Bedbugs at schools

Bed bugs are known to show up in public places, as well as homes. Libraries, offices, hospitals, and public transportation are just a few of the sites that can be plagued by bed bugs. Unfortunately, schools are no exception.

As more and more homes are infested with bed bugs, the bugs may be carried by students or staff into schools. The issue of bed bugs in a school can be emotional and generate anxiety in parents, students, and school staff.

While bedbugs thrive in darkness and need still surroundings, which is not the case in school. But they can get into the school through staff or students belongings.

There are many species of bed bugs, and they all feed on blood. Presence of bedbugs in areas of schools can be extremely disturbing and severe. The bedbugs can spread through children’s belongings and cause a serious epidemic.

Philadelphia charter school closed Thursday due to bed bugs, officials say

April 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Some students in Philadelphia have the day off on Thursday due to the presence of bed bugs. 

School officials at Southwest Leadership Academy sent letters home to parents saying the school will need to be closed for 24 hours to get rid of bed bugs.

The bed bugs were found in classrooms.

The letter encourages parents to contact the health department if bed bugs are discovered inside their home.

Bedbugs sighted at Clay High School

By: Shannon Nolan │ March 1, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—South Bend Community School Corporation said Friday that there have been recent bedbug sightings at Clay High School.

School officials said the building will be treated over the weekend to keep the bedbugs from spreading throughout the school.

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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 schools, ceilings, classrooms, staffrooms, washrooms, canteens, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required.

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Asian ambrosia beetle

The Asian ambrosia beetle, also called the granulate ambrosia beetle, is an invasive pest first introduced in Carolina peach orchards in the 1970s. They have since spread all over the United States and caused many millions of dollars in damages. Several tree species are susceptible to attack, including oak, dogwood, maple, cherry, peach, crape myrtle, hickory and many more.

Ambrosia beetles are small wood-boring insects that spend most of their lives inside trees. This makes it difficult to control. Females emerge for a short time in spring to find suitable nest sites. They usually fly to young trees (1-3 years old) and bore into branches or trunks.

Ambrosia beetles do not eat wood, but they carve out tunnels and galleries in which to lay their eggs. Their sawdust, frass, tends to collect on the outside of the bark and will form “toothpicks.” This “toothpick” frass is very delicate and can be blown away by a slight breeze or washed away by rain.

The females carry a fungus on their backs that they use to feed the newly-hatched larvae. The fungus will then spread to the tree and clog up its vascular system. The fungal infestation usually results in tree death.

It’s not so much the insects that damage trees as much as what they carry. Each species of ambrosia beetle brings its own species of fungus, which breaks down cellulose in the tree’s cell walls.

After boring into the tree, the beetles release the fungus and farm it, creating food for their offspring, she said. A new generation of mature beetles emerges from the tree, begins mating and starts the cycle all over.

There is no more accurate description of Asian Ambrosia Beetle damage than “Toothpicks coming out of the trunk of my tree!”

New mystery to bug citrus growers

By Kevin Bouffard │January 22, 2019

LAKE ALFRED – As if Florida citrus growers didn’t have enough pests and diseases to worry about – including an 800-pound gorilla called citrus greening – another possible threat has come onto the radar.

Diepenbrock began hunting for the little bug with a pleasant name in October, when a commercial citrus grower in Hernando County reported some unusual damage to one of his Hamlin orange trees, including nail-sized holes in the trunk and a collection of sawdust at the base.

The entomologist determined the visual damage was created by several species of Ambrosia beetle, a wood-boring insect common in nature.

But they’re not common in citrus trees, said Diepenbrock and Chris Oswalt, the citrus extension agent in Polk County who took the initial report from the Hernando grower.

Tiny beetle is killing SA’s trees – and nothing can stop it

Riaan Grobler │September 5th 2018


Tiny holes in the bark of an infested tree. (Supplied)

A beetle smaller than a sesame seed is killing huge trees throughout South Africa, and little can be done to stop it.

The polyphagous shot hole borer, a native of southeast Asia no bigger than 2mm, has found its way to South Africa and is infesting trees at an alarming rate.

“It’s an ambrosia beetle, which means it carries a fungus which it feeds its babies on. When it introduces that fungus into trees that have never experienced it before, it threatens those trees with illness or death.”

Trunk sprays using pyrethroid insecticides are sprayed. Even traps are used to control these beetles. But how effective and efficient are they?  Even barrier sprays are applied as a preventative measure for other borers but are not effective on these beetles.  

