Accession Number : ADA246482


Title :   Guide to Commensal Rodent Control


Descriptive Note : Technical guide


Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Griffith, Richard E , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a246482.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : This technical guide (TG) is an introduction to basic commensal rodent biology and control methods. It covers the three species of commensal rodents found worldwide plus limited information on the Polynesian rat and five genera of North American wild rodents that also interact with man's interests. It is intended for use by persons interested in commensal rodent control in the United States and its Possessions. This information was compiled from many sources, not all of which were in agreement. Obsolete materials, methods, and ideas were discarded; new techniques and toxicants were added. Destruction of pest species by mechanical or chemical means has been the primary method used in pest control. This approach is not always ecologically sound and seldom achieves lasting results. Integrated pest management takes an ecosystem approach to pest problems. Every species has certain identifiable minimum requirements. By eliminating or restricting those things necessary for survival of the pest species, man can limit the capability of an environment to support the pest.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL , UNITED STATES , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , BIOLOGY , DESTRUCTION , SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , TOXIC AGENTS , ECOSYSTEMS , RODENTS , WILDLIFE , NORTH AMERICA , PEST CONTROL , PESTS , RODENT CONTROL


Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE