent spray which can be used against a wide spectrum of rodents and insects to keep them away from an application.

Contact us at technical.martketing@ctechcorporation.com to get best solutions on pest nuisance

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Super Ants with a deadly attraction towards electricity

Ants are the most frequent pests which can be seen easily around homes and buildings. There are different species of ants and each species carry different characteristics. There are many householders who are not aware of all these species and find all the species to be the same. Ants have the attraction for electricity due to which they construct a colony, especially where electrical wires come the chances of short circuit is more as the wire can ignite and can cause huge damage. The super ants have an attraction for the electrical current. Their attraction to the electricity is extremely strong and they may eventually result in death.

The super ants are also known as fire ants as they are attracted to electrical wires and cables, sockets etc. and they cause a fire. The super ants are small but builts huge colonies which are spreading over miles as the ants appeared to be spreading at a faster rate. The super ants were first identified in Hungry in the year 1990 and were found in the UK in the year 2009.

Let’s have a look at some of the evidence,

Fire-starting ‘super ant’ that is drawn to electrics is spreading across the UK, experts warn
By Cristina Criddle

An Asian super-ant that forms colonies of millions and can cause fires due to its fatal attraction to electricity is spreading across the country, experts warn.

The species, Lasius neglectus, thrives in gardens and greenhouses and has invaded homes from Yorkshire to Sussex.

The super ant – also known as ‘the fire ant’ because it is attracted to power sockets and cables, sparking blackouts and fires – was first identified in Britain in 2009 at a National Trust manor in Gloucestershire, where more than 35,000 were found.

The insect looks the same as a common black garden ant but the number of workers in a colony is between 10 and 100 times greater. It is native to Turkey but has been a growing problem across Europe, living interconnected nests that can span 50 acres.

Last spotted in 2014 in London and Cambridgeshire, there have been three reported infestations this year, one in North Yorkshire and two near Eastbourne.

In response, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs commissioned a report into the ant’s potential spread, with options for control and eradication.

The University of York, who worked on the risk assessment for the Government, estimated the super ants cost the UK £1.7billion every year through damage and management costs.

Super ants with a deadly attraction to electricity escape from Gloucestershire and head for London

An invasion of “super ants” with an attraction to electricity so strong it may eventually result in their own death is feared to have spread across the south of England after a large nest was found in London.

Known as fire ants, or Asian super ants, the insects were first spotted in the UK in 2009 at Hidcote Manor – a National Trust property in Gloucestershire – where more than 35,000 were discovered.

Unlike normal ants, the Lasius neglectus super ants form huge colonies which can interconnect over many miles.

Now it is believed this colony of ants is on the move after a colony was found to have invaded a house in Hendon, north-west London, almost 100 miles from Hidcote, while more have been discovered in Buckinghamshire.

The super ant’s attraction towards electricity is stronger than its compulsion to eat or drink, meaning it can gnaw through electricity cables and nest in electrical equipment and plug sockets.  These ants usually nest in electrical items and this means they can pose a fire risk and when they swarm can cause blackouts.

Conventional insecticides have proven to be a failed solution to give effective results. These insecticides are toxic in nature. They kill target as well as nontarget species. They are also hazardous to human health. Moreover, species like super ants are not at all affected by the toxic effects of these insecticides.

C Tech Corporation offers extremely low in toxicity and low hazard product, Termirepel™ to protect the electrical application and cables from these ravenous insects.

It is an environmentally safe product that works by repelling the insects without causing any harm to the target or non-target species. Termirepel™ is available in form of a solid masterbatch which can be safely incorporated into the PVC insulation of wires and cables while manufacturing or coated on surfaces to keep crazy ants away from the application.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of liquid concentrate and lacquer which can be easily blended with paints and organic solvents and can be applied to already installed wires and cables, sockets, electric board etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of a spray can be applied to already installed wires and cables, it is compatible with all types of surface and can be sprayed by anyone

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

Diamondback moths – The Super Moths

The diamondback moth (DBM) is the most destructive pest of cabbage and other vegetables worldwide, and one of the planet’s worst agricultural pests, wreaking billions of dollars’ worth of havoc for growers annually. From causing major problems for the Australian canola industry in recent years to causing a short supply of Brussels sprouts in the U.K. to becoming increasingly tough to control in the U.S., the DBM has growers globally concerned.

