Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference
Pheromones: Their potential for ground squirrel control
- Author(s): Salmon, Terrell P.
- et al.
Olfactory communication appears to be an important aspect of the biology of most ground squirrels. Several scent-producing glands have been described as having scent-marking behavior. Although the adaptive significance of these glands has not been determined, possible functions are discussed. The potential of using pheromones in an integrated ground squirrel management program is discussed.