July 29th, 2021 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Recently, there have been significant changes in legislation surrounding rodenticide. But why? This talk will discuss the possible routes of exposure, what we can learn from it, and what changes can we make to our current programs. Rodenticide modes of action and how they can impact nontarget wildlife. What are nontarget exposures and how do they happen. Current regulations and legislation cover rodenticide applications. Why is it important to manage rodents (disease, structural damage, etc). Who is responsible for nontarget rodenticide exposure? What mitigation measures can we use to mitigate nontarget rodenticide exposure? What can the diet of carnivores teach us about rodent management? What active ingredients are nontarget wildlife exposed to? Why are they so persistent and why are certain Ais more prevalent than others? Illegal rodenticide applications. What does sublethal exposure mean? Best management practices for rodent management? The role of agriculture in this issue.
1. Understanding the role of applicators in the pathways of ARs
2. Determining alternatives to AR application and learning when to use them.