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Effectiveness of methyl bromide as a cargo fumigant for brown treesnakes

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2005.04.001

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Abstract

The effectiveness of methyl bromide as a fumigant for brown treesnake (Boiga irregularis) management was evaluated on Guam. Eighteen snakes in secured cloth bags were randomly positioned in a 47.7-m3 tarpaulin-covered cargo container for each fumigation treatment. Methyl bromide treatments tested were: 24 g m−3 and and 12 g m−3, both for 2-h and 1-h exposures. All treatments, except for 12 g m−3 for 1 h, resulted in 100% mortality. Two-hour exposures to methyl bromide at 24 and 12 g m−3 appear to be effective in killing brown treesnakes within reasonable time-frames for shippers under Guam field conditions.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effectiveness of methyl bromide as a cargo fumigant for brown treesnakes
Series title:
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
DOI:
10.1016/j.ibiod.2005.04.001
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
40
Last page:
44