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California Bill to Ban SGAR Rodenticides Clears Appropriation Committee

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announces that AB1788, which would ban the use of Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGARs) has moved another step closer to becoming law.

SenesTech, Inc. has 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(R), is marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. (PRNewsfoto/SenesTech, Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/SenesTech, Inc.)

California is poised to create the California Ecosystems Protection Act of 2019 which would prohibit the use of the four major Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGARs) commonly used in rodent pest control.  The target problem being addressed in this bill is the vulnerability of wildlife to the lethality and ecologic persistence of these SGARs used for rodent control, that have long-term health impacts on non-target species such as birds of prey, mountain lions, bobcats, fishers, and endangered species. 

"It is becoming clear to us that within the State of California, the demand for more ecologically sensitive products continues to grow and it is not a question of 'if,' it is a question of 'when' this legislation becomes law. The professional pest managers in the State can bridge this transition by adding ContraPest, our fertility control flagship product, to their integrated pest management solution strategies," said Dr. Loretta Mayer, CEO and co-Founder of SenesTech.

"Meeting the demands of the fifth largest economy in the world is a challenge that I welcome," said Senior Vice President of Commercialization, Ed Albe. "ContraPest is the right product, in the right place, at the right time. That is why we have chosen to invest our resources into assuring that Californian's have an alternative solution for this inevitable event."

The next step for this bill is to go to the California Senate for approval and ultimately to Governor Newsome for signature.  As this process moves forward SenesTech will continue to serve the wildlife, citizens and environment of California. 

About SenesTech 

SenesTech is changing the paradigm of pest management by targeting the root cause of the problem: reproduction.

ContraPest® is an innovative technology with an approach that 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.

We believe ContraPest® will establish a new paradigm in rodent control, resulting in a decreased reliance on lethal options. For more information visit the SenesTech website at

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Investor: Robert Blum, Joe Dorame, Joe Diaz, Lytham Partners, LLC, 602-889-9700,

Company: Tom Chesterman, Chief Financial Officer, SenesTech, Inc., 928-779-4143


SOURCE SenesTech, Inc.