Biology and management of the German cockroach.

Biology and management of the German cockroach. Changlu Wang, Chow-Yang Lee, Michael Rust.

Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2021. Octavo, laminated boards, colour illustrations.

Summarises the many advances in management technology, products, delivery systems, and basic and applied research over the past 25 years. Leading researchers explain why the German cockroach is a medically important pest and how its microbiome can provide new insights on cockroach physiology and potential novel targets for control. The authors also address the research from a practical standpoint, detailing why baits have replaced sprays as the primary method of control and how population genetic studies allow for better understanding of cockroach dispersal and population structure. Leading experts on integrated pest management (IPM) explore how studies on German cockroach control programs demonstrate the value and feasibility of IPM in urban environments.

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