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Cloth Moths eating your clothes

Have you ever delved into your chest of drawers or wardrobe to retrieve an item of clothing only to find it completely dotted with small holes? But what is causing the damage?

Most likely the perpetrators are clothes moths, which eat fabric and leave your garments a little worse for wear.

Cloth moths are small silvery brown insects often seen in fleeting glimpses upon opening the wardrobe door.

Those pesky holes in your sweaters, scarves, and coats are a result of the adult moths laying eggs on your clothes.

It is not the actual moth that causes the damage – it is the larvae that feed on fabric that has bodily fluid on it, like sweat, saliva, oil, and even food. Their favored delicacies include wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin, silk, fur, hair, and feathers.

Females can lay up to 100 pinhead-sized eggs over a three-week period before they die.

Clothes-munching moths more likely in warmer southern England

Flats or apartments are more susceptible to clothes moths as they have shared walls, according to the English Heritage survey.

22 April 2018, UK


Image:Warmer southern parts of England are more at risk from common clothes moths, according to the survey

Common clothes moths are more predominant in warmer parts of southern England, according to a survey.

Members of the public were asked by English Heritage to monitor moths in their homes to help the charity look after its collection of historic wool carpets, tapestries, and period clothing.

English Heritage launched Operation Clothes Moth a year ago after its experts witnessed the numbers of common or webbing clothes moths double, and observed the appearance of the pale-backed clothes moth.

Thousands of traps were handed out at English Heritage sites for the survey which collected data from 42 counties.

It discovered an “alarmingly high” number of pale-backed clothes moths and also revealed that the reported catch of the common clothes moth was significantly higher in London and the South East, where an average of 23 moths were found per trap – more than anywhere else in England.

Warning that textile moths are on the rise in Irish homes and businesses

By Eimear Dodd │26 February 2019

The company says there has been an increase in callouts

Pest control provider, Rentokil has warned textile moths are on the rise in Irish homes and businesses.

The company says there has been an increase in callouts for moth infestations of 54% since 2015. Meanwhile, callouts to deal with the butterfly-like pests have increased by almost 14% in 2018 when compared with 2017.

Dublin was the county which accounted for the most callouts for moths in 2018, with 53% of all callouts to the capital. Cork (18%), Wicklow (6%) and Kildare (5%) were the next three counties which accounted for the most callouts for moths from Rentokil.

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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.

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Pesky Silverleaf whiteflies

Ever wondered how to get rid of the white or lotion coloured creatures, resembling an ant once and for all? Silverleaf whiteflies are one of those tiny pests that can engage in havoc if left uncontrolled. These tiny insects are really powerful capable of even destroying the entire vegetation!

Feeding whiteflies extract important plant nutrients, causing defoliation, stunting and poor yield. Sticky honeydew is excreted by whitefly nymphs and adults, promoting the growth of black sooty mold on leaves. The sticky residue allows the fungus to grow, turning the leaves black and making it harder for them to photosynthesize.

Silverleaf whitefly has been reported on an estimated 500 plants worldwide. Silverleaf whitefly populations feed on various plants, particularly the undersides of leaves. They are also known to feed on crops, such as tomato, eggplant, and cucumber.

Direct damage is caused by the removal of sap, and indirect damage as a disease vector. The Silverleaf whitefly is a vector for several important virus diseases of lettuce and melons in the southwestern United States. Both the adult and nymphal stages contribute to direct damage.

A major crop pest can make tomato plants lie to their neighbors

Whiteflies use plants’ chemical eavesdropping powers to get an easier meal

By Susan Milius │April 4, 2019

Silverleaf whiteflies can make a tomato plant give off deceptive smells that trick neighboring plants into becoming easier targets for the insects’ attack.

Don’t blame the tomato. Tiny pests called Silverleaf whiteflies can make a tomato plant spread deceptive scents that leave its neighbors vulnerable to attach.

Sap-sucking Bemisia tabaci, an invasive menace to a wide range of crops, are definitely insects. Yet when they attack a tomato plant, prompting a silent shriek of scents, the plant starts smelling as if bacteria or fungi have struck instead. Those phony odors prime neighboring tomato plants for an attack, but not from an insect, an international research team found.

Those plants prepare to mount a fast and strong resistance against an incoming pathogen. But that high alert suppresses the plants’ chemistry for resisting insects and “leaves them far more vulnerable to the whiteflies when they arrive,” says Xiao-Ping Yu, an entomologist at China Jiliang University in Hangzhou.

