Rodent Control in Agriculture

Rodent control in agriculture a guide

June 2002


Contents

Integrated rodent management

1. The rodents

2. The need for control

3. Survey

4. Clean, proof and control

5. Rodenticides

6. Controlling rodents

7. Record keeping

Further reading

Acknowledgements and Further information


Adrian Meyer has spent a career in pest control. To day he works within Acheta, an independent consultancy specialising in pest control

Rats and mice threaten almost every aspect of farming and food production, from spoiling quality to destroying building structures and spreading disease. Rodents recognise no boundaries. That is why HGCA has taken a broad appro a ch in this publication, funded as a technology transfer project. From granary to livestock shed, author Adrian Meyer provides readers with a wealth of information. Rodents can, and must, be controlled. With ever increasing emphasis on food quality and assurance, an effective management plan to tackle rodents is vital to eve ry fa rm and food store .
This guide aims to bring together in a single source advice on how to spot the rodent menace, proof against access and bring in festations under control.

Professor Graham Jellis
Director of Research,
HGCA

The Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) has provided funding for this booklet which is based on a variety of sources but has not conducted the research or written this booklet.While the authors have wo r ked on the best information available to them, neither the HGCA nor the authors shall in any event be liable for any loss, damage or injury how so ever suffered directly or indirectly in relation to the booklet or the research on which it is based. Reference herein to trade names and proprietary products without stating that they are protected does not imply they may be regarded as unprotected and thus free for general use. No endorsement of named products is intended, nor is any criticism implied of other alternative, but unnamed products.


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