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A novel strategy for pocket gopher control

By Michael E.R. Godfrey

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Abstract

Current techniques for the control of pocket gophers use traps, fumigants or toxic baits. Trapping and fumigation are labor intensive and seldom effective in giving more than short-term relief. Toxic baiting usually uses baits that are rapidly degraded and although the resident gopher may be killed the burrow system is frequently reoccupied very rapidly and little long-term control is achieved. The use of persistent baits that remain toxic and acceptable to the gophers for an extended period may result in more effective long-term control.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 1987
Publisher Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings
URL http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1065&context=gpwdcwp
Date accepted 1987
Language English
Notes This article was found at Digital Commons @ the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu
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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Bait
  3. Control
  4. Damage
  5. Gophers
  6. Health
  7. Mammals
  8. Management
  9. Physical environment