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Minimizing the spread of aquatic herpetofaunal pathogens by decontaminating construction equipment

August 31, 2020

Some problems have relatively simple solutions compared to the cost of neglect. Preventing the spread of invasive species and harmful pathogens clinging to construction equipment is one such solution. Here we explain how resource managers and contractors can decontaminate construction and field equipment by cleaning, disinfecting, and drying, thus minimizing the spread of harmful organisms.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Minimizing the spread of aquatic herpetofaunal pathogens by decontaminating construction equipment
Authors James T. Julian, Paula F. P. Henry, James M. Drasher, Kathy Michell, Scott A. Smith
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Herpetological Review
Index ID 70215667
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center