Caterpillars eat many small holes in the leaves of the host plants, often leaving the leaf outermost layer of cells intact, making a ‘feeding window’. Most damage is caused by the caterpillars tunneling into the heads of plants such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts.

The DBM’s are extremely efficient at developing resistance to all classes of insecticides, and are highly dispersive and adaptive to new environments, making epidemics of the pest unpredictable. Resistance developed towards the insecticides and the lack of natural enemies are believed to be the reasons why DBM is increasingly hard to control.

The total worldwide estimate for DBM management is $4 billion to $5 billion dollars annually, and economic losses of around $1 billion annually in the U.S.

A ‘biblical’ explosion of moths could wipe out cabbage and cauliflower crops in Britain

By Colin Fernandez for The Daily Mail | June 14, 2016

A ‘biblical plague’ of voracious moths from continental Europe have arrived in the UK this week.

Diamondback moths – which are arriving on British shores – have arrived in their tens of millions in the past few days with more expected.

The numbers of the ‘super pest’ insect – are 100 times higher than in previous years – and are expected to have a devastating effect on cabbages and other vegetables.

Once the bugs lay their eggs, the eggs take around four or five days and the moths’ larvae chew through their leaves – leaving just the veins.

The presence of diamondback moths increasing in Alberta

By Diego Flammini│Farms.com │ August 3, 2017

The current infestations of diamondback moths across parts of Alberta aren’t what Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, is used to seeing.

“It’s an outbreak I don’t think we’ve ever seen before,” he told Call of the Land today. “At least not in my 30 years with Alberta Agriculture.”

Resistance to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides has been detected in populations of diamondback moth. The brassica growers have had difficulty in controlling the caterpillars of diamondback moth and have experienced insecticide control failures. In extreme cases, damaged crops have been plowed in and produce has been unmarketable.

Why rely on such toxic remedies to combat the diamondback moths menace?

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 repellence.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazard, 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.

 

 

 

 

Agriculture mulch films                                       Floating row covers

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 fields and farms to keep the diamondback moths 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, 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, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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Unwanted Tenants – The Termites!

Termites have special enzymes, protozoa and bacteria in their guts that allow them to digest cellulose. Cellulose is the organic fibrous material in wood and plants. Sound delicious?

The termite colonies can range from a few thousand individuals to several million, depending on their species. There is a complex set of roles and hierarchy to a termite colony, which includes a queen who lays eggs, workers who do all the hard labor, and nymphs or immature termites who have lighter duties but still work in the colony.

Subterranean termites, also known as ground termites, live underground in groups or colonies. Their main source of food is wood, and they will tunnel underground up to 150 feet (45.7 meters) to find it. Mud tubes along walls, baseboards, or in cracks and crevices indicate subterranean termites. Drywood termites live above ground, preferring to make their homes inside wood and trees. They don’t need moisture in their nests and instead get it from humidity in the air. Piles of cereal grains of sand appearing mysteriously are likely drywood termite fecal pellets. Dampwood termites like to build their colonies in damp, decaying wood, as their name implies. Formosan termites are considered the most destructive of all termite types. These pests arrived in the United States from mainland China via Taiwan, entering the country through various port cities.

Although termites are ecologically beneficial in that they break down detritus to add nutrients to the soil, the same feeding behaviours that prove helpful to the ecosystem can cause severe damage to human homes. Because termites feed primarily on wood, they can compromise the strength and safety of an infested structure. Termite damage can make structures unlivable until expensive repairs are conducted.

In an average year, termites are responsible for $1 billion to $2 billion in property damage. Most of this damage is not covered by standard homeowner insurance policies. Termite infestations commonly go undetected until obvious signs of damage occur.

THE HUNGRY TERMITES HAVE EATEN AN ENTIRE VILLAGE IN EGYPT

Magictr, The Silver Post | November 14, 2018

According to local media, from one village on the banks of the Nile almost nothing left: the termites completely ate right through the material of which was erected houses and buildings. Traditionally, buildings were built of palm wood and leaves, and this is a real treat for insects.

Many people live under the open sky, so as to be in dilapidated houses in fear, but to build a new home or to move to another village not. Local authorities declared a state of emergency near Aswan and Luxor.

Informed of half a million termites attacked a small house.