Control of Silverleaf whiteflies is difficult because the eggs and older immature forms are resistant to many aerosol and insecticide sprays (in addition, the adults are extremely resistant to dry pesticide residue). Evidence or the same is given below:

Pesticide-resistant whitefly could ‘devastate’ many US crops

By Kerry Sheridan

A tiny, invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses has been found outdoors in the United States for the first time, raising concerns among fruit and vegetable growers.

Having whiteflies outdoors makes the problem “much more difficult to control,” and they may never be fully eradicated, said Lance Osborne, a professor of entomology at the University of Florida.

The resistance to pesticides—that is what really sets them apart,” he told a few dozen growers who attended a recent session to learn about the whitefly in Homestead, an agricultural area south of Miami.

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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.

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Leafcutter ant menace!

An ant infestation can be annoying for the average homeowner, but there are other ant species which can be devastating to those who are in the agricultural industry or growing a garden. One particular ant that can be a threat to plant life is Leafcutter Ant. Leaf cutter ants get their name due to their habit of cutting into leaves and carrying pieces of leaves around. Leafcutter ants are known to damage residential areas but are also considered an agricultural pest and do a lot of damage to vegetation when they infest areas in heavy numbers. High populations of leaf cutter ants have the ability to defoliate plants in the span of a day and have lead to annual decreases in plant yield, affecting the agricultural economy.

Leafcutter ants prefer to live in warm areas, and unlike other species of ants, leafcutter ants cultivate and feed on fungus within their nests.

While leaf cutter ants are usually a problem in rural and agricultural areas they can also travel to urban areas and be a problem for homeowners because of their ability to rapidly defoliate lawns and gardens.

Leaf cutting ants damage weeds, grasses, fruit trees, blackberry bushes and much other fruit, nut, and ornamental plants as well as several grain and forage crops.

Leaf cutter ants are often regarded as the planets first farmers. What’s surprising about the leaf cutter ant is that they actually don’t eat the leaves they cut down. In fact, they use them to grow a fungus garden which becomes both their food and living space. They keep their fungus garden well maintained with bacteria on their body. Bacteria on the body of a leaf-cutter ant keep harmful microbes from damaging the fungus.

Wherever leaf cutting ants are plentiful, it can be nearly impossible for plantlife to grow and survive because of how efficient they are in tearing down plants, grasses, and other foliage.

Britain’s biggest colony of leafcutter ants has self-destructed after chewing through a power cable in its tank

By Sophie Jane Evans │22nd May 2014 

More than a million of the tropical insects – who can carry 20 times their weight in their jaws – had been living at Butterfly World near St Albans, Hertfordshire.

They were dominated by a giant queen ant, the size of a small mouse, who was protected by an inner circle of soldier ants.


Disaster: Britain’s biggest colony of leafcutter ants has self-destructed after chewing through a power cable in its tank. Above, a worker ant at Butterfly World near St Albans, Herfordshire, where the incident happened

But in recent weeks, some of the ants had started nibbling on a power lead in their glass cabinet, which was linked to a water tank regulating their temperature.

They finally bit through the lead and sent an electric current shooting through the colony – killing the queen and her soldier guards. 

Most of the worker ants escaped the shock as they were in a separate part of the enclosure cutting leaves. But carnage erupted when they returned to find the queen and her inner circle dead.

Without a queen to protect, fighting broke out and the leaderless ants started dying in huge numbers as they killed each other or starved to death.

Homeowners Left Vulnerable To Leafcutter Ant Excavations

April 15, 2005

Leafcutter ants can be a huge pain when it comes to your house’s landscape and foundation.

Merchant said that though the leafcutter ant has yet to become a widespread problem in the Dallas metroplex area, it has been a problem for homeowners in east, south and central Texas.

“Their large colony sizes, impressive soil excavating power and destructive potential against plants makes them a serious pest,” said Merchant, who is based at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Dallas.

Not only do leafcutter ants strip landscape foliage of leaves, they create huge underground storage vaults for the leaves they gather. They don’t actually eat the leaves, but use them in a form of ant agriculture, inoculating the leaves with a fungus. The fungus eats the leaves; the ants eat the fungus.

Though vegetarian ants may sound charming, in the process of excavating, they can cause both sunken areas in lawns and create large unsightly mounds. On many occasions, they have reportedly tunneled under house slabs and cause them to crack, Merchant said.

Control of leafcutter ants used to be fairly straight-forward with a bait product called Volcano, Merchant said.

Because these ants eat only the fungus they cultivate, they do not respond to most conventional ant baits, such as those labeled for fire ants.

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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 leafcutter ants away from homes, gardens and farms.

