University of Khartoum

Cockroaches as House Hold Pests

Cockroaches as House Hold Pests

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor M.A.O. Kambal en_US
dc.contributor.author Mashaer Mohi El din, Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-25T09:55:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-25T09:55:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-25
dc.date.submitted 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/11351
dc.description 141 Pages
dc.description.abstract A laboratory study was carried out to investigate the hygienic importance of three cockroach species in the Sudan (Blattela germanica, Blatta orientalis and Periplaneta americana) as mechanical transmitters of pathogenic bacteria. This was followed by controled experiments using insecticides (propoxur and malathion), chemical compounds (sodium fluoride and boric acid) and natural plant products (usher leaves and whole fruits) with the aim of finding effective, environmentally safe methods of control. Standard bacteriological methods were used to isolate and identify pathogenic bacteria carried by cockroaches. Baits composed of sugar and starch containing insecticidal components was employed in the experiments. Palatability and mortality values were statistically analyzed and expressed as LD50 and LD95 (the concentration of the test that killed 50% and 95% of the exposed adults after 24 hours, respectively). The study showed that cockroaches transmit several pathogenic bacteria. Although insecticides were more toxic than chemical compounds and the latters were more toxic than natural plant products, the study recommends the use of natural plant products for control because of environmental, economical and practical reasons en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Cockroaches,House,Hold,Pests;Disposal of Human Wastes;Chemical Control;Culture Media;Characteristic ; DistributionExcreta; en_US
dc.title Cockroaches as House Hold Pests en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.Degree Ph.D en_US
dc.Faculty Faculty of Science en_US
dc.contributor.faculty Zoology en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Share

Search DSpace


Browse

My Account