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Cover for Rodent pests and their control.

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;...

Author(s)
Buckle, A.; Smith, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Macdonald, D. W.; Fenn, M. G. P.; Gelling, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Commensal rodents.

This chapter focuses on the damage and losses of stored crops and other foodstuffs due to commensal rodents. The ecology and feeding preferences of Rattus norvegicus, R. rattus, Mus spp., Mastomys natalensis, Bandicota bengalensis and R. exulans.

Author(s)
Lund, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rodents in agriculture and forestry.

This chapter focuses on the major threats posed by rodents to crop production in temperate and tropical regions. The development of sustainable and economical control methods based on the biology of these rodent pests is also discussed.

Author(s)
Wood, B. J.; Singleton, G. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rodents as carriers of disease.

This chapter examines the role of synanthropic rodents (in particular Rattus norvegicus, R. rattus and Mus musculus) in the zoonotic transmission of bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections, and as carriers of arthropod vectors and ectoparasites such as ticks, mites, lice, and fleas.

Author(s)
Battersby, S. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rodent control methods: non-chemical and non-lethal chemical, with special reference to food stores.

This chapter describes several non-chemical and non-lethal chemical methods for rodent control, highlighting the effectiveness of these methods to achieve the following objectives: prevent and reduce immigation of rodents; forcing rodents to emigrate; reduction of pest birth rate; and increase pest ...

Author(s)
Smith, R. H.; Meyer, A. N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control methods: chemical.

This chapter discusses the optimal characteristics, efficacy and safety of rodenticides. The characteristics and use of acute rodenticides, as well as some of the commonly used acute and subacute rodenticides are described. The discovery, mode of action, use of first-generation and development of...

Author(s)
Buckle, A. P.; Eason, C. T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The laboratory evaluation of rodenticides.

This chapter reviews the principal elements involved in the laboratory evaluation of rodenticides. The different test animals and their care and the tests on rodents in cages, rooms or pens are described. Although it is not yet possible to devise 'standard' test methods appropriate for all target...

Author(s)
Prescott, C. V.; Johnson, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Field evaluation of rodenticides.

This chapter clarifies the issues involved in establishing standard methods for the field evaluation of rodenticides. The approaches to measure and quantify the efficacy of rodenticides and defining the efficacy standards are described.

Author(s)
Cowan, D. P.; Townsend, M. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides.

This chapter defines anticoagulant rodenticide resistance and reviews its history and genetics in Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), house mouse (Mus musculus) and other rodent species. The mechanisms of resistance (vitamin K cycle, biochemical resistance), the distribution and occurrence of...

Author(s)
Pelz, H. J.; Prescott, C. V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter

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