Rodenticide Potential ofThevetia peruviana

Okoro Oji, Felix N. Madubuike, Philipa C. Ojimelukwe, Chinwe M. Ibeh
  • Journal of Herbs Spices & Medicinal Plants, November 1994, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1300/j044v02n03_02

Thevetia peruviana is a potent rat poison

What is it about?

Thevetia peruviana kernels and its extracts induce abnormal physiological and behavioural reactions in rats within 30 minutes of administration and cause mortality of the animals after 20-30 h. Both the fresh and dried plant materials are potent

Why is it important?

Thevetia peruviana can be used for biological control of pests such as rats


Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Thevetia peruviana is an effective biological control agent for pests. use it to control rat infestation in an environmentally friendly manner

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE