NYC to test 'birth control' on unusual animal

Rats are disgusting to most people and no one knows that better than commuting New Yorkers.

NYC has a huge rat problem, whether they are on the subway platform or scurrying around trash cans on the street, Columbia University suggests there are more than 2 million of the cringe-worthy critters in the city.

The city is losing the war on rats, after having spent more than $3 Million in 2015 alone to combat the crisis.

But now an Arizona-based company called SenesTech is about to lend a helping hand to the big apple.

The city will start test running a new rat birth control which officials say will make rats infertile but are otherwise non-toxic and won't harm the environment.

The liquid bait called ContraPest works by using a chemical known as VCD (4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide) to destroy female rats' ovarian follicles and sperm production in male rats.

There are no specific dates for when the drugs will be administered but a city official says they are currently "working out the details."

Let's hope they get it together soon because no one wants to hear a grown man scream like a little girl on the subway.

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