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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.

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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?

TermirepelTM can be used effectively against the locusts. TermirepelTM is an extremely low toxic and low hazard insect repellent produced by C Tech Corporation. It can be best described as an insect aversive repellent. It is effective against a broad spectrum of insects like termites, bedbugs, locusts, thrips, etc. It works on the mechanism of repellence and therefore does not kill the target as well as non-target species.

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.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied on the concrete fence around the gardens, farms, and buildings. The liquid concentrate can be applied to the interior and exterior of storage rooms used to store grains and other agricultural produce, building structures, etc.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a direct application and can be applied on the tree trunks, wooden fences around trees, crops, and farms, already installed pipes and polymeric parts from agricultural equipment like motors, tractors, etc.

To keep the locusts at the bay TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed.

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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.”

Is there any solution available to combat these pests?

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

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FACING PEST NUISANCE IN RAILWAYS?

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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TERMIREPELTM is an anti-termite and insect aversive repellent effective against a broad spectrum of insects.

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Our products are extremely low toxic, extremely low hazardous, and non-mutagenic. It repels the rodents and insects from the application. They do not cause any harm to the environment as well as to humans and animals/insects. They are developed on the basis of green chemistry following the traditions used from ancient times.

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.

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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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Bed bugs in the library

Bedbugs are very minute and can be hidden anywhere and since it becomes hard to detect at the early stage of infestation. They hide in the cracks and the crevices. There is the urban myth about bedbugs that they cannot occur in plastic and metal equipment and there is no design, furnishing or material that is resistant to bedbugs. Bedbugs are present on any surface that contains cracks and crevices can provide a harbor for them and making it difficult to detect.

When bedbugs invade libraries and other locations or place where people do not sleep, the nocturnal bedbugs look to feed on people rather than feeding them at the night time. Since we all know that a pair of bedbugs can multiply in a short period of time with the large infestation.

There are people entering the libraries on a daily basis where the bedbugs get the opportunities to enter the library and to eat as well as to migrate. The fact that people prefer coming to the library because of the silence and space they get for a long period of time but in the library, the reading tables provide these wingless insects significant opportunities to feed.

The bedbugs carry the greatest risk as the books are returned to the library from all sorts of residences and situations, and therefore the bedbugs can infest the building itself, moving from books to the furniture.

Let us have a look at the evidence,

SC University closes library due to bed bugs, officials say

A South Carolina university has shut down the library on campus due to a report of bed bugs.

Winthrop University closed the Dacus Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday after bed bugs were identified on several pieces of furniture, school officials said.

The university sent an email to students notifying them of the library closure and the treatment taking place.

Bed Bugs Complaint Closes Milpitas Library       

MILPITAS, CA — The library will remain closed for at least another day upon receiving a report last week from a patron about possible bed bugs in the Santa Clara County facility.

The library told its Facebook readers it ordered an inspection and received information that “localized activity” was detected. This means bed bugs were discovered.

As a precaution, the library will remain closed until the facility has been treated and the issue eliminated.

Libraries need to develop plans in advance of any infestation.

Instead of using the conventional control measures we can make use of our products which does not kill the pests but repels.

The usage of pesticides have detrimental effects on human health and cause harmful diseases so instead of using outdated control measures we can make use of our product, our product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive which repels insects.

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

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

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Protecting strawberries from pest damage

Strawberries are one of the highest value per-acre crops grown in worldwide with annual yields of huge tons/ acre. As a result, management of insect pests on strawberries is crucial since even minor yield reductions resulting from insect injury can have important economic effects.

Few major strawberry pests are strawberry sap beetles, strawberry thrips, strawberry bud weevil, strawberry root weevil, etc.

Strawberry sap beetles:

Strawberries are the primary host for the strawberry sap beetle. These beetles prefer over-ripe fruit but also readily attack ripening fruit. When the strawberries begin to ripen, sap beetles are attracted into gardens.

Strawberry thrips:

Thrips are one of the devastating strawberry pests that afflict strawberry plantings and enrage gardeners. Thrips usually feed on the strawberry flowers although they may also feed on leaves and fruit. Thrips are most active in the spring, especially once surrounding weeds have dried off.

Strawberry bud weevil:

The strawberry bud weevil is probably one of the most important direct pests of strawberries in the United States. This pest has been shown to cause yield losses from 50 to 100% in some areas. Damage results when females sever the strawberry bud from the pedicel or helm or axis following oviposition, causing it to hang by part of the stem, or fall to the ground, thus, preventing fruit formation.

