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  1. Alan Buckle1,
  2. Franz Müller2

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr339

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Buckle, A. and Müller, F. 2003. Rodenticides. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Zeneca Public Health, Fernhurst, Haslemere, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    (formerly Novartis Crop Protection, Basel), Allschwil, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. 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.


  • Rodentia;
  • Sciuridae;
  • Cricetidae;
  • Muridae;
  • rodenticides;
  • Lagomorpha;
  • rodents;
  • commensal rodents