Associate professor of horticulture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va
Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Animal Biology Laboratory, Beltsville, Md
Pages: 6 Published: Jun 1979
This laboratory test was designed to determine the effectiveness of toxic baits used against pine and meadow voles. The test is adaptable for both single-feeding and multiple-feeding rodenticides. A new challenge diet for voles has also been developed, and the rationale for its use is discussed. A vole toxicant tested with this method is considered satisfactory if a 90 percent vole mortality is achieved.
vertebrate pest control, rodenticides, voles, test method
Paper ID: STP34964S