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Biology and Management of the German Cockroach

Changlu Wang Chow-Yang Lee Michael K. Rust



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CSIRO Publishing
01 May 2021
As a species, the German cockroach is one of the most widespread indoor urban pests worldwide. While numerous products have been developed to control their spread, German cockroaches continue to contaminate food, transmit disease and cause significant, long-term economic expense to homes, restaurants, hospitals and more.

Biology and Management of the German Cockroach 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.

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the German cockroach and will be a valuable reference for researchers, graduate students, pest management professionals, health workers and government agencies dealing with urban pests and pesticides.
Edited by:   Changlu Wang, Chow-Yang Lee, Michael K. Rust
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   985g
ISBN:   9781486312061
ISBN 10:   1486312063
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 May 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Changlu Wang is a Professor at Rutgers University. He has conducted numerous field studies on insecticide efficacy against cockroaches, cockroach monitoring, IPM, cockroach allergens, and insecticide residues associated with indoor pest management. Dr Chow-Yang Lee is a Professor and the Endowed Presidential Chair in Urban Entomology at the University of California. His research interests centre around understanding behavioural, ecological and physiological adaptations of urban insect pests and how these adaptations make them thrive in urban environments. Dr Michael K. Rust is a retired Distinguished Professor of Entomology at the University of California, whose research on the German cockroach extends more than 45 years. His current research interests include the development of baits to control ants and yellowjackets, and the impact of insecticide resistance on the control of German cockroaches.

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