Protect your car from hungry rats

As a car owner, we are probably aware of the risks such as accidents and other threats. Have we ever thought of the threat and the risk a tiny rodent can pose in our vehicle though they don’t just damage your home when an infestation happens, they can cause serious damage to your vehicle too? The biggest threat to our vehicle concerning rats is the wiring. Thus, sometimes it can be expensive and complicated to repair the wiring that can be damaged by a rat infestation.

Rodents can cause considerable damage in many places, and that includes damage to electrical wires and cables. Rodents use their sharp incisors to gnaw food, they sometimes chew on things like wood or ducts, but they also chew on electric cables and wires.

The fact about all rodents is that they have incisors that never stop growing. They gnaw continuously to keep their choppers in check. Otherwise, their teeth would grow to such an impractical length that they would starve and die.

Rodents build their nests in large electrical appliances, under the bonnet, car engines and chewing on or through insulation and wiring, which can cause the appliance to short circuit, or lead to the risk of fire.

Rats also cause problems by biting the electrical wiring in cars, trucks, and trailers. The damage can sometimes be very difficult to locate, resulting in large repair bills!

A recent news reported for such a damage is as below:

BENGALURU: RODENTS NIBBLE AWAY AT VEHICLE WIRING

TNN | January 14, 2020

BENGALURU: It’s not just traffic that gets motorists exasperated in Bengaluru. Rodent menace is turning out to be a major headache too. A rising number of motorists are thronging workshops with complaints of rats chewing or damaging wiring harness of vehicles, particularly cars.

Many take to online automobile forums to vent their anger over this nuisance. The most affected are those who leave behind their vehicles on trash-strewn streets due to lack of parking space. “I was planning a trip from Bengaluru to Ernakulam but there was some problem with my vehicle’s ignition. On opening the bonnet, I realised rodents had damaged some wiring.

The mechanic, too, said he is getting several such cases,” said Ramesh P, a resident of Indiranagar.

“There are several instances of supply wires to the fuel pump being eaten up by rodents. This problem is rampant across the city and rats often chew essential wiring of vehicles. Engine wires are primarily vulnerable. Sometimes rodents chew insulation covering the wires and this leads to short circuits,” said Vijay Kumar, a mechanic in Kengeri. He claims to be receiving an average of 10 cars with gnawed wires every month. At times, the cost of fixing such damages runs up to Rs 6,000.

RodrepelTermirepel and Combirepel™-the range of non-toxic and non-hazardous anti rodent and anti-termite/insect additive masterbatches, developed by C Tech Corporation, India have been evaluated in various polymeric applications. These products are compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, EU BPR, NEA, REACH and are FIFRA exempted. These products act through a series of highly developed intricate mechanisms ensuring that insects and rodents are kept away from the target application.

These products are environment-friendly implying that they do not leach out of the polymer matrix besides exercising their basic function of keeping the target species away.  They are effective in low dosages, have low vapor pressure – thus posing no problems of fumes in the air, and they have a long-life action depending upon the application. These products are available in the form of polymeric masterbatches compatible with all the kinds of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers. The masterbatches can also be customized depending upon the target, application, and region.

These products are available in the form of ready to use lacquer that can be applied as a coating inside or on the surface of the automobiles. Also, these products in liquid form can be incorporated in paints and used in the automobile industry.

The newly developed product in the form of spray is a must-have product for every car owner! The Rodrepel™ Rodent Repellent Spray is specially designed for cars. The product can be sprayed on the car components after clearing the dust and waste from the components. The product when applied properly repels the rodents and protects the cars from rodent damage.

RodrepelTM  works on the mechanism of repellence. It does not kill target species but only repels them.

It is high time we take effective and stringent measures for protecting our automobiles from these vile creatures!

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

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Gearing up for the bedbug’s season

Chances are, you or someone you know has had a run-in with bed bugs. It might have happened in a thoroughly clean bedroom. Or maybe it was a hotel room, office or college dorm. 

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are reddish in color.

Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.

A bedbug infestation can be spotted anywhere, homes, apartments, hotels, hospitals, schools and college campuses, office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, and even public transportation.

Pest control company warns about bed bugs at hotels

By Ashlei King, KARK

Posted: Dec 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ar. (KARK) – Between family visits and getaways this holiday season, many may not be aware of the common unwanted travel companion of bed bugs. They’re known for being hitchhikers and can travel on people and their belongings.

“They’re about the size of an apple seed, kind of dark brownish in color,” Hal Johnson, Termnix Branch Manager, said.

Pest management company Terminix recently released the Top 50 Bed Bug invested cities for 2019. Philadelphia, New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis and Cincinnati top the list. Memphis came in at number 17. Little Rock was number 23 and Fort Smith was 30.

Terminix has this advice for those traveling to hotels over the holidays.

‘It’s a nightmare:’ Florida family says son bitten by bedbugs in Bozeman hotel

Posted: July 03, 2019

By Cody Boyer

A family from Florida tells MTN they ran into exactly that here in Bozeman.

Lesli Rubin claims that she, her husband, and her seven-year-old son were in the middle of a trip across the country, enjoying the summer, when they stopped for the night at a Quality Inn and Suites in Bozeman on June 25.

The next morning she claims red spots popped up across her son’s skin.

That’s when she says the trouble started.

“It’s a nightmare,” Rubin says. “I’m telling you, this is a nightmare.”

Tired from the road, Florida nurse Lesli and her husband, David, a surgeon, stopped at the Quality Inn with their son in tow.

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

At C Tech Corporation, we manufacture a product named Termirepel™ which is an anti-termite and insect repellent. The product works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species but repel them. The product is effective against a broad spectrum of insects 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.

Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like seating cushion, water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of the apartments, washrooms, canteens, offices, schools, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required as per need.

Termirepel™ an insect repellent spray is an easy to use product and compatible with most of the surfaces. A bedbug repellent spray is available which can be diluted in water and can be sprayed later as per need to repel the bugs.

Termirepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as seats, wires, and cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

Termirepel™ wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Termirepel™ is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™, you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects.

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

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Invading the reader’s hub!!!

Timothy Healy once quoted “To those with ears to hear, Libraries are really noisy places.

On their shelves, we hear the captured voices of centuries-old conversation that makes up our civilization”.

This can best summarize how truly significant libraries are and their influence in catering to the imagination and consciousness of a nation.

We all know that books contribute to civilization, and therefore they must be treasured.  Jorge Luis Borges once said, “I have always imaged that paradise will be a kind of library”.  But imagine a paradise which is repeatedly invaded by unwanted intruders. It is tarnished – the picture-perfect paradise.

