Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PiedPiper (PiedPiper®: smart pest control)
Reporting period: 2018-03-01 to 2018-08-31
Rats are a major global problem. The global rat population is estimated to be at 60 Billion (i.e. 8 rats/human), causing growing socioeconomic, health and environmental problems.
Rat poisons (Warfarin and second-generation Anticoagulant toxins) instead of solving the problem are aggravating it. As oral multi-feed systems, they have led to the emergence of ‘Super Rats’ that have built up a resistant to these dangerous and environmentally hazardous poisons.
• Why is it important for society?
The cost of infrastructure damage and food contamination caused by rats is estimated at £2 Billion in UK & Ireland, $27 Billion in US, and €20+ Billion in EU. One-third of all the rice crop in Southeast Asia is lost to Rat damage.
• What are the overall objectives?
We saw the opportunity to develop a new, humane, environmentally friendly, safe product that removed oral feeding from the equation.
PiedPiper is a Unique, quick, safe, reliable Rodent pest control technology: One shot. One Kill. Every time.
Our patented PiedPiper Technology is a revolutionary single spray of safe Vitamin D3 delivered from an aerosol to the back of the rodent’s neck that within 10-15 minutes penetrates the skin and passes into the bloodstream. It is humane, in that there is no suffering-the animals fall into a coma and die of a heart attack. The products are multi-shot (100-350 doses), do not cause secondary kills or environmental damage. The Pest Control Units can be left singly or networked in the field for a year without technician service yielding a major cost saving over both bait and trap systems in labour and travel costs.
We offer the Pest Control Industry the 1st viable alternative to anticoagulants at a time of increasing regulatory concern to see these products reduced or removed from market.