March 5, 2019

In October 2018, SenesTech, Inc. expanded our market reach of ContraPest® with the removal of “Restricted Use Pesticide” from the label by the EPA.  What does this really mean overall? 

A Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP), requires the need for applicator expertise to purchase, deploy and service the product. As a result, pest management professionals (PMPs), in many states, must be specially licensed for Restricted Use Pesticides, and are subject to additional regulations.

With the removal of RUP from our label, ContraPest is now labeled “Intended for Professional Use Only,” reflecting our belief that ContraPest is best used as part of integrated pest management.

With the EPA approval of the new non-RUP label, we have been working on obtaining individual state approvals of the new label.  Currently, we are officially approved in the following states – Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Until we are more than 80% state approved, we have updated all disclaimers with the following:

“ContraPest® is registered federally as a General Use Product when used as directed. However, in some states, due to applicator expertise, it is a Restricted Use Product. Please check with your local state regulatory agency to determine restriction status. Read and follow all label instructions for target species Norway and roof rats.”

Stay tuned for when more states approve the new label.