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Integration of repellents, attractants, and insecticides in a "push-pull" strategy for managing German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15535588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Push-pull" is a behavior manipulation strategy in which behavior-modifying stimuli are integrated with a pest control agent. We evaluated the efficacy of an insecticide bait in combination with attractants ("pull"), repellents ("push"), or both ("push-pull") using a hydramethylnon-based bait, feces-contaminated surfaces as an attractant, and methyl neodecanamide-treated surfaces to repel cockroaches. Both adult males and first-instar German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (L.), chose shelters nearest the attractant-treated surfaces and farthest from the repellent-treated surfaces. Food consumption was highest from food nearest the preferred shelters, and mortality was highest when the insecticide bait was near the preferred shelter. These patterns were more apparent in first instars than in adults. Our results from large arena studies in the laboratory show that the push-pull strategy can be used to displace pests from resources or commodities that are to be protected, and simultaneously lure the pest to an attractant source coupled with a pest control agent. Concentrating cockroaches into a limited area should facilitate the precision-targeting of the pest population and promises to reduce insecticide use.
G Nalyanya; C B Moore; C Schal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical entomology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0022-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-10     Completed Date:  2004-12-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375400     Medline TA:  J Med Entomol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7613, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Laboratory
Insect Control / methods*
Insect Repellents*
Population Density
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insect Repellents; 0/Insecticides; 0/Pheromones; 0/insect attractants

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