Evaluation of HERCON (Trade Name) Roach Tape Under Use Conditions.
Entomoligical special study, Jun 74-May 75,
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Adhesive-backed plastic strips 2.5 cm wide by 10.2 cm long impregnated with Baygon or diazinon and designed for use in conjunction with routine cockroaches control procedures were evaluated for efficacy, duration of effectiveness, and feasibility of use in various sizes and types of dining facilities at US Army installations. Based upon cockroach population levels of spray-only, tape-only, and spray-plus-tape treatments over a period of 12 weeks or less, in only one instance Ft Bragg, NC were post-treatment cockroach levels lower in the spray-plus-tape treatment than in the spray-only treatment. Assuming that tape placement was optimal at all locations and that pesticide concentrations were at least minimal to effect cockroach mortality, the tapes appeared to add nothing to effective cockroach control under the conditions encountered in these tests. In most cases, however, the cockroach populations were so low that comparisons between treatments were tenuous and building construction at the test cockroach control under the conditions encountered in these tests. Further evaluations of HERCON roach tape for use in dining facilities are not recommended at this time.
- Hygiene and Sanitation