That is exactly how a library is when it is intruded by creepy crawly creatures such as termites. Books are a haven for readers- they are also a feast for termites.

Termites are known to feed on dead plant material, generally in form of wood, leaf litter, soil or animal dung. Owing to their great interest in woods many termite species are known to do great damage to unprotected buildings and wooden structures. Moreover, their habit of remaining concealed often results in their presence being undetected until the timbers are severely damaged and exhibit surface changes. Once termites have entered a building, they do not limit themselves to wood; they also damage paper, cloth, carpets and other cellulosic materials.

In April 2011, wood-eating termites were blamed for reportedly consuming more than $220,000 worth of Indian rupee note

Two weeks after its opening in Jan 2012 the Bloy Community library was attacked by termites with all the books completely destroyed resulting in roughly USD 10000 and more costs which would have to be incurred to address the damage done to the library.

While termite damage to books and cupboards was evident it was surprising to note that even concrete walls of the libraries were damaged.  

Further investigation and study revealed that concrete floors and walls develop cracks over time. This leads to holes in the pipes or wires and through the walls where termites can squeeze through.  Termites can tunnel best when the ground around them is moist. Concrete slabs keep some moisture directly underneath the home, which attracts termites. There is an urban legend that says that termites can eat through concrete to get into a home. In fact, termites do not eat concrete. They can squeeze through very tiny cracks, so it sometimes seems like they have eaten their way through.

A Popular Public Library Has Become Infested With Termites

Mar 13, 2018

When it comes to insect infestations, public libraries cannot catch a break these days. There have been numerous news stories in the media telling about various insect pests infesting libraries. For example, a few months ago a well publicized bed bug infestation occurred in a Boston library. As you can understand, many Boston residents were not happy to learn that they could have picked up bed bugs from their library. The library’s infestation of bed bugs has since been eradicated, but residents of Boston remain unsettled over the incident. Unfortunately, the insect pest situation in Boston is not going to improve any time soon, as yet another library has become infested with insects. However, this time the invading insects are termites, not bed bugs.

The Library Director, Jay Stephens, was the first to notice the termite presence, but he could not immediately identify the unusual insects as termites. Initially, Stephens noticed small formations on the ground-floor of the library. At first, Stephens thought that he was looking at ants and their anthills, but the insect’s strange appearance led him to assume that the bugs were termites. Stephens also found several individual termites crawling around certain remote locations around the library. Stephens promptly contacted an expert termite inspector in order to have the insects properly identified. The inspector took one look at the insects and wasted no time telling Stephens that termites were invading his library.

While there is a need to employ methods to address the damage by termites it cannot be overlooked that termites have a vital place in our ecology.

For a steady plant community to arise and persist, a delicate natural balance must exist involving plant growth, plant consumption by animals and insects, and soil development through rock weathering and re-cycling of nutrients from broken-down plants. Termites play an important role in nutrient dynamics by ingesting and redistributing minerals, fatty acids, vitamins, and 20 amino acids. Soils surrounding termite nests also have massive increase in fertility due to the higher nutrient status of materials eroded from mound surfaces. Hence we are required to select and choose for an alternative that is completely suitable for such scenario.

Termirepel™ a product from C Tech Corporation is a completely non-toxic, nonhazardous and environmentally friendly product designed for protection against termites without harming termites and destroying their existence in any way.

Termirepel™ which is an anti-termite has been designed for polymeric applications as well as for natural materials like wood. It combines the best of chemistry and green practices to give an environmentally safe product which keeps the termites away effectively while at the same time guaranteeing safety to the environment, plants, animals and fragile ecosystems. The product triggers a flight or fight response in the insects making them leave the area.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and can be applied to damaged applications, interior, and exterior of structures, shelves, cupboards, etc. The masterbatch can be incorporated into wires and cables which are used in wiring.

While the product in lacquer form can be used as a topical application that can be applied to furniture, cabinets, bookshelves, etc. The lacquer is compatible with all surfaces.

The product available in the form of wood polish additives can be mixed in wood polish and then used for coating wooden objects and articles to protect it from termite attack.

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

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

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Termites have a taste for cash

Money doesn’t grow on trees. It takes many people several decades in order to save up enough money to afford a modest retirement. Having your own stash of cash eaten away by termites would be a disappointing and disheartening experience, to say the least.

Termites will feed on absolutely anything that contains cellulose. In fact, termites will even chomp through materials in order to reach sources of cellulose. Termite colonies can number in the millions, and they are all on a constant search for cellulose. Of course, paper money also contains cellulose, so your cash makes for a great termite snack. Even if you keep your money in the bank, then too it will be likely invaded by the ravenous colonies of cellulose-craving termites. Termite infestations are not just a threat to the structure of your home, they also threaten the money you keep stashed under your mattress. Believe it or not, but termites have managed to access and consume cash that had been kept in personal safes.

Woman loses millions in cash to termites
  • Indonesia
  • Saturday, 24 Aug 2019

Expensive taste: Putri’s cash eaten by termites and posted on Twitter. — The Jakarta Post/ANN

JAKARTA: South Jakarta resident Putri Buddin, 23, has to let millions of rupiah in cash go after the bills she had stored inside a cabinet were damaged and eaten by termites.

Putri shared a photo of the damaged cash on her Twitter account @putribuddim. As of Wednesday afternoon, the post garnered more than 2,600 retweets and 2,700 likes.

She said that she stored the money inside the cabinet last year for her grandmother, who has recently passed away.

Termites ate currency notes worth Rs 3.75 crore

Annapurna Singh New Delhi: August 21, 2013

At a time when Indian banks are facing acute liquidity shortage and a consequent impact on the flow of credit to productive sectors of the economy, a startling revelation has come to light about currency notes worth Rs 3.75 crore being eaten away by termites in the vaults of State Bank of India.

The country’s largest public-sector lender lost the money to white ants at its regional office in the Brabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

Although the incident dates back to 2010, the information came to light only on Wednesday, when Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena stated it in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has since asked all banks to undertake anti-termite measures.

The RBI in May this year had also directed banks to follow a clean-note policy and issue only clean currency notes to public.

So, what do we do now? Prevent them? But how? 

There is an efficient solution that we at C Tech Corporation, have come up with. We have a unique product known as Termirepel™ which solves all our grievances. So, let us look at some of the salient features of Termirepel™ and how it drives these mischievous termites away from our houses, offices, and workplaces.

Termirepel™ is non-toxic and non-hazardous insect/termite aversive repellent.

