Abstract Title:

Boric acid dust as a component of an integrated cockroach management program in confined swine production.

Abstract Source:

J Econ Entomol. 2003 Aug;96(4):1362-6. PMID: 14503613

Abstract Author(s):

Ludek Zurek, J Chad Gore, S Michael Stringham, D Wesley Watson, Michael G Waldvogel, Coby Schal

Article Affiliation:

Department of Entomology, Box 7613, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7613, USA.

Abstract:

Boric acid dust treatments were evaluated as a tool for the integrated management of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.), in commercial confined swine production. The efficacy of boric acid dust was comparable to that of an organic residual insecticide, cyfluthrin, which is commonly used to control cockroaches in this environment. Fall treatments suppressed the cockroach population for longer durations than treatments in the Spring. Boric acid dust is an effective, inexpensive, and low risk (to animal and human health, and the environment) alternative for the management of cockroaches in livestock production systems.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Problem Substances : Boric Acid : CK(44) : AC(0)

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