Influence of Hydroprene on German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Populations in Public Housing

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Four treatment regimes involving the insect growth regulator hydroprene were evaluated in 1983–84 against the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.), in low-income, multifamily, public housing apartments. Results showed that all treatments significantly reduced cockroach populations. An initial application of a 1.2% hydroprene total release fogger with a 1.0% propetamphos spray, followed by reapplication of the hydroprene at 3 months, was superior. Population reduction attained by this treatment extended control at least 6 months longer than two applications of a 1.0% propetamphos spray.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1986

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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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