German cockroach


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German cockroach

n.
A small, light brown cockroach (Blattella germanica) that is a common household pest. Also called Croton bug.

German cockroach

Blattella germanica, a small light brown species found as a household pest in North America and Europe.

German cockroach

A small, flightless cockroach (Blattella germanica) that is a common pest in urban areas.
Synonym: croton bug
See also: cockroach
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In the presence of German cockroach, pesticides used in the form of aerosol sprays (61%) was by far the most commonly practiced pest management strategy by the respondents or a member of their household; building maintenance such as sealing cracks and crevices was the least approach practiced (Table 1).
Monitoring for insecticide resistance in field-collected strains of the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae).
Changes in an insecticide resistant field-population of German cockroach following exposure to an insecticide mixture.
This study surveyed homes for the Bla g 1 allergen from the German cockroach Blattella germanica, a small organism responsible for the primary U.
Mortality of German cockroach nymphs compared to adults was tested by contact spray and immersion applications of Palmolive[R] dishwashing liquid.
Sifted dust was prepared by extracting 100 mg of the fine dust in 2 mL phosphate-buffered saline with Tween 20 and was quantitatively analyzed for the presence of major cat [Felis domesticus (Fel d 1)], dog [Canis familiaris (Can f 1)], and German cockroach [Blatella germanica (Bla g 1)] allergens using two-site monoclonal antibody-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) (Ingram et al.
The wings of the Asian cockroach are usually longer and narrower than those of the German cockroach.
Unlike the familiar German cockroach, which keeps all six feet on the ground and has a well-known predilection for lurking in the shadows, B.
To the novice, the Asian roach--firstfound in Florida just three years ago--is easily mistaken for North America's most prevalent household variety, the German cockroach.
The tawny, half-inch-long German cockroach is the major indoor roach in North America, "probably in the world," according to Philip Koehler, a research entomologist with the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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