07-26-21 | News

Rodenticides and Wildlife Exposure

July 29th, 2021 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
by Staff

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.

Learning Objectives
1. Understanding the role of applicators in the pathways of ARs
2. Determining alternatives to AR application and learning when to use them.

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About the Speaker:

Niamh Quinn serves UCANR as the Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor for San Diego and Los Angeles counties. She joined UCANR in November 2014. She received her bachelor's degree in zoology and PhD in small mammal ecology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following her degree programs, Niamh worked at the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, where she studied wood mouse and bank vole populations. She moved to the Philippines to work at the International Rice Research Institute, studying rodent and weed interactions in lowland rice agro-ecosystems in the Philippines and Indonesia. She then moved to California to work at the UC ANR Kearney Agricultural and Research Extension Center, providing lead for a project aimed to develop an index to evaluate populations of roof rats in almond orchards. She has 18 publications on vertebrate pest control and has recently started to tackle the question of coyote-human interactions in Southern California.

Webinar Details:

Rodenticides and Wildlife Exposure
July 29, 2021 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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