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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 across…

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 about…

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