Rodent Pests and Their Control, 2nd Edition

By Alan P. Buckle and Robert Smith

The most numerous of the world’s invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests’ increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated second edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.

Table of Contents
The Natural History of Rodents : Preadaptations to Pestilence
Commensal Rodents
Rodents in Agriculture and Forestry
Rodents as Carriers of Disease
Rodent Control Methods : Non-chemical and Non-lethal Chemical, with Special Reference to Food Stores
Control Methods : Chemical
The Laboratory Evaluation of Rodenticides
Field Evaluation of Rodenticides
Resistance to Anticoagulant Rodenticides
Damage Assessment and Damage Surveys
Rodent Control in Practice : Protection of Humans and Animal Health
Rodent Control in Practice : Temperate Field Crops and Forestry
Rodent Control in Practice : Tropical Field Crops
Sociology and Communication of Rodent Management in Developing Countries
Ethics in Rodent Control
Environmental Impacts of Rodenticides
Monitoring Rodenticide Residues in Wildlife  Walker
Rodent Control and Island Conservation
Rodent Control : Back to the Future (the Sequel)

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