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Controlling Mouse infestations in Domestic properties

Murphy, G, Lindley, B and Marshall, PA 2003, 'Controlling Mouse infestations in Domestic properties' , Structural Survey, 21 (5) , 190 - 195.

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Abstract

Current approaches to the control of house mouse infestations rely heavily on a reactive service, where treatments are undertaken in response to complaints. The impact of buildings on the distribution and persistence of house mouse infestations has received little attention. This paper reports the results of 117 surveys of domestic properties in an urban area of Manchester. Results found that mice were not uniformly distributed within the domestic properties surveyed and that general characteristics and construction of the property, food hygiene within the kitchen area and overall fitness influenced distribution. The paper highlights the need for an integrated approach to control to ensure long-term eradication of chronic house mouse infestations.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF091 Housing and environmental control
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Structural Survey
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0263-080X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 15:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/660

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