Aversion Technologies, Inc.

Protecting People, Pets and Plants


repela™ for insects

Repela™ for Insects is a powerful insect masterbatch which, when incorporate into a plastic products, protects the product from insect damage. The active ingredients involved, while harmless to mammals, cause nervous system disruption in insects. Repela for Insects prevents insects such as termites and agriculturally harmful insects from damaging polymer-based products and their 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.

Repela for Insects Applications
When insect damage is a problem, Repela for Insects can provide the solution. Some current applications include:

  • Agricultural mulch
  • Fruit and vegetable shipping boxes
  • Electrical wires
  • Fiber optic cables
  • Plastic pipes
  • Foam insulation
  • Flower pots

Usage Information
Repela for Insects is an EVA product, making it compatible with most polymers. Typically, Repela for Insects can be added at rates of 1-5%, depending on the application.

Environmental Concerns
Aversion Technologies is guided by the principle of doing no harm to people, plants, or animals and no damage to the environment. None of our products are intended to injure animals or insects, or add hazardous chemicals to the environment. Repela for Insects meets this goal. Repela does not harm animals. When the polymer itself begins to decompose, the chemicals used break down quickly in the environment, usually in less than three weeks, causing no harm.