As a leader in the plastic bag manufacturing and building supply business for over 50 years, Joseph "Dee" Dussich felt compelled to respond to his clients’ pleas for a solution to the overwhelming rodent and rat infestation problem facing building owners, housing authorities, food service providers and municipalities in every major city in America. Plastic bags, torn open by animals, led to not only an unsightly mess, but more work for the maintenance staff. In addition, the exposed garbage served as a primary food source for the rodents. When given the choice between human food and bait traps, rats and rodents would consistently choose human food, rendering the bait traps ineffective. There had to be a way to eliminate the food source.
After years of research and testing, Mr. Dussich and his three sons developed a sustainable, low-cost solution – a trash bag that repels rats and rodents, but remains perfectly safe for human handling. The Mint-X trash bag eliminates the human food source option thus forcing rats and rodents to find alternate food sources. This makes pest management tools and techniques much more effective.