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Vertebrate Pests Publications & Resources

Manage Wildlife Conflicts in Your Home and Garden > PDF
Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native. A "shared habitat" situation can pose some challenges when the animals' day-to-day activ . . . . . more details

Managing Pocket Gophers in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes > HTML
One of Idaho's most prevalent and destructive vertebrate pests, pocket gophers can be controlled by restricting their access to high-value plants, flooding gopher burrows, trapping, and poisoning.
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Managing Voles in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes > HTML
Voles can be managed without chemicals or with chemicals called "rodenticides." Nonchemical approaches include eliminating vole habitat, excluding voles from sensitive areas, and trapping. Toxic baits . . . . . more details

Meadow Voles and Pocket Gophers: Management in Lawns, Gardens, and Croplands > PDF
Starting with background on the biology and behaviors of gophers and voles, this publication dwells primarily on the gamut of ways to manage these widespread pests. Color photos. Authors: . . . . . more details
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Utilizing Barn Owl Boxes for Management of Vole Populations > HTML
Because they consume large quantities of voles, barn owls can help to manage rodent populations in Idaho. This handy publication will help you to attract more of these natural predators with its detai . . . . . more details

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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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