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German Cockroach Movement Within and Between Urban Apartments

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Adult Blattella germanica (L.) are more mobile within urban apartment structures than was previously recognized. Interapartment movement up to 30% per week occurred where construction design permitted. Adult males are more mobile than females. Pyrethrin insecticide applications Increased interapartment movement rates. These results stress the need for a more holistic, community-wide perspective for cockroach pest management programs than currently exists in pest control practices and demonstrate that construction should be designed (or altered whenever possible) to reduce cockroach movement.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1982

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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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