Chemosterilant for Pest Control

Nowadays many individuals around the globe question if there is any research regarding the introduction of birth control additives to rodent pests. In fact there have been some laboratories studies conducted in individually caged and penned colonies of Norway wild rats.

A chemosterilant has been proposed as one effective approach for pest control. This chemical compound causes reproductive sterility in organisms. This chemical is also referred as an anti compound because it doesn’t allow rodents to achieve an effective sexual encounter. Chemosterilants are known for breaking the chain of reproduction in rodents, which reduces the birthrate early in their breeding process. If the production of young rodents are prevented without changing the behavior, then the compensatory factors will not act and the rodent population level will decline.

Chemosterilants actions are susceptible to both sexes of these animals. The estrogens found on the female rodent exert most action against the female. The estrogens create the requirement for the female rodent to receive frequent repetitive dosing. The male rat sterilization has offered the usage of only one dosage of an irreversible sterilant instead of the female rodent.

The first implementation of Chemosterilants on rodents were on male Norway wild rats, in which scientists received satisfactory results. Scientists caged individually albino rats and wild rats of both sexes. The rats were offered normal laboratory meal and cereal baits, which contained Chemosterilant. The rats were offered the cereal baits for one night. Seven days later the rats were sacrificed and autopsied to check their bodies. They found the presence of some visible lesions located in the epidydimes and they recorded the weight and condition of their testes.

This implementation of Chemosterilant against wild rats was run in two small township dumps in the eastern part of Rensselaer County, New York, called Berlin and St. Petersburg dumps. The implementation started in August and finished in December of 1969.

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