Commercially available insecticides effects on Blatta orientalis in Quetta city Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

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Commercially available insecticides effects on Blatta orientalis in Quetta city Baluchistan Province, Pakistan

Kashif Kamran, Shahbuddin, Asim Iqbal, Muhammad Kamran Taj, Sana Arif
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 4), 141-145, October 2017.
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Insecticide resistance in cockroaches is a serious problem as they are the main vector source of pathogenic bacteria. A total 180 of Blatta orientalis  (oriental cockroaches) were collected from various localities in Quetta city and tested against 8 commercially available insecticides. Mortein power guard, Baygon insecticides were killed significantly faster and caused 100 % death in all cockroaches with direct contact within 10 minutes. Tar-o-mar and Icon 24 effectively controlled the cockroaches causing 80% reduction in population. Finis (20%), Good Bye (10%) and Roach killer insecticides showed 0%mortality. Thus, we propose that Mortein power guard, Baygon could be valuable insecticides to be used in integrated resistance management of oriental cockroaches.


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