Development of Methods to Control Rodent Populations and Damage with an Emphasis on Invasive House Mice and Native Voles
Baldwin, R.A., R. Meinerz, and G.W. Witmer. 2017. Novel and current rodenticides for pocket gopher Thomomys spp. management in vineyards: what works? Pest Management Science 73:118-122. doi: 10.1002/ps.4307
Duron, Q., A.B. Shiels, and E. Vidal. 2017. Control of invasive rats on islands and priorities for future action. Conservation Biology 31(4):761-771. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12885
Shiels, A.B., A.C. Medeiros, and E.I. von Allmen. 2017. Shifts in an invasive rodent community favoring Black rats (Rattus rattus) following restoration of native forest. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12494
Shiels, A.B., W.P. Haines, K.J. Swinnerton, S. Silander, C. Figuerola-Hernandez, D. Will, J.G. Garcia-Cancel, and C.W. Torres-Santana. 2017. Sudden appearance and population outbreak of Eunica monima (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) on Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist 100(1):176-179. doi: 10.1653/024.100.0127
Smith, R.L., K.H. Beard, and A.B. Shiels. 2017. Different prey resources suggest little competition between non-native frogs and insectivorous birds despite isotopic niche overlap. Biological Invasions 19(3):1001-1013. doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1333-9
Witmer, G.W., R.A. Baldwin, and R.S. Moulton. 2017. Identifying possible alternative rodenticide baits to replace strychnine baits for pocket gophers in California. Crop Protection 92:203-206. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2016.09.014
Witmer, G.W., S. Raymond-Whish, R.S. Moulton, B.R. Pyzyna, E.M. Calloway, C.A. Dyer, L.P. Mayer, and P.B. Hoyer. 2017. Compromised fertility in free feeding of wild-caught Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) with a liquid bait containing 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide and triptolide. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(1):80-90. doi: 10.1638/2015-0250.1
Baldwin, R.A., R. Meinerz, and G.W. Witmer. 2016. Are chloecalciferol
plus anticoagulant rodenticides a viable option for field rodents? Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference 27:407-410.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, and J.L. Swartz. 2016. Evaluation of a food bait block for potential chemical delivery to black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Proceedings of the 16th Wildlife Damage Management Conference 26-32.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, and R.A. Baldwin. 2016. An evaluation of potential repellents for botta's pocket gopher. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference 27:325-331.
Werner, S.J., S.T. DeLiberto, R.A. Baldwin, and G.W Witmer. 2016. Repellent application strategy for wild rodents and cottontail rabbits. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 185:95-102. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.10.008
Baldwin, R. A., R. Meinerz, H.E. Jantz, and G.W. Witmer. 2015. Impact of capture and transportation methods on survival of small rodents during relocation events. The Southwestern Naturalist 60(4):385-389. doi: 10.1894/0038-4909-60.4.385
Quinn, N., D.H. Davis, R.M. Engeman, and R.A. Baldwin. 2014. Efficacy of rodenticides for Roof Rat and Deer Mouse control in orchards. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:196-197.
Griffiths, R., A. Wegmann, C. Hanson, B. Keitt, G. Howald, D. Brown, B. Tershy, W. Pitt, M. Moran, K. Rex, S. White, B. Flint, and N. Torr. 2014. The Wake Island rodent eradication: Part success, part failure, but wholly instructive. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:101-111.
Witmer, G.W., W.C. Pitt, and G. Howald. 2014. Invasive rodent ecology, impacts, and management with an emphasis on the United States. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:15-20.
Witmer, G.W., and R.S. Moulton. 2014. Improving invasive house mice control and eradication strategies via more effective rodenticides. 2014. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:67-72.
Shiels, A.B., and W.C. Pitt. 2014. A review of invasive rodent (Rattus spp. and Mus musculus) diets on Pacific Islands. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:161-165.
