Enemy of Growers – Aphids!

Aphids are also known as the enemy of growers!

The planted crops are easily attacked by aphids causing a huge loss to the crop growers.

The evidence for the same is reported as below:

Aphid attack leaves wheat growers worried

Mar 24, 2020

Sameer Singh

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, March 23

Farmers in the region are worried as few weeks prior to the harvesting season, aphid (kala tela) has attacked the standing wheat crop.

Farmers from villages in Mansa rued that the crop was first damaged by heavy unseasonal rains and hailstorm and now the aphid attack has come to haunt them. Though the aphid attack has affected crop in several villages in the region, farmers of Khokhar Kalan, Bhai Desa, Burj Rathi, Burj Dhilwan, Burj Hari, Ubha, Khiali Kalan, Bhaini Bhagha, Kot Lallu, Nangal Kalan and Nangal Khurd villages are hit the most. They are now resorting to sprinkling of pesticides to minimise damage.

Aphid invasion causing a buggy situation in Calgary

By Tom Ross

Posted Sep 4, 2019

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — If you have ventured outside on a mild Calgary evening over the past few weeks, you may have found yourself swatting at the air a little more than normal.

There’s an influx of aphids this year, with countless little insects buzzing around causing a nuisance.

It’s not too dramatically different from some other years, but conditions were perfect for a high population this summer and fall.

“We had a fair amount of moisture in this part of the province, more so than maybe previous years, and that affords a lot of plant growth,” said Dr. Ken Fry, an instructor in the School of Animal Science and Horticulture at Olds College. “Since the aphids feed on plants, they’ve had lots of food, so their numbers build up over the summer. And hence, you get large numbers in the fall going to head out to over-winter.”

Aphids don’t really live that long, but this is their most active time of year.

The bugs are deep in the throes of mating season, and afterwards, need to find a nice safe place to store their eggs over the winter.

While it is an annoyance for now, fortunately, Fry is confident it will not last much longer.

They have proven to be the enemies of the growers, haven’t they?!

So, what is an aphid??

Let’s know!

Aphids have soft pear-shaped bodies with long legs and antennae and may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black depending on the species and the plants they feed on. A few species appear waxy or woolly due to the secretion of a waxy white or gray substance over their body surface.

Generally, adult aphids are wingless, but most species also occur in winged forms, especially when populations are high or during spring and fall. The ability to produce winged individuals provides the pest with a way to disperse to other plants when the quality of the food source deteriorates.

There are numerous species of aphids found throughout the world. These garden pests are usually most active in the springtime and decrease with a rise in outside temperatures.

They live on plants, especially on the new plant growth and buds, and the eggs can survive the winter. Although aphids live in colonies, they will move to other plants when their host plant is dying or overpopulated.

Aphids are among the most feared pests among growers in temperate regions.

What kind of damage can they do?

Aphids passively feed on the sap of phloem vessels in plants and extract the plant’s fluids and nutrients which turn the leaves yellow and stunt shoots. Some species inject the toxin into plants, which causes leaves to curl and further distorts growth. The newly developed plant becomes unhealthy and hence may die but the larger plants may survive with some damage.

Aphids produce a sweet and sticky excretion known as honeydew which turns black when affected by sooty mold fungus. The black spots affect the photosynthesis cycle and the plant eventually die. The aphid’s honeydew not only attracts the sooty mold fungus but also ants because the honeydew contains necessary ingredients like amino acids, protein, and sugar the fungus and ant requires.

All these were the direct and indirect damages to the plant/crops but the most harmful consequence of aphids is the Transmission of Diseases. Aphids can transmit dozens of viruses from a diseased plant to healthy in few seconds, especially through the winged generation. The biggest problem with viruses is that there is no remedy for them so that the infection of a plant that is not tolerant or resistant to the virus leads inevitably to a decline in the final production.

There are many conventional methods to prevent the plants and crops from aphids but all are ineffective. Pesticides are used which have failed to keep these pests away from the crops.

Knowing all the damages caused by aphids and the ineffectiveness of the conventional methods use,  let’s now know how to combat these pests.

C Tech Corporation can offer you the effective solution to overcome the damages caused by aphids, TermirepelTM is an ideal solution for prevention from inflicts of Aphids.

