chapter  6
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Rodent Control

Rodents are members of the order Rodentia, which includes squirrels, beavers, mice, rats, lemmings, porcupines, and chinchillas. These mammals have teeth and jaws adapted for gnawing. For the purpose of this chapter, four rodents — the Norway rat, the roof rat, the house mouse, and the deer mouse — are discussed (Figure 6.1).