Delicious Dosh – ‘Money Hungry’ Termites feast on piles of cash!

‘Termites are known to cause more than $30 billion damage worldwide.’

They have become the most reputed creatures for damaging the furniture, deterioration of forests, and chewing through books, and cloth. 

Apart from this did you know? These pesky critters also munch a huge chunk of cash!

Well, a termite infestation can pose a serious threat to your pockets. It’s important to know that termites eat both wood and paper, which contain a high level of cellulose. This might cause you to think if any of the paper in your home needs to be protected if you have a termite problem! 

Termites are the most invasive species found on the earth. They are active throughout the day and they feed on 24×7. They grow quickly thus, anything that comes in their way they will feast on it.

Are you curious how these tiny starving species can be a major headache? How they can feast on your savings? So, let’s take a look at it.

Termites eat up currency worth ₹5 lakh

Andhra Pradesh (IN) | February 17, 2021

A pig-rearer who kept currency notes in an iron safe was shocked after noticing that the notes were destroyed by termites in the Krishna district.

B. Jamalaiah of Mylavaram village had saved about ₹5 lakh in an iron box. When he opened the box on Tuesday, he found the notes were completely damaged. Shocked by the heavy loss, the family members were seen crying for help. Police visited his house.

“I planned to construct a house with my savings. But, I was upset as holes were seen on all the notes,” Mr. Jamalaiah said. As Mr. Jamalaiah didn’t have a bank account, he stored the money in the iron box, the villagers said.

Termites eat up ₹2 Lakh Cash Kept In Bank

Gujarat (IN) | January 23, 2021

A man hailing from Vadodara in Gujarat lost Rs 2.20 lakh cash after termites ate up the currency notes kept in his bank locker at the Bank of Baroda branch at Pratap Nagar in the city.

According to the media reports, the man identified as Rehna Qutubddin Desarwal had reportedly kept the cash bundles in locker number 252 which were feasted by termites. The account holder came to know about this when he reached the bank to collect his money.

Shocked by the incident, Desarwal later raised a complaint with the bank manager and demanded his money back. He demanded that the bank refund the money which he lost due to the termites.

While the bank has asked him to give an application to replace the cash, the incident has raised questions about the safety and security of the Bank of Baroda branch.

How termites targeted currency note bundles stacked in a steel chest is still a mystery!

Apart from this in 2016, there were reports of termites destroying a huge amount of donation money in a temple in Bihar. Also in 2011 a major bank in Bihar again was a victim of termite infestation. These incidents proved that money is no longer secured in any lockers!

When it comes to losses, No doubt, Termites are the most expensive species to humankind. Termite infestations are typically recognized only after they have caused large-scale damage. Thus, detecting a termite attack in its preliminary phase is extremely difficult. But precaution is better than cure, you can certainly take some steps to prevent the termites from entering your areas and premises to avoid monetary losses.

There are many anti-termite treatments available in the market but it requires a repeated application and harmful contents of these insecticides are not safe for children and pets. Also as a side effect, improper use of these treatments will lead to spreading the termites in other areas.

So then what’s the solution? How you can save your investment?

Well, to deal with the menace caused by these tiny critters we at C Tech Corporation have come up with EU-BPR-approved, eco-friendly and non-hazardous solution.

C Tech Corporation offers a range of non-toxic, non-hazardous anti-insect aversive, which can be successfully used to keep termites away!

TermirepelTM is an insect aversive repellent, used also against all types of insects. It works on the mechanism of repellency which means that it does not kill the target insects but only repel them, thus balancing the ecology and helping to maintain a sustainable environment.

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

TermirepelTM is available in a liquid concentrate, which can be mixed with paints in a specific ratio and applied on the walls, instruments, equipment, etc.

TermirepelTM is available as lacquer, which is a topical application and it is compatible with most of the surfaces like polymer, metal, ceramic, wood, etc. so it can be applied directly in lockers, drawers, or cabinets where you can store your money safely.

TermirepelTM is available as a wood polish additive that can be applied directly on wooden furniture to prevent the entrance of termites into lockers or drawers.

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By using TermirepelTM you will get an effective solution against termites and other insects.

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Isn’t it particularly scary to know that all of the books that you have collected and treasured over the past many, many years can be destroyed mercilessly? You might wonder who can be so cruel and the answer will definitely surprise you. That is because the destruction of all your precious books is be done by tiny little insects.

Insect pests that destroy books are apocalyptic for libraries.  Beetles, Booklice, Termites, Silverfish, some type of cockroaches, bed-bugs, etc. are among the common book pests. These are all tiny little insects. However, an infestation means humungous damage.

Some pest feed on the book itself, while others feed on the mould/fungus that grows on books. In any case, they are a nuisance and the infestation does not take much time to spread. Pests breed on the pages of the book and eat the binding and even the glue present on the bindings. They eat the corners of books and also leave non-uniform holes on the pages of the books. Silverfish also stain the pages with the trail they leave behind while they move around on the books. These pests like to hide in cracks and cervices, and tight, dingy spaces and bookshelves provide them the perfect spot. They also feast on other items that they find like wallpapers, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and even the bookshelf itself.  

In places like libraries, where the source of food is vast for these insects, an infestation can spread very quickly. The infestation is likely to go unnoticed if close attention is not paid to all books. And if such pest-infested books are borrowed by readers and taken to their homes, the chance of it reaching and spreading there is also quite high. Bedbugs, especially, have been known to be capable of residing and laying eggs on spines of book covers. These bedbugs then travel everywhere the books go.

Some incidences of reported infestations are mentioned below:


In Campus News, February 20, 2020

By Sarah Tomlinson

“The Ryerson University Library was closed following a report of a possible bed bug sighting.

Last week, a bed bug was discovered during a routine inspection and the chair on which it was found was disposed of, according to an email from Ryerson’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD).

FMD stated the area was closed off and steamed. Orkin, Ryerson’s pest control provider, inspected the area afterward. No bed bugs were found.

An undated picture of a bed bug found on a chair on the 10th floor of Ryerson’s library was sent to FMD’s help desk on Wednesday.

Under the Ryerson subreddit, a user posted a photo on Tuesday of what appeared to be a bed bug with the caption, “Looks like the bed bug problem on Ryerson library’s 10th floor is still unresolved.”

On Monday morning, a picture of what appeared to be a bed bug was tweeted to The Eyeopener by a physics student.

According to the student, what appeared to be a “baby bed bug” fell onto their textbook on the 10th floor of the library. The picture was sent undated and without a time, so FMD said they can’t determine whether the picture was taken last week or if it’s a new case of bed bugs in the library.

“The area has been cordoned off again as an extra precaution and a canine team will be re-inspecting the area this evening to ensure it remains clear,” said FMD on Wednesday.”

Giving library pests the cold shoulder

A.C. Petersen

UW Libraries

Bedbugs reveal a taste for literature, turning up in library books, the New York Times reported Dec. 5 in an article headlined “A dark and itchy night.”

“Bedbugs have discovered a new way to hitchhike in and out of beds: library books. It turns out that tiny bedbugs and their eggs can hide in the spines of hardcover books. The bugs crawl out at night to feed, find a new home in a headboard, and soon readers are enjoying not only plot twists but post-bite welts,” the article said.

UW Libraries was among the libraries mentioned in the article as having spotted bedbugs this year on returned books.

In August, UW circulation staff noticed dark spots and, upon closer examination, insects near the spine of some returned books. Following procedure, the staff sealed the books in plastic bags and called Environmental Health and Safety, which identified the insects as bedbugs.

The pests were on fewer than ten volumes within the UW’s collection of over 7million books, said Stephanie Lamson, preservation librarian and someone who regularly deals with pests and other threats to libraries collections.

“Above all, people should not be afraid of libraries,” she said. “Bedbugs are much more likely to be encountered in hotels, homes and apartments where they have easy access to sleeping humans – the food source they need to survive.”

Thus, it can be seen how repairing an infestation would be tedious and tiresome. And we all know that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Taking care that such insects and pests don’t get a chance to thrive would be the best bet to truly safeguard one’s precious books and antiques.

The common pest control solution used will not only be toxic to the residents in case of a home infestation and reader in case of a library but can also damage the fragile books and antiques. Apart from this, it is also common, after a conventional pest control program, to keep the room/area closed for up to 3 days because of the toxic fumes and harmful chemicals present in them. And public libraries might have to be shut down, a sad situation for avid readers.

What if I tell you that all these problems can have one simple solution? Our product Termirepel™ manufactured by C Tech Corporation is an anti-insect aversive that 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 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 wood polish additive can be used for applications on wooden racks and cabinets and bookshelves.

We also have our new easy-to-use spray product for Termirepel™ Insect Repellent Spraycompatible with most of the surfaces.

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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Moths-The Winged Invaders!

Have you ever found holes in your sweaters? The reason behind this damage might be the hungry moth larvae! These creatures may seem harmless but they can cause you a serious economic loss as well as some harmful effects on your health. You might be thinking about how they will cause you a serious loss on finances? But these pesky critters can be found anywhere at your home. They invade every stored food item in the kitchen, clothes in the wardrobe, and even your upholstered furniture. Basically, they will damage the entire house collection through a chain reaction!

Before it gets out of hand, you’ll want to deal with the situation. But it’s important to first understand the root of the problem in order to remove those invaders from your home; you need to know about them!

