Super Termites on the Rise!

In our minds, the outbreak of the Coronavirus is a catastrophe. If given the choice, the entire planet would have skipped this year. Many countries are obliged to prepare for another disaster while dealing with an unresolved pandemic!

But while the world is facing one pandemic, some parts in the world are advised to gear up for something destructive that can cause holes to their pockets. Formosan termites are on the hunt for your home. Termites like this aren’t the typical pests. Because they are far more voracious and invasive than their relatives, the Formosan Termite is often described as a “super termite.” How dangerous is it, you might wonder?

Well, they cause about $2 billion in property damage every year!

From their birthplace in southern China, Formosan termites have spread throughout the world. They have established themselves in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, and the continental United States, especially Georgia, where infestations have been on the rise.

In the spring and summer, they prefer damp wood. They do the majority of their devastation at night. After taking flight, they will shed their wings and look for a safe area to procreate and establish their colony by laying eggs. Formosan termite colonies can have anywhere from 1 to 10 million termites. When the Formosan termite matures, it is capable of wreaking havoc.

They not only chew through wood but also go through the plumbing system and can erode concrete, infiltrating every section of your home. If they have infected a structure or property, they are astonishingly difficult to control. They can inflict severe structural damage to your home within six months of occupying it. They infest living trees and shrubs, ornamental structures, wooden railroad trusses, utility poles, and boats, among other things. These termites can gnaw through the insulation of telephone and electrical cables. In a nutshell, they will make holes in your pockets by devouring the houses and workplaces.

Let’s look at some shreds of evidence!

‘Super termites’ set to emerge from Israeli soil in coming days

According to N12, a termite named the “super-termite” was discovered in Israel eight months ago, and the Environmental Protection Ministry is now striving to eradicate the deadly species from the country.

A specimen of the Formosan termite, renowned as the “most harmful termites in the world,” has finally been trapped in an underground monitoring station, and the ministry is now working on a strategy to rid the Jewish State of this invasive troublemaker, which was first discovered in Petakh Tikva.

Destructive super termites are swarming in South Florida, worse than ever

“In southeast Florida, there has been a 30% increase in Formosan and Asian termites in the last five years,” says Rudolf Scheffrahn, an entomology professor at the University of Florida in Davie. “It won’t get better since they have no natural enemies and the pest control business only treats a percentage of the population.”

The non-native Formosan and Asian species, known as super termites, arrive quickly, in large numbers, and strike aggressively. A normal colony can have millions of members who migrate underground, digging up through buildings and eating wood.

According to Scheffrahn, these super termites traveled on ships and yachts, infesting fresh territory in the Port of Palm Beach, the New River in Fort Lauderdale, and the Miami River. According to a 2016 study by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, half of the homes and buildings from the Keys to Palm Beach County are expected to be infested within the next 20 years at the current pace of spread.

Unlike Formosan termites, the Asian termites are also well-known to invade houses and workplaces. Perhaps more alarming is the fact that the two species are reproducing, with hybrid offspring proliferating twice as quickly as their parent species. Because of its faster growth and resemblance to both Asian and Formosan termites, the new species could be much more invasive than both. Although Asian termites require a tropical environment to develop, Formosan termites may survive in temperate climes. If the new hybrid follows in the footsteps of its Formosan parents, it can be a terrible ravenous beast.

So, how can you defend and conquer the “super termites”?

Regardless of their incredibly destructive nature we at C Tech Corporation have devised a sensible approach!

Our product Termirepel™ is a perfect blend of green chemistry and smart technology. It does not kill, only repels. It is environmentally friendly and does not affect insects, humans, or the ecosystem in any way.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low-toxic, extremely low-hazard, bio-safe anti-termite and insect aversive that is effective against termites and works well on a wide range of insects including crazy ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, etc. It is an insect repellent with a wide range of repellence tactics that efficiently keep insects at bay!

Termirepel™ is available in various forms such as masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, and spray.

The masterbatch can be incorporated with polymeric applications such as wires and cables, pipes, films while manufacturing. This will make the application safe from pest attacks.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paint in a pre-determined ratio and can be applied to the interior and exterior walls of buildings and structures. Our liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints and solvents.

The lacquer is a topical application and it is compatible with most of the surfaces such as polymer, wood, ceramic, metal, and concrete. The lacquer can be applied directly to the flooring, existing wires, and cables, utility pipes, etc. The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and can be applied on wooden articles such as staircases, storage compartments, bookshelves, timber ornamentals, etc. to prevent them from wood-eating insects.

The Termirepel™ spray can be sprayed directly on any infested area to prevent the damage caused by insects.

Using our products you can repel pests in an environmentally friendly way!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com  to combat pest menace.

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Preserving Historic Relics by Mitigation!

Heritage monuments are antique and culturally significant!

They essentially reflect a country’s culture and tradition. These buildings have old significance due to the architectural beauty and their correlation to key moments such as ritual, political and cultural events in the domain of historic roots.

But did you know termites spent years feasting on these majestic structures!

Termite infestations seem to be a threat at many historic sites for decades. Factors such as termite adaptability, complexities, and limitations of conventional pest control product efficacy; termites became a serious threat to those magnificent monuments.

Termites are social insects that live in colonies and spread all over the world. Their colonies feast on cellulose 24×7 which is mainly found in wood. Cellulose can provide the essential nutrients required for their growth.

The experimental results suggest that “a colony of 200,000 can consume up to 12 pounds of cellulose per year.”

Before evidence of infestation is observed, colonies of a range of hundreds to several thousand may result in substantial damage to heritage buildings. Termites can dig up tunnels close to the edge of a ravaged structure to slash the last coating of paint and other material to acquire food. They eat continuously throughout the day as a result they invade the whole heritage structure without being noticed. They chew on wallpaper, paints, wooden articles, and even the books which represent our evolving behavior and events of the past.

These are some recent incidents where termites are blamed for the damage caused to heritage sites!

Termite damage to force demolition of the historic log cabin in Hamilton

Due to termite attacks, a historic log cabin that Hamilton officials hoped could be restored to function as a residence will have to be torn down. The city called for proposals to redevelop the cabin, which is thought to date from the 1800s, earlier this year. When three city workers took a prospective developer to see it, 223 and 225 S. C St. in the historic Rossville area, the city’s top building inspector, Ken Rivera, found termite damage and advised his colleagues that the structure needed to be demolished because it was in danger of collapsing.

Termites damage Hoi An’s historic relics

Termites are threatening many relics in the old quarter of Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO-recognized world heritage, local authorities, and residents have reported. A survey by the Institute of Ecology and Works Protection in collaboration with the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Conservation Management Centre (CHCMC) recently revealed 265 of the 800 historical relics in the old quarter of Hoi An Town have some levels of termite problems.
The survey said these relics have been severely damaged since the recent COVID-19 social distancing last July. They also issued an urgent warning that solutions should be needed immediately to prevent the damage and keep the termites away, or the relics would be destroyed in a short time. Pham Phu Ngoc, Director of the CHCMC, said the termites had caused rapid degradation of the relics. The official added that after each rainy season, the weather changed, causing humidity that helped termites appear more in the wooden relics.
Due to climate change, the weather is increasingly erratic, creating favorable conditions for termites to develop and impact relics very quickly, according to Ngoc.

These incidents proved that termites are a serious hurdle for heritage sites!

Many insecticide barrier and baiting technologies have been tried and tested to control the population of termites every method comes with its drawbacks. Termite baits take a long time to eliminate their population. Historic structures often are located in sensitive areas so spraying toxic insecticides may contaminate natural habitats. Also, it may cause damage to historic relics.

In Cho-ho Ji, a 500-yr-old Buddhist temple in Wakayama, Japan, wooden gates were irreversibly stained by the liquid insecticides.

Conventional pest control methods may give a faster result by killing a small number of termites at the treatment site, but it only drives termites from one part of the property to another without affecting the overall population.

Along with termites, birds are well-known for causing damage to these precious monuments. Uric acid is released from their excrement which leads to stonework corrosion and these corrosive effects can continue for a long time after the stone has been contaminated, even if the fouling is removed.

So how we can mitigate those creepy pests for long period without affecting the ecosystem?

We at C Tech Corporation have devised a sensible approach!

Our product Termirepel is a perfect blend of green chemistry and smart technology. It does not kill, only repels. It is environmentally friendly and does not affect insects, humans, or the ecosystem in any way.

Termirepel is an extremely low-toxic, extremely low-hazard, bio-safe anti-termite and insect aversive that is effective against termites and works well on a wide range of insects including crazy ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, etc. It is an insect repellent with a wide range of repellence tactics that efficiently keep insects at bay!

Termirepel is available in various forms such as masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, and spray.

The masterbatch can be incorporated with polymeric applications such as wires and cables, pipes, films while manufacturing. This will make the application safe from pest attacks.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paint in a pre-determined ratio and can be applied on interior and exterior walls of buildings and structures. Our liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints and solvents.

The lacquer is a topical application and it is compatible with most of the surfaces such as polymer, wood, ceramic, metal, and concrete. The lacquer can be applied directly to statues, flooring, and other precious structures.

The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and can be applied on wooden articles such as staircases, storage compartments, bookshelves, etc. to prevent them from wood-eating insects.

The Termirepel spray can be sprayed directly on any infested area to prevent the damage caused by insects.

Our bird-repellent gel lacquer is non-corrosive, waterproof, and compatible with most of the surfaces it can be applied on statues and monuments, window ledges, roofing, etc. where birds roost or perch.

The bye-bye birdy spray can be sprayed directly on the surface to prevent birds from roosting.

Using our products you can repel pests in an environmentally friendly way!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com  to combat pest menace.

Also, visit our websites:

http://www.ctechcorporation.com/

http://www.rodrepel.com/

http://www.termirepel.com/

http://www.combirepel.com/

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