Could putting rats on ‘the pill’ offer NYC and NJ pest control professionals a safe, humane, and environmentally-friendly new way to put a stop to the area’s rodent infestation problems? The Big Apple is currently working with a biotech company to put an end to their ongoing pest plague.
Goodbye Petrifying Poisons
Biotech firm SenesTech has developed a substance called ContraPest, designed to hit the rodents where it hurts – putting an end to their inane ability to prolifically procreate. Human and pet-safe, the new technique is designed to tackle the root of the problem.
The is fact that despite our large size and cranial capacity, humans are no match for a population of the estimated 2 million rats that call the New York area home. Just 4 breeding pairs and their offspring could create up to 15 million rats in a single year.
Hello Clinical Trials
With the new non-lethal, tasty bait, however, menopause is triggered early in females, in just weeks degrading ovarian function until no longer able to reproduce. In males, sperm production is likewise impaired. The chemical, 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide, becomes inactive after digestion and does not persist in droppings. NYC and NJ pest control trials began this year, following successful trials on farms and transit systems in Chicago and New York.
Stay-tuned for further information on this product from the experts in pest control, Stern Environmental as it becomes increasingly available.