Pest Management Foundation awards grant for Purdue house mouse research

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June 17, 2014

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June 17, 2014


Headshot: Dr. Grzegorz Buczkowski,FAIRFAX, VA—The National Pest Management Association’s Pest Management Foundation recently awarded a research grant to Dr. Grzegorz Buczkowski, Purdue University’s Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, to research more efficient ways to attract house mice to bait stations and multiple-catch traps.

The research will include field testing in mouse-infested buildings, with three main goals:

• It will take a scientific look at whether “jump-starting” mouse traps and bait stations by adding mouse fecal pellets to stations and traps will facilitate greater and quicker entries.

• It will determine the effect of surface texture on mouse entry into the stations.

• It will examine whether bait stations and traps contaminated with predator odors are repellent to mice.

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