Termirepel™ which is an anti-termite has been designed for polymeric applications as well as for natural materials like wood. It combines the best of chemistry and green practices to give an environmentally safe product which keeps the termites away effectively while at the same time guaranteeing safety to the environment, plants, animals and fragile ecosystems. The product triggers a flight or fight response in the insects making them leave the area.

Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated in wires and cables which are used in wiring. The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and can be applied to damaged applications, interior and exterior of structures, shelves, bank lockers, etc.

While the product in lacquer form can be used as a topical application that can be applied to furniture, cabinets, etc. the lacquer is compatible with all the surfaces.

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

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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Cockroaches – The invincible pest

Cockroaches are notoriously resilient creatures. Capable of living headless for weeks on end, holding their breath for around five to seven minutes and even surviving nuclear radiation, the insects serve as formidable enemies for humans hoping to rid their homes of pesky roach infestations. But these tenacious qualities aren’t the only signs of the animal’s seeming invincibility: A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests cockroaches are becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides, paving the way for a near-future in which it will be “almost impossible” to control the pests with chemicals alone.

How, you might wonder, does a roach become resistant to poison? A single organism — a single roach, a single bacterium — doesn’t become resistant to a chemical. The population does.

In any given population, there’s variation. Some individuals may have an inborn resistance to a chemical while others do not. When a pest population is treated with that chemical, the ones without the resistance die and the ones with it live. The survivors pass down their resistance genes to the next generation. And then suddenly, you end up with a population of individuals mostly resistant to that chemical.

Numerous articles and studies have been published in various journals and newspapers. One of them is as below:

Cockroaches inherit pesticide resistance making them even harder to kill

By Kay Vandette

Earth.com staff writer

03-07-2019

Cockroaches have a reputation of being one of the hardiest pests on Earth, and you’ve probably heard that the insects could survive a nuclear war. 

What or will not kill a cockroach has become the source of many old wives tales and studies have even shown that a roach can survive for weeks in a sealed environment without its head. 

Cockroaches are carriers of disease and can contaminate homes and food with dangerous bacteria like E. Coli. This makes the cockroach more than a nuisance and a threat to human health. 

New research has now found that some types of cockroaches are developing a resistance to insecticides making them even more difficult to kill.

Researchers from Purdue University examined German cockroaches (Blattella germanica L.), which are one of the most common cockroaches found worldwide. Of all the roach species, Blattella germanica L. can lay more eggs in its lifetime with a female producing 30 to 50 eggs at a time. 

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

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

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

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

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

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray is an easy to use product specially designed for residential use.

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, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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Bedbugs on the bus

One would think bed bugs can only be found crawling around in mattresses.

Apparently not.

Yes, you can catch bedbugs from anywhere. Despite their name, bedbugs aren’t actually limited to beds and can live anywhere that’s soft, warm, and which has a regular food supply. While this means our beds are the perfect home for them as we sleep in them every day, bedbugs are resilient and can make a home on the sofa, in the carpet, in furniture showrooms, and on public transport.

A lot of people equate bedbugs with poor maintenance. That’s not true! Some of the best-kept homes, hotels…even buses… have had to deal with these parasites.

Buses, trains, and even taxis are ideal for bedbugs as they’re warm and sheltered, with a steady supply of food (that’s us!) coming and going all day long. As bedbugs need blood meals before they can lay eggs, they can rapidly infest seats on public transport and, on occasion, whole buses and train carriages.

About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and any other objects around a bed. The risk of encountering bedbugs increases if you spend time in places with high turnovers of nighttime guests — such as hotels, hospitals or homeless shelters.

KSRTC fights bedbugs in its non-AC buses too

Christin Mathew Philip | TNN | Updated: Nov 8, 2019

BENGALURU: After air-conditioned (AC) premium buses, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has begun treating bedbug-infested non-AC buses in its fleet.

Earlier, KSRTC had been fumigating only AC buses, but now the corporation has decided to extend it to Karnataka Sarige services as well. The move came after some passengers from non-AC buses complained about begbugs. Central Warehouse Corporation has been entrusted with the job of removing the bugs.

Video shows alleged bed bugs on SEPTA bus

A woman says she was on Bus 26 going to Torresdale Ave. when she was bitten.

By Anna │September 5, 2018

SEPTA officials are investigating after two unsettling videos emerged this week, depicting several brown bugs crawling over the fabric on the back of a bus seat.

One video was posted online Wednesday afternoon by Crystal Lopez, who says she was on SEPTA bus 26 to Torresdale Avenue Tuesday when she was bitten by what she believes are bed bugs. Lopez said she had her arm draped over the back of the seat when she suddenly felt a burning sensation. When she moved her arm, she saw the bites—and the bugs.

“There were over 1,000,” Lopez estimated, adding, “They were coming out of the cracks in the seat. It was a lot.”

So I would like to share with everyone what I experienced on the #26 #septabus yesterday this is disgusting this goes to show that septa is not clean you know how many people I’m sure took bed bugs home with them yesterday this is unacceptable I definitely made a complaint to the septa supervisor

Lopez quickly told the driver, who pulled the bus over and ordered everyone off.

To get rid of this menace, authorities seem to be spending a lot of money on bedbug control and eradication methods, but nothing seems to be effective enough.

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

At C Tech Corporation, we manufacture a product named Termirepel™ which is an anti-termite and insect repellent. The product works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species but repel them. The product is effective against a broad spectrum of insects 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.

Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like seating cushion, water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of the buses, depots, washrooms, canteens, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required as per need.

Termirepel™ an insect repellent spray is an easy to use product and compatible with most of the surfaces. A bedbug repellent spray is available which can be diluted in water and can be sprayed later as per need to repel the bugs.

Termirepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as seats, wires and cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

Termirepel™ wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Termirepel™ is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™, you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects.

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

Also, visit our websites:

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

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Bedbugs- an unwelcomed air passenger

We have heard a number of times that there is bedbug infestation in house, hotels, ships, railways, etc. But bedbugs in flights occurred recently- surprised! But it’s true that the bedbugs have been reported in planes and they are flying in first class.

One more new thing that we need to worry about while traveling in the plane & i.e. bedbugs proved that humans cannot defeat them in the sky as well. Bedbug on airplanes doesn’t get the same media attention as bedbugs in hotels, hospitals, and railways.

It’s not just a plane you have to worry about, bedbugs found in every transport system nowadays. Whenever you are traveling to the plane and spot a bedbug around you, give an instant alert to flight attendants so that they could take possible action against bedbugs. Passengers make sure that they should not bring bedbugs to their homes as it may be a great threat to their homes.

