German cockroach


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German cockroach

n.
A small, light brown cockroach (Blattella germanica) that is a common household pest. Also called Croton bug.

German cockroach

n
(Animals) a small cockroach, Blattella germanica: a common household pest. Also called (US): Croton bug

Ger′man cock′roach


n.
a brown cockroach, Blatta germanica, orig. of Europe: a widespread household pest.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.German cockroach - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from EuropeGerman cockroach - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blattella, genus Blattella - small cockroaches
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Some creatures, like the German cockroach, are found almost exclusively among humans - they've evolved to live within walls, instead of amid trees and grass.
The German cockroach is the most common types of the roach.
Distribution of faeces of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, in a new refuge.
The objective is to study the possibility of inducing a positive association between an originally aversive marker chemical and an addicting reward in the German cockroach B.
Insects have longer life expectancies and Kenny Jackett is taking nothing for granted - but he would appear to be nearer the termite queen (30 years) or the German cockroach (three to six months) than the house fly (15 to 25 days) or the poor midge (hours).
3,11-Dimethyl-2-nonacosanone, the female sex pheromone of the German cockroach.
Given this backdrop, the main objective of this study was to determine the pest control strategies used by residents of rural counties in North Carolina for the control of German cockroach and residents' awareness and knowledge of integrated pest management.
Similarly, the common German cockroach lives for about 10-12 months during which time it breeds four-five generations.
The German cockroach represents just one of about 5,000 species of roaches, and getting rid of the household pests all together would not be a bad thing, he said.
Previously, Jang et al [12] studied the fumigant toxicity of carvone to the German cockroach with an LC50 value of 0.
A wet winter has meant the German cockroach is even more of a nuisance this year

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