Investigation of domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) urine odor as a potential rodent management strategy in crop fields in Tanzania

Project Summary

The project aimed at providing a “proof of concept” for the use of predator-derived odours to limit crop loss in field by Mastomys natalensis especially during the susceptible crop growth stages. The hypothesis was to test if the cat urine odour has a significant rodent repellent effect.

Hosting Unit
SUA Pest Management Centre
Project Leader
Prof. Loth Mulungu
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Completion Date
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Project Website

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​​​​​​​Domestic Cat Urine Odour as a Potential Rodent Management Strategy in Crop Fields

SUA-Pest Management Centre develops anti-rodent technology based on Cat urine

SUA develops anti-rodent technology using cat’s urine