Bedbugs can make their own way by scrawling one passenger luggage to others. Then bedbugs slowly scrawl out and hide in the corners of the seat and enjoy a free inflight meal of your sweet blood in the air. So before seating to plane a proper visual inspection must be done and if you find tiny red and a black spot at seat be sure of bedbug waiting to welcome you on board.

Here are some news articles reported for bedbugs’ infestation in the plane.

Shocking: Air Transat Flight Evacuated As Insects Fall From Above

By Joanna Bailey June 28, 2019

An Air Transat plane had to cancel its journey between London and Vancouver due to an insect infestation. Passengers reported bugs an inch long were falling from overhead lockers as they prepared to take off. As a result, the trip was delayed 24 hours so that the aircraft could be fumigated.

Passengers on an Air Transat flight screamed in terror! Photo: Air Transat

Passengers were apparently left ‘screaming in terror’ on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick this week, as cockroach like bugs tumbled onto their heads. Apparently falling from overhead lockers, the ‘brown beetles with wings’ were seen scurrying along the aisle as flight attendants attempted to squash them.

What happened?

Air Transat flight TS177 was due to depart from London Gatwick on Wednesday 26th June, heading to Vancouver in Canada. Passengers boarded the Airbus A330, registered C-GGTS, on time and were taking their seats when bugs began falling from overhead lockers onto their heads and laps. A passenger, Jenna Sullivan, told the Mail about her experience

Airplane crew refused to fly due to bedbug infestation

By Stephen Moyes, January 14, 2018

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British Airways had to ground a jet after the cabin crew refused to fly on it due to a bedbug infestation.

They walked out minutes before take-off and were beyond their working hours when a replacement plane was found.

The flight to Ghana eventually left Heathrow four hours late.

It is the latest bedbug embarrassment to hit BA in recent months — amid protests that cheap cleaning contractors are not doing a proper job preparing jets for flights.

BA has been battling to restore its reputation after being accused of poor customer service and cutting perks.

A BA source said: “The cabin crew saw bedbugs crawling over the seats — visible to the naked eye.

“They said it was unacceptable to work on that aircraft.”

The Sun can also reveal crew frequently complain of bedbugs on the route to Las Vegas.

BA said it immediately took its jet out of service once the problem was raised.

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Bedbugs- a threat to human life

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of the animals and humans usually at night. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies and have the size of an apple seed. After feeding their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs don’t fly but move instantly over floor and walls. Female bedbugs lay hundreds of eggs size of a speck of dust over a lifetime.

Immature or undeveloped bedbugs shed skin five times before reaching the maturity and required a feed as blood before shedding. Under favorable conditions, they can develop in a month and produce three or more generations every year. Bedbugs are mainly active at night and bite humans when they are sleeping. They feed blood through their elongated beak and generally feed blood 3-10 minutes and crawl away.

Sometimes bites of bedbugs are painless at first but later on, leads to itchy sensation. Flea bites generally around ankles and bedbugs are anywhere on exposed skin and their bites have red spots, unlike flea bites, do.

Infestation sign

Once you wake up with itchy sensation in the skin then it may be bedbugs in your bed, and in used furniture around when it bites. Other signs are,

  • Bloodstains on pillows or even on bedsheets.
  • The dark spot of bedbugs on bed sheets and mattresses and even on walls.
  • Their a fecal spot, eggshell and shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide.
  • A bad odor or unpleasant smell from the bedbug’s scent gland.

Bedbugs can attach to clothing so always check the area around the bed like inside bookshelf, books, electronic devices, carpet even closet as well.

Bedbug bites to humans

Bedbugs discovered at Penn Middle School in Penn Township

By Patrick Varine   | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

AP PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Bedbugs are seen in a container from the lab at the National Pest Management Association, during the National Bed Bug Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bedbugs have been found at Penn Middle School in the Penn-Trafford School District.

District officials alerted parents Wednesday that a student was found with bedbugs on their body. No additional bugs were found in the student’s belongings.

When a professional exterminator and the district’s maintenance director began searching classrooms frequented by the student, no additional evidence of an infestation was found.

District officials said the exterminator will install monitoring traps, and if there are any signs of an infestation, the district will move toward a large-scale eradication.

“We will be monitoring this situation closely and consulting with the Department of Health,” Penn Middle Principal Jim Simpson said a news release.

Bedbugs feed on human blood, and are usually active at night when people are sleeping. Adults have flat, rusty red-colored bodies that swell and become brighter red when they feed. They are about the size of an apple seed.

Their presence is not associated with the cleanliness of a particular location, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bites from a bedbug are initially painless but turn to large, itchy welts after a day or so. Their presence can also be detected through the rusty red, blood-filled fecal matter they excrete on mattresses or other furniture.

Federal workers back in office after bed bug infestation

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

OTTAWA – Federal workers who had been forced to work from home after a bed bug infestation were mostly back in the office Tuesday.

Last week, hundreds of employees stayed out of the building on Cremazie in Gatineau because of the infestation. They work for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

On Tuesday the union representing the workers emailed CTV News saying that all workers were back at their work stations after the bed bug treatments.

Workers on the third floor were delayed by a couple of hours on tuesday. That floor was the last to be treated for bed bugs.

The union also said the IRCC will be testing the building regularly and checking for bed bugs in other buildings it operates.

The union says it is also offering tips to employees on how to stop the spread of bed bugs at work and in their homes.

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Termites- The silent destroyers

Nicknamed “silent destroyers,” termites seek out moisture-damaged homes and chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper — causing structural damage that is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance.

Discarded wings, near window sills and doors, or baseboards, as well as in spiderwebs, are often the only outwardly visible sign of an infestation. Subterranean termites build mud tubes found near the home’s foundation to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source.

Wood that is soft and sounds hollow when tapped, or dark and blistering pieces of wood.

Another sign may include quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls. Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies when the colony is disturbed to signal danger to the other termites. The worker termites, which are the ones who love eating woodwork, are noisy eaters.

So, if you find any of the above symptoms in your house, you’ve suddenly got a major issue on your hands.

Invasive termites now feeding on native trees, creating a hazard during storms

Posted: August 06, 2019

By: Michelle Quesada

Recent afternoon thunderstorms are revealing a big pest problem in Palm Beach County: invasive termites in live trees.

The termites are weakening native trees causing them to snap during storms.

Homes in South Florida are already being impacted by the aggressive and invasive Asian subterranean termite species, now so are trees.

“When termites swarm and fly, that’s oftentimes how we know they are in a house, but with the colony being out in the tree, they’re flying and swarming outside so they’re not giving us that sign that they’re in the structure,” said Paul Sugrue, Technical Director at Nozzle Nolen in West Palm Beach. “So they’re even more cryptic which is dangerous.”

