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Rodent repellency

Modern Packaging

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Abstract

In the course of studies involving more than 2,500 chemical repellents, it has been found that certain groups of- compounds containing nitrogen or sulfur are repellent to rats under the , test conditions and it appears probable that some of these compounds might be used for the protection of packaged goods against rodent attacks. Additional tests to determine optimum methods of application will be necessary before final evaluation of these compounds will be possible and extensive field trials will be required to establish the degree of protection which may be afforded by the use of these materials. Pending such final evaluation, it may be assumed that the results,to date offer a means of selecting the most promising types of'materials for further trial....On the basis of the test data, it appears that some amine derivative, such as a salt of some organic, acid, or a complex with trinitrobenzene or with a metallic salt of a dialkyl dithiocarbamic acid might offer promise of protection of packaging materials against rodent attacks....Protection might be obtained through the use of certain 'physical deterrents' such as plastics, waxes or drying oils.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rodent repellency
Series title:
Modern Packaging
Volume
23
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1950
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
123-126
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Modern Packaging
First page:
123
Last page:
126
Number of Pages:
4