CHICAGO IS PUTTING SUBWAY RATS ON BIRTH CONTROL

CHICAGO IS PUTTING SUBWAY RATS ON BIRTH CONTROL

Published: December 23, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/23/rats-on-birth-control-chicago-transit-authority_n_6374590.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News

RIGHT NOW THE RATS HAVE THE MISFORTUNE, WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF “PESTS” WILL BE RECEIVING THEIR DOSES NEXT.

Huffington Post reports:
The nation’s “rattiest city” is putting subway rodents on birth control.

Egg loss and testicle problems await Chicago’s rat population once the Chicago Transit Authority rolls out a rodent-specific birth control program next year, RedEye Chicago reports.

The CTA’s new pilot program will use a semi-liquid bait that eventually makes rats infertile when ingested multiple times. Arizona-based rodent control company SenesTech, which makes the bait, says on its website that the non-lethal product is “specifically formulated for rats and does not affect other animal species or humans.”

The bait, which reportedly tastes like egg cream, can decrease a rat’s litter size “as early as 2 weeks after ingestion,” according to the company.

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