The nontoxic way to fight bedbugs in hotels

Hotels are a common place for bedbugs to hide and thrive, as they can easily move from room to room and spread throughout a building. Bedbugs can be found in any type of hotel, from budget to luxury, so it’s important to check for them before booking a room. Hotels can become infested with bedbugs if they are not properly maintained. Bedbugs are attracted to warm and dark places, such as bedframes, mattresses, and furniture. They can also be brought into a hotel by guests who have them in their luggage. Signs of a bedbug infestation include small, red bites on the skin and small, reddish-brown stains on sheets and pillowcases, tiny black spots on walls, and a sweet, musty odor.

Dad and daughter ‘scared to sleep’ in a Turkish hotel room with bedbugs and cockroaches

The daughter allegedly had to be placed on a drip following bug bites

December 14th, 2022

A father and daughter claim to have found bed bugs and cockroaches in their hotel room during a holiday in Turkey.

Joe and Sara Palmer from Blackheath, London, had flown to Turkey from London Gatwick with TUI in October for a two-week holiday.

The pair allege that they were bitten by bed bugs during their stay, with bites so severe that Sara had to be placed on a drip in hospital for an hour and given four types of drugs to combat the swelling.

Ms Palmer also claimed to have found a large cockroach on the floor. She told the Mirror: “It was terrible. We were scared to sleep because we were being bitten constantly.”

She added that she and her father were “constantly itching and uncomfortable” during their stay, and that they “continued to get bitten for the rest of the holiday”. She described the trip as a “nightmare”.

“We contacted head of guest relations who said they would clean and disinfect the whole room,” Ms Palmer added. They later arrived with cleaner and a bottle of bug killer, sprayed the pillow and curtains, and reportedly said they would come back to do the rest.

North Carolina pregnant woman claims she was bitten by bedbugs during stay at popular Pittsburgh hotel

Sary Martinez says she found bedbugs in her room at the Wyndham Grand hotel.

December 13, 2022

Sary Martinez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, says she checked into the hotel on Thursday, Dec. 8, for two nights.

Now back in North Carolina, she shared her story with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Monday night.

“We are still kind of in shock. We are still like, ‘Did this really happen?’” Sary Martinez said.

Martinez said she and her husband flew to Pittsburgh for her husband’s work holiday party.

“We were really excited, just to get to know the town, we have never been in that area,” Martinez said.

After a busy day, Martinez said it was time for bed.

“Around 3 a.m., I woke up, and I was wearing a sweatshirt and I woke up, and I was just itching. My arms were just itching,” Martinez said.

At first, Martinez says she didn’t think much of it, but by the next day, her condition got worse. She showed Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 pictures of the bites all over her body.

“I said, ‘OK, I think it’s time to check for bed bugs.’ … I moved the mattress away, and I went like this on the seam, and all I saw was dark stuff, lined all across the headboard area, and I thought, ‘Is that dirt?’” Martinez said.

Martinez says she put several bedbugs into a cup to show hotel staff and they were given a new room.

“That was it. We were just told the moment we were moved to another room, ‘I am sorry there is no refund because it was prepaid. We will give you a $50 discount if you eat at the restaurant downstairs,’ which we said, ‘No thank you,’” Martinez said.

Besides the money, Martinez said she wanted to know the situation was being taken seriously but wasn’t given any information about what was being done.

“What happened to the room? Was it cleaned? You know it’s bed bugs. It’s not like you can brush them off. It’s not a spider. There are many ways this should have been handled. In the moment, it was addressed so lightly that I thought that was the norm, but it is not. It is a public health concern,” Martinez said.

As of now, Martinez says she is waiting for an inspection report from hotel management to see how they will proceed.

Bedbug infestation is a public concern. Bedbugs can cause health complications like sleep deprivation and anemia from loss of blood. Although the bites are itchy, and often require over-the-counter treatment to relieve the itchiness. If you suspect you may have an infestation, don’t worry we are here to help!

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Co-existing with termites – the key wood decomposers

There are many different types of insects that make their homes in wood, but termites are one of the most common and the most helpful. Without them, many ecosystems wouldn’t be able to sustain themselves. Termites are small insects that can live just about anywhere there is wooden material. They don’t create their own nests; they take up residence in pre-existing structures. There are more than 1,000 species of termites found all over the world.

These social creatures get along fairly well with other organisms when it comes to living in a mutually beneficial setup called a colony. They thrive in damp, humid environments and like to eat wood from time to time, but they do have some benefits for us as humans as well as other animals and plants that share their environment. Let’s take a look at how termites contribute to your ecosystem.

Termites are known more commonly for their destructive, rather than constructive, nature. Termites feed on organic matter, especially plant material. They also produce termite feces that can be used as a natural pesticide. These insects are therefore an important part of the ecosystem by performing a variety of important functions. The termite is the only insect that has both wood and terms of its own! Termites live in colonies called Termite Castles. These termite castles are made up of millions of individual termite eggs laid together to make tough, waterproof shelters called castles. In some places, termites may play an important role in controlling the abundance of certain pests like ants and beetles.

Here is an interesting read from the Mirage News signifying the importance of termites in our ecosystem:

Termites are key wood decomposers and could play a significant role in future ecosystems

Most people think termites are a nuisance that consumes wood in homes and businesses. In reality, these termites represent less than four percent of all termite species worldwide. Termites are critical in natural ecosystems-especially in the tropics-because they are key players in wood decomposition. The world would be piled high with dead plants and animals without termites.

Forested ecosystems contain over 675 billion metric tons of biomass; a significant fraction of that biomass has been immobilized for centuries in wood. According to new research, and in conjunction with current global change trends, where we expect warming shifts to tropical climates in many areas around the planet, the effect termites could have on wood decay is likely to increase as termites are predicted to have access to ecosystems where they are not currently present.​

In an international study that collected data in 133 sites spanning 20 countries, assistant professor Paul-Camilo Zalamea and research associate Carolina Sarmiento from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida, along with more than 100 collaborators, learned that termites are pivotal when it comes to breaking down wood, contributing to the earth’s carbon cycle. Their research also showed that termites are very sensitive to temperature and rainfall – as temperatures heat up, the termite’s role in wood decay will likely expand beyond the tropics.

“We found that termite discovery and wood consumption were highly sensitive to temperature. This result has tremendous consequences for understanding carbon storage,” said Zalamea, also a research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

For the study, published in the journal Science, lead author Amy Zanne (University of Miami) and collaborators studied wood decomposition using the same experimental design replicated in a variety of habitats across six continents.

“This paper results from a massive collaborative effort. In my research group, we were in charge of running the wood decay experiment deployed on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in Panama,” Zalamea added. “This study is the largest collaboration I have worked on, and it was gratifying to see how the local scale data we collected in Panama was related to the global patterns described in the paper,” Sarmiento added.

Like cows, termites release carbon from the wood as methane and carbon dioxide, which are two of the most important greenhouse gases. Thus, expansions in termite distributions may increasingly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

“Before the publication of our paper, little was known about the climate sensitivity of termites in wood decay; now we know that termites are highly sensitive to temperature, considerably more than microbes, widely known in the literature as key players in wood decay,” added Zalamea. “This finding is extremely relevant, because it shows how termites have been overlooked in the past, and it improves our ability to better understand the carbon cycle globally,” Sarmiento added.

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Stink bugs invasion – A growing problem

This is a one really nasty bug. It just eats everything. And possess a serious threat outdoors by gorging on fruits, vegetables, trees, and plants.

These, also known as the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), and is an insect in the family Pentatomidae.

