Cost and Effectiveness of Community-Wide Integrated Pest Management for German Cockroach, Cockroach Allergen, and Insecticide Use Reduction in Low-Income Housing

@inproceedings{Wang2009CostAE,
  title={Cost and Effectiveness of Community-Wide Integrated Pest Management for German Cockroach, Cockroach Allergen, and Insecticide Use Reduction in Low-Income Housing},
  author={Changlu Wang and Gary W. Bennett},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT Many low-income housing units in the United States continue to have chronic German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.), infestations and high prevalence of cockroach allergens despite the availability of highly effective cockroach control products. [...] Key Method We evaluated a community-wide IPM program in two low-income apartment complexes in Gary, IN.Expand
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