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Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Food Based Attractants for Monitoring German Cockroaches

This work described below was performed at Rutgers University in Changlu Wang’s lab and was published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. In this study, the researchers were interested in identifying effective, relatively inexpensive, readily available attractants for German cockroaches. As you know, sticky traps are the workhorse of IPM and are widely used acrossContinue reading “Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Food Based Attractants for Monitoring German Cockroaches”

Test Your Identification Skills With the Termite Teeth Challenge!

Ph.D Candidate and student researcher at the University of Georgia, Allison Johnson, is in need of some help to compare expert identifications of termite teeth to your best identification guesses. Allison works with Dr. Brian Forschler at UGA and they do some really cool work – check out more here https://ent.uga.edu/people/faculty/brian-forschler.html. I took the challengeContinue reading “Test Your Identification Skills With the Termite Teeth Challenge!”

Determining the Best Placement for Rodent Devices at Commercial Food Buildings

Rodent devices at food facilities are typically spaced according to the standards of an auditing body, or a company’s standard operating procedures, or because “that’s just the way we’ve always done it.” Indoors, traps are usually 20-40 feet apart and exterior stations are spaced 50 to 100 feet apart. But, have you ever thought aboutContinue reading “Determining the Best Placement for Rodent Devices at Commercial Food Buildings”

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