The bugs are native to Asia. It was accidentally introduced into the United States, with the first specimen being collected in September 1998. The brown marmorated stink bug is an agricultural pest and by 2010–11 had become a season-long pest in U.S. orchards. It has recently established itself in Europe and South America. But have now spread to Europe, also in New Zealand. The BMSB pose a high biosecurity risk to Australia because of their tendency to hitchhike, highly mobile nature and the lack of effective lures.

The brown marmorated stink bug is a serious agricultural pest that has been readily causing damage to the crops. They feed on a wide array of plants including apples, apricots, Asian pears, cherries, corn, grapes, lima beans, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, and soybeans. This makes them extremely versatile as they do not require a specific plant to feed on. To obtain their food, stink bugs use their stylets to pierce the plant tissue to extract the plant fluids. In doing so, the plant loses necessary fluids, which can lead to deformation of seeds, destruction of seeds, destruction of fruiting structures, delayed plant maturation, and increased vulnerability to harmful pathogens. While harvesting the plant’s juices, the stink bug injects saliva into the plant, creating a dimpling of the fruit’s surface and rotting of the material underneath.

The insect uses over 170 plants for food and reproduction and threatens an estimated $21 billion worth of crops in the United States alone.

After spending spring and summer feasting outdoors, stink bugs seek shelter from the elements by making their way into homes through cracks, open windows, and air-conditioning vents.

They tend to gravitate toward homes with a heavy tree canopy and hang out on the upper floors. So if you spot flat brown bugs crawling along your bedroom ceiling or flitting around your attic or catch a whiff of something fruity and foul — it’s officially time to panic.

The headlines from newspaper show us the nuisance these bugs can cause:

Stink bugs expected to cause more problems

Apr 16, 2018│WTRF.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – It’s spring, which means it’s stink bug season.

After hibernating all winter, these tiny brown bugs are expected to begin emerging from their hiding spots in homes and heading outdoors. While these bugs are harmless and don’t bite, they can be a nuisance.

The biggest threat they pose is to fruit trees.

Michigan State University scientists say this year is expected to be even worse. As the bugs climb out of their hiding spots, they may linger in your house a few days before heading outdoors. Experts say to not be surprised if you see dozens.

This invasive stink bug will kill your crops, infiltrate your house

Posted October 03, 2017 │REAL-TIME NEWS FROM AL.COM

Alabama has several species of stink bug that have been here for a long time, including one — the brown stink bug — that looks pretty similar to the brown marmorated.

However, the brown marmorated is more destructive to crops and more likely to try to infiltrate your home than Alabama’s native varieties.

The recent news is something that is an alert and making everyone aware;

Invasion of the stink bugs: Pest thrives in BC’s warm October

An aromatic insect shaped like a shield is lurking around homes and feasting on stone fruits in parts of southern British Columbia.

The brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive species in Canada, is thriving in the province this season thanks to summer-like weather extending into the fall months, experts say.

“We’ve had a particularly warm, dry fall, which are perfect conditions for this stink bug,” said Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC.

Although population counts aren’t readily available, the unwelcome intruder is earning notice across the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and parts of the Okanagan, particularly Kelowna.

“We don’t have the science on that yet, but what we do know is we’re getting way more reports this year,” Wallin said, adding that could also be because people are spending more time outside and paying attention.

The Asian insect was first detected in British Columbia in 2015, five years after making its Canadian debut in Hamilton. It has also been spotted in Quebec, Alberta and P.E.I., according to the Invasive Species Centre.

The BC government describes it online as a “very serious pest” that feeds on more than 100 plant species. In 2010, it caused an estimated loss of $37 million to the apple industry in the mid-Atlantic United States, the province said.

The presence of just a few adults at crush can taint wine, creating contamination issues for grapes, it said.

The stink bug is an excellent hitchhiker and can be moved in shipping containers, wood, packing material, cargo and vehicles. It is also a nuisance to homeowners as the adults aggregate on and in buildings while seeking warm overwintering sites,” the BC government said.

In agricultural settings, 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.

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The yellow crazy ants- a major environmental and agricultural pest

Native to Africa, the yellow crazy ant has a long body and very long legs and antennae. Its name comes from its erratic walking style and frantic movements, especially when disturbed. But what’s really crazy about these ants is their odd attraction to electrical equipment. It’s estimated that every year, crazy ants cause more than $146 million in electrical damage. These ants, when electrocuted, release a scent (pheromone), providing a signal to other ants to rush to the scene to find the ‘attacker.’

Yellow crazy ants also damage natural environments, affect the horticulture industry, and cause skin and eye irritations.

The yellow crazy ant is listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive alien species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Knowing what these ants have done elsewhere gives us plenty of reasons to be worried if they aren’t eradicated.

The yellow crazy ant was introduced by accident to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean about 70 years back. It quickly got a foothold and started to take over. The devastating effects of the supercolonies on the island are readily apparent. These ants can overpower reptiles and coconut crabs. An estimated 20 million red crabs have been killed by these ants, about 30% of the island’s entire population! The ants succeed in their killing sprees by injecting formic acid into the eye of their victims. The acid is poisonous to the red crabs, and it blinds them leaving them to starve to death or be killed by predators. It was also introduced to Australia accidentally.

Crazy ants are highly adaptable, living in both moist and dry habitats. They establish their nests in the vicinity of trees and plants, inside rotten wood, under rock and trash, in the soil, and in the debris and residue of buildings standing for a long time. Crazy ants cannot survive extremely cold climates and may invade houses and buildings when the weather changes.

Crazy ants are omnivorous, feeding on both dead and living insects, honeydew produced from insects, fruits, plant secretions, seeds, and a variety of household food items such as sweets, meats, grease, and liquids.

The ants can be painful and dangerous to people and animals. They spray formic acid when disturbed, and it can be particularly painful if there is contact with the eyes. Spraying can cause skin burns and eye irritation in humans. The ants can kill a large animal in a mass attack. These ants are described as “scavenging predators”. They eat not only small isopods, myriapods, earthworms, mollusks, arachnids, and insects, but also large land crabs, birds, mammals, and reptiles.

The below-mentioned news is an evidence for same:

Invasive ‘crazy’ ant species discovered in New South Wales for first time in more than a decade

By Leah White, ABC North Coast  │ May 25, 2018

An invasive ant species capable of causing blindness and decimating crops has been discovered infesting the CBD of a town on the north coast of New South Wales.

 Farmer temporarily blinded
Queensland resident and cane worker Frank Teodo said he was temporarily blinded by yellow crazy ants.

The Edmonton landholder said the ants wreak havoc on the environment, lifestyles and the health of people and their pets.

“I had them on my property for quite some time,” he said.

“They build up in sufficient numbers, I couldn’t control them — I had a cocktail of chemicals around my house that would have knocked out anything.

“They don’t actually bite, but they spray formic acid, so they can blind your pets, they’ll blind you if you get them near your eyes.

These crazy ants have recently made appearance in India,

Yellow Crazy Ants Leave Cattle Blind, Affect Crops In 7 Tamil Nadu Villages: Report

According to Australia’s Wet Tropics Management Authority, yellow crazy ants are named after their distinctive erratic movements when disturbed.

All India Edited by Amit Chaturvedi Updated: August 18, 2022

Hundreds of people living in seven Tamil Nadu villages are facing a strange problem – ant infestation. According to the BBC, yellow crazy ants are attacking their livestock and affecting their crop yields, putting their livelihoods in danger. The locals say that the cattle owned by them have lost sight and dead chickens and sometimes even snakes are found dead in the villages. The yellow crazy ant (scientific name Anoplolepis gracilipes) is listed as one of the top 100 worst invasive species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Forest officer Prabhu was quoted as saying by the BBC that an investigation has been ordered.

The outlet also spoke to Dr Pronoy Baidya, an entomologist who has done research on these ants. “They don’t have any diet preferences. They eat anything and everything,” he said.

