Understanding and Controlling the German Cockroach

Hardcover | May 1, 1967

EditorMichael K. Rust, John M. Owens, Donald A. Reierson

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The German cockroach is considered to be the most resilient and ecologically important insect pest found in homes, apartments, and commercial facilities in the United States and across the world. This book expertly provides up-to-the-minute information about the behavior and biology of thispest--including taxonomy, distribution, morphology, and genetics--as it may relate to effective technologies for its control. Building on information presented piecemeal in books and articles appearing over more than 50 years, the book features over 1,200 references related to the German cockroach,most published within the last year. With contributions from the top experts, the book will be invaluable to students and practitioners of entomology and pest management.

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The German cockroach is considered to be the most resilient and ecologically important insect pest found in homes, apartments, and commercial facilities in the United States and across the world. This book expertly provides up-to-the-minute information about the behavior and biology of thispest--including taxonomy, distribution, morph...

Michael K. Rust is at University of California, Riverside. John M. Owens is at S.C. Johnson and Sons, Inc., Racine, Wisconsin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.38 × 9.53 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1967Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506495X

ISBN - 13:9780195064957

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Table of Contents

1. Blatella and Related Species2. Biology3. Behavior4. Medical and Economic Significance5. Detection and Monitoring6. Conventional Insecticides7. Factors Affecting Control with Insecticides8. Insecticide Resistance9. Inorganic Insecticides and Dust10. Baits and Baiting11. Insect Growth Regulators12. Alternate Control Strategies13. Chemical Systems Approach to Pest Control14. Integrated Pest Management: An Operational View

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"A useful resource, recommended especially for libraries that serve workers in entomology, public health, and pest management." --Choice