2 termite species mate, create menace for South Florida

By David Fleshler – Contact Reporter – Sun Sentinel – February 19, 2018

Scientists at the University of Florida have confirmed the Asian and Formosan subterranean termites – both formidable non-native species — are mating in South Florida’s neighborhoods.

In an article published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed online journal PLOS ONE, they say the offspring of these species thrive by combining the strongest qualities of their parents. The two species are considered particularly damaging and difficult to control, since they travel underground and burrow up through buildings.

Termites turn Lambari into a ghost town as villagers flee the wood-chomping menace
By Raju Gusain │August 10, 2014

Lambari in Uttarakhand’s Almora district may soon turn into a ghost village.

Termites have struck terror into this small village located in the Kumaon Hills. On quiet nights, the sound of the insects chewing up wood bit by bit creates restlessness among the villagers.

Such is the gravity of the termite menace that villagers are gradually migrating from Lambari.

The pests have slowly but steadily eaten into the villagers’ houses, and visitors are greeted by the sight of more than 15 abandoned homes in Lambari.

The humid weather costing homeowners thousands – but one pest is loving it

7News / February 6, 2018

Humid weather in Queensland is proving to be a bit of a pest – and providing ideal conditions for another kind of pest.

Pest controllers are battling termite infestations across southeast Queensland, with the tiny insects chewing through houses and costing home owners a fortune in repairs.

Andy Deyney first discovered one of his Gold Coast properties was under attack, with termites gaining a beachhead in the bathroom.

The house needed a major renovations, with costs running into the tens of thousands of dollars.

To get the solution, why not we opt for the low hazard, low-toxic and eco- friendly products provided by C Tech Corporation.

Termirepel™ an anti-termite, anti-insect additive, a C Tech Corporation product is an ideal solution for the prevention and control of termite infestation. The masterbatch of Termirepel™ can be incorporated in wires and cables which are used in domestic wiring. Termirepel™ liquid concentrate which can be mixed in paints and can be applied to damaged applications, interior and exterior of structures, etc.

While Termirepel™ lacquer can be used as a topical application which can be applied to furniture, walls, ceilings etc. It follows 6 pronged strategies which are extremely effective on weevils as well as insects like ants, beetles, grasshopper, termites, etc.

Termirepel™ is a low toxic and low hazard anti-insect additive. It 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.

The newly developed TermirepelTM insect repellent spray is an easy to use product which can be sprayed by anyone on any surface. It works against termites and a broad spectrum of insects.

Termirepel™ is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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http://www.termirepel.com/
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Crazy Ant damaging wires and cables!

Crazy ants are different from any other type of ant. In fact, they’re actually deadly than fire ants crazy ants have potent venom that can knock down fire ants instantly. They are also known as the hairy crazy ant, raspberry crazy ant, and the Caribbean crazy ant.

Originating from the Southeast regions of US, these extraordinary ants are one of the weirdest species in the ant world.  Their existence is not only a nightmare to humans but they also pose mortal dangers to other ant species as well.  They earn the term “Crazy” because they are invasive, have a strange and unique appetite and also are suicidal!

The crazy ants can have multiple queens within one colony. Some colonies have up to 100 queens in them. Their reproduction is much faster than the other ant species!

Though the crazy ant threat to electronics has not been lost on the tech media, the insects are probably more a threat to your air conditioner than they are to your phones. The ants are more likely to get into fixed equipment, house wiring, and even vehicles.”

Crazy Ants crave for something electronic other than the normal sweet stuff.  They like to chew through electronic cables, components, and any electrical circuitry.  The craziest part is that they love to kill themselves when they eat into the live electric wiring!  And, as they get fried, they emit a chemical that summons their friends to the same spot (or their dead spot) to avenge their death!  All in all, your computers, TVs and mobile phones are no longer safe once a swarm of these ants attacks them. One can find crazy ants in areas where moisture is prevalent. Any debris, landscape timbers, firewood, and leaf piles can attract them.

Let us have a look at some of the news article.

Crazy ants’ a threat in the southern U.S.
May 19, 2013

Researchers at the University of Texas are warning that the invasive species from South America has the potential to change the ecological balance in the southeastern United States, largely because the ants can wipe out colonies of what’s been widely considered the insect villain of the region, the fire ant.

