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Tag: German cockroach

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How to handle bait-averse cockroach populations

March 3, 2017 By
Effective baiting should show results within a day or two. Be ready to switch baits if “the good stuff” is taking too long. The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is mounting a comeback. It is becoming increasingly common to find established... Read more»
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Small brownbanded cockroach talks big game

January 26, 2017 By
An interview with a brownbanded cockroach (Supella longipalpa). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thanks for agreeing to this interview, although I must say, meeting in the library isn’t super-conducive to talking. Brownbanded cockroach (BC): A thousand apologies, but I really couldn’t... Read more»
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Top 4 cockroach management strategies

August 22, 2016 By
An effective cockroach management strategy requires more than one approach. I have three favorite cockroach-related expressions: 1. Cockroaches come from cockroaches. Clutter, lack of customer cooperation and poor sanitation make it difficult to gain control, but the persistence of cockroaches... Read more»
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The evolution of German cockroach treatments

August 12, 2016 By
German cockroach control used to mean cleanouts, follow-up treatments and regular preventive services. The old techniques are still necessary to complete your cockroach portfolio. Before the modern era of baiting, control for German cockroaches meant late-night cleanouts performed by a... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: German cockroach inspection imperative to control

April 27, 2016 By
German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are generally nocturnal insects. They’ll venture out of their indoor harborages during the daylight hours only if their harborages are overcrowded or disturbed. They easily hide in very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. Females... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Place German cockroach bait near harborage

April 20, 2016 By
German cockroach nymphs are more likely to stay close to their harborage. Place bait as close to harborage areas as you can. Read more»
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The German Cockroach Makes a Comeback

March 13, 2015 By
You can’t tell the difference between bait aversion and sloppy baiting techniques by counting the number of cockroaches that are left. Diligent inspection and monitoring with proper baiting techniques ensure the best performance of the bait. Switching baits regularly helps... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: German Cockroach

July 11, 2014 By
Fiction: If you have cockroaches, you don’t have to worry about bed bugs. Fact: Cockroaches do eat bed bugs; however, we’ve seen firsthand where the cockroaches couldn’t keep up with the site’s bed bug population growth. A more reliable form... Read more»
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Most Wanted: German Cockroach

June 12, 2014 By
With insect behavior adapted to essentially every man-made habitat, the German cockroach, Blatella germanica, is arguably one of the most successful endophilic pest species. Always a public health concern, the German cockroach resiliently and steadily survives as a challenging foe... Read more»
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Dos & Don’ts: Blatella Germanica

June 12, 2014 By
Do the applied biology, and don’t let German cockroaches, Blatella germanica, spread pathogens and allergens that cause environmental exposure and illness. Instead, eliminate cockroaches though an environmentally benign process of integrated pest management (IPM). Do understand German cockroach resiliency results... Read more»
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