Strawberry root weevil:

Larvae feed on the roots of strawberry plants and can completely devour small rootlets and destroy the bark and cortex of larger roots. Injured plants often wilt because the roots can no longer provide moisture for leaves.

Australian strawberry growers express import concern

Australian strawberry producers remain concerned as the Dept of Agricultural and Water Resources (DAWR) continues a risk assessment for the importation of Japanese strawberries into Australia.

DAWR received a formal market access request from Japan for strawberries, which is Australia’s northern neighbours highest priority horticultural new market access request.

However, according to Kate Sutherland of Tasmania’s Burlington Berries, who are partnered with the UK’s Hugh Lowe Farms, there remains heightened concern on the potential for major pests such as spotted wing drosophila to enter Australia.

“From our experiences in the United Kingdom, the threat of spotted wing drosophila is very real to Australia,” Kate Sutherland told Fresh Plaza.

“It spread across the United States and Canada within months from 2009/10 and has now spread into Eastern Canada as well.”

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

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

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

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

To keep the insects at the bay Termirepel™ lacquer can be sprayed or coated on the walls of farms, pipes, and other equipment.

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

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

Our product works on the mechanism of repellence. 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.

In such a way the insects can be repelled and the damage caused by them can be prevented without killing them.

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Protecting your plants from mealybugs

If you see velvety-looking white globule on your plants, you probably have an infestation of mealybugs. Mealybugs usually look like a white cottony substance that can be found on the plant stem, at the base of leaves or right in the middle of your plant.

Like many pests, mealybugs tend to favor new growth. Mealybugs suck sap from plant phloem, causing the leaves to yellow and eventually drop from the plant and they excrete sticky honeydew and wax, which reduces plant and fruit quality.

While papayas are its preferred host, the insect also affects a wide range of crops, including cassava, beans, coffee, pepper, melon, guava, tomato, eggplant, cotton, and jatropha, according to the IITA, implying that it could cause massive losses to economies if not controlled on time.

News reported is as follows:

Arunachal: Mealy bug attack hits tea farmers hard in Siang valley

A mosquito-like insect Helopeltis (Helopeltis theivora) commonly known as ‘mealy bug’ has created havoc in gardens along Assam-Arunachal boundary areas

By Prafulla Kaman │November 24, 2018

Tea planters in Siang Valley including East Siang, Lower Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and bordering Jonai (Assam),

who are already bracing for low production owing to lack of rainfall during summer season this year, have now been hit by mosquito bug menace.

A mosquito-like insect Helopeltis (Helopeltis theivora) commonly known as ‘mealy bug’ has created havoc in gardens along Assam-Arunachal boundary areas since October this year. Tea planters fear that if the pest attack is not controlled, it will severely affect the quantity and quality of production of the region.

“We have suffered lost of about 20 percent of the average annual production in tea leaf business this year due to pest infestation. The tender leaves of tea bushes are more prone to attacks from Helopeltis. We sprayed tea board recommended pesticides to control the bug attack but the situation goes unabated”, rued Nyodek Yonggam, a successful tea planter of Oyan village in East Siang district.

Helopeltis feed on the tender leaves and young buds of tea plants and it sucks mostly in the morning. The infested parts initially become brown and ultimately turned black and dry. According to scientists, a matured Helopeltis may create 100 sucking per day.

Mealybugs and leafroll virus in vineyards

Scout now to determine presence or absence of leafroll virus and its vector, mealybugs.

August 27, 2014 – Author: Rufus Isaacs, and Keith Mason, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology, and Annemiek Schilder, MSU Extension, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences

Mealybugs feeding on a grape trunk, exposed after stripping off some bark. This photo shows mealybugs in different stages of development, and note the sticky honeydew droplets excreted by these insects.

This 2014 summer, Michigan State University Extension staff have detected infestations of mealybugs in some southwest Michigan vineyards. Mealybugs are small, oval insects with a fuzzy, white covering, and they tend to occur in protected areas of the vine, especially under the loose bark. Some mealybugs can cause damage from their feeding and contamination of clusters, but others transmit viruses, making them much more of a concern.

And the worst part about the mealybug infestation is? Mealybugs are very difficult to manage with insecticides. Mealybugs are quick to develop resistance to synthetic pesticides. Various insecticidal soaps and sprays have proven failed against the mealybugs. So what can be done to protect your plants?

An effective and green solution needs to be devised to counter this destruction and C Tech Corporation has such a solution!

