Pest Test Issue 54: December 2017 & January 2018

Read the special article sponsored by Syngenta on '3-dimensional target to hit mice' on pages 27 to 29 in issue 54 of Pest and answer these questions:

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1: Which of the following is a significant reason why brown rats ‘raid’ premises rather than occupy them permanently?
Neophobia Rats do not feed sporadically
Rats need to drink water Rats cannot find enough food indoors
2: does Kai Severt say is a common cause of treatment failure when baiting against mice?
Underbaiting Inquisitiveness
Neophobia Breeding too quickly
3: What is the approximate daily food intake of an adult house mouse?
1g 3g
10g 30g
4: How soon after being born does a house mouse become sexually mature?
8 days 6 weeks
19 days 8 weeks
5: What was introduced in the 1980s that made full control of the house mouse more realistic?
Coumatetralyl Brodifacoum
Difenacoum Bromadialone
6: Which major change to mouse product labels brought in under the Biocidal Products Regulation is highlighted in the article?
They refer simply to mice They specify the number of bait points required
They specify Mus musculus They are all printed in red

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