Welcome to our portal of fast facts where we cover all things rat-related on a weekly basis and share the science behind the development of ContraPest.

As the founders of SenesTech and creators of the revolutionary product ContraPest, Dr. Loretta Mayer and Dr. Cheryl Dyer are deeply rooted in sound science. With their vast knowledge in the scientific foundation of rats, this portal is the entryway into their research one fact at a time.

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Rat Facts Podcast

From the visionary minds at SenesTech comes the podcast you never knew you wanted. With intriguing facts and real-life examples, “Rat Facts” will help you better understand the ‘what’, ‘why, and ‘how’ behind some bizarre rat features and behavior. Stay classy, Rat Pack.

Episode 8 – Food Critics: Rats & Bait Aversion

August 13th, 2019

Rats can be terribly picky about their food, especially when it comes to eating poison. Learn how and why some baits may not be the best choice to combat a tough rat infestation.

Episode 7 – Swimmin’ Rats

July 30th, 2019

Dive off the deep end in this episode of Rat Facts, where we discuss rats surprisingly proficient swimming abilities.

Episode 6 – Squeezability

July 16th, 2019

Do rats have bones? How are they able to squeeze through tiny holes in the wall? Discover more about how some rats are able to fit through gaps the size of a quarter!

Episode 5 – Olfactory Bulbs

July 2nd, 2019

A rat’s brain is larger than you think. Did you know that part of a rat’s brain is actually in their nose? Learn more about Olfactory Bulbs and their function in this episode!

Episode 4 – Smelly Sight

June 18th, 2019

A rat’s nose is so powerful it can smell direction and emotions. What makes a rat’s nose so strong? Learn the what, why and how in this episode of Rat Facts.

Episode 3 – Rat Reproduction

June 4th, 2019

12 eggs every 4 days? As many as 15,000 descendants in one year? This Rat Facts episode explains how rats could potentially take over the world, but also why they most likely won’t.

Episode 2 – Laughing Rats

May 21st, 2019

What’s so funny? Rats don’t usually make us laugh but turns out we can make them giggle! In this episode of Rat Facts, we discuss the science behind the strange fact that rats are seriously ticklish.

Episode 1 – Spring: The Rat’s Prime Time

May 7th, 2019

Ah, springtime. The beautiful time of year when flowers bloom, birds sing, and rats ruin everything. This episode breaks down why the spring is one of the most active and reproductive time of year for rats.