Start Date

7-3-2022 12:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2022 12:00 AM

Abstract

Norway rats are a common commensal invasive pest known to utilize bird & wildlife feeders as preferred food sources. In order to reduce rodenticide pollution and severe economic damages, it is essential that bird & wildlife feeding practices are widely discouraged to control urban rat populations naturally. Native shrubs should be installed to encourage native birds, wildlife & pollinator species without attracting invasive rat pests.

Subjects

Animal ecology, Habitat restoration

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Rats and Bird Feeders; Myths, Truths and IPM Strategies for Norway Rats

Norway rats are a common commensal invasive pest known to utilize bird & wildlife feeders as preferred food sources. In order to reduce rodenticide pollution and severe economic damages, it is essential that bird & wildlife feeding practices are widely discouraged to control urban rat populations naturally. Native shrubs should be installed to encourage native birds, wildlife & pollinator species without attracting invasive rat pests.