Accession Number : ADA114050

Title :   The Use of Genetic Mechanisms and Behavioral Characteristics to Control Natural Populations of the German Cockroach.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 4, 1 Mar 81-28 Feb 82,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Ross,Mary H ; Cochran,Donald G

PDF Url : ADA114050

Report Date : 01 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The German cockroach has been the subject of many studies, yet there is a dearth of knowledge concerning the behavior and growth of natural populations. The work conducted under the present Contract focuses on this problem. Since natural populations consist of all age classes, laboratory and 'field' experiments utilizing mixed age groups are being carried out. The results are providing basic biological data as well as information requisite to an improved technique for the use of sterile males as part of an integrated approach to cockroach control. Research summarized herein was conducted during the 2nd year of the present Contract. It is presented according to specific objectives as stated in the proposal for the present phase of these studies.

Descriptors :   *Blattidae, *Insect control, Behavior, Genetics, Sterilization, Response(Biology), Males, Population

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE