California residents and businesses are becoming more aware of Bill AB1788, also known as the California Ecosystems Protection Act, which will prohibit the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). On July 9, 2019 it has officially passed the next committee and is on its way to Governor Newsom’s desk.
In an effort to protect California’s wildlife and endangered species, Sen. Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) co-authored this bill, which will assist in reducing the amount of SGARs secondary exposure to non-target species, if passed by the Governor. The concern, however, is that without the use of these rodenticides, California’s rat population could run rampant.
ContraPest as a Solution
Fortunately, SenesTech has a proven, non-lethal solution. ContraPest, a rat birth control, reduces rat populations by restricting fertility in both male and female rats, as long as they continuously consume, while minimizing the risk of secondary exposure to non-target species.
The On-Going Steps You Should Take
In order to be prepared for the possible signing into law of Bill AB1788, residents and business owners should get in touch with their local pest management companies to discuss their options for alternatives.
PMPs are encouraged to contact SenesTech directly at 1-866-886-RATS and place your order now. Our team is eager to collaborate with you on how best to implement ContraPest into your existing IPM programs.
Stay informed by following SenesTech on social media. We are committed to clear and consistent communication with the industry and the public and will update you as this bill makes its way to the Governor’s desk.