Moths are flying insects having their wings covered with tiny wing scales. They are in dull colors such as grey or brown. Unlike other insects, they are attracted to light. There are around 1, 60,000 species of moths but the most common invaders are pantry moths and fabric moths.

The pantry moths can also be called Indian meal moths. They lay their eggs in stored food and feed on stored food products in the kitchen. Grain products, such as maize, cereals, cornmeal, rice, and nuts, are their favorite foods, but they can also infest birdseed, pet food, dried pasta, and dried fruit. The larvae of this species have the capacity to bite through plastic and cardboard in order to infest and they even attack the sealed containers.

The fabric moths or The Webbing Clothes Moths are attracted to fabrics. Their infestation mostly takes place near the cloth storage where they can easily eat the fabric in a dark place. Another reason for infestation is their baby larvae require keratin for growth which can be easily found in natural fibers. Adult moths lay plenty of eggs on clothes where larvae will have proper nourishment. Just imagine caterpillar chomping holes into the leaves of your favorite plant. This is analogous to how your precious clothes are damaged by those pesky critters.

Many individuals believe that when it comes to invasion, the adult moths are the culprits. But that is not the case!

Usually, adult moths do not consume anything but their larvae invade the house to consume required nutrition. They lay their eggs in clothing or food items and where their eggs get hatched their larvae destroy everything by eating those items. Thus, these insects are known as destructive creatures.

Let’s have a look at some pieces of evidence!

Moth invasion: why Australian homes are being plagued by ‘out of control’ flying insects after a sweltering summer

Daily Mail | April 26, 2019

A pantry moth invasion brought on by this year’s sweltering summer is plaguing Australian homes.

One expert from the south Australian research and development institute said the recent hot spell is sparking an explosion in their population. ‘The warmer weather means they develop faster and this may be why they appear more prevalent,’ said Dr. Peter Taverner in the Adelaide. 

Residents have been battling a particularly strong infestation in the cupboards of their kitchens.

One mother, Clair Kolokas, said: ‘i keep thinking surely I’ve got them all, and the next morning they’re back.’

‘I have gone through the entire cupboard, and my children are scared to open it in case one flies out into their face,’ she said. 

A swarm of moths is invading Britain’s homes after “perfect” breeding weather this summer

The Sun | October 06, 2018

People have been warned to take care of their favorite knits as the pests chomp their way through our favorite jumpers and cardigans this autumn. Millions of homes are expected to affect by the swarm as temperatures plummet. Moths are attracted to wool and natural fibers such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin, and fur and leave unsightly holes behind.

The clothes moths, called Tineola Bisselliella, are not like others which are drawn to light and prefer ‘dark and warm’ habitats, like the bottom of a chest of drawers or wardrobes. Bosses at clean kill pest control said the hot summer caused the moths to spiral out of control with the number of call-outs for infestations rocketing. Boss paul bates said: “high heat and humidity have been good for moth breeding, but now as the temperature starts to drop, people are opening drawers and cupboards that to find that their best woolen jumpers are full of holes.

“After the adult moth has laid her eggs on the threads of clothes, the larvae hatch out at anywhere between four and 21 days, depending on the temperature. “the newly hatched larvae are about 1mm long and will start to spin a small, silken tube, using some of the fibers of the fabric they are eating.” he added: “they will eat from many sources including furs, woolens, animal bristles on brushes and even the felt inside pianos. “In loft spaces, they can infest old stored clothing, carpets natural fiber insulation, and even bird feathers.”

As we know “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!”  The most common methods to repel these creatures are Mothballs and Cedar Blocks. Mothballs have been used for years but they are dangerous for humans and other animals if they are chewed or eaten. Mothball contains Naphthalene which is carcinogenic. It may cause you health effects like damage to blood cells, headache, nausea, eye, and nose irritation, and coughing. Also, mothballs are only effective when used in sealed containers so they would not be effective on rugs or carpets. On the other hand, cedar block may kill the larvae but they are ineffective against adult moths. As a result, the adult moths keep laying eggs and destruction will go on.

Well, CTech Corporation offers a solution to overcome this invasion.

TermirepelTM is an insect aversive that is extremely low-toxic, extremely low-hazardous, and environmentally safe. It can be successfully used to keep the winged invaders away!

TermirepelTM works on repellency mechanism such that it will not kill the target species but only repel them.

The product available in masterbatch form can be used with many polymeric applications. The product in form of liquid concentrate can be added with paint and can be applied in kitchen and food storage areas. The lacquer and wood polish additive can be applied directly on wardrobes or other storage cabinets where moth infestation is higher. The spray can be used directly to any packed food item or any infested surface to keep these creatures away.

TermirepelTM is the first ever to be EU-BPR approved product. Also, it is compliant with RoHS, REACH, NEA, APVMA, and FIFRA exempted.

By using TermirepelTM you will get an effective solution against these pesky critters causing no harm to the environment.

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