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.

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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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