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NMSU's Romero Studying Turkestan Cockroaches

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Dr. Alvaro Romero's research at New Mexico State Univeristy involves tracking changes in Turkestan cockroaches as well as their biology, sexual behavior and testing different management methods.

| February 19, 2014


LAS CRUCES – Dr. Alvaro Romero, a New Mexico State University professor of Urban Entomology, was profiled in the Albuquerque Journal for his laboratory’s work with cockroaches, specifically the Turkestan cockroach.

Romero’s research involves tracking the changes in Turkestan cockroaches as well as their biology, sexual behavior and testing different management methods.

“The goal of my research program at NMSU is to produce useful information on the biology, behavior and control of Turkestan cockroaches,” Romero said. “This will help us understand this pest better and design strategies for the management of this important urban pest.”

Thirty years ago, the Turkestan cockroach made its way from Asia to the U.S., becoming the most common and predominant cockroach in the Southwest, invading homes, barns and entire apartment complexes. Romero has been researching this pest for two years, trying to find ways to control it.

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Source: Albuquerque Journal
 

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