Date of Award

8-1963

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Biology

Abstract

The suitability of cockroaches serving as intermediate hosts of hymenolepis diminuta has been the concern of scientists for many years. More and more interest in this problem has been evidenced in recent years possibility because of the close proximity of man and the cockroach, and the increased incidence of infections of humans with this tapeworm.

Cockroaches are cosmopolitan in their distribution. Some species of cockroaches are primarily house dwellers and are in close with the environment of man. Two species very common to this county which live in human surroundings are the large dark brown cockroach, periplaneta americana, and the small croton bug, blattella germanica, which seem very well adapted to living in the homes of humans.

Cockroaches are considered to be a menace to the health of humans wherever they are found, this is probably because of their feeding habits as well as their ability to survive and reproduce large numbers of offspring in both cold and hot climates. They thrive on the same foods that nan uses and not infrequently* the feces of animals if other food sources are not available.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Phillip L. Young

Committee Member

Clark P. Read

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization

4/13/2022

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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