Rodent Pests and Their Control Edition 2

June 2015
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  • Published
    19th June 2015
  • ISBN 9781845938178
  • Language English
  • Pages 432 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs & photos

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.


1. The Natural History of Rodents: Preadaptations to Pestilence
2. Commensal Rodents
3. Rodents in Agriculture and Forestry
4. Rodents as Carriers of Disease
5. Rodent Control Methods: Non-chemical and Non-lethal Chemical, with Special Reference to Food Stores
6. Control Methods: Chemical
7. The Laboratory Evaluation of Rodenticides
8. Field Evaluation of Rodenticides
9. Resistance to Anticoagulant Rodenticides
10. Damage Assessment and Damage Surveys
11. Rodent Control in Practice: Protection of Humans and Animal Health
12. Rodent Control in Practice: Temperate Field Crops and Forestry
13. Rodent Control in Practice: Tropical Field Crops
14. Sociology and Communication of Rodent Management in Developing Countries
15. Ethics in Rodent Control
16. Environmental Impacts of Rodenticides
17. Monitoring rodenticide residues in wildlife
18. Rodent Control and Island Conservation
19. Rodent Control: Back to the Future

Alan P. Buckle

Alan P. Buckle is at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith is at the School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK.