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by Steve Morse
on October 11, 2015 at 5:40 PM
I’m the editor of the HOrT COCO blog post above. In consultation with the MGCC Help Desk Quality Assurance Team after posting, we believe the above post should be amended to clarify several items:  
 
• Irrespective of the type of cockroach identified, except for where they may be located, the elimination and management of household cockroaches is essentially the same and is well covered in the UC cockroach Pest Note. (http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7467.html).  
 
• We strongly urge the homeowner/gardener to take the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to controlling pests, in this case cockroaches:  
Change the situation that promotes cockroaches!  
 Reduce food and water sources.  
 Eliminate hiding places.  
 Consider using baits.  
 Avoid sprays.  
 Use traps to monitor the population.  
 
• Home owners and gardeners should contact Master Gardeners as their primary resource to help identify pests in the home and garden. This can be done at Ask a Master Gardener Tables at various events (Farmers’ Markets, etc.) or directly via email and/or office visit per the description at the bottom of the original blog post. County Agriculture’s primary efforts are to assist and protect the agriculture community. Master Gardeners can and may call upon County Ag for assistance depending upon the situation, especially if the pest is of importance to the County’s agriculture.  
 
CHEERS
by Kevin
on May 21, 2017 at 5:46 AM
Thanks, love your information here my site http://www.curiouscockroach.com/  
 
Response from MGCC...  
Thanks for the comments... Interesting ...however, UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County does not endorse and/or approve of pest control methods other than those approved by Univerisity of California IPM cited in our blog post.
 
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