University of Rome
The Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in the Sapienza University of Rome published a research report on 5 June 2013 with their findings of the properties of ScappaTopo®, These results found that a dilution of the formula resulted in anti-inflammatory properties and that the formula showed the ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
The 26 June 2013 report from the same Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology indicates that ScappaTopo® does not provoke allergic reactions in in vitro tests.
University of Rome’s La Sapienza Department of Biology and Biotechnology tested the efficacy of ScappaTopo® in real-world conditions on wild mice and published these results on 26 July 2013:
“For the period from 16 May to 9 July 2013 traps were placed, (…) to check whether the presence of repellent inside the traps could effectively repel the mice. The test was accomplished through the placement of pairs of traps …. Each pair contained bait attractive to animals (hazelnut cream and grains), fruit pieces (ie apple) and a small quantity of hydrophobic cotton (useful as shelter from unfavorable temperatures); and one of the two traps contained one packet of ScappaTopo® (…) 100% of the catch came from the traps without repellent. The rate of entrapment is equal to zero in the case of traps containing ScappaTopo®“.
(…)”The tests carried out and described above have allowed us to see how areas treated with ScappaTopo® effectively deter mice (Mus musculus domesticus)”.
“(…) In the field test with live wild mice, ScappaTopo® caused the animals to avoid entering the cages. It is quite clear that the animals are able to perceive only the smells of the attractive baits in the cages without repellent, so they were attracted only to them. This would confirm the effectiveness of ScappaTopo® in concealing food-aromas definitely attractive to the animals. ”