These ants are dangerous because they do not bite or sting but spray formic acid, which can cause permanent blindness in animals, said WTMA. These ants are found in large numbers.

Invasive crazy ants disrupt pollination in pumpkin

Aathira Perinchery, THE HINDU │October 07, 2017

Ant presence may be deterring bees
There is yet another reason to be worried about invasive yellow crazy ants — these aggressive predators of native fauna also disrupt pollination in pumpkin plants causing crop loss finds a recent study published in the journal Biological Invasions. This is the first time that this has been recorded in any plant.

Pollination is vital for fruit formation. However, in the traditionally bee-pollinated pumpkin patches of northern Kerala’s Kasargod district, farmers now hand-pollinate their pumpkin patches, complaining of crop loss otherwise. Scientists at the Central University of Kerala decided to investigate why pumpkin pollinators here were failing.

Ineffective control options adopted to prevent the crazy ant infestation include ant baits, dusts and perimeter granules and sprays. But the ants and many other insects have become immune to the content used in these products. Moreover, the dust powder is insecticide formulated which is dangerous to humans as well as pests. Temporary relief from using products with pyrethroid insecticides is achieved, but re-application is necessary every two to three months.

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

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The billion-dollar bug: Corn rootworm

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

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

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

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

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

The evidence for same is reported below:

OMAFRA Report: Corn Rootworm can cause damage and economic loss

September 24, 2020

Corn rootworm (CRW) has historically been one of the most important pests of corn in Canada and can cause extreme economic loss and increased management costs.  High CRW pressure in Ontario in 2020 is challenging current Bt corn rootworm hybrids and several growers of Bt rootworm hybrids are reporting unexpected injury by CRW to trait providers and research and extension scientists. Specifically, several fields in Huron, Perth and Durham Counties have been identified with injury to various Bt rootworm traits, providing an early warning of possible resistance development by CRW to some Bt traits. There is the potential for resistance development to be occurring in other regions of Ontario where use of Bt rootworm traits in continuous corn is prevalent.

Corn rootworm resistance to Bt traits are widespread in the United States and resistance may be a factor contributing to unexpected injury on Bt corn rootworm hybrids in Canada. While most of the injury by CRW larvae has already occurred by August, growers should still scout their fields as soon as possible to determine whether root injury, lodging, goosenecking, or high levels of adult CRW beetles are present.

Conditions ripe for corn rootworm hatches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our product works on the mechanism of repellency.

The green technology-based product can protect the crops and prevent the loss caused by the corn rootworm and other insects as well.

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

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

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

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

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The defoliator moth – Gypsy moth

The tiny critters with hairy bodies feast on leaves and wreak havoc on trees.

Those are the gypsy moths who cause this nuisance.

Gypsy moth caterpillars are easy to identify because they possess characteristics not found on other leaf-feeding caterpillars. They have five pairs of blue dots followed by six pairs of red dots lining the back.

The moth (the adult stage) is usually present in July and August. The male moths are brown and tend to fly in zigzag patterns. The female moths are white or cream colored and do not fly at all. The female lays her eggs in masses, usually on branches and trunks of trees. Egg masses can also be found on patio furniture, recreational vehicles, and other outdoor items. The egg masses are cream or buff in color and about an inch or so in length.  The eggs inside is black and palletlike. Each mass may contain 400-600 eggs.

They are responsible for causing mortality of susceptible host trees. Gypsy moth caterpillars prefer hardwood trees and are known to feed on more than 300 tree species including, but not limited to oak, apple, some poplars, willow, alder, and hawthorn.  The caterpillars are defoliators; they eat the leaves of the host trees. Young caterpillars eat small holes in the middle of the leaves, while older caterpillars feed on the outer edge of the leaf inward. Heavy defoliation by the larval stage of this pest causes stress to the infested host plants. Gypsy moths defoliate millions of acres of trees in the United States yearly; repeated infestations weaken and kill the trees.

The nuisance caused by the gypsy moth is spreading vastly and the evidence for it is here!

Gypsy moths becoming a ‘bigger and bigger issue’

Seeking help, resident turns to county commissioners

September 18, 2020

BIG RAPIDS — After conversations with the Mecosta County Board of Commissioners about a month ago, Pine Ridge Subdivision resident Gregory Buydaert addressed the commission again, asking if there is anything they can do regarding the influx of gypsy moths in their area.

Aircraft to spray for invasive gypsy moths in Snohomish Co.

by Associated Press

Thursday, May 14th 2020

Hokkaido gypsy moth (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)

WOODWAY, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have scheduled an aerial drop of insecticide to stop an invasive moth and to prevent forest foliage damage.

The Daily Herald reported that the state Department of Agriculture announced about 2 square miles in Woodway and in an Everett neighborhood will be sprayed with more than 655 gallons of soil bacteria.

Department spokesperson Karla Salp says the treatment is scheduled for Friday, depending on weather conditions.

Pest control methods have been used to stop the menace the caused by these insects. But those methods did not work to stop the nuisance.

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

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

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 to the applications.

To keep the insects at the bay TermirepelTM lacquer can be sprayed or coated on the tree trunks. The already installed tree guards can be coated with the lacquer.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like tree guards, irrigation pipes, agricultural films, wires and cables etc. to keep the gypsy moth away. The polymeric tree guard can be manufactured incorporating our masterbatch into the applications while they are manufactured.

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

If you are facing problems from the sneaky pests that contact us on technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Brown marmorated stink bugs

 Brown mkarmorated bug 3Brown marmorated stink bug are sporadic pests of most deciduous tree fruits and can occasionally cause severe damage. The name stink bug comes from the insects’ habit of exuding a fluid, which has a strong and usually disagreeable odor, from glands between the legs.

The brown marmorated stink bug is an agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to fruits and vegetable crops. In Japan it is a pest to soyabean and fruit crops. In the U.S., the brown marmorated stink bug feeds, beginning in late May or early June, on a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and other host plants including peaches, apples, green beans, soybeans, cherries, raspberries and pears. It is a sucking insect, a “true bug” that uses its proboscis to pierce the host plant in order to feed.

This insect has done severe losses in some apple and peach orchards by damaging them.  Stink bugs also have been found feeding on blackberry, sweet corn, field corn and soyabeans.  In neighboring states, they have been observed damaging tomatoes, lima beans, and green peppers.

These insects can produce allergic reactions in some individuals who are sensitive to the bugs’ odor (an aeroallergen). These chemicals are produced by dorsal scent glands. Individuals sensitive to the odors of cockroaches and lady beetles are also affected by the stink bug.  Additionally, if the insects are crushed or smashed against exposed skin they have been reported to produce dermatitis at the point of contact.  This is particularly important regarding agricultural workers picking fruits and vegetables.

Since its arrival in the United States, it has caused millions of dollars of damage to several economically important crops, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamentals and row crops. Additionally, it can be an extreme nuisance in and around buildings.

The article below would better explain the damage caused by these insects.

The brown marmorated stink bug is a new Florida pest
Muhammad Haseeb
Guest columnist
Notice the distinctive black and white bands on the antennae of this brown marmorated stink bug adult on a developing blackberry fruit.

Unfortunately, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is a new invasive pest in Florida. First specimens of the pest in Leon County were collected by scientists at the Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research at Florida A&M University in June of this year on chestnut and persimmon trees. The pest was later confirmed by Susan E. Halbert of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry.

Since its introduction into Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1990s, the pest has spread to at least 46 states. The species is native to Eastern Asia and can feed on over 300 different plants.

