FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced today positive progress on current deployment and site updates for fertility control in the city of Washington DC.
"SenesTech agreed to provide a camera to DC Health in August 2019 to obtain information on how the rat populations in an alley in Adams Morgan was responding to ContraPest," said Brandy Pyzyna, Vice President of Scientific Operations. "The camera is programmed to take photographs to determine if the number of juveniles decreased over time. This is a rapid way to determine if fertility control is working."
After collaboratively reviewing all data points, DC Health saw 61% average consumption at the Adams Morgan alley. Furthermore, preliminary camera data indicates a 77% reduction in the proportion of juveniles to adults after the addition of ContraPest to DC Health's current rodent control program. This indicates that the rat population is decreasing with the consumption of ContraPest.
"We are pleased with the progress and collaboration in our partnership with DC Health, and we will continue to work with their team as they continue and expand the use of ContraPest," said Kenneth Siegel, SenesTech's CEO.
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 www.senestech.com.
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