German Cockroach Control | Washington Approval #2021-26 O

German Cockroach Control

Course Description

German cockroachs can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe German cockroach anatomy, biology, and preferred environment.
  • Outline management management tactics.
  • Describe the pesticides commonly used to German cockroaches.

Chapter 1 – German Cockroach Control

Lesson 1

  • IPM Study
  • German Cockroach Anatomy
    • Legs
    • Wings
  • Taxonomy
  • Biology
    • Environment
    • Life Cycle
    • Ootheca
    • Mating
    • Development
  • Feeding
  • Locomotion

Lesson 2 

  • Severe Infestation Clean-Out
    • Vacuuming
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Clean-Out Locations
    • Monitor Stations
  • Insect Growth Regulators
    • ???????Hydroprene
    • Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor
  • ???????Bait Failure
    • ???????Technician Error
    • Insecticide Resistance
    • Insecticide Aversion
  • ???????Bait Mode of Action
    • ???????Fipronil
    • Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid, Clothianidin
    • Abamectin, Emamectin Benzoate
    • Indoxacarb
    • Boric Acid
  • ???????Time to Kill
    • ???????Emetophagy
    • Coprophagy
    • Necrophagy

Final Assessment

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