Brown mkarmorated bug 2Management options for this invasive insect are currently limited. Agricultural setting management relies on chemical control. Brown marmorated stink bug is susceptible to several widely used insecticides but they are ecologically harmful to both target and non-target species.  Leaching of these insecticides in the ground causes soil pollution and also reduces the fertility of the soil.

C Tech Corporation, an Indian based company has come up with a novel solution to deal with such problems. Termirepel™ is an aversive for termites and insects. It has unique qualities which range from being non-toxic and non-hazardous to being “ECO-FRIENDLY”. Aggressive species are further deterred from attacking by advanced mechanisms like aversion, feeding deterrents, mating disruption, reproduction cycle inhibition, growth impairment and chemo sterilization thus modifying their response towards the Termirepel™ containing products resulting in them staying away from the application. Thus, Termirepel™ actually helps in modifying insect behavior. It does not harm or kill the insect but just repels them away from the application.

C Tech corporation provides you with the long term solution on a large scale Industrial business.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you have problems with these insects and other pests.

We have a solution for the pest damages, for more details about our product just head on to our websites-

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Recognizing climate change in electricity network design

Heavy snow over the Italian Dolomites in late 2013 left tourists enduring an extended blackout in one of Europe’s most exclusive winter resorts. Then, in spring 2015, central Italy was hit by a major storm with over a meter of snow combined with strong winds that left over 200,000 customers without power for hours. 

Recent News:

STORM DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE STRAINS POWER NETWORK

December 1, 2021 | Teboho Setena

Power supplier Eskom is counting the costs relating to bad weather damaging infrastructure in the southern Free State.

These costs include repairs after a storm wreaked havoc on the night of Tuesday, 23 November, affecting power supply.

Stefanie Jansen van Rensburg, spokesperson for Eskom, said about 67 poles in these areas fell over and that outages affected both customers in town and those in rural areas.

“More than 1 500 conductors on different feeders were damaged during the storm, affecting more than 250 rural customers – and the town of Jagersfontein was left without supply,” said Jansen van Rensburg.

She said the storm, bringing heavy rains, made access problematic for Eskom technical teams that battled wet and muddy terrain to repair and restore supply.

Jansen van Rensburg said the supplier was yet to quantify the costs arising from the bad weather.

Members of the public are urged to report overhead power cables that have been damaged, have collapsed or are low-hanging as a result of stormy weather conditions, vandalism and illegal connections.

“Such cable can be life-threatening to people or animals who come into contact with it,” said Jansen van Rensburg.

Such increasingly frequent weather extremes across the globe raise the question of how best to deal with events that severely impact energy systems.

Projections about climate change indicate that power systems will be exposed to ever-increasing threats that have the potential to jeopardize continuity and quality of supply. This leads to the question: how best to deal with heightened risk?

Impact of climate change, infrastructure, damage to overhead wires is common these days. Among the threats that impact overhead lines, perhaps the most critical is ‘wet snow’. Wet snowfalls are characterized by snowflakes with high liquid water content (LWC) that adhere easily to the external surface of conductors and ground wires. 

Therefore, cables are laid under the ground. These cables may be attacked by several species of rodents, rats, termites, ants, or gophers.

There are different methods used to lay cables in electrical systems. Normally in the electrical system, most of the high voltage cables are laid under the ground. The cables can be installed in ducts.

While utmost precaution is taken while installing the best available cables in the market, one major point to be considered is the pest attacks on these cables.

The fact about all rodents is that they have incisors that never stop growing. They gnaw continuously to keep their choppers in check. Otherwise, their teeth would grow to such an impractical length that they would starve and die. Insects such as termites and ants equally contribute to damaging cables. When termites encounter a cable, in addition to biting, they also secrete formic acid, which severely corrodes the cable insulation and sheath, causing the cable insulation performance to decline or even short-circuit. Therefore, in the laying regulations formulated by the cable use department, there are clear provisions on anti-termite measures for cable lines.

Our products Rodrepel™Termirepel™, and CombirepelTM are one of a kind. Rodrepel™ can be described as a rodent aversive, while Termirepel™ is a termite and insect aversive, while CombirepelTM works on the combined mechanism of Rodrepel™ and Termirepel™ and acts like a rat, insect, animal, and bird aversive.

The product is available in the form of masterbatches and can be incorporated into various base polymers. But this product is even much more than that. It works on the mechanism of repellence. It does not kill the target species that are rodents and other pests but only repels them.

These Masterbatches can produce a cable based on HDPE or PVC and other polymers at 1/3rd the cost, against cables produced with other Engineered Polymers like Nylon or bulky armored cables.

This product also has a very good shelf life and does not leach out in the environment, thus being totally safe for usage. Last but definitely not least this product is also stable at high temperatures.

We also have topical applications like liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays that can be used near and over-installed near applications. But the use of masterbatch incorporated cables is highly recommended for underground applications.

So basically, this product is low toxic, low hazardous, and completely eco-friendly. And when the world needs a greener solution for each and every aspect of life, this product comes as a breath of fresh air.

Our products are REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), RoHS2 and RoHS3, APVMA, NEA – Singapore compliant, and are also FIFRA (Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) exempted. Ours are the first and only products in the world that are compliant with European Union’s Biocidal Product Regulation (EU BPR).

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

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http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
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Environmentally safe and leach free pest repellent additives for cable application

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach into the surroundings.

Plastics exist in many different chemical compositions and are widespread in society and the environment. Global annual production of plastics has doubled over the past 15 years. The plastic polymers are not regarded as toxic, but there may be toxic residual chemicals, chemical additives, and degradation products in the plastic products that can leach out as they are not bound to the plastic polymer.

Environmental, health, and safety concerns with the basic raw materials used in manufacturing coated wire and cable are driving innovation and change in the industry. These concerns include the life cycle impacts of heavy metals such as lead, brominated flame-retardants, and resin systems, plasticizers, stabilizers, fillers, colorants, etc.

Addressing the various environmental, health, and safety issues of coated wire and cable is not a simple and straightforward process. However, the process of developing and using cleaner alternatives has already begun, spurred by European legislative changes and customer demands.

One major component that has gained a huge demand in recent times is the use of anti-rodent, anti-pest additives. These additives prevent the wire and cable application from pest attacks and thereby help the application in achieving desired longevity.

Although the cost of such compounds is said to be a barrier, the use of pesticides in cable manufacturing has come to attention and that is definitely not an option to non-toxic rodent and pest additives for polymers. 

Pesticides are not designed for polymeric applications and they are definitely not designed for use as a masterbatch as they pose problems during processing via extrusion and also on account of leachability, compatibility, and toxicity.

They have an extremely low thermal stability thus volatilize easily during the manufacturing processes.

These hazardous substances or their degradation products can be released during all phases of the plastic life cycle. This is an unwanted situation for the manufacturer, since the leaching of additives shortens the polymer lifetime, but is certainly harmful also to humans and the environment.

8 MILES OF LEAD-LADEN CABLES REPORTEDLY LEACHING INTO LAKE TAHOE, COURT RECORDS SHOW

November 24, 2021

MICHELLE ROBERTSON

Approximately 8 miles of old Pacific Bell cables are allegedly leaking lead into the waters of Lake Tahoe, and the company has agreed in a lawsuit settlement to remove the old, unused cables, court records show. 

Earlier this month, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s waters, received a settlement in a lawsuit it filed in January in the United States District Court against AT&T subsidiary Pacific Bell.

The cables have been in disuse since the 1980s, when Pacific Bell switched to fiber optic cables, the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance said in a press release. They were discovered by local divers working to remove garbage from Lake Tahoe. 

The nonprofit estimates that the cables contain 63 tons of lead — or 3 pounds of lead in each foot. 

“While the amount of lead the cables have leached into Lake Tahoe is unknown, attorneys for CSPA found that three feet of cable left for one day in a tub of Lake Tahoe water leached 4800 times the amount of lead allowed to enter a source of drinking water,” the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance said in the press release. 

