ACE RODENTS

  1. Rodents can harbor or transmit a number of disease-causing _.
    Pathogens
  2. Rodents are common hosts of _ like fleas, ticks, and mites.
    Ectoparasites
  3. Fleas, ticks, and mites serve as _ of disease-causing pathogens.
    Vectors
  4. The _ _ flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) is famous transmitting the bacterium that causes _ _ from rodents to humans.
    • Oriental rat flea
    • bubonic plague
  5. Some rodent diseases can be transmitted directly to humans without the assitance of _
    Arthropods
  6. The _ mouse is the primary carrier of hantavirus.
    Deer
  7. The deer mouseĀ is the primary carrier of _
    Hantavirus
  8. Humans can become infected with virus particles through contact or inhalation of infected rodent _, _, or _.
    • Urine
    • Saliva
    • Feces
  9. _ _ proteins from rats and mice are potent allergens that are linked to _
    Major urinary

    asthma
  10. The three most important rodent pests in the US are
    • House mouse
    • Roof rat
    • Norway rat
  11. House mouse scientific name
    Mus musculus
  12. Roof rat scientific name
    Rattus rattus
  13. Norway rat scientific name
    Rattus norvegicus
  14. Labels require that baits be placed no farther than _ feet (_ meters)
    • 100 feet
    • 30 meters
  15. House mouse length of tail = _ to head + body
    equal
  16. House mouse : opening required for adult to enter a building = # inch (#mm)
    • 1/4 inch
    • 6 mm
  17. House mouse

    Typical range : usually # to # feet (3.5 meters) from nest, but sometimes # feet (6 meters) or more
    • 10 to 12 feet
    • 20 feet
  18. House mouse

    Water requirements
    requires very little water
  19. House mouse

    Nesting preferences
    • appliances
    • wall voids
  20. House mouse

    Droppings size and shape

    # to # inch
    _ and _
    • 1/8 to 1/4 inch
    • long and pointed
  21. Deer mouse

    Tail color
    two toned
  22. Deer mouse

    Opening required for adult to enter a building

    # inch (6mm)
    1/4 inch
  23. Deer mouse

    Typical range

    Large area than _ _; forages _
    • House mouse
    • outdoors
  24. Deer mouse

    Water requirements

    Seeks _ water
    freestanding
  25. Deer mouse

    Nesting preferences

    _ and other structures in or near _ areas.
    • Sheds
    • wooded
  26. Deer mouse

    Droppings size and shape

    # to # inch ; _
    • 1/8 to 1/4 inch
    • pointed
  27. Deer mouse

    associated disease
    Hantavirus
  28. Norway rat

    common name
    • Brown rat
    • Sewer rat
  29. Norway rat

    Tail shape

    _ than head+body
    Shorter
  30. Norway rat

    Opening required for adult to enter a building

    # inch (13mm)
    1/2 inch
  31. Norway rat

    Typical range

    # to # feet (30 to 137 meters) from nest
    100 to 450 feet
  32. Norway rat

    Water requirements

    # to # ounces (3-6 centiliters) per day
    1 to 2 ounces
  33. Norway rat

    Nesting preferences

    Outdoors # to # inches below ground;

    Indoors in _ _ , _ _.
    • 6 to 8 inches
    • wall voids
    • under floors
  34. Norway rat

    Droppings size

    # inch long ; _
    • 3/4 inch
    • blunt
  35. Roof rat

    Common name
    Black rat
  36. Roof rat

    Tail shape

    _ than head+body
    Longer
  37. Roof rat

    Opening required for adult to enter a building

    # inch (13 mm)
    1/2 inch
  38. Roof rat

    Typical range

    # feet (91 meters) from nest
    300
  39. Roof rat

    Water requirements

    # to # ounces (3 to 6 centiliters) per day
    1 to 2 ounces
  40. Roof rat

    Nesting preferences

    Usually above ground in _ trees, vines, _, _, _ _, etc
    • hollw
    • attics
    • rafters
    • wall voids
Author
ianquinto
ID
343505
Card Set
ACE RODENTS
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ACE RODENTS
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