NMSU professor studies life of cockroaches for ways to control pest

A researcher from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is studying the biology of a common cockroach pest as well as ways to limit its presence, particularly in the American South West. “When they invade homes, they become an important problem because they cause allergies, asthma in some people, can contaminate food and transmit diseases.” They can also cause harm to other animals and pets. NMSU’s goal is to increase available information about the pest and study pest management possibilities.

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