Snodgrass, Kathleen . 2005. Quit Eating My Signs! Pepper-Based Coating Discourages Animals from Damaging Structures. 0573 2313. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 6 p.
Reports results of informal field tests of a new coating that deters animals from chewing or pecking treated surfaces. The active ingredient is food-grade oleoresin capsicum extracted from habanero peppers. The product is available as:
- An elastomeric (flexible) sealant coating for surfaces that can be painted with water-based paints.
- A lanolin-based product for untreated or stained wooden surfaces.
Keywords: animal damage, bird repellents, facilities, habanero, horses, irritant properties, irritants, paints, porcupines, repellents, rodent repellents, woodpeckers
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