A Note on the Poison Bait Used For Rodents In The Kilosa District of Tanganyika Territory

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1938
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Robertson J.
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The field mouse (Mastomys coucha) assumed epidemic proportions in the Kilosa district of Tanganyika Territory in 1931, and although the outbreaks since then have varied in intensity this pest has caused a considerable amount of damage from year to year. In this district various methods of combating this rodent have been employed, e.g. gassing by sulphur dioxide, poisoning by arsenical compounds, and trapping by wire and water traps. At the present time reliance is placed entirely on the use of barium carbonate bait. Its success and the ease and safety with which it may be used has prompted this note.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, IV (2), p. 151-152