American Cockroach1 Feeding in Sewer Access Shafts on Paraffin Baits Containing Propoxur or Kepone® Plus a Mold Inhibitor2

Authors: 'WRIGHT, C. G.; MCDANIEL, H. C.; JOHNSON, H. E.; SMITE, C. E.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 6, December 1973 , pp. 1277-1278(2)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Baits containing 0.125% Kepone® (decachlorooctahydro- I, 3, 4-metheno-2H-cyclobuta[cd]pentalen-2-one) or 2% propoxur, with or without p-nitrophenol mold inhibitor, and embedded into paraffin cakes, were placed in sewer access shafts containing Periplaneta americana (L.) to determine if control could be achieved. Cockroaches did not feed on propoxur baits. Feeding occurred on some Kepone baits with and without mold inhibitor, but they did not feed on Kepone baits after mold became visible. Addition of the mold inhibitor reduced the molding of propoxur and Kepone baits. There was a reduction in cockroach numbers in baited sewer-access shafts; however, dead cockroaches were observed only in shafts containing Kepone baits with visible feeding signs. Cockroach numbers increased in shafts with paraffin check cakes. Baits in moist shafts increased in weight by absorbing ambient moisture. Baits disintegrated in humid shafts with high ambient temperatures.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1973

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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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