Sugrue said one of his customers recently had pine trees snap in a storm> Inside he found a colony of subterranean termites.

“When they hollow it out to nest in it, then you’ve definitely for a threat of a hazard of them falling over,” said Sugrue.

Destructive ‘super-termites’ discovered in La Mesa

By Amanda Brandeis │ 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.

“Unlike native subterranean termites, the termites we observed were extremely active, didn’t flee when disturbed, and the soldiers went into attack mode. They had hollowed out large areas of structural wood, always staying just beneath the exterior paint and unnoticed by the homeowner,” said Garrett Thrasher.

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.

Invasive species of termites spreading in Palm Beach County

By Michelle Quesada │ October 01, 2018

Exterminators are seeing more cases of an invasive species of termites in parts of Palm Beach County. The Asian Subterranean termite is most commonly found in West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Singer Island. Experts believe they first came in through the Port of Palm Beach.

Nozzle Nolen exterminators found the invasive species of termites at John F. Kennedy’s bunker on Peanut Island. Crews treated the bunker, old Coast Guard house and boathouse for the invasive species and then tented the buildings for dry wood termites.

“They really just move with the breeze, they’re not strong flyers,” said Paul Sugrue, an entomologist and technical director at Nozzle Nolen.

Unless the termites swarm or you have visible damage in your home, you don’t really know they are there.

“I’m not the kind that tries to scare people, but they can literally make your home collapse,” said Sugrue.

Sugrue said the termites can eat a foot of wood a day.

Vinny Persad grew up in Riviera Beach. He says he owns several homes and renovates them for Section 8 housing. He said a few weeks ago he thought one of his homes had subterranean termites.

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Termite damage costing millions

Agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country. It has already made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of advanced countries and its role in the economic development of less developed countries is of vital importance.

Pests, considered as an age-old enemy of agriculture, continue to thwart the sector by destroying the crops. Though tiny, they are capable of large-scale destruction. Termites can cause agricultural damage due to their voracious appetite for cellulose and, in other parts of the world, other materials. The exact dollar amount of loss due to termite damage is unknown in the agricultural world.

Agricultural damage can occur in several ways. First, the termite can infest the crop itself and limit the yield. Second, the termite can interfere with farming infrastructure such as by destroying poles that support fencing. Third, the termite can destroy containers used to ship agricultural products.

On average the pests are known to cause 10-16% agricultural produce loss. The insects attack several agricultural and horticultural crops. It is estimated that the loss accumulated due to damage to these crops may run to several millions of rupees per year. In North America, few crops are vulnerable to termites. However, termite species in other parts of the world may infest the actual crop and cause damage. Since termites are social insects and are in a colony, termite damage is generally concentrated and not widespread in a field. Locusts, for example, are not social and have no colonies, so when they attack a field it is in a quick and somewhat chaotic manner. Termites have been known to attack paper products including record keeping so the agribusiness is negatively affected. Packaging material has a long history of attack by termites.

Let us look at some news articles:

These new termites thrive South Florida’s moist environment — and they’re heading north

By Devoun Cetoute │June 21, 2019

A fearsome, invasive termite is moving its way through North Florida and growing in dangerous numbers.

The non-native Formosan termite infestation isn’t coming to South Florida. They are already here and in the billions.

The tropical non-native termite, hailing from Asia, traveled to Florida through shipping boats, said Paul Mitola, a Department of Agriculture environmental consultant.

And our sunshine state is the closet thing to heaven for the termite.

The termite thrives in moist environments and primarily eats cellulose, which can be find in wood, cardboard, fabrics and the backs of drywall and insulation, Mitola said.

Unfortunately, we are in the Formosan’s breeding season, which lasts from May to June, Mitola said. But the real problem isn’t their breeding, it’s the tireless work and damage the termites do.

Department of Agriculture issues ‘Stop Work Order’ against Sunland Pest Control
Sep 4, 2015, 25 WPBF

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have issued a Stop Work Order prohibiting Sunland Pest Control from conducting any fumigation at this time. This comes after a Palm City boy suffered brain damage after termite fumigation at his Palm City Home. “We are aware of the tragic and heartbreaking incident involving Peyton, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is investigating Sunland Pest Control in collaboration with the EPA and the Department of Health,” the department said in a statement late Friday afternoon.

Peyton McCaughey turned 10 Thursday at Miami Children’s Hospital, barely able to turn his head, unable to stand up or talk. His family said the boy has suffered brain damage after termite fumigation on their house.

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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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Brown plant hoppers – Threat to the rice fields

Rice is a necessary portion of diet for people all around the world. Also, it is one of the most produced plants in the world. Rice is grown in more than a hundred countries, with a total harvested area of approximately 158 million hectares, producing more than 700 million tons annually (470 million tons of milled rice). But this crop is under threat of a destructive pest called brown plant hopper.

The brown plant hoppers are small insects. The adults measure about 4-6 mm in length and 3-4 mm in width.

BPH are among the most important pests of rice, and rice is the major staple crop for about half the world’s population. They damage rice directly through feeding and by transmitting two viruses, rice ragged stunt virus and rice grassy stunt virus. Up to 60% yield loss is common in susceptible rice cultivars attacked by BPH. BPH prefers to feed on 45-50-day old plants.

The BPH are distributed in: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Symptoms will not be visible from outside in the early stages, but if we enter the field and tap the plants’ large number of this insect can be seen. They are visible only when the damage has been severe, the plants present a burnt-up appearance.

Both the nymphs and adults remain at the ground level and suck the plant sap. It is a typical vascular feeder primarily sucking phloem sap leading to hopper burn.

At early infestation, circular yellow patches appear which soon turn brownish due to the drying up of the plants. The patches of infestation then may spread out and cover the entire field.

The grain setting is also affected to a great extent. During sustained feeding, it excretes a large amount of honeydew. It also acts as a vector of the virus diseases like a grassy stunt, wilted stunt, and ragged stunt.

News was reported in Odhisha TV that Brown Plant Hopper Attack: Farmers Gherao Agri Official In Sambalpur

By Odishatv Bureau On Oct 24, 2017 – Odhisha TV
Sambalpur: The increased worries of farmers over brown plant hopper (BPH) attack on the paddy and non-paddy crops in Sambalpur district took a different turn today with the farmers’ union today staging a demonstration outside the Deputy Director of Agriculture’s office here. The farmers gheraoed the district deputy director of agriculture by forcing him to sit down in an open space to apprise him of their problems along with measures to mitigate the issue.