The crazy ants, officially called “Tawny crazy ants,” are omnivores that can take over an area by both killing what’s there and starving out what they don’t kill, said Ed LeBrun, a research associate with the Texas invasive species research program at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory in the College of Natural Sciences.

“Perhaps the biggest deal is the displacement of the fire ant, which is the 300-pound gorilla in Texas ecosystems these days,” LeBrun said in a press release. “The whole system has changed around fire ants. Things that can’t tolerate fire ants are gone. Many that can have flourished. New things have come in. Now we are going to go through and whack the fire ants and put something in its place that has a very different biology. There are going to be a lot of changes that come from that.”

Beyond the troubles they cause for the environment, the crazy ants can be a big headache for people because their populations are so dense, LeBrun said.

The crazy ant’s nest in walls, crawl spaces, house plants or empty containers in the yard, researchers said.

“If people living in or visiting invaded areas are careful and check for the crazy ants when moving or going on longer trips, they could have a huge impact on the spread,” LeBrun said.

Invasive crazy ants disrupt pollination in pumpkin
OCTOBER 07, 2017

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.

Pumpkin plants produce separate male and female flowers. Watching pollinators visit 128 female and 112 flowers across 18 pumpkin patches, the team found that honey bees — the main pollinators of pumpkin here — visited female flowers more than they did male ones. “That’s because female flowers produce a better quantity and quality of nectar,” says scientist Sinu P. A., who led the study.

Since bees needed both pollen (a protein and nutrient-rich food for their brood) and nectar, they flew between male and female flowers, facilitating pollination. Crazy ants, however, feasted only on the nectar of female flowers across 15 of the 18 pumpkin patches they surveyed.

These results could have larger implications, not just for India’s pumpkin farmers — who cultivate pumpkin across 47,000 hectares and produce up to 10.31 metric tonnes annually — but other crop cultivators too.

Conventional insecticides have proven to be a failed solution to give effective results. These insecticides are toxic in nature. They kill target as well as nontarget species. They are also hazardous to human health. Moreover, species like crazy ants are not at all affected by the toxic effects of these insecticides.

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How to get rid of booklice?

Booklice are small, almost microscopic insects that are grouped together in the insect order Psocoptera.

Booklice are very common in libraries, paper storage warehouses, packing and shipping warehouses that contain a lot of cardboard boxes, accounting and billing offices, large secretarial offices, and other places in which large quantities of paper are stored or used on a daily basis.

In houses, these small insects can be found infesting cereals, grits, flour, and grain in the kitchen or basement. They can be very common in the late summer when temperatures and relative humidity are high. The most favourable environment for booklice is one of high temperature and relative humidity.

These pests are found inside your food packages it is because it is too humid where you store your food. High humidity promotes mold growth in cereals and other stored food products, and this mold is what draws book-lice in. You can protect stored food by keeping them in sealed plastic containers and by keeping stored food areas dry.

Areas that have the most moisture will lure these pests in, areas such as basements, attics, closets, and other storage areas, which is why it is important to make sure that valuables stored in these areas are in sealed plastic totes.

Libraries often find the pest a real problem as they like to feed on the paste found in a book’s binding. Booklice also eat lichen and microscopic mould. They prefer the dark so will scuttle off if exposed to daylight and are often found in rooms where there is a lack of ventilation and light, such as kitchens. Most often they are found in cupboards and food, which can be very unpleasant.

Here are a few pieces of evidence:

Bedbugs, book lice temporarily close downtown branch of Lynchburg Public Library

Alissa Smith, The News and Advance │Nov 28, 2017

The downtown branch of the Lynchburg Public Library closed Tuesday afternoon due to a case of bedbugs and book lice, Library Director Marilyn Martin said.

The pests were confined to the new book area and traced to a single book, which was immediately bagged, Martin said. She declined to name the book’s title to preserve the renter’s privacy.

“Any public building that has people in and out has problems with lice, fleas, bedbugs, all kinds of things,” she said.

 Meet The Tiny Critters Thriving In Your Carpet, Kitchen And Bed

Josh Cassidy, NPR │May 11, 2016

A recent study published in the journal PeerJ took up the challenge of cataloging the large numbers of tiny animals — arthropods — that live in modern human dwellings. In 50 houses in and around Raleigh, N. C., the research team found about a hundred different species of arthropods in each home. The tally included familiar types — like flies, spiders and ants — but also some species that are less well known, such as gall wasps and book lice.

