Tuesday, 19 November 2002 - 3:24 PM

This presentation is part of : Ten-Minute Papers, Subsection Fb. Urban Entomology

Toxicity of dishwashing soap to German cockroaches, Blattella germanica

Rebecca Baldwin, P. G. Koehler, and Faith Oi. University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Building 970, Natural Area Drive, P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL

Mortality of the German cockroach was measured after exposure to a mixture of household dishwashing liquid and tap water. Adult male cockroaches and first and second instar cockroaches (Blattella germanica) were exposed to the soap mixture for thirty seconds and were then observed for several hours. Immediate knockdown and mortality were measured.

Species 1: Blattaria Blattellidae Blattella germanica (German cockroach)
Keywords: soap, mortality

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