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

A small, flightless cockroach (Blattella germanica) that is a common pest in urban areas.
Synonym: croton bug
See also: cockroach
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Potential of glucose-aversion development in field-collected population of the German cockroach, Blatella germanica from Malaysia.
Pyrethroid resistance and cross-resistance in the German cockroach, Blatella germanica. Pest Manag Sci 2001; 57(11): 1055-9.
farinae 58.3% (49) Blomia tropicalis 58.3% (49) Euroglyphus maynei 62.9% (52) Mixed feathers 5.9% (5) Mixed Shellfish 16.7% (14) Rodents 14.3% (12) Mouse epithelium 9.5% (8) Rat epithelium 8.3% (7) Pets 21.5% (18) Cat hair and epithelium 17.9% (15) Dog hair and dander 6.0% (5) Pollen 17.9% (15) Grasses 14.3% (12) Trees 4.8% (4) Molds 21.4% (18) Aternaria alternata 4.8% (4) Aspergillus fumigatus 1.2% (1) Cockroach 38.1% (32) Periplaneta americana 19.0% (16) Blatella germanica 35.7% (30)
All the species of Dictyopterans (Blatella germanica Linnaeus Blattid sp.
(7-9) Although sensitisation to Blatella germanica has been found in patients from coastal and inland areas of southern Africa, (8,9) Periplanata americana and Blatta orientalis elicit the strongest IgE responses in Cape Town and Durban, while B.
Trials carried out elsewhere showed promising results against mosquito (Culexpipiens), housefly (Musca domestica), and German cockroach (Blatella germanica) (5).