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Novel potential of effective microorganisms as bioattractant of domestic cockroaches in Malaysia

Chan, Giek Far and Wong, Ling Lit and Abdul Rashid, Noor Aini and Othman, Fahmi (2012) Novel potential of effective microorganisms as bioattractant of domestic cockroaches in Malaysia. Insight Microbiology, 2 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2041-0387

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Abstract

Objective: Bioattraction has been an essential aspect of pest control especially for insects. In this study, Extremebionic'", a mixture of effective microorganisms, was tested as microbial-based bait for its potential in attracting domestic cockroaches in Malaysia. Materials and methods: Extremebionic" was activated for 5 days in 5% molasses to elicit production of volatile metabolites. The microbial culture and its metabolites was absorbed onto cotton pad and placed on a sticky trap. Several traps were placed strategically in infested residential halls to attract cockroaches. Results: To date, this is the first report on the use of microbial-based attractant consisting of effective microorganisms and their volatiles to attract cockroaches, thus addressing future application of biological baits as an alternative to domestic chemical based pest management.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bioattraction, cockroach, pest control, microbial-based attractant
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Biosciences and Bioengineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:31084
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:05 Mar 2014 11:51
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 15:23

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