FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced today its latest sales agreement with a Colorado animal sanctuary, to provide ethical, safe and sustainable control of rat infestation at their facilities. The project will utilize ContraPest, SenesTech's proprietary technology for managing rodent pest populations through fertility control, for which the sanctuary has agreed to a two year purchase agreement.
As the founder of the sanctuary stated, "This is a groundbreaking company with seemingly great intentions to bring products to the market that prevent suffering and 'manage populations' without horrible poisons and painful deaths… I am really excited to be working with them."
"The concept of ContraPest and the mission of SenesTech is completely aligned with that of animal sanctuaries," said SenesTech's co-founder and CEO Dr. Loretta Mayer. "This now brings us up to four animal sanctuary customers who are making the investment in a sustainable and humane solution. We would hope to see ContraPest become recognized as a 'best practice' for rodent control in this segment."
SenesTech developed an innovative technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach. The company's first fertility control product, ContraPest, is marketed for use in controlling rat infestations. ContraPest's novel 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 highly palatable liquid formula that promotes sustained consumption by rodent communities. The liquid is biodegradable, designed to be safe for handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets. In contrast, the historical approach to managing rodent pest populations, rodenticides, carries a high risk of environmental contamination and the poisoning of non-target animals, pets and children.
SenesTech's non-lethal approach of targeting reproduction is more humane, environmentally safe, and more effective in providing a sustainable solution to pest management. Currently no other non-lethal fertility control product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the management of rodent populations. SenesTech believes ContraPest will establish a new paradigm over rodenticides, without the negative environmental effects. For more information visit the SenesTech website at www.senestech.com.
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