Detour Gel Rat Repellent is a clear, odorless, non-staining, all-weather, non-toxic and US Patented mineral oil gel. Its active ingredient is organic capsaicin. This unique repellent is EPA-registered and NSF-certified for use in health sensitive environments.
Note: Rodent repellents that use a strong scent as their active ingredient are not used by professional pest control operators. These types of products have short time frames and can only be used in smaller confined areas. Because of their limited effectiveness, the pros in this field avoid using scented repellent pest control products.
Also note: We discovered that one repellent product that used garlic oil as their active ingredient was actually using garlic to disguise the real one which was capsaicin. This was an illegal maneuver since capsaicin is regarded by the EPA as a chemical pesticide and must be registered as a traditional pesticide. As we have experienced, registering and approving a pesticide product with the EPA is a long and costly process that most companies don’t want to go through.
In any case, I hope this is useful for you to know and please feel free to ask us any other questions that may help you to understand and use our products.