Vogt, S., D.S. Vice, W.C. Pitt, A.N. Guzman, E.J. Necessario, and A.R. Berentsen. 2014. Rat density on Diego Garcia: Implications for eradication feasibility. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:172-175.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, and R.A. Baldwin. 2014. An efficacy test of cholecalciferol plus diphacinone rodenticide baits for California voles (Microtus californicus Peale) to replace ineffective chlorophacinone baits. International Journal of Pest Management. doi: 10.1080/09670874.2014.969361.
Witmer, G.W., N.P. Snow, and R.S. Moulton. 2014. Responses by wild house mice (Mus musculus) to various stimuli in a novel environment. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 159:99-106. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.07.007.
Witmer, G.W. Evaluating habitat manipulations and rodenticides to protect seedlings from rodent damage at restored landfills in New York. 2014. Restoration Ecology 22(2): 178-184. doi: 10.1111/rec.12056.
Witmer, G., K. Horak, and R. Moulton. 2014. New rodenticides: an update on recent research trials. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 15: 79-85.
Berentsen, A.R., W.C. Pitt, J.D. Eisemann, R.M. Engeman. 2014. Longevity of rodenticide bait pellets in a tropical environment following a rat eradication program. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, online. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-2148-1.
Shiels, A.B., W.C. Pitt, R.T. Sugihara, and G.W. Witmer. 2013. Biology and impacts of Pacific Island Invasive Species 11. The Black Rat, Rattus rattus (Rodentia: Muridae). Pacific Science 68(2).
Witmer, Gary W., N.P. Snow, R.S. Moulton. 2013. The effects of vitamin K1-rich plant foods on the efficacy of the anticoagulant rodenticides chlorophacinone and diphacinone, used against Montane Voles (Microtus montanus). International Journal of Pest Management 59(3): 205-210. doi: 10.1080/09670874.2013.816453
Pitt, W., D. Vice, D.Lujan, D. Vice, and Gary Witmer. Freeing islands from rodents. Wildlife Professional, Summer 2012: 33-34.
Savidge, J. A., M. W. Hopken, G. W. Witmer, S. M. Jojola, J. J. Pierce, P. W. Burke, and A. J. Piaggio. 2012. Genetic evaluation of an attempted Rattus rattus eradication on Congo Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands, identifies importance of eradication units. Biological Invasions 14:2343-2354.
Witmer, G.W. 2012. Eradication of invasive rodents on islands of the United States. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 14:91-92.
Witmer, G.W. and D. Borrowman. 2012. Effects of turf rolling an soil aeration on rodent populations. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:338-340.
Witmer, G.W. and P. Fuller. 2012. Vertebrate species introductions in the United States and its territories. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 14:85-86.
Witmer, G.W. and R.S. Moulton. 2012. Deer mice ( Peromyscus spp.) biology, damage and management: a review. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:213-219.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, and J. Swartz. 2012. An assessment of Richardson's ground squirrel activity and potential barriers to limit access to sensitive sites at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:186-189.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, and J. Swartz. 2012. Rodent burrow systems in North America: problems posed and potential solutions. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:208-212.
Witmer, G.W., R.S. Moulton, N.Snow, and J. Swartz. 2012. Vole damage seedlings, but do deer mice and house mice? Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:206-207.
Witmer, G.W., N.P. Snow, R.S. Moulton, and J.L.Swartz. 2012. An assessment of seedling damage by wild house mice (Mus musculus) and wild deer mice (Peromyscus spp.). Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:1168-1172. DOI: 10.1139/x2012-065.
Witmer, G.W., T. R. Sheffels, and S. R. Kendrot. 2012. The introduction, impacts, and management of a large, invasive, aquatic rodent in the United States. Pages 49-89 in D. C. Abreu, and S. L. De Borbon, editors. Marshes : Ecology, Management and Conservation. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Witmer, G., and W. Pitt. 2012. Invasive rodents in the United States: ecology, impacts, and management. Pages 47-75 in J. Blanco and A. Fernandes (Eds.), Invasive Species: Threats, Ecological Impacts and Control Methods. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY.
