Eliminating a local rodent infestation is undoubtedly no easy job! Why? These tiny little critters breed fast, and although rat bait works to reduce rodent numbers immediately, it doesn’t address the long-term problem.
It’s time to talk about birth control for rats, and yes, that’s a thing!
We get it! It can be pretty tricky to get rid of rats and mice. And these days, more homeowners are interested in learning about long-term rodent control options.
So, how do we help you get rid of your rat infestation? Let’s talk about ContraPest—the birth control for rats making headlines.
#1. Will, the ContraPest Rat Birth Control, Reduce the Rodent Population…Yes!
ContraPest rat birth control is a sweet liquid formulation designed to reduce the rodent population over time. It contains two ingredients, 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) and triptolide, which eliminate immature ovarian follicles, prevent sperm maturation and reduce sperm motility.
To ensure its safety and efficacy, the Parker Eco Pest Control team conducted a seven-month trial on a test site. The results were astonishing! ContraPest was able to reduce the rodent population by up to 91%.
#2. Let’s Talk About the Rebound Effect
Poison and traps are a great way to get rid of rats fast, but it also comes with their fair share of drawbacks.
Rat poison addresses the acute problem, and it relies solely upon rats consuming rat bait to meet their defeat. So, initially, it may reduce the rat infestation problem, but it won’t do much over time.
So, why is rat bait not effective in the long run? Well, the answer is simple, rats multiply quickly.
So, let’s look at an example…
A local colony contains 100 rats. Of that 100 rats, 90 consumed rat bait, leaving 10 adult rats active. Remember, rats multiply quickly! A female rat can begin mating at five weeks of age. And, female rats, on average, can have up to 6 litters a year, each consisting of 12 to 15 pups—now that’s a lot of rats.
So, within a few weeks, the rodent population within that colony increases. And, this is what we refer to as the rebound effect!
So, how does ContraPest address this issue?
As mentioned above, the ContraPest formulation takes a preventative approach. By inhibiting different stages of the estrus cycle and sperm maturation, ContraPest prevents rats from producing pups.
It is a long-term solution that allows homeowners to keep their local rodent numbers in check!
#3. This Birth Control for Rats Reduced Bait Aversion
Rats are pretty shy creatures; when introduced to a new food source, they only try or take a little to determine its safety.
Rats are also intelligent little creatures. If they associate a food source with a negative experience, their chances of going back for seconds decrease immensely. This is what we describe as bait aversion, and it’s one of the reasons why rat poison isn’t necessarily the best method of rodent control.
So, what makes natural rat birth control so effective? First, this method of natural rodent control takes a more proactive approach rather a reactive one.
The ContraPest fertility control is a sweet liquid formulation that attracts rats and keeps them interested in the product. And, gradual consumption of the ContraPest rat birth control formulation can reduce the fertility of both male and female rats.
This sweet formulation causes no direct ill-effects to the rats, i.e., death. And that’s great because we actively prevent bait aversion and thus continue the process of reducing the local rodent population.
Rodent Control in Seattle Just Got Easier!
Rodent control is now easier than ever before! Our Parker Eco Pest Control team ensures home, and business owners across Seattle get access to the ContraPest rodent fertility formulation.
So, talk to us today to learn more about how ContraPest rat birth control can benefit you.