Contamination caused by hazardous substances is a major environmental concern. As mentioned earlier, this issue is addressed by a number of EU legislative measures and policies and the rest of the world needs to take some similar actions before it’s too late.

Our products Rodrepel™Termirepel™, and CombirepelTM are one of a kind. Rodrepel™ can be described as a rodent aversive, while Termirepel™ is a termite and insect aversive, while CombirepelTM works on the combined mechanism of Rodrepel™ and Termirepel™ and acts like a rat, insect, animal, and bird aversive.

The product is available in the form of masterbatches and can be incorporated into various base polymers. But this product is even much more than that. It works on the mechanism of repellence. It does not kill the target species that are rodents and other pests but only repels them.

This product also has a very good shelf life and does not leach out in the environment, thus being totally safe for usage. Last but definitely not least this product is also stable at high temperatures.

We also have topical applications like liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays that can be used near and over installed near applications.

So basically, this product is low toxic, low hazardous, and completely eco-friendly. And when the world needs a greener solution for each and every aspect of life, this product comes as a breath of fresh air.

Our products are REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), RoHS2 and RoHS3, APVMA, NEA – Singapore compliant, and are also FIFRA (Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) exempted. Ours are the first and only products in the world that are compliant with European Union’s Biocidal Product Regulation (EU BPR).

So, whenever you think repellence; think of us! We have a solution! Always!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

Also, visit our websites:

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

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Repellents to reduce cable gnawing by rats and other pests

With billions of people now online, working, collaborating, and connecting, the need for faster connectivity influences more and more fiber optic cable designs and installations globally.

But, having faster connectivity will only go so far if the integrity of the cable is compromised by damage. Cables placed in outside plant or harsh environment applications are designed to endure the extreme challenges associated with temperature fluctuations, crush and impact, tensile loading, and even immersion or burial applications. Yet, surprisingly one of the biggest threats to fiber optic cable signal integrity no matter if the install is outdoors, underground or in the interior of a building or home, is rodents chewing on cables to whittle down their incisors hence damaging the fibers within.

Optical cables may be attacked by several species of rodents e.g. rats, water voles, martens, squirrels, or gophers. Also, other animals may attack cables e.g. termites, ants, woodpeckers (aerial cables), or arctic foxes (in Greenland).

Many projects require that optical-fiber cables be installed in ducts inside and outside of buildings. While the designer will tell you that this level of protection is necessary to protect against mechanical abuse, none of them can assure you that this will protect the cables from rodent and pest attacks.

The fact about all rodents is that they have incisors that never stop growing. They gnaw continuously to keep their choppers in check. Otherwise, their teeth would grow to such an impractical length that they would starve and die. Insects such as termites and ants equally contribute to damaging cables. When termites encounter a cable, in addition to biting, they also secrete formic acid, which severely corrodes the cable insulation and sheath, causing the cable insulation performance to decline or even short-circuit. Therefore, in the laying regulations formulated by the cable use department, there are clear provisions on anti-termite measures for cable lines.

The acid secreted by insects can destroy the hardest engineering plastics such as Polyamide 12.

These pests have succeeded in bringing the nation’s defence activities to a still. Whether it’s a groundhog causing an emergency shutdown at Pentagon, or the Israel army struggling with rat-infested military bases, these pests have managed to find their way everywhere.

More than 60% of the short circuits are caused by rodents or termites damaging the sheath of the cable. The squirrel is a bigger threat to cybersecurity than hackers. They are a major cause of power outages worldwide. They have been successful in leaving the U.S. Navy base with disrupted communication in the past. Birds like cockatoos have wreaked havoc on Australia’s Broadband service resulting in a damage bill of 80,000 dollars.

Rodent damage to communication cables is more than just a nuisance, as it can result in costly repairs and service interruptions.

One such recent incidence is as below:

Chaos as 1,800 homes left without internet after rats chew through cables

Openreach engineers are still working to resolve the issues which have seen 1,800 households in the Torridge area of Devon go without phone or internet connection

Alex Davis

Ryan Merrifield

19 Oct 2021

Nearly 2,000 homes were left without any phone or internet connection after rats reportedly chewed through the network cables over the weekend.

The blackout hit residents in the Torridge area of Devon with engineers for Openreach – a provider for BT, Vodafone, Plusnet and Sky – working to resolve the issue.

However, the company has given no estimated time on when the matter might be resolved.

Households in Bideford, Clovelly, Hartland, Horns Cross, Parkham and Woolfardisworthy are all understood to be affected, reports DevonLive.

The disruption comes a week after Torridge households suffered a 22-hour outage between October 9-10.

Talking about the costly repairs;

AT&T investing millions to bury fiber-optic cables damaged in Ida

By KATC News

Posted Oct 20, 2021

AT&T is investing tens of millions of dollars to strengthen its network in Louisiana against hurricanes and tropical storms by burying fiber-optic lines in some of the areas hit worst by Hurricane Ida.

The project’s primary focus will be in parts of the Bayou parishes and in and around the New Orleans area, including Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Charles, St. James, and Terrebonne Parishes. AT&T plans to complete a majority of the work this year, with the project expected to be complete in the first half of 2022.

Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph maximum sustained winds caused multiple cuts to key fiber-optic lines in storm-impacted areas, according to AT&T. The network connects businesses and residents in communities statewide and provides critical backhaul for AT&T’s wireless network. The new project will help enhance network resiliency in future storms, AT&T said.

Such statistics are scary and dizzying. It gives the people a feeling of hopelessness and sleepless nights. As many methods are used by different authorities to curb the infestations of these rodents, we at C Tech Corporation have also come up with viable methods.

Our products Rodrepel™, Termirepel™, and Combirepel™ are one of a kind. Rodrepel™ can be described as a rodent aversive, while Termirepel™ is a termite and insect aversive, while CombirepelTM works on the combined mechanism of Rodrepel™ and Termirepel™ and acts like a rat, insect, animal and bird aversive.

The product is available in the form of masterbatches and can be incorporated into various base polymers. But this product is even much more than that. It works on the mechanism of repellence. It does not kill the target species that are rodents and other pests but only repels them.

These Masterbatches can produce a cable based on HDPE or PVC and other polymers at 1/3rd the cost, against cables produced with other Engineered Polymers like Nylon or bulky armored cables.

This product also has a very good shelf life and does not leach out in the environment, thus being totally safe for usage. Last but definitely not the least this product is also stable at high temperatures.

We also have topical applications like liquid concentrate, lacquer, and sprays that can be used near and over installed near applications.

So basically, this product is low toxic, low hazardous and completely eco-friendly. And when the world needs a greener solution for each and every aspect of life, this product comes as a breath of fresh air.

Our products are REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), RoHS2 and RoHS3, APVMA, NEA – Singapore compliant and are also FIFRA (Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) exempted. Ours are the first and only products in the world that are compliant with European Union’s Biocidal Product Regulation (EU BPR).

So, whenever you think repellence; think of us! We have a solution! Always!

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

Also, visit our websites:

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

Follow our Facebook pages at:

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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 places where people do not sleep, the nocturnal bedbugs look to feed on people rather than feeding them at 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,

Bed bug infestation forces Hudson library to temporarily close

HUDSON, Fla. – The Hudson library says it is temporarily closed due to a bed bug infestation. The library located at 8012 Library Road is expected to be closed for 1-2 weeks for fumigation treatment. 

According to the library, staff discovered the bugs in an isolated area of the building two weeks ago. The county used a pest control contractor to begin isolated treatments, but the treatments were not successful, so it decided to close the building a do a full fumigation.