Following the gherao, Sambalpur DDA Pradosh Samal shot a letter to the deputy director of agriculture, Bhubaneswar with detailed block-wise information on the BPH destruction in paddy and non-paddy crops. The letter addressed to Deputy Director of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, stated that of the total 20 blocks in the district, 9 are badly affected by the pest. As many as 534 villages under 137 panchayats are affected due to the pest menace, the letter added.

Single variety paddy seeds reason for pest attacks in Odisha: AIKMS

BERHAMPUR, JANUARY 22, 2018 – The Hindu

According to experts, no seed variety is to be used continuously for more than a decade
Unscientific use of single variety of paddy seeds by farmers for more than a decade is the key reason behind the large-scale destruction of standing crops by pests like brown planthopper in Odisha, the All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has said.

The organization came to the conclusion after conducting its own ground-level study. Through its practical experimentation, it has also proved that organic cultivation of traditional paddy seed breeds makes it immune to such pests in the State.

Brown Plant Hopper: A surgical strike that farmers in India’s granary were least prepared for

Written by Harish Damodaran | The Indian Express | Published: October 27, 2016

Hot and dry weather raises the chances of whitefly attacks, as Punjab’s farmers discovered for cotton last year. This year, it is humid and warm conditions, particularly in September, that has put paid to their hopes of a bumper paddy harvest. The villain: an innocuous-looking insect called the brown plant hopper (BPH).

Unlike most other pests, this one typically strikes very late, when the paddy crop is already 80-90 days old and in the final grain-filling stage. The female moths lay eggs from early-September that hatch within 10 days. The larvae emerging from them are the real baddies. These immature nymphs settle at the lower stem or culm of the paddy plant, from where they start sucking the sap. Since this sap rich in carbohydrates is transported through the phloem tissues to the grains that are still forming, it being sucked also impacts filling.

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Ash trees under threat

Street trees keep the city cooler, reduce the runoff to the winter, and provide aesthetic benefits. We have to have trees in the city to make it a livable place.

The ash tree was thought to have medicinal and mystical properties and the wood was burned to ward off evil spirits. In Norse Viking mythology, ash was referred to as the ‘Tree of Life’. Even today it is sometimes known as the ‘Venus of the woods’. In Britain they regard ash as a healing tree. 

But in the recent times, this tree is under the threat of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle attack.

More than 60 million ash trees, ranging from one inch to five feet in diameter, have been killed by EAB in the southeast Michigan area alone and tens of millions throughout other states and Canada.

Once EAB populations begin to build, nearly all ash trees in the forest, swamp or urban area are likely to become infested and die — often within a time span of only a few years.

The EAB larvae bore into the ash tree and feed under the bark, leaving tracks visible underneath. The feeding disrupts the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients, resulting in dieback and bark splitting.

Recent news reported were:

Ash Borer Threat To Continue In Manitoba Despite The Cold

Written by Connor Gerbrandt │ February 28th 2019

It looks like emerald ash borers will continue to be a problem in Manitoba, despite the extremely cold weather we had in Southern Manitoba.

Many people were hoping the twin polar vortexes that brought nearly a month of frigid weather would drive the invasive species extinct within the province. Unfortunately, Manitoba Sustainable Development says this will not be the case.

“What we do know is that the cold weather will kill some of the ash borers,” says Pest Management Biologist Fiona Ross “but we also know that it will not kill them all.”


The emerald ash borer is roughly the diameter of a penny and can burrow underneath the bark of trees.

According to Ross, recent in-lab testing shows that roughly 75% of the ash borers die at temperatures colder than minus 30. However, she acknowledges that in a real-world scenario that number is likely much lower.

Emerald ash borer has spread so much in NH that quarantines are no longer worth it

By  David Brooks | September 4, 2018 


This is not a paintball target.

Five years after the invasive insect known as the emerald ash borer was first spotted in Concord, it has spread so far throughout the state that officials may end the quarantine which tried to contain it.

The move would not be a surprise since scores of other states have tried and failed to stop the spread of the beetle known as EAB, which can fly five miles or more at a time.

Insecticides and some biological control practices are being implemented but these have proved to be ineffective.

We need a solution that is effective, eco- friendly and easy to use.

C Tech Corporation can provide you with one such effective solution.The unique product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

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

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

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, 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 is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like polymeric tree guards, pipes, 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 gardens to keep the ash borer away from these places.

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

The lacquer can be applied 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, EU BPR, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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The threat of Hemlock woolly adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid is a tiny aphid-like insect. Hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is a member of the Sternorrhyncha suborder of the order Hemiptera and native to East Asia. As its name suggests, the hemlock wooly adelgid feeds on hemlock trees and spruce trees.

Barely visible to the naked eye, the insect and its egg sacs are covered with a waxy, white ‘wool’. The sacs, most prominent in late spring, look like the tips of small cotton swabs clinging to the base of hemlock needles. An adult individual body length is typically 0.8 mm and is oval in shape. The tiny brown-colored insect has four thread-like stylets that are bundled together and function as a mouthpart.

A tree infested with the hemlock wooly adelgid can die within a few years. This serious pest has destroyed thousands of acres of trees.

The hemlock woolly adelgid feeds on the sap at the base of the host tree’s needles. This disrupts the flow of nutrients, slows the growth and causes the tree’s dark green needles to discolor and turn grayish green, eventually falling off. Lack of nutrients causes the tree to starve to death, usually within three to ten years.  It is quickest in areas where there are other pests, diseases or environmental stressors present.

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid lives and feeds on hemlock trees, the eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock neither of which are evolved to resist the pest. After the eggs hatch, the nymphs, or crawlers, move to the new needles of the tree and attach to the base of the needles to feed on the starch reserves and nutrients. This causes the needles to desiccate, dry up and prevents the growth of buds. The dead needles fall off, and the decrease of buds prevents new growth. 

The hemlocks could also be reacting to the infestation by producing abnormal xylem, which could obstruct water movement and lead to the death of the tree because of water stress.

Insect in hemlock forests causes loss of canopy, gain of invasive plants

By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | 26 May 2009 -UC Berkley News

BERKELEY — Deep in the hemlock forests of the Eastern United States, a tiny, aphid-like insect may be playing a giant role in transforming an ecosystem, according to new research by ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley.

It’s been well-documented that the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an exotic pest native to Asia and introduced to the Eastern United States in the 1950s, has led to a decline of the shade-providing canopy in forests of eastern hemlock trees. The insect (Adelges tsugae) sucks fluid from the base of hemlock needles, causing the needles to drop and the branches to die

The new study has found that this loss of canopy is also setting the stage for the successful invasion of non-native plants. The canopy decline leads to even greater invasion of non-native plants when combined with a high concentration of the plants’ seeds and white-tailed deer in the affected area.

