Studies on food selection behaviour of the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) on farms

@article{Klemann2004StudiesOF,
  title={Studies on food selection behaviour of the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) on farms},
  author={Nicole Klemann and H J Pelz},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={78},
  pages={45-52}
}
Measures used to control Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus Berk.) on farms are frequently unsuccessful due to poor bait uptake. In pest-control operations, rats always have the choice between the farm’s own food resources and the bait. In this study we analysed the individual selection behaviour in two rat colonies when the rats were offered a familiar bait which matched the food on the farm and a bait which was unknown. Bait stations equipped with video and transponder technology were installed… CONTINUE READING