Monitoring Of Brown Rats On The Territory Of Megalopolis
  Key Words  
  Brown rat, the incidence of rat, rodent control in the city, questioning the city's population
  Valentin A. Rylnikov and Angelina V. Bogacheva
  In 2013-2016 annually questionings of the Moscow and Kostroma (Russian Federation) populations was carried out in July and October for detecting brown ratsí habitats. The suitability of this method for reconnaissance evaluation of their spatial distribution, taking into account the nature of favorable conditions, and for quality evaluation of the works on the management of brown rats' number is shown. The dependence of ratsí detection frequency on respondents' number is found. Selective data of urban residentsí interviews is confirmed by the results of observations conducted by professionals.