Bedbugs invading theaters

Just the thought of bedbugs is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, and finding them at the theater when you need some relaxation and fun time with your family and friends can really be annoying.

Bed bugs are nocturnal eaters, and will rarely bite humans during the day. But a movie theater is an ideal place for them to crawl even at day time due to the darkness while a movie is being played. Bed bugs prefer to come out of hiding when carbon dioxide levels rise, and that this is usually when we’re sleeping deeply, they can come out at any time. In the case of theaters, this may be one of the key reasons for the development of infestations since it is dark inside the auditorium. But, more than anything else, there is food in movie theaters. No, we’re not talking about popcorn and candy. Bed bugs eat blood. While you’re enjoying your concession food, those bed bugs may be enjoying you.

You can pay for the highest/costliest ticket available and still you may worry about the possibility of being bitten by the bedbugs.

Health department confirms bed bugs at Marion movie theater

November 15th 2018

MARION, Ind. (WTHR) – The Grant County Health Department has confirmed investigators found evidence of bed bugs at a Marion movie theater.

The department told our partners at the Marion Chronicle-Tribune the theater tested positive during an inspection last Friday. An Indianapolis pest control company found bed bug casings in one of four theaters tested at the AMC Classic theater and bed bug eggs in one chair of another theater in the building.

The company treated the chairs where evidence of bed bugs was found, as well as the surrounding seats.

The Chronicle-Tribune reported Tuesday night no other signs of bed bugs were found anywhere else in the theater. That leads inspectors to believe someone with an infestation at home brought the bugs into the theater.

Monday night, a Marion woman told Eyewitness News she was bitten all over her back and arms after going to a movie at the AMC Classic theater.

“About halfway through, she said she felt like something bite her,” recalled Dylan Stephenson, whose girlfriend, Adriana Wisner, was the victim of the bites.

Wisner and Stephenson said they left halfway through the movie. Now, they’re concerned they may have brought the bugs home.

Bedbugs ruin family outing at Phoenix movie theater

January 15 2018

There is another report of bedbugs making their way into a Phoenix movie theater.

It is not the first time this has happened at a movie theater, and in this particular incident, the mother isn’t thrilled with the lack of communication from the theater involved.

The mother, who did not want to be identified on camera, said her family went to an afternoon showing of Paddington Bear at the Harkins Theatres at Christown Mall. During the course of the movie, she said her kids started itching inside the theater, and it was only after the movie that they put their heads together and figured out what it was.

The woman said she did receive a full refund on the tickets to the movie, but wanted to spread awareness around the Valley.

Pest control is done in the theaters but despite this, we find cases of bedbugs reported all across the world. Also, these pesticides have detrimental effects on human health and cause harmful diseases so instead of using outdated control measures we can make use of our product, our product Termirepel™  manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an insect aversive repellent 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.

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Termirepel™ in the form of the masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric applications like pipes, wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments and equipment which we use at theaters.

Our bedbug repellent spray or Termirepel™ insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the theater seats or other places where bedbugs are found. The products in the form of spray are easy to use products and compatible with most of the surfaces. The spray does not leave any stain on the fabric or the cloth used.

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Devastating locusts invasion

Locusts have probably been an enemy of man ever since he began to grow crops.

Locusts do damage by eating the leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, bark and growing-points, and also by breaking down trees because of their weight when they settle in masses, and sometimes even by spoiling plants with their excrete.

Large swarms of locusts can completely strip the foliage and stems of plants such as forbs and grasses. Some species consume a variety of plants, while others have a more specific diet. 

There are as many as 80 million locusts in a swarm. They wipe out massive areas and affect entire economies.

Locust swarms devour every crop in their path. Locusts eat plant material.

Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day, so a swarm of such size would eat 423 million pounds of plants every day.

Locusts in Penal village destroy crops

By Stacy Moore

Locusts rest on on a plant at Mendez Trace, Penal, yesterday. PHOTO BY VASHTI SINGH

A plague of locusts has swept into the village of Mendez Trace in Penal, destroying hundreds of crops and plants. Residents said four days ago they started seeing the locusts on their crops and the numbers increased within a few hours.

“In a short time they destroyed hundreds of crops,” one resident said, adding that he had to run inside for cover,

But another man, who recently moved into the area, said, “Some of them even got inside our homes. We could not go outside.

These past few days were something else. This is the first time I have experienced something like this.”

Others said it was the second locust infestation within the last two years.

Farmers worried as locusts invade Marsabit, Isiolo and Turkana

By Agatha Ngotho │ June 11, 2018

A pupil walks past a swam of locusts which invaded North Horr Primary School in Marsabit county, June 7, 2018. /COURTESY

Tree locusts have invaded parts of Marsabit, Isiolo and Turkana counties.

A swarm has occupied about 2,000 square kilometers (494,210 acres) in Merti sub-county in Isiolo, while residents of North Horr, Marsabit, have reported that the pests disrupted classes in some schools last week.

Pupils learned under trees as efforts to drive them away were futile.

Farmers in Marsabit resorted to hiring youths to scare away locusts that ate maize and beans on their farms.

The pests have also invaded parts of Turkana East sub-county that borders Samburu, Baringo and West Pokot.

The locusts invade trees and shrubs, unlike desert locusts which are more dangerous and feeds on grass and crops.

Usually, these locusts are trapped using net or insecticides are spread on crops to kill them. But how feasible are these remedies? Are they even effective? Definitely not. So what measures can be taken to keep these locusts away from your plants?

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Being low toxic, it does not harm the soil and environment. Termirepel™ can be added to a thin agricultural film to protect plants and other crops.

Our product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like the tree guards and fences, agricultural films and mulches, irrigation pipes, etc. to keep these pests away from the trees and crops.

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Allium Leafminer – A New Invasive Pest

The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) came originally from Central and Eastern Europe, where it’s a serious pest on leeks, onions, and chives. It has been spreading outwards in the last 20 years and is now found throughout Europe. Later, it was spotted in Lancaster County, PA, in December 2015, making it the first confirmed infestation in the western hemisphere.

The pest is seen targeting onions, leeks, garlic, chives, shallots, as well as green onions, with leeks being described as the most damaged host.

Leaf mining takes place mostly from April to May and from October to November. However, the damage is most obvious later, once rotting has set in, so is usually seen in overwintering leeks between December and February, and in onions in June.

One of the first symptoms you will notice on plants is wavy, curly, and distorted leaves, upon closer inspection, you will be able to see puncture marks along the sides of the leaves toward the distal end.

The fly larvae mine the plant leaves and move toward the bulb and leaf sheaths where they pupate. Exactly where they pupate in the plant may vary depending on bulb and leaf size. To check for larvae, the plants must be pulled out of the ground and the leaves pulled back.

Recent news reported is:

Controls sought for pest threatening Black Dirt onions

By Judy Rife │Times Herald-Record │March 5, 2019

PINE ISLAND – Preliminary research has begun to identify controls for the allium leafminer, the new pest that poses a threat to Orange County’s signature onion crop, but the battle is far from over.

That is the message growers heard Tuesday at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s annual onion school, a day-long event held at the Pine Island Fire Department.

“The question everybody has that we can’t answer yet is ‘Will it cause economic damage to the bulb onion crop?’ ″ said Brian Nault, a professor of entomology at Cornell University, explaining the pest is still getting established.

“So far,” he continued, “seeded and transplanted onions have escaped, which is not the case with garlic, leeks, spring onions and chives where we have seen as much as 75 percent damage.”

Cornell’s team is working in tandem with a team at Penn State. The two universities received $325,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year to study controls for the leafminer over the 2019 and 2020 growing seasons.

New insect pest a threat to onion and related crops in Pennsylvania

By Chuck Gill │May 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An insect never before found in the Western Hemisphere has been discovered in Pennsylvania, and agriculture officials are asking growers and home gardeners to help monitor and manage the new invasive pest.

“It is now present throughout Europe, reaching the United Kingdom in 2004,” Fleischer said. “It recently has been reported in Asia, Turkey, Russia and Turkmenistan.”

“High rates of infestation have been reported,” Fleischer said. “There can be from 20 to 100 pupae per plant, and 100 percent of plants in a field may be infested.”

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Railways are the most important means of transport in present day and Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world comprising 119,630 kilometers of total track and 92,081 km of running track over a route of 66,687 km with 7,216 stations at the end of 2015-16.

In 2017-2018, the national transporter earned Rs 50,000 crore from passenger fare, an increase of Rs 2,551 crore over 2016-2017. The number of passengers travelling in trains has increased from 8219.38 million in 2016-2017 to 8267.32 million in 2017-2018.

These huge numbers of passengers travel through rail routes because they are provided a cheap and convenient mode of transport by railways. But with this convenient mode of transport passengers are getting a bitter experience nowadays, aren’t they?

They are facing the rodent and insect nuisance during there long travel journey via railways and following are the pieces of evidence:

Rodents,  pests  bleeding  railway coffers:  Agra division   alone   to   spend Rs.24   lakh   for   pest control

March 5, 2019 │ The Times of India

AGRA: Sana screamed and her heart skipped a beat or two when she noticed a rodent, as fat as a rabbit, gnawing at her half-eaten cheese sandwich in a first class AC waiting room at Agra Cantonment railway station.  

Not only leftovers, the fat rodents also nibble at cables and wires of the trains, bringing them to a halt and leading to delays. While spotting of pests in cooked food of railway canteen  is  a common phenomenon.

Speaking to TOI, SK Srivastava, assistant commercial manager of Agra division said, “The current service of pest and rodent control will terminate soon. Therefore, the railway is issuing new tender of Rs 24 lakh for next four years of service.”

Srivastava also talked about the damages that the rodents are causing. “Rodent nibble at train berths, electrical cables, luggage of passengers. Apart from that, we also receive complaints of pest problem in train coaches. So, to maintain hygiene, we outsource pest and rodent control service.”

Southern Railway to pay Rs 27,350 for rat damaging bag on train

DECCAN CHRONICLE. |  P ARUL │August 19, 2017

Chennai: A city consumer forum has directed Southern Railway to pay a compensation of Rs 27,350 to a passenger whose suitcase was damaged by a rodent.

The passenger has the below words to say about his experience on rodents in railways:

On reaching the destination, Devadas found his Samsonite suitcase was cut open in the bottom for almost 6 inches by rats during the travel.  “I purchased the suitcase for Rs 12,600 only recently. And, due to lack of maintenance of the compartments the rats caused damages to the suitcase”, he said. 

There are many more complaints regarding the pest nuisance faced by passengers. Why do pest create such a nuisance in railways?

I will tell you why!!

Railways are the attractive points to rodents and cockroaches. There are many reasons for this but let me tell you few. There is availability of large amount of food for eg. left-over food by passengers, open dustbins, pantry areas, etc. Next the railways provide a natural habitat for rodents and insects to survive.

Rodents gnaw over the bags of passengers because they get attract to them. Rodents have two pairs of incisors growing throughout their life. They need to gnaw continuously in order to keep them in shape.

Insects like bedbugs and cockroaches also create a great nuisance leading passengers for having sleepless nights. The number of insects goes on increasing rapidly within a suitable environment they get in railways.

The polymeric applications like wires and cables also attract rodents due to their bright colors, odor and smooth texture. They gnaw at this applications and lead to power failure which can lead to a disaster further.

The wood and sunmica sheets applied all over the railway interiors attract termites. Termites are the most destructive pest. They also gnaw over the polymeric applications. The formic acid produce by them can dissolve hardest of the plastic.

Do you think railways are taking effective steps to stop this nuisance?

Pest control techniques used by railways have proven to be ineffective. Pesticides are the hazardous and toxic to animals as well as humans. The pesticides are used in the railways weekly and sometimes monthly.