As booklice are resistant to pesticides, they do not get affected by the pesticides.

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Bedbugs hijack plane

Everyone has probably heard the phrase “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It may seem harmless, but bed bugs can be a serious problem. Bed bugs can be more harmful to certain people than others, causing health concerns ranging from itchiness to allergic reaction. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pest problems to eradicate quickly. Bed bugs have existed since ancient times and are found throughout the world. They reside in unusual places; they are also likely to be found in small cracks near a bed or in comforters and bed sheets.

Bed bugs also spread infections which are more likely to develop in children, those with suppressed immune systems and the elderly, especially those who are bedridden and unable to walk. Also, some people bitten by bed bugs have experienced allergic reactions that require medical attention, especially when exposed to numerous bites.

The greatest risk posed by bed bugs is the psychological concerns resulting in lack of sleep and stress. Bed bug bites do not typically become visible until a day or more after the insect’s feeding, if at all since some people never react to being bitten. In extreme reactions, large wheels can appear. These wheels gradually reduce in size, becoming small, red marks. Bed bug bites can cause itching and may also result in swelling or blister-like skin inflammations. It is important to note that other non-bed-bug sources can result in skin irritations as well.

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the bite to a small bite mark to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

Now a day’s bedbugs are also seen on airplane flights and they have been biting the passengers. Bed bugs can spread through close proximity with fellow travelers as well as their belongings. They also thrive where there is the frequent turnover of people. On airplanes, people are in close proximity, are not able to move other than on the plane, and their belongings are required to stay untouched for long periods of time. This is an excellent recipe for bed bug transmittal. The flight which was supposed to be a smooth ride has become a bumpy ride.

Let us have a look at some news articles

Airline Apologizes for Bed Bugs on Flight
By BBC

British Airways has apologized to a Canadian family after they were bitten by bed bugs on an overnight flight, BBC reported.

British Airways has apologized to a Canadian family after they were bitten by the bed bug
on an overnight flight,  BBC reported.

Heather Szilagyi was flying from Vancouver to London with her eight-year-old daughter and fiancé earlier this month, CTV reported.

After spotting the bugs, Ms. Szilagvi complained to the flight attendant but was told she could not change seats.

She said she and her daughter woke up the next morning covered in bug bites.

British Airways offered an apology to the family.

Bed bug outbreaks hit British Airways flights
By Sun

British Airways plane infested with bed bugs was allegedly kept in service despite staff knowing about the problem.

The Sun reports that staff at the airline logged the issue after the insects were spotted and passengers bitten on a flight from the US to Heathrow last week. So serious was the problem that an entire row 47 was closed in economy class, the newspaper said.

But staff claimed that engineers did not have time to deal with the bugs and bosses decided to keep the aircraft in service. Days later another “severe” infestation was reported on the same Boeing 747 during a flight from Cape Town to Heathrow.

But outbreaks do occasionally occur in the sky. “There are numerous cases of bed bugs being spread on airplanes,” according to Bed-Bugs.com, which offers extermination services.

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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

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Termirepel™ in the form of a spray can be sprayed to already installed wires and cables and any surface or material infested with pests.

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Protecting your garden from grass grub

Grass grub is found throughout New Zealand and is considered New Zealand’s major lawn pest. It attacks the roots of grasses and other plants.

Grubs can be found within your lawn during the late summer months after the beetles have laid their eggs around July. Female beetles lay their eggs about one or two inches deep in the soil.

Grass-grub larvae are soil-dwelling grey/white grubs up to 15 mm long with tan colored heads. Typically found lying in a C shape. They feed on the roots of many pasture species and other plants.

Recent news reported for their nuisance were as follows:

This native pest is costing our economy millions – and it’s not alone

Pat Deavoll │ October 02 2018

They’re small and hungry, and a new report says they’re costing us about $500 million a year in damage.

They may be only a centimeter long – but with thousands of relatives, the native grass grub has been causing havoc to pastures and crops around New Zealand for the last 100 years.

In fact, a recent AgResearch study showed the impact of the pasture-pest was costing dairy farmers up to $380 million and sheep and beef farmers up to $205m each year, making it our most expensive pest.

