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NYC to test Arizona company’s sterility product on rats

NEW YORK — Transit officials are considering curbing the growing number of
rodents in New York City’s subway system with a product that induces sterility
in female rats

The MTA detailed the pilot program on Monday.

The agency is working with SenesTech, a Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company that has
used ContraPest in agricultural areas of southeast Asia.

The product poses no threat to other animals, crops or humans and does not
leach into water.

It will be placed in bait boxes in a handful of subway trash rooms.


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