Inclusion of Insecticidal Bait Stations in a German Cockroach (Orthoptera: Blattellidae) Control Program

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Direct comparisons were made with abamectin bait stations, the established industry-standard bait station (hydramethylnon), a traditional residual insecticide spray (chlorpyrifos), and combinations of both. Abamectin was more effective at reducing German cockroach, Blattella germanica L., populations than hydramethylnon but was about equally as effective as chlorpyrifos. Hydramethylnon bait stations did not reduce cockroach populations as well as other treatments. Bait formulations, once thought of as supplements to residual insecticide applications, may be effective stand-alone control measures.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1993

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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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