Grass grub is an ongoing problem for the agricultural industry, and while research into control of the grass grub has been happening, an answer to its total eradication remains elusive.

Dead grass? Utah grubs may be to blame

By Intermountain Farmers | July 6, 2016

If you have dead spots in your beautiful lawn, chances are you want those areas restored to their dark green color as soon as possible. Usually, the culprit is damage caused by lawn grubs and immediate action is required.

However, dead patches may also be the result of not enough watering, especially in the hot summer. Sometimes sprinklers don’t cover all the areas in a lawn adequately or you may have a plugged sprinkler head you are not aware of.

Several insecticide products are available that are used widely. 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.

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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.

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How bedbug infestation affects the human body and mind

 

Bed bugs are the insects that are very tiny resemble a pear seed in appearance with no wings. They are also known as the bloodsuckers as after feeding on blood they become expanded and turn dark red. The bed bugs lay eggs which are unable to see by our naked eyes as the size of the egg is like a pinhead which is present in crack and crevices of furniture, mattresses, clothing behind baseboards and in chairs.etc. Bed bugs have a one-year lifespan during which time females can lay up to 200-400 eggs. Eggs hatch in about 10 days and they are the 1/4th inch long.

The speed of bed bugs is very quick that they can climb on anything and usually they feed at night and hide during the day. Bed bugs usually feed once a week but can survive for up to 14 months without eating.

Bites aren’t usually felt since the insect injects an anesthetic that is mixed with their saliva. Individual response to bites varies, and some people do not react at all. Bites usually appear as small, raised, red lesions.

They may cause itching and scratching which could lead to infection. There is no concrete scientific evidence that they carry blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis B or C, or HIV.

What other health problems can occur:

  • Respiratory problem:
    They often shed their skin and leave behind egg particles and other waste, which can mix with the air. When these inhaled, they can interfere with the respiratory system of a person and result in respiratory problems.
  • Infection problem:
    When the bed bug bites which not only cause discomfort but also lead to itching and constantly scratching will cause wounds as well as the skin infection.
  • Allergic reaction:
    Hypersensitivity to the bites could lead to anaphylactic shock, which is both dangerous and life-threatening.
  • Weakened Immune System:
    Bed bugs bites are itchy and so the person could not be able to sleep properly due to which it affects the immune system.

The below news article gives the evidence for the Bed bugs nuisance,

Holidaymakers attacked by BEDBUGS left ‘mentally scarred’ after infestation at four-star hotel ruins £2,000 trip
Jenny Kirkham from Mirror

A British couple says they were left traumatized after they were bitten by bedbugs during their Spanish getaway.

Sue and John Berry claim to have suffered dozens of bites all over their bodies at a four-star hotel just three days into their two-week, £2,000 holiday.

The retirees are now so fearful of the parasitic insects that they haven’t been on holiday since then.

And they claim that they have been “passed from pillar to post“ after complaining to the tour operator who sold them the trip.

Sue told the Liverpool Echo that she and her husband were left “mentally scarred” and embarrassed as strangers stared at their bites.

 Horrified mother finds BED BUGS in the daughter’s hospital ward after the near-fatal asthma attack
By MARY KEKATOS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

Erin Ortega says she found bed bugs in her daughter’s hospital room at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, on Monday night

After alerting hospital workers, the family was moved to another room

But Ortega says that in the second room she found two more bed bugs

Bed bugs do not carry disease, but their bites can cause discomfort and they are difficult to eradicate

A mother says she found bed bugs in her daughter’s hospital room in Arizona.

Erin Ortega and her wife had been switching on and off spending nights with their daughter in the ICU at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa after she suffered a near-fatal asthma attack.

It’s unclear how long she has been in the hospital or how long she will remain there because the severity of asthma attacks can vastly differ from patient to patient.

On Monday night, while preparing for bed, Ortega told Fox 10 that they noticed a bed bug on the sheets the hospital provided.

After switching rooms, they were horrified to discover that the bed bugs were lurking in several rooms in the hospital.

Ortega says she alerted hospital workers to the bed bug discovering.

The family was then moved to another room but was told it was for ‘staffing reasons’, although it was never fully explained what this meant.

The couple decided to check the room to see if there were any more of the insects.

‘Sure enough, there was another bed bug on the floor behind the recliner, as well as a dead one that was stuck to the chair,’ Ortega told Fox 10.