Hemlock die-off having major impact in Smokies

By Morgan Simmons of the Knoxville News Sentinel July 11, 2016

TOWNSEND — On a recent summer afternoon, the Anthony Creek Trail at the west end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park presented stark contrasts between sunlight and shadow.

Much of the trail was shaded beneath the branches, but in patches of forest where the hemlocks had died, the ground was bathed in bright light. Beneath these gaps in the canopy grew various sun-loving species like blackberry and wild grape. High winds had pruned the dead hemlocks of their limbs and their tops, and the trees still standing looked ready to fall, too.

Forests throughout the Smokies are undergoing a major ecological shift due to the hemlock die-off caused by the hemlock woolly adelgid, a nonnative forest insect pest that was discovered in the park in 2002. Trees that for years have suffered in a state of decline are now dead and toppling to the ground, creating a void that forestry experts say will affect everything from stream temperatures to forest composition.

Hemlocks are considered a “keystone” species, meaning that they play a critical ecological role. The dense shade provided by their branches keeps the soil underneath from drying out, creates cool habitat during the summer for plants and foraging animals, and protects the same areas during the winter from snow and wind, again providing habitat and food. 

Control measures for forest trees are limited. Also, the used control measures are ineffective, but the damage is still on.

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

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

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied to interior and exterior of houses, offices, kitchens, pantries, warehouses, bathrooms, attics, etc. It can be applied on the fences around the gardens, lawns, farms, etc.

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

Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, ISO, APVMA, NEA and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. The green technology-based product can protect our living spaces and prevent the loss caused by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and other insects as well.

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

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Controlling Carpet beetles

As a homeowner, you will discover over time that you share your living space with a variety of creepy crawlies, both small and tiny. One of the places in your home which provides shelter for these types of pests is your carpet and rugs.

Contrary to popular belief, carpet beetles do not just live in your carpet–which means that you can have a problem with these pests even if you only have hardwood or tile floors.

Although carpet beetles are not dangerous to humans, they are definitely harmful to your belongings.

They will destroy your carpets from the bottom up. If your couch or chair is padded or cushioned, they can chew the covering to pieces. They will also create holes in clothing. They’ll damage rugs and wool clothing, as well as dirty clothing made of other fibers, such as cotton or silk. They’ll feed on skin cells, pet food, and can also get into packaged foods. Any box of undisturbed clothing or blankets is also a target for a carpet beetle.

Carpet beetle larvae are not extroverted creatures and will spend most of their time well-hidden, making it harder to identify them. Carpet beetle larvae feed primarily on animal products but will eat other items as well.

Once a home is invaded the adult female beetles can lay up to 100 eggs, which hatch into larvae in one to two weeks. 

Carpet beetles are spring’s uninvited guests

Les Harrison, Guest columnist Published March 28, 2019

As contrite and well-worn as the statement is, springtime is truly the season of renewal and rebirth. With warming temperatures and ample rain to come, grass will be growing, birds will be singing, and shrubs will be in bloom.

Unfortunately, there are some species in residence which have awakened with a destructive appetite capable of taking the joy out from this time of year. Carpet beetles are active and seeking new territory to conquer.

Beware of carpet beetles

By Peter L. Warren │ September 14, 2015

Those are carpet beetles and their larvae you will recognize as tiny, hairy grubs. Often what are found are the cast skins of the larvae from their molts among your damaged things. They are common indoor pests of stored products and other organic materials. Back in the day, when most carpets were made of wool or other natural fibers, these insects got their name.

They can be found on a variety of things besides carpets and are most likely infesting something near where you are seeing them in the pantry. These insects are sometimes used by mammalogists to clean animal skeletons in scientific collections. Sadly, they are also a serious museum pest and are notorious for eating insect collections and other dead animals.

Fumigation is done by homeowners and naphthalene balls are used without any instructions. Both these methods are extremely harmful to humans and pets.

What can be an effective solution to keep the carpet beetle away and protect your textiles from their damage?

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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 polymeric applications like polymeric wires and cables, carpets, synthetic turfs, nonwoven fabrics, 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.

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Managing termite infestations in schools

Pests don’t discriminate based on types of buildings. They seek the most convenient food and shelter, which means they could even infest school buildings.

There have been reports of bed bugs, ants and termites in schools, forcing administrators to cancel classes until the problem is fixed.

Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours 7 days a week. They feed on wood, paper, anything that is made of cellulose. The fact that they are found in schools states that the schools provide an abundance of cellulose material essential for their survival.

Recent news reported is:

School facing termite woes

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

JOHOR BARU: One of the state’s oldest special schools, SK Pen­didikan Khas Princess Elizabeth, is in dire need of repairs as some of its buildings have been infested by termites.

The affected areas include the school’s assembly hall, several classrooms, the surau and the canteen.

The ceilings and beams in the school, which was built in 1953, have also been damaged by termites.

State Education, Human Res­ource, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan, who visited the school yesterday, said the Education Ministry had been alerted.

“We are awaiting a report from the ministry. The school building is 66 years old.

“The Public Works Department issued a notice in July last year to cordon off the hall as heavy rain and termite infestation had caused multiple holes in the roof,” he added.

Termites at Veterans Memorial High School cost CCISD $200,000

Beatriz Alvarado, Corpus Christi Caller Times November 26, 2018

Veterans Memorial High School has a termite problem that has cost the district $199,500. 

The Corpus Christi ISD board of trustees approved the expenditure in April for termite remediation at the 3-year-old campus, according to the board’s April 23 consent agenda. 

Elite Exterminating, a Corpus Christi company, was hired to do the work. 

Termites were found in a workroom, an agricultural science room, in an office and in several areas along the building’s perimeter. The entire campus was treated over a period of two weeks at the beginning of the summer break, spokeswoman Leanne Libby said.

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The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of building structures, ceilings, parks, offices, classrooms, staff rooms, library, 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, wooden articles, sewage pipes, wires, cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc. Wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment used, etc. This would result in the final application being insect 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 does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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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.

‘Super pest’ moth now capable of surviving British and Irish winter

Rachel Martin │November 21, 2017

A ‘super pest’ moth which is already resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of surviving through the UK’s cold winter conditions, according to new research.

Diamondback moth caterpillars feed on crops including cabbage, broccoli, swedes and Brussels sprouts, causing cosmetic damage, which could result in the loss of up to 100% of the crop.