Health officials say bed bugs are not dangerous, but their bites can cause discomfort or an allergic reaction in some people.

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.

Termites turn rare books history

Garima Mishra ,  Pune, Sun July 10 2011

Nibhandh Mala written by Vishnu Krishna Chiplunkar in 1917 is a rare book, not available in the market. The only copy of the book available in the 60-year-old Government Divisional Library at Vishrambaug wada may soon end up in the gullets of termites.

Termites have partially eaten its pages. Other rare books like Puratatva Vidya (1976) and Gopal Vishnu Tulpule’s Aristotalchaya Pashchat (1968) are on the verge of being fed by termites, the result of staff shortage, lack of space and neglect. The library houses around 2.5 lakh books on varied genres; poetry, novels, drama, biographies and autobiographies.

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.

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

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

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

Termirepel™ in the form of the masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments, and equipment.

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.

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Chirp..chirp…Crickets!

Crickets, also known as the musical insects are just not another insects but are nuisance pests. They with their presence can be the most irritating creatures around. The crickets in groups can create a sound which is no more pleasant but is a noise!

There are approximately 900 different species of crickets in the Gryllidae family. Crickets have large hind legs, two pairs of wings, flattened bodies and antennae that can be as long or longer than their body. Crickets can be brown, black, green, or red in color.

Crickets lay eggs in large numbers, and when the eggs hatch, the young crickets are on their own to survive. However, certain species of crickets, like the burrowing cricket will care for its young for a few days after hatching.

Crickets can be found throughout the world. They can survive in various habitats, including forests, meadows, fields, rocky areas and caves. Some of them live under the ground. Size of crickets depends on the species. They are usually 1 to 2 inches long.

These creatures who are distantly related to grasshoppers have one pair of one-inch-long antennas, called feelers. Antennas can detect movement of the prey and facilitate the finding of food. Crickets have excellent eyesight. Their eyes (known as compound eyes) consist of a large number of lenses which ensure visualization of different pictures at the same time.

They are a nuisance with their presence and noise. Colonies in rubbish dumps can migrate into houses, causing great distress. They are also prone to damage fabric and foodstuffs. Crickets are strongly attracted to bright lights, and they can enter your house through open doors or cracks in doors, window frames, foundation or siding. Crickets may damage clothing, drapes or wall coverings with staining from feces or vomitus, or by their feeding activities.

Crickets feed above ground at night and take refuge in cracks in the soil during the day. Crickets feed outwards from the cracks, defoliating and killing pasture grasses. They are selective feeders, preferring grasses but also eating legumes, weeds, and seed. They feed on seeds, roots, or leaves of young seedlings. As a result of the attack, the seed dies or fail to germinate. 

Creepy crickets invade Arlington

An outbreak of Mormon crickets has the community of Arlington banding together to control the insects.

They’re crawling up the sides of houses, swarming driveways, munching crops and generally causing a creepy nuisance around town.

Mormon crickets have invaded Arlington this year in startling numbers, with residents trying desperately to figure out how to keep the exploding population under control.

“We’re just overrun,” said Jessica Gossett, who works at the local library. “Now my kids won’t even go out to play.”

The problem has gotten so bad in recent days that roughly 50 people turned out Friday for a community meeting at the Arlington City Council chambers to discuss possible solutions, which ranged from poisons to predators to building a physical barrier around local homes.

Insect Attack! Crickets Swarming Crops

By Rebecca Boone, The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads.

Experts say this year could be a banner one for Mormon crickets — 3-inch-long bugs named after the Mormon pioneers who moved West and learned firsthand the insect’s devastating effect on forage and grain fields.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reports “significantly higher Mormon cricket populations” on federal land in southwestern Idaho, agency spokeswoman Abbey Powell wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

The pests must be kept away from the human dwellings. To do so, many conventional methods are used like fumigation and use of hazardous chemicals. But these methods have failed to keep the crickets away from the houses and farms.

The time needs effective solutions for preventing the cricket nuisance and C Tech Corporation has such a solution with them.

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TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated with the polymeric applications like wires and cables, pipes, agricultural films etc. The masterbatch, when incorporated into the agricultural films, will repel the crickets and will protect the crops from the damage caused by these pests.

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

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically on the applications. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the already installed applications like the pipes, wires and cable, home decors. The lacquer gives transparent finish and does not disturb the aesthetics of the application.

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 boxelder bugs 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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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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Beware of your mails!

The transport of goods from one place to another has undoubtedly been a boon to everybody directly or indirectly. It makes a lot of activities easier for people. These packages and parcels are more often than not shipped via airways and waterways to reach their intended destinations.

However, sometimes on the way, these packages unintentionally pick up something undesirable along with the actual contents. That in itself is a scary thought. But what it actually picks up is scarier. Bugs and pests! Especially pesky little bed bugs and other similar insects. Though the thought of it might seem weird, it is not all that uncommon. A lot of the items that are to be transported are stored in warehouses at different stages of the shipping process. These warehouses are crowded and have many, many packages in them. If even one of the packages has insects on them, it spreads throughout the place very soon. After the warehouses, the packages are transported and even during this stage, a lot of packages come in contact with each other. Infestation can spread way too quickly if an infested package or item is exposed to others.

Many such incidences of bugs and insects arriving via mail and packages have been brought to light in the recent past. Some of the reports are listed below.

Is it possible to catch bed bugs from Amazon packages?

Yes, it is 100% possible to find bed bugs in Amazon packages.

Many people consider cheap motel rooms and public laundromats to be the sole source of bed bug infestations but, unfortunately, this is far from true. Bed bugs can be picked up just about anywhere, including fitting rooms, second-hand stores and even from your latest Amazon order.

These vampiric bugs love dark, enclosed spaces, and the cozy, insulated environment of a cardboard box is especially appealing. Bed bugs will happily stow away inside shipping packages that come into contact with infested items, only to be carried, Trojan-horse style, into your house. Once inside, they can easily be transferred to other items in your home and, if they reach your bed, it’s game over.

Mattresses and bedding are the preferred environment of the bed bug, as it gives them prime access to their favorite food source (i.e. your sleeping body).

The worst thing about bed bugs isn’t even their bite, it’s their persistence. A bed bug infestation can be very difficult to eradicate, and the process can be incredibly distressing (and itchy) for their victims.

Wayfair Class Action Says Headboard Infested with Bed Bugs

A Wayfair class action lawsuit claims that consumers were exposed to bed bugs in infested headboards and mattresses knowingly sold and shipped by the company.

The Wayfair class action lawsuit says the online retailer continued to sell infested furniture items to consumers despite their knowledge of the bed bug infestation,

The lead plaintiff argues that the company did nothing to eradicate the bed bugs or to warn consumers about the problem, ultimately selling the affected items for two years after the defendant became aware of the problem.

The Wayfair bed bug class action lawsuit also states that the infested items are still for sale.

As pointed out in the Wayfair class action lawsuit, bed bugs are insects that feed on human blood.

Can Insects Come in the Mail?

Everything from car seats to cat food can now be delivered to our doorsteps. But in addition to the item you ordered, what else may be lurking inside the packing box? Shripat Kamble, former director of the certification program for the Entomological Society of America and a professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, scratches the issue.

A bug in a box can be a hardy traveler. Cardboard is a good insulator for small critters, even if it is cold outside, says Dr. Kamble. “Climate doesn’t have a whole lot to do with survival, since the inside temperature doesn’t get that cold.” And a lack of food isn’t an issue either. “We have known bedbugs to survive 30 to 40 days with no food,” he says.

For the most part, says Dr. Kamble, the creatures you may find in the foam peanuts—besides mice—are live adult specimens and egg cases of common insects like roaches, moths, beetles, spiders and bedbugs. But the list, he says, goes on and on.

