This handbook is a comprehensive reference of North American vertebrate species that can cause economic damage to resources or become a nuisance at various times and places. It is intended for use by extension agents and specialists, wildlife biologists, animal control officers, public health personnel, pest control operators, teachers and students of wildlife biology, and others who deal with wildlife damage problems.

Wildlife damage management is an essential part of contemporary wildlife management. During the past decade there has been significant research and development in this field. This publication is a condensation of current, research-based information on wildlife that cause problems and the control of damage that they cause. While it emphasizes prevention of damage as being desirable when possible, it does not neglect the necessity of population reduction in those cases where animals must be removed to solve problems.

Front Matter

  1. Title [PDF, 132 KB]
  2. Preface [PDF, 188 KB]
  3. Table of Contents [PDF, 160 KB]

Damage Identification

  1. Identification and Assessment of Wildlife Damage: An Overview
  2. Obtaining Assistance to Control Wildlife Damage
  3. Wildlife Diseases and Humans

Rodents

  1. Beavers
  2. Chipmunks
  3. Pocket Gophers
  4. House Mice
  5. White-footed and Deer Mice
  6. Mountain Beavers
  7. Muskrats
  8. Nutria
  9. Porcupines
  10. Prairie Dogs
  11. Cotton Rats
  12. Kangaroo Rats
  13. Norway Rats
  14. Polynesian Rats
  15. Roof Rats
  16. Woodrats
  17. Rodent-proof Construction
  18. Belding’s, California, and Rock Ground Squirrels
  19. Franklin, Richardson, Columbian, Washington, and Townsend Ground Squirrels
  20. Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels
  21. Tree Squirrels
  22. Voles
  23. Woodchucks

Carnivores

  1. Badgers
  2. Black Bears
  3. Grizzly/Brown Bears
  4. Polar Bears
  5. Bobcats
  6. House Cats
  7. Coyotes
  8. Feral Dogs
  9. Foxes
  10. Mink
  11. Mountain Lions
  12. Raccoons
  13. River Otters
  14. Skunks
  15. Weasels
  16. Wolves

Other Mammals

  1. Armadillos
  2. Bats
  3. Deer
  4. Elk
  5. Moles
  6. Opossums
  7. Wild Pigs
  8. Pronghorn Antelope
  9. Cottontail Rabbits
  10. Jackrabbits and Other Hares
  11. Shrews

Birds

  1. Birds at Airports
  2. Bird Damage at Aquaculture Facilities
  3. Bird Dispersal Techniques
  4. Blackbirds
  5. Crows, American
  6. Eagles
  7. Gulls
  8. Hawks and Owls
  9. Horned Larks
  10. House Finches (Linnits)
  11. Scrub (or California) Jay
  12. Kites, Mississippi
  13. Magpies
  14. Pigeons (Rock Doves)
  15. Crowned Sparrows
  16. House Sparrows
  17. Starlings
  18. Swallows
  19. Waterfowl
  20. Woodpeckers

Reptiles, Amphibians, and Arthropods

  1. Alligators
  2. Crayfish
  3. Frogs and Toads
  4. Salamanders
  5. Nonpoisonous Snakes
  6. Rattlesnakes
  7. Turtles

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Published in 1994

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