Brassicas were worth more than £200 million (€225.7 million) to UK agriculture last year.

Concern

The diamondback moth is often described as a ‘super-pest’ because it has a rapid lifecycle, providing more opportunities for resistance to develop through gene mutation.

The pests – which have developed resistance to the pyrethroid class of plant protection products – often have reduced fitness levels so don’t survive through the winter.

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.

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.

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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.

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The fruitfly Menace

If you have been seeing small flies or gnats in your kitchen, they’re probably fruit flies. These pesky pests can be found throughout the world, in homes, gardens, warehouse, grocery stores, wineries, restaurants, etc. They are readily attached to any number of materials, especially that of moisture. Fruit flies can be a problem year round but are especially common during late summer/fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables.

But they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags. Hence, they also cause various bacterial diseases.

Fruit flies damage the larger proportion of agricultural production and even to crops grown in the gardens which are susceptible to attack by fruitflies. Commercial producers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on control measures and also suffered production losses.

Tomatoes, melons, squash, grapes and other perishable items are often the cause of an infestation. Fruit flies are also attracted to rotting bananas, potatoes, onions and other products.

You see, when the fruit is overripe or starts to go bad it begins to ferment, producing alcohol, which attracts fruit flies. They continue to gobble up the fermenting fruit, and in the process, lay hundreds of eggs which hatch into larvae in mere hours.

Female fruit fly lay their eggs into healthy, ripening fruit on the tree. Fruit flies lay their eggs up to 500 at a time! When the larvae hatch, they feed on the moist surface too.  The entire life cycle from egg to adult takes only about eight to ten days so they proliferate with great rapidity.

Although fruit flies don’t bite humans (they actually don’t have any teeth), many people are allergic to the bacteria they carry, resulting in tiny red bumps on the skin.

Let us look at some evidences of damage done to fruits by these pesky little fruitflies:

Fruit fly costs New Zealand ‘about $1 million’ and could pose risk to trade

Ryan Anderson and Matthew Rosenberg, February 17 2019

The Minister of Biosecurity has put the cost of a single fruit fly at “about $1 million”, and says it could be weeks before the saga wraps up.

On February 14, Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore was put into a fruit and vegetable lockdown after the discovery of a male Queensland fruit fly.

Since then, the Ministry for Primary Industries has allocated 60 staff, up from the original 55, to help with the search and the setting of traps.

Worst fruit fly outbreak in five years

February 2 2015, The Border mail

The Border region has been hit by its worse fruit fly outbreak in five years believed to be the result of unseasonal summer weather.

In the past few weeks, humidity has caused a proliferation of the fruit fly menace in Albury and Wodonga.

The increased number of Queensland fruit fly are also causing major problems for fruit growers at Cobram and Shepparton.

The fruit fly scourge is only a recent phenomenon in the Goulburn Valley.

Victorian Fruit Growers Association president Gary Godwil said it was a big issue last year, but it was worse this year.

Mr. Godwil said there was a significant expense involved in controlling the fly with considerable time needed to apply control methods such as baiting.

“It is a big cost to the whole industry, a massive cost. I am baiting every 10 days,” he said.

Spoiled fruit is worth a lot of money and Mr Godwil said it could not even be used for juice.

Fruit flies make Ghana mangoes unattractive worldwide

8th March 2013, Ghana Web

The dream of mango farmers in the country to go commercial particularly for export is marred by a huge challenge: this is because the prevalence of fruit-flies in many agro-ecological zones throughout the West African sub-region has resulted in infestation of the fruit, making them unsuitable for the international market.

Mango in Ghana is targeted as the next non-traditional export crop that is expected to fetch the highest foreign exchange for the country and replace cocoa, but infestation by the fruit-flies has mostly caused rejection of mango consignments from Ghana-to the extent of sometimes imposing a ban on imports from Ghana.

The current insecticides are being used to control this menace. However besides being toxic and harmful insecticides kill the species. Repeated exposure to insecticides builds up resistance in insects, until finally the insecticide has little or no effect. Frequent insecticide applications make the problem worse.

C Tech Corporation offers a range of extremely low toxic and extremely low hazard anti-insect aversive, which can be successfully used to keep pesky creatures at bay. TermirepelTM can be easily described as insect aversive, used against all types of insects and which works on the mechanism of repellency. It means that it does not kill the target insects but only repel them, thus balancing the ecology and helping in maintaining the goal of sustainability.

TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in agricultural films, mulches during processing. TermirepelTM liquid concentrate which can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio can be applied fencing and garbage bins.

TermirepelTM lacquer which can be applied topically on the applications. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, EU BPR, REACH compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Bed bugs-every home owner’s nightmare

A general plot of all scary movies is that there are creatures that live with us and we cannot see them, but we can feel them. What if we told you that this happens in real life too? Before you think that we are going to tell you something far-fetched let us assure you that we are not. We are talking about bedbugs! These tiny bloodsucking creatures are more dangerous than you think. You might know them as the irritating pests that are hard to get rid of but they are capable of much more.

If a bed bug bites then usually the bites can result in a number of health effects including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Besides this, in some cases, there can be an occurrence of prominent blisters and fever. And while bed bugs inherently cannot give you diseases the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

Given below are pieces of evidence from news articles which on reading you will realize that bedbugs can occur anywhere, even in your city.

Philadelphia ranks No. 1 on list of cities most infested by bed bugs

BY VIRGINIA STREVA

PhillyVoice Staff

JUNE 05, 2019

Philadelphia hadn’t been the No. 1 most bed-bug-ridden city since 2014, but it has reclaimed the top spot for 2019. The City of Brotherly Love had dropped as low as No. 10 in 2017 before climbing back to No. 2 spot in 2018. Cleveland, Ohio, held the top spot in 2018 and 2017.

Terminix reports 22% of Americans have experienced bed bug problems, and for those with children, the percentage rises to 35%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies bed bugs as “public health pests,” and a 2014 study by Penn Medicine found they can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease through their bites. In 2002 they were added to the EPA’s “Lists of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance,” joining other pests and vermin, like lice, cockroaches, mice, and mosquitoes.

Bed bug survey: Los Angeles ranks 6th nationwide in infestations

By ABC7.com staff

Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:22AM

If you live in Los Angeles, the latest survey of cities with the worst bed-bug infestations won’t be much comfort.

The City of Angels ranks sixth in the nation among cities with the worst bed-bug problems.

Topping the list was Philadelphia, followed by New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The survey was based on the number of service calls the national pest-control firm handles at its various metropolitan branches.

And here is the list of the top 50 bedbug infested states in the US.

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