Termites making a meal in your home?

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are termites harmful to human?

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

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

Call Collett: Termites infest Hanahan home

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 08:05 AM EDT

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

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

Termites swarm across New Orleans on Sunday night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The truth about cockroaches!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common hiding spots for cockroaches include:

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

According to the news article,

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

The Washington Post, May 5, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The billion-dollar bug: Corn rootworm

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

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

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

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

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

The evidence for same is reported below:

Conditions ripe for corn rootworm hatches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cloth eater moth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The webbing clothes moth is infesting Parliament House in Canberra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Max Davidson for the Daily Mail

PUBLISHED: 09:07 BST, 10 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on:
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Cicadas – The singing insects!

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

Cicadas do this!

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

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

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

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

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


Cicadas loudest in four years as Sydney experiences a bumper season

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

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

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

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

Billions of Cicadas Set To Invade the Northeast in May

By James Crugnale – The Weather Channel

April 15, 2016

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

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

Kritsky assured that the insects were not dangerous to humans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact us below to get best results in fighting pest nuisance:
technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

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Colorado potato beetle!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potato beetle resistance brewing

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

By Alexis Stockford │May 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

By Eric Hamilton │January 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Do they burrow into human ears?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These insects live together outdoors in large numbers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weather drawing out earwigs in large numbers on Central Coast

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

By Angel Russell

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

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

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

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

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

“It’s been pretty non-stop this week,” said Josh Leonard of Brezden Pest Control. “Mostly people calling from Morro Bay, Cambria and Cayucos.”
C Tech Corporation can offer an eco-friendly solution to problems from earwigs.

Our product TermirepelTM is low-toxic, non-hazardous and insect aversive.

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.

TermirepelTM is available in liquid concentrate which can be diluted in paints as well as available in lacquer form. These products can be directly sprayed or applied on the application. Our product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, APVMA, NEA, REACH and is FIFRA exempted.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and can be applied to the interior and exterior of homes, hospitals, schools, offices, industries etc. The product is compatible with all types of paints and does not alter the properties of the paints.

The product available in the form of lacquer is a direct application and is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, polymer, metal etc.

Our product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications while they are manufactured to keep them safe from pest attack.

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/

Follow our Facebook pages at:
1] https://www.facebook.com/Combirepel-411710912249274/
2] https://www.facebook.com/Termirepel-104225413091251/
3] https://www.facebook.com/Rodrepel-120734974768048/

Follow us on our Twitter pages at:

1] https://twitter.com/rodrepel
2] https://twitter.com/termirepel
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