The date for UCR Urban Pest Management Conference 2020 (UCR UPMC 2020) is set as March 25th, 2020 (Wednesday). Please check our website again early 2020 to find out details regarding the educational event.
Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor: UCR Urban Entomology
Location: UCR Extension
How can termites, bed bugs and Argentine ants be effectively controlled? What are some of the new invasive pests in California and other parts of the US? What are the methods for common stored product pest management / control? What are some ways to address the rodent problem in suburban structures and landscapes? What is the most up-to-date information on mosquitoes and other biting flies? How to minimize the environmental impact while maximizing the effectiveness of pest control?
This one-day conference has been UCR urban entomology program's one of the most important outreach event for professionals in the pest control management industry and the public interested in these questions.
We have been providing continuing education credits from the California Structural Pest Control Board and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. We expect to receive units for the following areas:
- Rules & Regulations
- Technical and/or General
- Laws and Regulations
More details will be available soon./span>
Here are some pictures from UCR Fumigation School 2019 (Nov5-6, 2019; UCR Extension). We had a great turnout and it was a successful educational event, covering all aspects of fumigation (target pest, preparations, aeration, bagging, calculation, safety, regulations and rules, legal aspects, violations, etc.). To find out what topics were covered in the 2019 program, click here.
Daniel Perry has successfully defended his MS thesis today. His research involved western drywood termite (Incisitermes minor) and the structural heat treatment.
Great job, Daniel!
Here are some pictures from 28th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference (March 20, 2019), which was held at UCR Extension Center. We had 14 speakers from university, research lab, government agencies, etc. to provide the most up-to-date information for the conference attendees (mostly pest management professionals). We had a great turnout.
Our postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Jia-Wei Tay, has successfully completed her postoctoral research, and will be leaving the Choe laboratory. Dr. Tay has been working on a novel baiting system (i.e., biodegradable hydrogel bait) for Argentine ant, one of the most important invasive pest ant species in California. She will be taking a new position in University of Hawaii soon, working on urban / structural insects. For more about her research, visit http://www.jiaweitay.com/.
The lab members had the farewell lunch with Dr. Tay on Dec 4, 2018.
Good luck and all the best for your new endeavor, Dr. Tay!