TermirepelTM works on the mechanism of repellency. The product triggers a fear response within the pest whenever it comes across an application treated  with our products, thereby exploiting the fight or flight response or sending chemical signals to insects that there is danger using semiochemicals.

The product is non-toxic, non-hazardous, and an insect aversive repellent.  It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

TermirepelTM is developed on the basis of green chemistry and technology.

TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated in plastic tree guards, fencing of trees, mulches, films, guard bags, floating row covers, polymeric equipment, etc.

The installed tree trenches, fences, guards, etc. can be coated with our topical solutions namely TermirepelTM liquid concentrate and TermirepelTM lacquer.

The spray product can be sprayed in areas of warehouses, equipment rooms, etc. to protect the yield from aphid attack.

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Pest management in areas of restaurants

Pest control methods are essential to ensure high standards of food hygiene and good manufacturing practice. In restaurants, rats and mice are one of the most common type of pest you might find.

Rodents are familiar pests in foodservice environments because their three basic needs – water, food and shelter – can all be met in a restaurant setting.  Rodents, like humans, like to be comfortable.  So when the weather gets colder, they want a warm haven.  Since rodents will eat most of the same foods that people do, your restaurant can be just as appealing to a Norway rat as it is to your customers, and with none of the advertisements and marketing!

As scraps from restaurant dumpsters start to dwindle amid widespread closures, the rats are going to do whatever is necessary to find food and survive. Whatever is necessary.

Insects like cockroaches and ants and other pantry pests will feed on the leftover food or even the groceries in the kitchen.

Recent news reported was:

Chinese restaurant in Sligo Town forced to close over ‘rodent infestation’

The food safety inspector found ‘many black elongated rodent droppings’

By William Dunne Digital Journalist

9th April 2020

An Chinese restaurant in Ireland was forced to close after “evidence of rodent infestation” was spotted in a food storage area.

The food safety chiefs issued a closure order for China City in Sligo Town on March 2 after an inspection was carried out.

An inspector for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland made the decision on the basis that there is a “grave and immediate danger to public health” at the premises.

They said while evidence showed a pest control contractor had examined the premises, no previous reports had stated evidence of rodent infestation.

The HSE report said: “There was no adequate procedure to check the premises for evidence of rodents on a day to day basis.

“There was a pest control contractor employed and reports indicate that visits hod been carried out and reports state that there was no evidence of internal or external rodent infestation.”

It added: “On the date of inspection there was evidence of rodent infestation in the first floor store where chest freezers used to store food and some foodstuffs such as flour were stored.

More cockroaches found at Columbia Center mall restaurants

By Annette Cary

November 19, 2019


Health inspectors found cockroaches at seven of 14 eateries it inspected at the Columbia Center mall in Kennewick this week.

However, only Bruchi’s CheeseSteaks and Subs rose to a level of concern that the Benton Franklin Health District requested that it close to address the infestation.

It is expected to have completed pest control and cleaning to reopen on Wednesday, after voluntarily closing on Monday, said Lars Richins, the food safety program supervisor for the health district.

For maintaining the hygiene and safety at your restaurant against the pesky rodents and insects we can help you by providing you with an eco-friendly solution which is RodrepelTMTermirepelTM, and CombirepelTM.

These products are manufactured by C Tech Corporation using green technology. The restaurants can be well protected by using these products. The products are a green technology product that does not kill the pest but only repels thus maintaining the ecological balance of the earth.

These products are available in four forms viz. Masterbatch, Liquid Concentrate, lacquer, and wood polish additive.

Masterbatch can be incorporated in the polymer-based applications while processing them. The polymer applications like wires, cables, pipes, polymer made kitchen equipment, etc. can be manufactured by using our masterbatch.

Liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in proper proportion and cover the entire area of infestation by paints. Lacquer can be directly used as a top coating over the application. The wood polish additive is also a topical application that can be mixed in the wood polish and applied on wooden surfaces.

Our newly developed product is in the form of a spray, called RodrepelTM rodent repellent spray TermirepelTM insect repellent sprayCombirepelTM pest repellent spray which are an easy to use product. The spray can be sprayed on infested areas and equipment that need protection from rodents.

Our product solutions do not interfere with the properties of the application and in plus point provides complete protection against the harmful pest like rats and mice and various insects.

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

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