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Development of Methods to Control Rodent Populations and Damage with an Emphasis on Invasive House Mice and Native Voles

Publications

2014

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.

2013

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

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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. W., J. D. EISEMAN, T. M. PRIMUS, J. R. O'HARE, K. R. PERRY, R. M. ELSEY, AND P. L. TROSCLAIR III. 2010. Assessing potential risk to alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, from nutria control with zinc phosphide rodenticide baits. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 84:698-702. 158K

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
 

2009

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

2008

08-112 WITMER, G. W., AND P. W. BURKE. 2008. The ability of a geotextile barrier material to exclude rodents. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:39-42. 168K

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

2007

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

2006

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


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