11-FALL, M. W., M. L. AVERY, T. A. CAMPBELL, P. J. EGAN, R. M. ENGEMAN, D. PIMENTEL, W. C. PITT, S. A. SHWIFF, AND G. W. WITMER. 2011. Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States. Pages 381-410 in D. Pimentel ,editor. Biological invasions, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 6MB
11-SNOW, N. P., AND G. W. WITMER. 2011. A field evaluation of a trap for invasive American bullfrogs. Pacific Conservation Biology 17:285-291.
11-WITMER, G. W. 2011. Rodent population management at Kansas City International Airport. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:269-275
11-WITMER, G. W., AND P. L. FULLER. 2011. Vertebrate species introductions in the United States and its territories. Current Zoology 57:559-567.
11-WITMER, G. W., P. HALL. 2011. Attempting to eradicate invasive Gambian giant pouched rats ( Cricetomys gambianus) in the United States: lessons learned. Pages 131-134 in C. R. Vietch, M. N. Clout,and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: eradication and management. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
11-WITMER, G. W., J. PIERCE, AND W. C. PITT. 2011. Eradication of invasive rodents on islands of the United States. Pages 135-138 in C. R. Vietch, M. N. Clout,and D. R. Towns, editors. Island invasives: eradication and management. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
10-SNOW, N. P., AND G. WITMER. 2010. American bullfrogs as invasive species: a review of the introduction, subsequent problems, management options, and future directions. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 24:86-89. 196K
10-WITMER, G., J. D. EISEMAN, P. HALL, M. L. AVERY, AND A. DUFFINEY. 2010. Challenges and unique solutions to rodent eradication in Florida. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 24:23-28. 418K
10-WITMER, G., A. E. FINE, J. GIONFRIDDO, M. PIPAS, K. SHIVELY, K. PICCOLO, AND P. BURKE. 2010. Epizootiologic survey of Mycobacterium bovis in wildlife and farm environments in northern Michigan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46:368-378. 217K
10-WITMER, G. W., G. PROULX. 2010. Rodent outbreaks in North America. Pages 253-267 in G. R. Singleton, S. R. Belmain, P. R. Brown,and B. Hardy, editors. Rodent outbreaks: ecology and impacts. International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines. 140K
10-WITMER, G., AND G. R. SINGLETON. 2010. Sustained agriculture: the need to manage rodent damage. Pages 1-38 in F. C. Wager, editor. Agricultural production. Hauppauge, New York. 2,226K
10-WITMER, G. W., N. P. SNOW, AND P. W. BURKE. 2010. Evaluating commercially available rodenticide baits for invasive Gambian giant pouched rats ( Cricetomys gambianus). Crop Protection 29:1011-1014. 126K
10-WITMER, G. W., N. P. SNOW, AND P. W. BURKE. 2010. Potential attractants for detecting and removing invading Gambian giant pouched rats ( Cricetomys gambianus). Pest Management Science 66:412-416. 98K
10-WITMER, G., N. P. SNOW, AND R. PIERGROSS. 2010. Identifying effective attractants and rodenticide baits for Gambian giant pouched rats. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 24:218-221. 1,128K
09-JOJOLA, S. M., G. W. WITMER, AND P. W. BURKE. 2009. Evaluation of attractants to improve trapping success of nutria on Louisiana coastal marsh. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1414-1419. 294K
09-WITMER, G. W., AND P. W. BURKE. 2009. Influence of vitamin K-rich plant foods on anticoagulant baiting efficacy in wild house mice, Norway rats and wild black rats. Pacific Conservation Biology 15:87-91. 434K
09-WITMER, G. W., G. M. KEIRN, N. HAWLEY, C. MARTIN, AND J. K. REASER. 2009. Human dimensions of invasive vertebrate species management. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 13:100-105. 57K
09-WITMER, G. W., N. P. SNOW, L. HUMBERG, AND T. SALMON. 2009. Vole problems, management options, and research eneds in the United States. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 13:235-249. 164K
08-113 WITMER, G. W., P. W. BURKE, AND S. M. JOJOLA. 2008. An evaluation of the effectiveness of potential Norway rat attractants. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:35-38. 265K
