What does DIY stand for? It stands for do it yourself. There are a lot of tasks in which people like to do themselves. For instance, mowing the lawn and landscaping, home improvement projects, and yes even do it yourself pest control. With ContraPest being available direct to consumers within 47 states* we allow individuals to take their rodent pest control problems into their own hands.

Benefits of Working with ContraPest


Maybe you have been battling rats on your property for years with little to no success, or your rat problem keeps coming back year after year, and each year it is the same long, tiresome battle. The graph displayed above represents the use of ContraPest over a 6-month period. You can see that after working with ContraPest for 6 months the average number of rats dropped significantly. Customers have seen results within 2 months of deploying ContraPest, with drastic population reduction at 6 months of deploying. With putting out ContraPest, a tool designed to control Norway and roof rat populations, once a month you can begin reducing your rodent populations through fertility management. Customers who have worked with ContraPest to battle their rodent infestations have seen fewer burrows, a decrease of juvenile/babies, and an overall reduction in population sizes.

Deploying ContraPest, Monitoring, and Maintenance.

When getting ready to deploy ContraPest, SenesTech suggests reviewing our manual, visual deployment handout, and label.  It is important to keep in mind where and when it is best to deploy. We suggest placing the ContraPest bait station in locations where you have seen the rats forage for food, these locations are where you are going to see the best results for consumption. This could be near a compost pile, trash cans, chicken coop, or even near your bird feeder. Once your ContraPest has been deployed we recommend checking the tank levels initially every 2 to 3 weeks to see what kind of consumption you are experiencing. Remember, ContraPest is a contraceptive pest control product, so you want the liquid to be continuously available to the rats. ContraPest can be deployed at any time for any size infestation. You can deploy when you are experiencing a small infestation to prevent the population from getting any bigger as a preventive maintenance tool, or you can deploy if you are experiencing a large infestation to reduce the number of babies that are being born. You can also use ContraPest in conjunction with other pest control tools as a supplemental tool to make what you are already doing for your rodent control that much more effective.

Knowing the Seasonal Trends.

Rat Breeding Visual

It is important to keep in mind the breeding trends for rats. Rats typically tend to breed at a much more rapid rate seasonally, resulting in more offspring/litters in the fall and spring seasons. They don’t have babies at a faster rate, they just reproduce more. If you can recognize and understand these seasonal trends, then you can stop the rat populations from multiplying during these times of the year. Thus, saving you time, money, and energy. ContraPest is the true long-term solution to solving your rodent pest problems. Fertility management plays an important role in maintaining populations. Give ContraPest a try and see firsthand the true pest control difference.


*ContraPest is a restricted use pesticide in New York, California, Connecticut, and DC at this time.