The objective of this multi-authored compendium is, therefore, to bring together the state of arts reported in one place. Written by specialists by specialists in various fields of rondentology, and to suggest future lines of research. It is also felt that this work on rodent pest management will trigger more research effort for the benefit of mankind and help certain countries and organizations in revitalizing serious work in this field which, it appears, has dampened during the last few years.

chapter 1|11 pages

Rodent Problems on the North American Continent

ByRex E. Marsh

chapter 2|16 pages

The Rodent Problem in Latin America

ByDonald J. Elias, Michael W. Fall

chapter 3|5 pages

Rodent Problems in Europe

ByM. Lund

chapter 4|31 pages

Rodent Problems in Africa

ByLynwood A. Fiedler

chapter 5|18 pages

Rodent Problems in Asia

ByIshwar Prakash, R.P. Mathur

chapter 6|15 pages

Rodent Problems in Selected Countries in Southeast Asia and Islands in the Pacific

ByM.M. Hoque, F.F. Sanchez, E.A. Benigno

chapter 7|69 pages

Rodents and Human Disease: A Global Appreciation

ByNorman G. Gratz

chapter 8|8 pages

Population Principles

ByDavid E. Davis

chapter 9|12 pages

Changing Patterns of Rodent Populations in India

ByIshwar Prakash

chapter 10|15 pages

Prevention of Plagues of House Mice in Rural Australia

ByT.D. Redhead

chapter 11|17 pages


ByG.I. Twigg

chapter 12|11 pages


ByRobert M. Timm, Terrell P. Salmon

chapter 13|23 pages

Methods for Estimating the Losses Caused in Rice and Other Crops by Rodents

ByB.D. Renninson, A.P. Buckle

chapter 14|8 pages

Selection of Baits and Their Distribution

ByM. Land

chapter 15|16 pages

Large-Scale Evaluation of Rodent Control Technologies

ByC.G.J. Richards

chapter 16|9 pages

Rodent Pest Management: the Principles

ByWalter E. Howard

chapter 17|26 pages

Exploring, Sampling, Neophobia, and Feeding

ByS.A. Barnett

chapter 18|9 pages

Bait Shyness and Poison Aversion

ByIshwar Prakash

chapter 19|10 pages

Nonanticoagulant Rodenticides

ByM. Lund

chapter 20|11 pages

Anticoagulant Rodenticides

ByM. Lund

chapter 21|15 pages

Chemosterilants for Rodent Control

ByRex E. Marsh

chapter 22|7 pages

The Potential for Pheromonal Involvement in Rodent Control Programs

ByD. Michael Stoddart

chapter 23|13 pages

Biological Principles, Development, and Perspectives of the Use of Bacteria and Viruses

ByV.A. Bykovskii, N.V. Kandybin

chapter 24|7 pages

Natural Resistance of Plants to Pest Rodents

ByLennart Hansson

chapter 25|7 pages

Chemical Repellents

ByAdrian P. Meehan

chapter 26|3 pages

Ultrasound Devices

ByM. Lund

chapter 27|10 pages


BySam Erlinge, Lennart Hansson

chapter 28|6 pages

Nonlethal Methods in Rodent Control

ByWilliam D. Fitzwater

chapter 29|13 pages

Integrated Pest Management, Principles in Rodent Control

ByHeimo Posamentier

chapter 30|10 pages

Transfer of Rodent Pest Control Technology

ByM.M. Hoque, R.C. Saxena

chapter 31|8 pages

Areas of Further Research

ByWalter E. Howard