TermirepelTM is an extremely low toxic and low hazardous insect and pest repellent produced by C Tech Corporation. It can be best described as an insect aversive repellent. It is effective against multiple other insects and pests like thrips, beetles, bugs, armyworms, etc. It works on the mechanism of repellence and therefore does not kill the target as well as non-target species.

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.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints and be applied on the concrete fence around the gardens, farms, and buildings. The liquid concentrate can be applied to the interior and exterior of storage rooms used to store grains and other agricultural produce.

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a direct application and can be applied on the tree trunks, wooden fences around trees, crops, and farms, already installed pipes and polymeric parts from agricultural equipment like motors, tractors, etc.

To keep the mealybugs at the bay TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed.

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Getting rid of stink bugs

Stink bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when they are threatened. It is thought that this odor helps protect the bugs against predators. Some species can actually spray the chemical several inches.

More than 200 kinds of this pest are native to North America and feed on plants, fruits, and crops, making them a threat to farms and gardens.

This pest seeks out comfort – especially warmth – and knows when winter is coming. This can pose an enormous problem for homeowners when they seek shelter indoors from the cold.

Because they attack plants in swarms, they can do extensive damage quickly. In 2010, the stink bug epidemic caused over $37 million in damages to mid-Atlantic farmers. Their favorite crops tend to be grapes, soybeans, apples, peaches, peppers, and tomatoes.

Their presence is causing a huge loss in the trade business. Recent news reported is:

Stink bug discovery affects imports, trade deficit

By Rebecca Howard │December 20, 2018

New Zealand’s trade deficit narrowed in November as a stink bug discovery reduced imports, while exports rose sharply.

The November deficit was a seasonally adjusted $402 million versus a deficit of $707 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said. The annual deficit was $5.4 billion, also in line with expectations.

November imports eased 0.6 per cent on the year to $5.8 billion with the largest fall being in passenger motor car imports, down 35 per cent due to a delay in final unloading of one cargo ship in November.

Putnam: Stink bugs likely to ‘get a lot worse,’ expert says

Judy Putnam, Lansing State Journal | January 11, 2019

But the bad news is they’re not going away, and they continue to be a threat to fruit trees and other crops. Farmers are fighting them with traps, lures and insecticides. 

Brown marmorated stink bugs were first spotted in Michigan in 2010, meaning “we’ve just started,” Russell said.”There’s a good chance they’re going to get a lot worse.”

The MSU Invasive Species Network used to ask people in mid-Michigan to report sightings. That’s ended because they are pervasive across the Lower Peninsula.

In agricultural sector, farmers use insecticide-treated netting or predatory insects to control stink bug population. Homeowners try their best to keep the bugs away from getting inside in the first place but even when they do, they apply an insecticide as a perimeter treatment or even try some home remedies.

But how effective are these?

Isn’t there any better and permanent solution to the nuisance caused by them?

In such a situation an effective method is needed which provides protection from the menace caused by these stinkbugs and hence C Tech Corporation has introduced an insect aversive repellent named TermirepelTM.

TermirepelTM is an extremely low toxic, extremely low hazard, non-mutagenic and non-carcinogenic insect aversive repellent.

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

Masterbatch is to be incorporated with polymers while processing them and can be used for producing agricultural film, pipes, wires and cables, polymeric parts for agricultural utilities, polymer sprinklers. The wires and cables used for household appliances can also be incorporated with the masterbatch.

The liquid concentrate is to be mixed with paints in a proper ratio and can be applied to interior and exterior of houses, offices, areas of mass transits etc. Also, the concrete walls around the farms can be painted in the same way.

Since the stinkbugs are found in the areas like bookcases; under beds and sofas; in cracks under or behind baseboards, window and door trim; and in attics, we need to repel them from such places. Our product in the form of lacquer can be applied on wooden applications to which the pests are attracted the most. The lacquer is compatible with a variety of surfaces like metal, polymer, ceramics, wood, concrete etc.

Our newly developed product in the form of a spray can be sprayed by anyone. It can be sprayed indoor, outdoor,  near the wooden articles, doors and windows, on ships, in offices, etc.

TermirepelTM is the best protection against the Stinkbugs!

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Tarnished Plant bugs damaging strawberries

The strawberries are known as the queen of fruit in Asia. It is packed with Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, potassium, antioxidants and is cholesterol free, they are low in calories.

Strawberries also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids which make them bright. They have been used in the medical context throughout history to help with the digestive system, whiten teeth and skin rashes or irritations.

There are different pests that infest and damage strawberry plants, out of which the tarnished plant bugs are the most attracted bugs towards strawberries, they are also known as lygus bugs.

Strawberries continuously bloom and produce fruit during the entire season and require more attention. Some strawberry growers say that rather than farming, growing strawberries is more like gardening.

Tarnished plant bug infestation produces distorted or cat faced fruit, this damage is caused due to feeding by nymphs as fruit develop. Nymphs puncture individual seeds and inject a growing strawberry seed with a toxin since at the point of injection the strawberry will stop developing as this will result in deformed strawberries.

Deformed strawberries don’t resemble like a normal strawberry they look different and they are also known as button or nubbins berries. Unlike the normal one, the deformed strawberries can contain scars, broken skin, while some are with mold or decay or those that are either undeveloped or too ripe. The damaged seeds are brown on the outer side and hollow on the inside.

Let us have a look at evidence,

Vacuuming up one tough bug

Different crops can be attacked by different pests, but the quarter-inch-long critter known as the lygus bug has a broad appetite. More than 200 plants may be hosts for lygus, causing damage to many California crops.

Lygus bugs, also known as western tarnish bugs, damage strawberry fruit by puncturing individual seeds; in turn, this stops development of the berry in the area surrounding the feeding site. The result is an irregularly shaped berry, also known as “cat-faced,” for the resulting damage can look like a feline face.

Pesticides have detrimental effects on human health; with young children among the particularly vulnerable, low levels of pesticide exposure can affect young children’s neurological and behavioral development. Pesticides can cause deadly diseases like asthma, autism and learning disabilities, birth defects and reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and several types of cancer. Get rid of them naturally without using pesticides by using our safe methods.

C Tech Corporation can offer a solution to overcome this problem. Our product Termirepel™ is an extremely low toxicity and extremely low hazard and eco-friendly. 

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

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

The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a topical application and can be applied to keep the pest at a distance from the plants.

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that pests are kept away from the target application.

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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Roaches – the most prevalent pests!!!

Yes the roaches irrelevant of which of the species they may belong to, they are undeniably among the most prevalent pests in most places of residence.

They are deemed a nuisance because of several reasons!! Let us go through them one by one.

They spread the filth and unpleasant order in the surrounding areas as they usually leave in close association with people. They also ruin the food, fabrics and book-bindings.

They disgorge portions of their partially digested food at intervals and drop faeces. They also discharge a nauseous secretion both from their mouths and from glands opening on the body which give a long-lasting, offensive cockroach smell to areas or food visited by them.

The most important reason of the nuisance is their ability to spread diseases. They are responsible for potentially causing food poisoning in humans. They are also responsible for transmission of diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, staphylococcus, streptococcus, hepatitis, typhoid and dysentery. They can also be a risk for people with allergies and asthma when they make their homes indoors.

Hence the nuisance created by them is the deadliest and cannot be avoided as they are found everywhere. There are many evidences of the nuisance of these nocturnal roaches let me mention few of them.

Tenants say cockroaches infesting Peterborough apartment building

By Niki Anastasakis Videographer Global News │ November 22, 2018

Cockroaches infesting Peterborough apartment on Talwood Drive

Tim Bissonnette says cockroaches have been infesting his 8 Talwood Drive for years, but the problem has gotten worse in recent weeks.

“We can’t have our cupboard doors closed, we can’t turn off our kitchen lights, we can’t turn off our bathroom lights because that’s when the cockroaches will come out.

“We give care packages to every new tenant that comes into the building of Diatomaceus earth because they are not told about this problem,” said Bissonnette.

If the cockroach has an egg sack, Bissonnete says it could produce another 30 cockroaches if not treated properly. Bissonnette says he finds them in the bathroom, kitchen, the elevator and just about everywhere.

Cockroaches force closing of Bob Evans

2nd eatery shut in week by inspectors over pests

Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette │September 28, 2018 

Bob Evans in southwest Fort Wayne closed Thursday after health inspectors found dozens of cockroaches in the restaurant, including among food being prepared on the kitchen line, according to the inspection report.

It’s the second restaurant on the city’s southwest side to close this week because of roaches.

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health received a complaint Wednesday directing inspectors to check under the cooking area of the Village of Coventry restaurant.

“Cockroaches – treating it themselves,” the complaint said. “Don’t want public to know but they can’t get rid of them.”

The restaurant declined to comment when reached by phone Thursday afternoon.

Along with a can of roach spray on the ice machine, inspectors found “harborage conditions” and cockroaches running across the kitchen floor; among clean plates; and among food being prepared, the report states.

