Repela™ for Insects is a powerful insect repellent masterbatch which, when incorporate into a polymer product, protects from insect damage. This masterbatch is especially effective against termites. The active ingredients involved, while harmless to mammals, cause nervous system disruption in insects. Repela for Insects acts as a barrier to prevent insects such as termites and agriculturally harmful insects from damaging polymer-based products and the surrounding environment. As an agricultural mulch, Repela for Insects protects strawberries, zucchini, and young tomato plants from insect attack. Repela for Insects prevents fire ants from making nests in electrical boxes. Added to sheeting and foams, Repela for Insects blocks termites from passage. Tests conducted by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany confirm the effectiveness of Repela for Insects in preventing termite damage to LDPE films.
Repela for Insects Applications
When insect damage is a problem, Repela for Insects can provide the solution. Some current applications include:
- Home wrap
- Agricultural mulch
- Fruit and vegetable shipping boxes
- Electrical wires
- Fiber optic cables
- Plastic pipes
- Foam insulation
- Flower pots
Repela for Insects is an EVA-based product, making it compatible with most polymers. Typically, Repela for Insects can be added at rates of 1-5%, depending on the application.
Aversion Technologies is guided by the principle of doing no harm to people, plants, or animals and no damage to the environment. Our approach is to not injure animals or add hazardous chemicals to the environment. Using Repela meets these goals. Repela does not harm animals. Furthermore, Repela is permanently captured in the polymer so that it does not leach into the environment.