Bacteria in the genus Wolbachia are commonly found living within insects, but their presence in cockroaches has not been thoroughly explored. A new study finds Wolbachia in four of 16 cockroach species across three families, and researchers hope further study may open doors to new management methods for pest cockroach species.
A new study finds zero evidence that flies and cockroaches can carry the virus that causes COVID-19 from one surface to another—adding to a chorus of studies finding no role among arthropods in coronavirus transmission.
Researchers in California tested several common insecticide baits used for management of German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) and found evidence of resistance to all but one bait in several field-caught populations.
Monitoring for cockroach infestations in homes and buildings is hindered by a lack of effective and practical attractants, but researchers at Rutgers University say a mix of extracts from apple and blueberry has proven highly effective in lab and field settings and could lead to more successful cockroach integrated pest management programs.
Battling Bed Bugs and German Cockroaches Requires Cooperation and Continuous Integrated Pest Management Efforts
A new paper shows the benefits of building-wide IPM for reducing indoor pests in low-income, multi-family housing.