SenesTech Inc. has signed a 12-month agreement for the deployment of ContraPest, its proprietary rodent control fertility product, at a food production facility on the East Coast. The company sees it as a way to help pest management professionals control rodents that are not being managed by traps, baits or other methods.
“We are excited to be working within this market segment to begin deploying ContraPest to these customers,” says SenesTech’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Loretta Mayer. “This food production facility manager, like many others, is frustrated at the lack of sustainable improvement in their rodent infestation challenges. ContraPest is the missing tool in the integrated pest management (IPM) toolbox for many and varied customers, particularly food production facilities that have particularly stringent standards.”
Based in Flagstaff, Ariz., SenesTech is marketing ContraPest for use in controlling rat infestations. ContraPest’s technology targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes, inducing egg loss in female rodents and impairing sperm development in males. Using proprietary bait stations, ContraPest is dispensed in a palatable liquid formula that promotes sustained consumption by rodent communities. The liquid is biodegradable, and labeled for use around handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets.