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Rodent pests and their control.

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This updated 2nd edition, two decades after the publication of the first edition, combines information from the latest scientific research on rodent pests and their control. It includes 19 chapters discussing: the natural history of rodents and preadaptations to pestilence; commensal rodents; rodents in agriculture and forestry; rodents as carriers of disease; non-chemical and non-lethal chemical ...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

The natural history of rodents: preadaptations to pestilence.

This chapter introduces the diversity of rodents and discusses that in managing the tiny minority of species that are significant pests, it is important to understand their ecology and behaviour. Rodent pests have a huge economic impact and, therefore, increasing effort and resources are being directed towards studying their natural behaviour with a view to utilizing that to develop management strategies. Rodents are the largest, and probably the most successful, mammalian group, facets of which have integrated themselves into almost every niche on land, in some places becoming a serious pest issue. In order to combat this, and to maintain pace in the arms race, it will prove necessary to continue in the quest to understand both the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect different rodent species, and through which the control of pests might be managed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Commensal rodents. Author(s): Lund, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Rodents in agriculture and forestry. Author(s): Wood, B. J. Singleton, G. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 81) Rodents as carriers of disease. Author(s): Battersby, S. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Rodent control methods: non-chemical and non-lethal chemical, with special reference to food stores. Author(s): Smith, R. H. Meyer, A. N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Control methods: chemical. Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Eason, C. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 155) The laboratory evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Prescott, C. V. Johnson, R. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 171) Field evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Cowan, D. P. Townsend, M. G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 187) Resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides. Author(s): Pelz, H. J. Prescott, C. V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 209) Damage assessment and damage surveys. Author(s): Buckle, A. P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 231) Rodent control in practice: protection of humans and animal health. Author(s): Meyer, A. N. Kaukeinen, D. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 247) Rodent control in practice: temperate field crops and forestry. Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Pelz, H. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 269) Rodent control in practice: tropical field crops. Author(s): Fall, M. W. Fiedler, L. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 295) Sociology and communication of rodent management in developing countries. Author(s): Singleton, G. R. Flor, R. J. B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 315) Ethics in rodent control. Author(s): Smit, F. J. L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 330) Environmental impacts of rodenticides. Author(s): Smith, R. H. Shore, R. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 346) Monitoring rodenticide residues in wildlife. Author(s): Shore, R. F. Pereira, M. G. Potter, E. D. Walker, L. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 366) Rodent control and island conservation. Author(s): Howald, G. Ross, J. Buckle, A. P.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 397) Rodent control: back to the future (the sequel). Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Smith, R. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • The Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Tubney, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938178
  • Record Number
  • 20153154911