Cinnamamide: A nonlethal chemical repellent for birds and mammals

There is a need for effective and environmentally sensitive methods of controlling vertebrate pest problems in agriculture and the urban environment. Nonlethal chemical repellents may meet this need where more traditional methods of control, such as scaring, shooting, and trapping, are either ineffectual or unacceptable. One such chemical repellent currently under investigation is cinnamamide, a synthetic compound derived from a plant secondary compound, cinnamic acid. Cinnamamide is unusual because, unlike many of its contemporaries, it deters feeding by both birds and mammals. This paper reviews past and current laboratory and field studies in which cinnamamide is shown to deter feeding by problem birds and mammalian pests.

Author Gill, E. L., Watkins, R. W., Gurney, J. E., Bishop, J. D., Feare, C. J., Scanion, C. B. and Cowan, D. P.
Date 08/08/1995
Year 1995
Secondary title Repellents in Wildlife Management Symposium: Proceedings of the Second DWRC Special Symposium
Place published Conference Location
Publisher National Wildlife Research Centre
Pages 9
Notes Notes
Control method Repellent