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Kangaroo Rat Control

To those that see them, kangaroo rats are simply cute. The way the bounce along the ground like a miniature kangaroo is quite a site for non-Australians. However, for agricultural producers, kangaroo rats can be quite an expensive pest.

Kangaroo rat Scientific Name
  • the Ord's kangaroo rat, Dipodomys ordi,

Biology

  • Lives in dry lands
  • Nocturnal

Sign

  • 2-inch sized holes

Damage

  • Damage newly planted seeds & new sprouts

Control Methods

Habitat Modification

  • Deep till farming

Frightening Devices

None known

Repellents

  • None known

Trapping

  • Rat sized snap traps and chipmunk sized cage traps can be very effective for trapping small areas. 

Shooting

  • Not a practical option

Toxicants

  • Burrow fumigants
  • Toxic grain baits

 

Diseases-Safety

 

Legal Issues

 

Living With Kangaroo Rats

 

Publications & Resources

 

News

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