Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

The cockroach learns to avoid insecticides

Authors

W. Ebeling
D. A. Reierson

Authors Affiliations

Walter Ebeling is Entomologist and Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Donald A. Reierson is Laboratory Technician, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 23(2):12-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n02p12. February 1969.

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Abstract

“Choice box” for testing the repellency of insecticides to cockroaches. Back half of box is covered with fiberboard, creating preferred dark refuge for cockroaches. However, repellent insecticides will result in some of the insects learning to avoid the dark area before picking up a lethal dose.

Ebeling W, Reierson D. 1969. The cockroach learns to avoid insecticides. Hilgardia 23(2):12-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n02p12
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