Control Experiments on the Surinam Cockroach (Pycnoscelus Surinamensis L.)

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Pycnoscelus Surinamensis L., a tropical cockroach, has been found doing injury in a number of greenhouses in the eastern part of the United States. A study of its habits has been made and experiments conducted to determine practical control measures adaptable in commercial greenhouses. Tests with poisoned baits indicate that their use over large areas would be impractical. Sodium cyanide in solution when applied to the soil is the most promising control material used.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1926

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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