Tolerance for creepy crawlies on the receiving end varies, says Dr. Kamble. In warm-weather climates, where people see bugs all the time, they may not be too bothered by a few ants or roaches. “But if you go way up North, where you rarely find any insects, you’ll find people’s tolerance is very low,” he says.

Boxwoods shipped to Tennessee may contain invasive pest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s animal and plant health inspection service confirmed the presence of box tree moth, cydalima perspectalis, in the United States, and Tennessee is a state that may have received infested boxwood plants.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture was notified that boxwoods shipped to a distribution center in Memphis from Ontario, Canada between August and April may have been infested with box tree moths. APHIS believes six other states may be affected.

“We are monitoring the box tree moth with traps in the Memphis area,” said Commissioner Dr. Charlie Hatcher. “Tennessee imports boxwoods from Canada, and once the pest was detected in Canada last year, TDA placed traps in West Tennessee and in other high-risk areas. Fortunately, there have been no box tree moths detected since that time. Based on the latest information from APHIS, we will place additional traps in West Tennessee.”

Once the unwitting recipient of the packages accepts them and takes them inside their homes to open the parcels, that’s when all hell breaks loose. Now the pesky insects have direct access to the house, an infestation inside the house is bound to occur. Clothes, books, beds and mattresses, pictures and even sofa covers and insulations, everything becomes a large feast for the bugs and the entire apartment is now infested.

What can be done to stop this invasion from happening? Surely one cannot stop accepting their packages and mails, right? A better and effective solution needs to be devised.

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It implements a six-pronged technique that is highly effective in preventing damage from cockroaches, bedbugs, and other insects.

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

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

The racks, shelves and all other polymeric materials inside the storage houses or the warehouses can be incorporated with the masterbatch. This will prevent infestation inside the warehouses.

The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paint in a predetermined ratio and can be applied to the walls of the warehouses. It can also be applied on the interior and exterior walls of houses and apartments so that no insects are able to survive there.

The lacquer is a topical application and compatible with most surfaces such as wood, polymer, concrete, metal, etc. It can be directly applied on floorings, metal racks, etc. inside the storage houses.

The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and applied directly on wooden shelves, racks, and cabinets to protect them from bedbugs as well as other wood damaging insects such as termites, ants, etc.

The ready-to-use Termirepel™ spray can be sprayed directly on any infested area to prevent the damage caused by insects. It can be sprayed onto the packages as well, before and after shipping.

All our products are EU-BPR, RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, EU-BPR, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Using our products you can repel these creepy creatures in an environmentally friendly way!

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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!

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Barbaric Glue Traps

Rats, squirrels, insects, and small birds may squeeze through gaps as small as a quarter-inch wide. They can get into almost any building, car, or backyard with ease. Glue traps are widely employed to get rid of these invaders in an area. Some feel it is the more ethical way of trapping small creatures that are considered pests; however, they aren’t the right approach!

These traps are also called glue boards or sticky boards and are made out of sheets of paper, fiberboard, or plastic that have been covered with tacky glue and are designed to target any small animal that crawls across or lands on them. Glue traps are pretty cruel. People who are aware of the level of cruelty linked with the use of glue traps would refuse to use them.

Thousands of animals are entrapped unknowingly because of these boards. Death is not quick or painless if animals are caught in glue traps. It may rip out patches of fur or feathers, break bones, and even gnaw through their limbs in an attempt to release them, which is horrific.

Below are some recent incidents where the animals were lucky to survive from these inhumane traps!

Fox lucky to be alive after being stuck in a glue trap overnight

An animal welfare charity has called for a ban on glue traps after a fox cub was trapped overnight.

The baby fox, who rescuers say was lucky to survive, was covered in glue after getting caught in the trap on April 10, 2021. The device is a tray coated with a sticky adhesive typically used to trap rodents and animals classed as vermin.

The stricken cub was heard wailing in pain through the night before rescuers were called in to save him. He was then taken to the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre.
His fur was badly matted by the adhesive and needed to be shaved despite attempts to remove the glue through a mix of Fairy liquid, vegetable oil, and soapy water. “This poor fox cub’s lucky escape is further proof that they are an ineffective form of pest control.

Cat rescued from ‘extremely cruel’ glue trap in Accrington

Six-year-old Valentina was rescued by the RSPCA after being found by a member of the public in Accrington in February 2021. Her paws were stuck in a glue trap, which is normally used to trap rats and mice.

The tortoiseshell cat was in a terrible state, with glue all over her fur, and burns to her mouth from where she had tried to lick off the glue. RSPCA Inspector Emma Dingley said: “This poor cat was completely stuck to the glue trap and she had been panicking and trying to get herself free by licking at the glue which then caused severe burns.

The above incidents proved that glue traps are inhumane and cause undue suffering to creatures caught in them, whether they are the intended target species or a cherished pet or wild animal. The terrible reality is that unmanaged trapped animals will slowly die from thirst, hunger, or fatigue.

“Humans are also at risk from glue traps. The CDC and Health Canada specifically advise against their use because to the risk of Hantaviruses spreading when panicked, entrapped animals lose control of their internal functions”

Using traps to combat this problem is not a viable approach. Why rely on these tactics when they have all been proven to be cruel? Instead of killing these pests, you can use products that repel them, bringing the ecosystem back into balance.

Combirepel™ is an anti-rodent, anti-insect, and bird aversive developed by C Tech Corporation for a variety of applications. It is a combination of both Rodrepel™ and Termirepel™ and it is a non-mutagenic, low-toxic, low-hazard with a low level of concern and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Combirepel™  comes with different variants such as masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, spray, and bird repellent gel lacquer to keep the pesky pests at bay!

The masterbatch can be incorporated with polymer while manufacturing cable sheathing, utility pipes, polymeric parts, trash bins, etc. The liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a predetermined ratio which depends on infestation level and can be applied on interior and exterior walls of buildings, mechanical equipments, cars, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces such as polymer, concrete, metal, wood, ceramic, etc. it can be topically applied on floorings, racks and shelves, existing utility pipes, existing wires and cables, and other metal surfaces. The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and can be applied directly on wooden surfaces to protect it from wood damaging insects.

Combirepel™ Bird Repellent Gel Lacquer is designed to keep birds away. This product is developed solely to keep birds from perching and roosting. The product causes the bird’s pain receptors associated with taste. Some birds use their sense of smell to determine whether the substance is dangerous or not. Repellent induces a physiological reaction in the birds, which they equate with a sensory cue and learn to avoid. As a result, their infestation is minimized, and harm is prevented. The gel lacquer compatible with most of the surfaces and is easy to apply. Also, it can be directly applied to areas prone to bird roosting.  

Our Combirepel™ pest repellent spray is easy-to-use and can be sprayed directly in gaps, cracks, or any infested area to keep the pests away.

Also Rodrepel™ rodent repellent spray can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the rodents.

Bye-Bye Birdy bird repellent spray is very user-friendly and convenient for application.

Thus using the blend of green chemistry and smart technology we can get rid of them without causing them any physical harm and can take a step ahead towards sustainability.

Our products are RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, EU – BPR, REACH, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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

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Infestation by the Moths

Moths sure look like harmless insects flying around doing their business, but many-a-times, they come in huge numbers and the destruction such an infestation causes can be major. While it is true that most moths are attracted to light, certain types of moths like the common clothes moths like to nest in dark and dingy places. Other than that, all moths lay eggs and hatch them in dark places as well.

The moths are commonly found in the backside of closets and pantries, where they mate and lay eggs. Clothes moths are specifically attracted to fabrics like wool, fur and even silk and leather. They feed on these clothes and more often than not damage them by chewing holes in them. They also leave behind their waste in the closet and the areas around. These moths also chew on the carpets and curtains around the house.