Though railways are trying to defend against pests but they need to find out a perfect and effective solution knowing the reasons how destructive the pests are and resulting damage is so horrible.

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Our product in the form of masterbatch can be used in polymer based products like wires and cables used by railways while manufacturing them. Our liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and applied over interior and exterior of the trains, offices, platforms, storage areas, railway hospitals. It can be used with the paints from canteen, pantry and dining area.

The lacquer can be directly applied on the metallic and wooden applications which are already installed in trains. It can be applied on the furniture from offices. It can be applied on already installed cables like the brake cables, signaling cables, cables from server rooms and monitoring rooms, etc. It can be used as topical application on the trolleys and food carts which are of metal or polymer.

Our newly developed products are available in the form of sprays namely RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray , TermirepelTM insect repellent spray , and CombirepelTM pest repellent spray which can be sprayed under the seating, lavatories, pantry, and food cooking area, on the already installed cables and pipes, on the undercarriage components etc. The spray can be used in the canteens, platforms, offices, tracks, machinery, trackside location cabinets, and wire installations, etc. It can be used in the storage areas of railways to prevent pest infestation. It can be sprayed on installed cables and cabinets.

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Mormon crickets, crop-destroying insects

Mormon crickets are voracious eaters and have sharp, powerful mandibles for chewing many kinds of plants. Their mandibles can easily chew into fruit. Feeding damage increases as the nymphs mature.

Mormon crickets will strip trees of foliage and feed on the directly on the fruit.

The common name is derived from this pest’s destruction of the crops of Mormon settlers in the mid-1800s.

It is native throughout western North America in sagebrush areas, rangelands, and grasslands, and is subject to population outbreaks that cause result in serious agricultural losses.

Evidence for the same is given below:

Mormon crickets populations continue to rise

February 19, 2019

SPARKS – Rural Nevada’s arid landscape is covered in snow but it won’t be long before bugs start hatching.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine program, is conducting a series of public meetings on proposed Mormon cricket and grasshopper population management this week.

“Mormon cricket and grasshopper populations have been on the rise for the last couple of years,” Jeff Knight, state entomologist for the NDA, said. “Significant numbers were found north of Reno in the Red Rock area, south of Winnemucca, near Paradise Valley and in and around Austin last year.”

‘Spraying insecticide is not an option’: Swarms of Mormon crickets invade Oregon

By ERIC MORTENSON, Capital Press

Friday, June 23rd 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An infestation of voracious Mormon crickets in the Arlington area of north-central Oregon has residents scrambling to protect farm fields and home gardens.

Ione resident Alison Ogden said people in Arlington have spent thousands of dollars battling the bugs on their own over the past couple of weeks.

“Some people don’t have air conditioning and can’t even open their windows for fear the bugs will enter homes,” she said in an email to the Capital Press.

Ogden said she and her husband, Jarrod, farm a few miles east of town, and anxiously check the crickets’ presence every day. She said the pests could do significant damage to their crops. “And because we have millions of leaf cutter bees working in the alfalfa seed fields, spraying insecticide is not an option,” she wrote.

Insecticides have proven to be ineffective against the Mormon crickets. Physical barriers and ditches have been erected to prevent bands from entering the orchards. But this happens to be a tedious work. So what can be used efficiently to keep the Mormon crickets away from your plants?

C Tech Corporation offers a range of low toxic and low hazard insect aversive repellent, which can be successfully used to keep pesky creatures at bay.

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

This product can be easily used against a number of insects.

The product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the base polymer of applications like the wire and cables, pipes, agricultural films, and mulches, irrigation pipes etc.

The lacquer can be applied as a topical application on the fence, wooden objects, furniture, ceilings, frames, etc.

TermirepelTM liquid concentrate can be diluted in paints in a pre-determined ratio can be applied on walls and many other end applications to keep the Mormon crickets away from homes, buildings and other public places.

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed on infested and susceptible areas areas to keep them away from the application.

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.

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