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A Diphacinone Bait for Deer Mouse Control

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Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) were found susceptible to diphacinone, and anticoagulant rodenticide. Consumption of 0.01-percent-diphacinone-treated crimped oat-groat bait for a minimum of 3 days was fatal to 80 percent of the mice, with longer exposures to groups of test animals frequently producting 100 percent mortality. When 0.01 percent diphacinone bait was broadcast at 2 pounds per acre in two field tests, no deer mice tagged prior to treatment were recaptured.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Laboratory Technician, Dep. Animal Physiology, Univ. Calif., Davis

Publication date: 1970-04-01

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