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.
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German cockroach

n
(Animals) a small cockroach, Blattella germanica: a common household pest. Also called (US): Croton bug
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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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Regulatory services officers visited Barton Rouge on July 25, 2018, to undertake a routine food hygiene inspection and found evidence of a German cockroach infestation and poor standards of cleanliness throughout the premises.
He added, "The German cockroach is one of the most difficult pests to kill due to its small size and ability to hide in tight areas.
The study, published last month, serves as a 'seminal effort' to test insecticide resistance intervention strategies for the German cockroach, 'a medically-significant pest to urban and impoverished populations on a global scale.'
Nearly all outbreaks so far this year have been for infestations of the so-called German cockroach, the most common variety found here.
"The roaches captured in the homes and then brought back, however, had far lower mortality rates than you would expect from direct exposure to bug bombs, confirming the ineffectiveness of these products when used for German cockroach control," said DeVries.
It is often difficult to maintain German cockroach control in employee locker room areas.
Occurrence of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), outdoors in Alabama and Texas.
This is a descriptive cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire and the realization of a prick test (PT) on 7 allergens provided by Stallergenes Laboratory whose references are 315P3-ST for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (DP), 314P3ST for Dermatophagoides farinae (DF), 688P3-ST for pollen of the 5 grasses, 651P3 for olive tree pollen, 626P3 for cypress tree pollen, 668P3 for date palm pollen, and 301P3 for German cockroach. This study was conducted over four-month period from 1 November 2012 until the end of February 2013 at Marrakesh in six health centers, located near date palms implantation.

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