08-114 WITMER, G. W., P. W. BURKE, S. JOJOLA, AND D. L. NOLTE. 2008. A live trap model and a field trial of a nutria (Rodentia) multiple capture trap. Mammalia 72:352-354. 134K
08-115 WITMER, G., J. GIONFRIDDO, AND M. PIPAS. 2008. Evaluation of physical barriers to prevent prairie dog colony expansion. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2:206-211. 1,090K
07-CAUT, S., J. G. CASANOVAS, E. VIRGOS, J. LOZANO, G. W. WITMER, AND F. COURCHAMP. 2007. Rats dying for mice: modelling the competitor release effect. Austral Ecology 32:858-868. 345K
07-ENGEMAN, R. M., G. W. WITMER, J. B. BOURASSA, J. W. WOOLARD, B. CONSTANTIN, P. T. HALL, S. HARDIN, AND N. D. PERRY. 2007. The path to eradication of the Gambian giant pouched rat in Florida. Pages 305-311 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 58K
07-JOJOLA, S. M., P. W. BURKE, G. W. WITMER, AND D. L. NOLTE. 2007. Development of test paradigms for operant conditioning of wild Norway rats. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 12:515-525. 345K
07-LIVEZEY, K. B., R. M. ENGEMAN, D. F. ROCK, AND D. A. YASUDA. 2007. Considering control of invasive barred owls to benefit California spotted owls: possible justification and draft methods. Pages 72-81 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
7-WITMER, G. W. 2007. The ecology of vertebrate pests and integrated pest management (IPM). Pages 393-410 in M. Kogan, and P. Jepson, editors. Perspectives in ecological theory and integrated pest management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 1,072K
07-WITMER, G. W., F. BOYD, AND Z. HILLIS-STARR. 2007. The successful eradication of introduced roof rats (Rattus rattus) from Buck Island using diphacinone, followed by an irruption of house mice ( Mus musculus). Wildlife Research 34:108-115. 278K
07-WITMER, G. W., P. W. BURKE, W. C. PITT, AND M. L. AVERY. 2007. Management of invasive vertebrates in the United States: an overview. Pages 127-137 in G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, and K. A. Fagerstone, editors. Managing invasive vertebrate species: proceedings of an international symposium. USDA/APHIS/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 81K
07-WITMER, G., AND J. D. EISEMAN. 2007. Rodenticide use in rodent management in the United States. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 12:114-118. 33K
07-WITMER, G., J. D. EISEMAN, AND G. HOWALD. 2007. The use of rodenticides for conservation efforts. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 12:160-167. 54K
07-WITMER, G. W., AND R. M. ENGEMAN. 2007. Subterranean rodents as pests: the case of the pocket gopher. Pages 287-299 in S. Begall, H. Burda, and C. E. Schleich, editors. Subterranean rodents: news from underground. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 119K
07-WITMER, G. W., AND M. LOWNEY. 2007. Population biology and monitoring of the Cuban hutia at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mammalia 2007:115-121. 63K
06-WITMER, G., P. BURKE, AND S. JOJOLA. 2006. The biology of introduced Norway rats on Kiska Island, Alaska, and an evaluation of an eradication approach. Northwest Science 80:191-198. 155K
04-106 WITMER, G. W. 2004. Leptospirosis in the Azores: the rodent connection. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 21:217-220. 271K
03-114 WITMER, G. W., R. B. SANDERS, AND A. C. TAFT. 2003. Feral swine--are they a disease threat to livestock in the United States? Pages 316-325 in K. A. Fagerstone, and G. W. Witmer editors. Proceedings of the 10th Wildlife Damage Management Conference. (April 6-9, 2003, Hot Springs, Arkansas). The Wildlife Damage Management Working Group of The Wildlife Society, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 146K
02-124 WITMER, G. W., M. LOWNEY, H. MCDANIEL, AND D. REES. 2002. Assessment of potential Cuban hutia management at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Nay, Cuba. Proceedings: Vertebrate Pest Conference 20:59-66. 558K
01-86 WITMER, G. W. and J. C. LEWIS. 2001. Introduced wildlife of Oregon and Washington. Pages 423-443 in D. Johnson and T. O'Neil (managing directors). Wildlife habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. 7,633K