Identification and Occurrence of Cockroaches in Dwellings and Business Establishments in North Carolina

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Information on the identification and occurrence of cockroaches in dwellings and business establishments in North Carolina has not been reported, except for an apartment survey made by the author (1965), where German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (L.), were found most often; brown-banded cockroaches, Supella supellectilium (Serville), approximately 1/4 as frequently; and American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana (L.); oriental cockroaches, Blatta orientalis L; and smoky-brown cockroaches, Periplaneta fuliginosa (Serville), infrequently. The present study was undertaken to determine the levels of infestation and frequency of occurrence of the various species in buildings.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1965

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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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