Finally Some Good News for Wild Rats!
SenesTech, a Flagstaff, AZ based company which was founded by two scientists with a deep love for animals, has developed an innovative technology for managing animal populations by fertility control. The treatment is non-lethal and has the potential to be more effective, more humane, and less invasive to the environment than traditional management methods.
SenesTech’s first product applies revolutionary technology to the worldwide problem of wild rat over-population. The compound is readily consumed by rats and leaves them permanently non-reproductive with no other observable side effects. The rodents live out their normal 8-12 month life span without producing offspring. Since rapid reproduction is the root cause of wild rat over-population, this introduces a new paradigm to the science of pest control and provides a humane option to the use of glue traps, spring traps, and the barbaric poisons that result in a long agonizing death for the rat as its body is liquefied from the inside out.
The science behind SenesTech’s products is well established and shows early promise for the humane control of other pest species from deer to wild pigs. Long-term, there is potential for a formulation to become a non-surgical solution for the spaying and neutering of feral cats and dogs.
On August 14, 2014, Tiny Toes Rat Rescue had a long encouraging conversation with a SenesTech representative about their product and we were told that it will go commercial in late 2014 to early 2015. Initially, only the Orkin pest control company will use the product, but by the end of 2015 we should be seeing the product on store shelves. If you would like to read more about what SenesTech is doing, please go to their website at senestech.com.
Just look at this wild beauty.
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico