WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) has confirmed reports that SenesTech is working with the municipal government of Washington, D.C. to develop a more effective rat control program in certain locations in our nation's capital. This program will be using ContraPest, SenesTech's lead product for controlling rodent infestations through fertility control, along with other integrated pest management techniques, in areas of particularly high infestation.
"We are quite pleased to be working with the District," said Dr. Loretta P. Mayer, SenesTech's co-founder and CEO. "They face a particularly challenging and public problem with managing the rat infestation in public places, but one for which ContraPest was designed."
As the program is still in its design phase, SenesTech will not be making any additional comments on the program at this time.
SenesTech has developed an innovative technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach.
ContraPest's novel technology and approach targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes in rat populations, inducing egg loss in female rats and impairing sperm development in males. Using a proprietary bait delivery method, ContraPest is dispensed in a highly palatable liquid formulation that promotes sustained consumption by rat communities. ContraPest is designed, formulated and dispensed to be low hazard for handlers and non-target species such as wildlife, livestock and pets, where the active ingredients break down rapidly, unlike rodenticides. In contrast, the historical approach to managing rat pest populations, rodenticides, carries a high risk of environmental contamination and the poisoning of non-target animals, pets and children. ContraPest is a Restricted Use product.
We believe our innovative non-lethal approach, targeting reproduction, is more humane, less harmful to the environment, and more effective in providing a sustainable solution to pest infestations than traditional lethal pest management methods. We believe ContraPest® will establish a new paradigm in rodent control, resulting in improved performance in rodent control over rodenticides, without the negative environmental effects of rodenticides. For more information visit the SenesTech website at www.senestech.com.
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Company: Tom Chesterman, Chief Financial Officer, SenesTech, Inc., 928-779-4143