Effective Control in Managing German Cockroach, Blattella germanica (Orthoptera: Blatellidae) Using a Push-Pull Strategy

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  • Yang, Jeong-Oh (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Sang-Woo (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Noh, Doo-Jin (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Yoon, Chang-Mann (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kang, Shin-Ho (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Gil-Hah (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • 양정오 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 김상우 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 노두진 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 윤창만 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 강신호 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 김길하 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과)
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

To enhance the control efficacy against cockroaches in dwelling space, repellent ("Push") was set down on one comer and a poison bait including attractant ("Pull") was on the opposite side. And we tested the control efficacy of Push-Pull strategy by behavior-stimuli of cockroaches. In a mini-field test, German cockroach males primarily chose shelters nearest to the attractant-treated surfaces and farthest from the repellent-treated surfaces. The consumption of food or bait was also highest from food nearest to the preferred shelters by push-pull effect. We evaluated the push-pull insecticidal efficacies of five essential oils belong to Citrus plant, namely, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, and petitgrain. The combined push-pull treatments appeared to be faster and higher insecticidal effects than single (pull) treatment, and the repellent efficacy of Citrus oils was in the order of grapefruit > lemon > lime > orange > petitgrain. Therefore, we propose the effective control of the german cockroach using Citrus oils as repellents and push-pull method into a limited area.

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