Cockroach Nonchemical Control strategies – DPR CA

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Nonchemical techniques are used to reduce cockroach populations with the goal of minimizing the amount of insecticide treatments that may be necessary to eventually eliminate a cockroach infestation.

Such techniques are important in situations where insecticide applications may not be permitted or recommended, and nonchemical methods may comprise the majority of the control efforts used. Examples include animal enclosures in zoos, pet shops, research animal facilities, clean rooms on pharmaceutical production, sterile areas in hospitals, and intensive care units.

This course is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward “Other” by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for License renewal of the QAL, QAC, Aerial, Private Applicators, and PCA licenses.

  • Good sanitation practices.
  • Harborage removal and denial techniques.
  • Moisture management.
  • Exclusion and interception techniques.
  • How to use and leverage traps.
  • Vacuuming, freezing, and ultrasound options.
DPR requires all courses to be reapproved each year. We are in the process of this review and courses will be available in the coming weeks with 2024 course IDs.