About Methyl Anthranilate (MA)



Many man-made environments provide support for birds’ behavior.  Birds are stimulated to claim a structure because it physically fits their needs.  I-beams or girders in industrial sites, power stations or architectural features in buildings, groupings of trees in a landscape: all these provide convenient perches for large numbers of birds. Another motivation for birds to roost is heat generation.  Whether a transformer, a heating- cooling unit, or a whole generating plant or refinery, the warmth produced draws birds, particularly in the cool seasons.  Containment ponds are an ideal habitat for waterfowl. Airfields simulate prairies and offer birds long unobstructed views to be safe from predators.  Landfills and trash containers offer a smorgasbord daily. It is clear that the birds will stay as long as man-made environments match a bird species habitat requirement.


Until now, there have been few options for the control of the flocks of birds that invade a site.  Many gimmicks have been promoted, proven as failures, and discarded.  The costs of netting, in materials and labor, is excessive.  Nuisance bird populations and problems continue to grow.


Since 1960, Methyl Anthranilate (MA) has been known as an effective bird aversion chemical. Using this naturally occurring compound that is found in flowers and in grapes, MA works as a repellent by stimulating the trigeminal nerves in the bird’s beak, eyes and throat. Although most animals have these nerves, only birds react to MA. Other animals sense Fog Force as a pleasant grape scent. As a result of this painful stimulus, birds typically avoid areas where Fog Force has been applied.

Methyl Anthranilate is food! The FDA lists MA as a GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) compound. No edible compound in America has a better rating. MA is consumed and inhaled in a variety of human and animal foods and in many consumer products. Rejexit Fog Force uses all FDA food grade chemicals in its formulation.

Methyl Anthranilate is benign: there is no concern about the toxicity of Rejexit Fog Force aerosols. The LD50, the scientific declaration of comparative toxicity, lists MA as 5200 mg/kg. This rating has allowed the EPA to declare MA a “reduced risk” pesticide.

Methyl Anthranilate aerosols are environmentally responsible and do not adversely affect birds or mammals within the treatment zone. MA’s lack of residual means that it works and then disappears.

Research and field experience have clearly shown that MA, Methyl Anthranilate, affects birds; Applying MA to the birds result in their graphic exit from the site with no known harmful effects on the birds or other organisms. Proper application allows any size structure, body of water, grove of trees, or any amount of acreage to be bird free - efficiently, cost-effectively, and permanently.




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