Evaluation of Chemical and Mechanical Control to Reduce Active Burrows for Arvicanthis Niloticus in Sohag Governorate, Egypt


Two rodenticides, Supercaid %0.004 and Zinc phosphide %3 and three mechanical control methods including handing destroy, deep irrigation and traps were evaluated for their efficacy for rodent control under field conditions. In the chemical control the high efficacy of rodenticides bait was obtained when applied inside burrow method, the percent of reduce in active rodent population by using Supercaid %66.60 and %83.20 for Zinc phosphide. Mechanical control methods achieved great success in rodent control as compared to chemical control. the percent of reduction in rodent active burrows population by using mechanical control methods ranged between  %93.20 in deep irrigation , %87.20 in handing destroy  and %52.60 in trap methods. This method is safe to the environment and higher than reduced rodent population density.

Keywords: handing destroy, deep irrigation, traps, mechanical control, supercaid, Zinc Phosphide

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