Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Buckle, A. and Müller, F. 2003. Rodenticides. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
The order Rodentia is the largest mammalian order with ca. 1500 species, although barely 100 of these are important as pests. Pest rodents belong mainly to the families Sciuridae, Cricetidae, and Muridae. Rodenticides are used in the control of all these animals and, occasionally, for the control of those belonging to the closely related order Lagomorpha. Rodents are pests in both commensal and agricultural situations.
- commensal rodents