The objective of this multi-authored compendium is, therefore, to bring together the state of arts reported in one place. Written by specialists by specialists in various fields of rondentology, and to suggest future lines of research. It is also felt that this work on rodent pest management will trigger more research effort for the benefit of mankind and help certain countries and organizations in revitalizing serious work in this field which, it appears, has dampened during the last few years.
1. Rodent Problems on the North American Continent 2. The Rodent Problem in Latin America 3. Rodent Problems in Europe 4. Rodent Problems in Africa 5. Rodent Problems in Asia 6. Rodent Problems in Selected Countries in Southeast Asia and Island in the Pacific 7. Rodents and Human Disease 8. Population Principles 9. Changing Patterns of Rodent Population in India 10. Prevention of Plagues of House Mice in Rural Australia 11. Reproduction 12. Behaviour 13. Methods for Estimating the Losses Caused in Rice and Other Crops by Rodents 14. Selection of Baits and their Distribution 15. Larger-Scale Evaluation of Rodent Control Technologies 16. Rodent Pest Management 17. Exploring, Sampling, Neophobia, and Feeding 18. Bait Shyness and Poison Aversion 19. Nonanticoagulat Rodenticides 20. Anticoagulant Rodenticides 21. Chemosterilants for Rodent Control 22. The Potential Pheromonal Involvement in Rodent Control Programs 23. Biological Principles, Development, and Perspectives of the use of Bacteria and Viruses 24. Natural Resistance of Plants to Pest Rodents 25. Chemical Repellents 26. Ultrasound Devices 27. Predation 28. Nonlethal Methods in Rodent Control 29. Integrated Pest Management, Principles in Rodent Control 30. Transfer of Rodent Pest Control Technology 31. Areas of Further Research 32. Ecology and Economics of Rodent Pest Management