The couple says they’re worried about their daughter’s well-being as well as of other patients on the ICU floor.

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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

Termirepel™ 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.

Termirepel™ 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.

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The truth about cockroaches

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

Is this 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.

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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.

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 pest 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. 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.

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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Formosan Subterranean Termites: Invasive and voracious species

When homeowners hear the word termite they often break into a sweat, and rightfully so. Termite damage can cost thousands of dollars. In some cases, homes are demolished because the termite damage is so extensive. Also, the damage by termites is typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. residents spend at least $1 billion on Formosan termite control and repairs each year. Some experts estimate the number is closer to $2 billion.

The Formosan subterranean termite is an invasive species of termite.

The Formosan termite was described from Taiwan (Formosa) in the early 1900s, but is native to southern China.

They are found in many states across the southern U.S., including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Smaller populations of Formosan termites have also been discovered as far north as the Canadian border.

A mature Formosan termite colony can eat about 31 grams or 1+ ounce per day. At this rate, such a colony could completely consume one foot of 2X4 wood in 25 days – causing severe structural damage to a home in as little as six months.

They commonly enter through expansion joints, cracks, crevices and utility conduits in slabs. Any wood-to-ground contact is an arrival invitation for Formosan subterranean termite infestations. In some occasions, however, Formosan subterranean termite can form colonies that are not connected to ground, called aerial colonies.

In addition to structures, Formosans infest living trees and shrubs, utility poles, landscape timbers, wooden railroad trusses and even boats. However, this termite is also known to attack non-cellulose materials such as plastic, plaster, asphalt, and thin sheets of soft metal (lead or copper) in search of food and moisture. They are also known to chew through the coverings of telephone and electric cable insulation, resulting in costly damage and power outages in cities.

Of course, termites cannot digest plastic, but Formosan subterranean termites will easily penetrate PVC plastic if it means reaching food. Not only have Formosan termites broken underground plastic water pipes, causing shut-downs in water service, but they have also destroyed electrical wires within PVC pipes, resulting in power outages.

In the city of New Orleans where this termite species was introduced in the 1950’s, the control and repair costs due to Formosan subterranean termite are estimated at $300 million annually (Suszkiw 1998). It is considered the single most economically important insect pest in the state of Hawaii.

Recent news reported are:

Destructive ‘super-termites’ discovered in La Mesa

‘Super-termites’ discovered in La Mesa

Amanda Brandeis, ABC10.com │August 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Homeowners in La Mesa are being warned their houses could be at risk of a destructive pest: Formosan subterranean termites.

San Diego-based company Thrasher Termite & Pest Control made the unfortunate discovery this month in a La Mesa home.

They’re deemed “super-termites” due to enormous colonies up to two million strong. The pests can cause significant structural damage within six months unlike traditional dry-wood termites, which take 10-15 years to do similar damage.

The invasive species of termites was first discovered in La Mesa in 1992. Efforts to eradicate the population were thought to be successful, but pest control experts say that’s no longer the case.

Aggressive termites invading Houston area, establishing new colonies in South

By Stephanie Whitfield, USA Today│ May 7, 2018

HOUSTON — Swarms of winged bugs are invading Houston-area neighborhoods from Fifth Ward to the suburb of Baytown, Texas.

The insects are an aggressive species called Formosan termites, and pest specialists don’t know how to eradicate all of them once they’ve established a colony in an area, University of Florida etymologists say.

“What you’re seeing are winged individuals that are the kids. They’re job is reproductive,” said Bryan Springer of Coastal Exterminating in the Houston suburb of La Porte. “They’re starting new colonies. They’re not expanding old colonies. They’re literally starting new colonies.”

When traditionally used methods to combat this nuisance have failed, an effective solution is the need of the hour.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome the damage caused by termites. Termirepel™ – anti termite additive is an ideal solution for the prevention and control of termites.

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, low hazard, 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, lacquer, and masterbatch.

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 homes, buildings, etc. as to be protected from termites.

Our product in the form of lacquer can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like 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 pipes, wires, cables, polymeric tree guards, polymeric material, instruments and equipment’s which are attacked by termites. Termirepel™ can be incorporated during the extrusion of wires and cables making them pest repellent.

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 is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, BPR, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

Also, visit our websites:

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

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