The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Home Horticulture:
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Gardening & Landscaping in the Low Desert

References for Wildlife Pest Management
in the Low Desert

Arizona Game & Fish Department. (1996) Urban Wildlife Public Information Manual. Phoenix: Urban Heritage Fund. (Available from The Arizona Game & Fish Department, 2221 W Greenway, Phoenix, AZ 85023, (602)942-3000)

    • Provides procedures for handling specific problems including description of animal, problem diagnosis, self help strategies, when to seek professional assistance, and pertinent laws and policies. Covers Big Game, Other Mammals, Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians, and Fish; Includes description and contact information for Agencies and Organizations that assist with wildlife management problems; General Information; and Policies and Procedures of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
    Hygnstrom, S., Timm R. M., Larson, G.(1994) Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Lincoln: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, USDA_APHIS-Wildlife Services Animal Damage Control, and Great Plains Agricultural Council. (Available from Wildlife Damage Handbook, 202 Natural Resources Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0819
    • Contains sections on Damage Identification, Rodents, Carnivores, Other Mammals, Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians, etc., Vertebrate Pesticides, Supplies and Materials, Index of Manufacturers and Suppliers, and Index of Product and Trade Names. Sample chapters in pdf format: (note: very slow to load but worth the wait):deer, tree squirrels, cottontail rabbits and pigeons available on the web. Tim McGill, distribution coordinator: (402) 472-3023
    Hoffa, R. L. (1996) Coexisting with Urban Wildlife: A guide to Central Arizona Uplands. Prescott, AZ: Sharlot Hall Museum Press
    • A "Good Neighbor Guide", filled with practical information about the needs of wildlife along with methods for encouraging or discouraging animal visits and ways of avoiding or solving animal problems. This book will help you to identify, understand, and appreciate the animals of this area. ISBN 0-927579-07-3
    Salmon, T. P. and Lickliter, R. E. (1984) Wildlife Pest Control Around Gardens and Homes.Oakland: University of California.
    • Overview; Quick Identification Guide for Birds and Mammals; Management Strategies for: Birds, Deer, Ground squirrels, Meadow Voles, Moles, Pocket Gophers, Rabbits, Rats and Mice, and Tree Squirrels; and Glossary. ISBN 0-931876-66-4
    Smith, R. L., (1992) Venomous Animals of Arizona. Tucson: University of Arizona College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension.
    • Questions and Answers about Venomous Animals; Dangerous Species; Emergency Procedures; Arthropods (Spiders, Millipedes & Centipedes, and Insects); Vertebrates (Toads, Lizards, Snakes, Skunks); Glossary; References; Sources for Assistance; and Medical Management of Bites and Stings. ISBN 0-932913-03-2 (Available from The University of Arizona College of Agriculture, 715 North Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719-5087)

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    Last Updated July 18, 1998
    Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, Maricopa County
    © 1997 The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, in Maricopa County. Comments to Lucy Bradley, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Voice: (602) 470-8086 ext. 323, Fax (602) 470-8092