Pharma Posted December 3, 2009 Share Posted December 3, 2009 Hi everyone I recently heard that it's not the phorid flies who kill the roaches but that they're just a vector for small parasitic nematodes. Is this information true? This would explain why mainly fresh molted adults are infected; The flies don't dig into the earth where the nymphs are and can only transmit the nematodes to newly molted species because the worms can only penetrate soft exoskeletons. Is there a way to selectively get rid of this small bastards? I could try a vermicide but I'm not sure whether that could harm insects (it shouldn't but...). Biological things like selective toxins or parasites for this parasites would be more safe (and more expensive I guess). Any ideas? Grüessli Andreas Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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