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Rodent Control: Applications

From the subways of New York to the rice fields of Indonesia: Urban and Agricultural applications

Our founders, Dr. Loretta Mayer and Dr. Cheryl Dyer, have received over $21 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the United States Department of Agriculture to develop our technology. Our product has been field tested in the trash rooms of the New York subways, the agricultural farms of North Carolina and the rice farms of Indonesia where rats contribute to crop failures and famine.

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere

Fighting a losing battle with the rodents who infest trash rooms in the New York Subway, the New York MTA was looking for an innovative alternative. They had tried everything from lethal poisons to hunting sprees by citizen militias. Then they found out about SenesTech’s transformative technology. Wasting no time, the MTA partnered with SenesTech and the National Institutes of Health in a first-of-its-kind pilot program to test our product in one of the world’s toughest environments.

One of the first questions was: would discerning New York City rats ingest the bait, given the massive amounts of human food available? Our bait delivered the liquid the rats needed, was designed to be tasty and it got rave reviews…from the rats. Tracking dye in their whiskers (used only for the study not for commercial bait), motion cameras and daily monitoring told the story. The wild subway rats repeatedly visited our bait stations and ate ample amounts.