National Park Service Videotapes
"Commensal Rodents." This video illustrates how to rodent- proof buildings.
"Integrated Pest Management." This video illustrates the application of the IPM decision-making process in the field.
The above videos are available on loan from your regional, support office, or cluster IPM Coordinators.
Mechanical Rodent Proofing Techniques, by Gerard Hoddenbach, Jerry Johnson, and Carol DiSalvo. 1997. Published by the National Park Service Public Health Program. Copies of this publication are available from your Public Health Consultant, or your regional, support office, or cluster IPM Coordinator. It can also be found at the following Web address: http://www.nps.gov/public_health/inter/info/general/rpmanual.pdf Note: On the Web, the publication is titled Rodent Exclusion Techniques.
Hantavirus Protection Measures - Wildlife Health Bulletin 04-02
Research Papers on Rodent-proofing
Douglass, R. J., Kuenzi, A. J., Williams, C. Y., et al. 2003. Removing deer mice from buildings and the risk for human exposure to Sin Nombre virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 9(3):390-392.
Glass, G. E., Johnson, J. S., Hodenbach [sic] G. A., et al. 1997. Experimental evaluation of rodent exclusion methods to reduce hantavirus transmission to humans in rural housing. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 56(4):359-364.
Hopkins, A. S., Whitetail-Eagle, J., Corneli, A. L., et al. 2002. Experimental evaluation of rodent exclusion methods to reduce hantavirus transmission to residents in a native American community in New Mexico. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2(2):61-68.
Park IPM Plans
Many parks in the Southwest have park IPM plans that include information on rodent control and information on hantavirus. See the following Web address for a sample plan for Big Bend National Park: http://www1.nrintra.nps.gov/ipm/ipm.cfm.
Annotated List of Selected Web Sites