Other type of moths, the food moths, are very attracted to stored food grains as well as packaged and processed foodstuff. All types of moth eggs, upon hatching, produce small moth larvae. These larvae are very destructive as they contaminate the food and the area around with faeces, cocoons, and web-like material.

Some instances about such moth infestations have been listed below.

Revenge of the clothes moths: as numbers boom, can they be stopped?

When Janine Christley moved into her new house, she thought buying woollen carpets would be the sustainable option. She had the stairs and two floors of her cottage carpeted, at a cost of thousands of pounds. Then the moths moved in.

She first noticed them about four years ago, just a few at first. But then they started devouring the carpets, creating big bare patches. Gradually, Christley has had to rip them up and replace them with synthetic carpet. “I’ve still got woollen carpet in my room and the front room, but there are big holes where they’ve eaten it away,” she says. To a family of moths, it turns out, a wool-carpeted house is essentially an all-you-can-eat restaurant.

“Of course, they’re into clothes as well,” she says. They have eaten woollen jackets and gorged on the bags of wool she keeps for felting projects – as well as the finished works themselves.

Irish homes struggle to manage moth invasion as insects wreak havoc

Moth infestations across Ireland have more than QUADRUPLED, as householders and business owners struggle to cope with an invasion of the winged insects.

The lengthy lockdown, coupled with unseasonable spring weather, have created ideal breeding conditions for moths and sparked a huge surge in numbers.

According to pest control experts, carpet moths in particular have been wreaking havoc and causing irreparable damage, leaving beleaguered homeowners and business owners with hefty bills.

Trevor Hayden, who runs nationwide company ‘Complete Pest Control’, said: “Moths are something we’ve always dealt with in the past, but in small numbers. However, the numbers have exploded over the past few months. We’re now getting up to 20 calls a day about moth infestations, whereas previously we’d only have got about three to four calls at the very most. So we’re probably doing four to five times as many moth jobs as we would normally at the moment.

“In many cases the infestations have been in buildings like offices, restaurants or other commercial premises which haven’t been in use during the lockdown, but which people are now starting to open up again or clean up ahead of restrictions being eased.

“Carpet moths have thrived since we first went into lockdown, because they find their way into empty buildings and unused indoor spaces. Once things get back to normal, I’m sure their numbers will go right back down again.

“Although these pests don’t bite, the infestations are likely to end up costing a fortune, because their larvae will destroy carpets, curtains and upholstery, all which will need to be replaced.”

Aside from the rise in cases of moth infestations, rats remain the biggest headache for homeowners.

Town of Oakville taking action to control gypsy moth infestation

Based on population surveys conducted in 2020, Oakville faces extreme levels of gypsy moth infestation this year that could affect 102 hectares (252 acres) of town woodlands and result in a significant loss of trees if no action is taken.

“The town’s tree canopy is one of our greatest assets,” said Mayor Burton. “Oakville and our neighbouring municipalities successfully conducted aerial sprays in targeted areas in 2008 and 2018. We will continue to protect our urban forest from these damaging invasive insects before they cause irreparable damage.”

Gypsy moth is a non-native insect that is considered a major destructive pest in North America. These insects can be a concern because the larvae (or caterpillar stage) feed voraciously, mostly on the leaves of leafy trees such as oak. When populations are high, they can eat all the leaves on a tree in a short amount of time. When leaves are lost in successive years, trees can die.

Various pest control methods have been tried to stop the menace caused by these insects. But these methods have not offered any fool proof and long lasting method to combat the nuisance of these pests.

What is needed is a solution that is effective, eco- friendly, easy to use and long-lasting.

The unique product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an insect and termite aversive which repels them.

Termirepel™ 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.

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

Termirepel™ wood polish additive can be mixed with the wood polish and applied on the wooden surfaces like the closets, pantries, bookshelves, wardrobes, and other furnitures, etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of the buildings and structures to keep the moths and moth larvae away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with the surfaces wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, cables, wires which are already installed, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the cupboards, shelves, wardrobes, installed wires, and cables, etc. thus protecting it from damage. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into polymeric applications like polymeric wires and cables, pipes, etc.

Termirepel™ insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the infected area to repel the pests.

Termirepel™ does not kill or harm the insects but repels them. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Creepy Crawlies Are Taking Over Libraries!

Bedbugs are everywhere!  Hotels and residences are famous for bedbug hubs. Whenever we hear their names we naturally assume of a bed. But did you even know that beds aren’t just the spot where bed bugs appear? A bedbug infestation can be spotted in many locations. They can be found in a significant bunch of areas during your everyday routines.

Surprisingly, libraries are having a hard time tackling the problem of bedbugs nesting in their books and would then creep to borrowers’ residences. In only six months, a single pregnant female bed bug will produce a population of over 700,000-bed bugs. It’s too risky to return a contaminated book. There are many cases where these blood-sucking insects have fall out directly from the book on the library’s desk.

According to the New York Times, bedbugs and their eggs can be found in the spines of hardcover books.” The bugs emerge at night to eat, find a new home in a headboard, and soon readers are loving not only plot twists but also post-bite welts,” according to the newspaper.

Here are some reasons to purchase e-books as bedbugs were blamed to invade the libraries!

The local library closes after the discovery of bed bugs

Bed bugs found in returned DVDs have caused the closure of the Quincy Public Library. NCW Libraries announced on May 01, 2021.

The library has been closed since April 30, 2021, the day the insects were discovered.

Two separate pest control companies came in to confirm that the insects were bed bugs.

On Monday, May 3, 2021, a pest control company was brought in to treat the entire building and individual materials as well. Pest control will follow up to verify the effectiveness of the treatment.

Bed bug infestation temporarily closes Pasco Library in Hudson

On September 05, 2020, the Pasco County Library System announced its temporarily closing one of its branches for an unusual reason: an infestation of bed bugs.

The Hudson branch off of Fivay Road will be closed until further notice.

According to a release from the county, staff at the library noticed the bugs about two weeks ago. The county hired a pest control company to begin “spot treatments,” but that method didn’t seem to work.

So now, the plan is to tent the entire building to kill the pests.

Barbara Cichocki and her son Wayne used to frequent the neighborhood library, but they haven’t been here recently. They are saying thank goodness, just the thought of bed bugs in the library gives Barbara chills.

They not only invade houses or libraries but they can create a huge impact on human health also. Their bites can cause discomfort or an allergic reaction which can be severe.

Various methods are used traditionally to mitigate those blood-sucking creatures. But, every method comes with its drawbacks. Heat tends to age the books. Fumigation is well-known for causing fatigue, nausea, cancers, and endocrine disruptions, etc. Also, excessive use of it has accelerated bedbug evolution. They are becoming immune to commonly used pesticides!

So how can we get out of this dilemma?

Is there any safe and effective way to control those critters?

Well, C Tech Corporation has devised a viable solution!

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 a variety of insects. It is an insect repellent with a wide range of repellence tactics that efficiently keep insects away!

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

The liquid concentrate can be mixed in paint in a predetermined ratio and can be applied to the walls of the library.

The lacquer is a topical application and compatible with most surfaces such as wood, polymer, concrete, metal, etc. It can be directly applied on floorings, existing wires, and cables, metal racks, etc.

The masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like wires, cables, polymeric material, instruments, and equipment.

The wood polish additive can be blended with wood polish and applied directly on wooden shelves, racks, and cabinets to protect them from bedbugs as well as other wood damaging insects such as termites, ants, etc.

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

Our products are RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, EU-BPR, APVMA, NEA compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Using our products you can repel these creepy creatures in an environmentally friendly way!

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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!

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