Traps contained more than 40 live cockroaches, inspectors reported, noting dead cockroaches were also in the restaurant.

Students say rental apartment full of cockroaches

CTV Kitchener ; October 17, 2017 

The first time Winnet Runhare and her roommates visited their new Waterloo apartment, they saw a cockroach.

They assumed it was an aberration, and didn’t think much of it. “Two weeks in, we started seeing a lot more,” Runhare says.

Now, Runhare and her roommates find cockroaches in their kitchen, their bedrooms, and other areas of their apartment. It’s at the point where two of the three students have moved out, vowing not to return until the insects are gone. The third is staying put, but doesn’t want to cook in the kitchen.

Going through the evidences one come to know that the roaches’ nuisance is not restricted to only one sector but found in each sector such as residential, hotels, airlines, etc.

Though the roaches are tropical in origin they are also found in the habitat where warmth, moisture and food are adequate. The roaches are known for their extraordinary survival skills as they move towards the places where they find water.

Roaches usually live in groups. As they are nocturnal in nature they are active during nights and during the daytime they hide in the cracks and crevices in walls, door frames and furniture. They are also found in the secure places like bathrooms, cupboards, steam tunnels, basements, electric devices, drains and sewer systems.

The roaches also run from dishes, utensils, working surfaces and floors in search of food in the kitchen areas. They make their way toward any water source including irrigation systems, swimming pools, and leaky water pipes or faucets.

Roaches are the important pests as they feed on variety of food from starchy and sugary materials to the cardboards and nails of babies and sick/sleeping persons.

Hence to help alleviate or else completely eradicate the infestation we C Tech Corporation provide you with the best effective solution TermirepelTM. TermirepelTM is an anti-insect aversive developed on the grounds of green chemistry and technology.

TermirepelTM is an eco-friendly product which acts as an aversive to repel the pesky insects like roaches.  TermirepelTM do not kill the targeted as well as non-targeted species but just repel them causing no harm no to human and environment.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additives and a spray. Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be used in polymer base applications like wires, cables, irrigation pipes, polymeric vessels, and other various applications.

TermirepelTM liquid concentrate can be mixed in the paints to cover the areas like cracks and crevices of walls and hidden places where the roaches tend to survive.

TermirepelTM lacquer is the topical coating to cover the places like bathrooms, cupboards, steam tunnels, etc.

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

Hence we provide you with the best effective solution.

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Thrips – Pesky pest to roses and ornamental crops

There are over 6000 thrips species sucking the plant life all over the world. Thrips are small insects, only about 1/20″, but they can cause a lot of damage. At maturity, they are yellowish or blackish with fringed wings.  Nymphs have a similar shape but lack the wings. They are usually yellowish to white. Thrips are poor flyers. As a result, damage often occurs in one part of the plant then slowly spreads throughout it. Thrips cannot fly properly as they are poor in that but can readily spread long distances by floating with the wind or being transported on infested plants. The large thrips feed in large groups and if they disturbed they leap or fly away. Thrips are barely visible to the untrained eye.

Thrips cause major economic losses in many agricultural system every year and can have generations around 12 to 15 per year, their life cycle is faster in warmer months.

Thrips are particularly attracted to flowers which are bright in color, where they cause damage such as streaking and scarring of petals, damaging of flowers and flower buds and incomplete petal expansion. The flowers that produce double layers with many petals and more prone to thrips

Roses are roses and for the longest time they have been honored as the most popular flowers in the world, but if that rose is riddled by thrips then it may lose its traditional charm. They can be tough to get rid of once they have invaded roses.

Western flower thrips are primarily pests of herbaceous plants, but high populations occasionally damage continuously- or late-blossoming flowers on woody plants such as roses. Some plant-feeding thrips are also predaceous on other pests, such as spider mites. In young cotton seedlings in California, western flower thrips is considered beneficial because it feeds on spider mites.

Symptoms in ornamental crops:

  • ring spots and line patterns on leaves
  • black streaking on veins and stems
  • stunting
  • death of a growing plant

Get rid of them naturally without using pesticides by using our safe methods.

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

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

The product is compliant with RoHS, RoHS2, and REACH and is FIFRA exempted. This product acts through a series of highly developed intricate mechanism ensuring that pests are kept away from the target application.

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

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

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

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Bark beetle infestation in your woods and forests!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bark beetle outbreaks expanding in Colorado

By Ryan Lockwood │ January 15, 2019


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

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

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

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

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

BARK BEETLE INFESTATION WORST IN OVER 200 YEARS

By Brian Kenety │ July 8th 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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