- Author: Dong Hwan Choe
Our research on Argentine ant IPM was published in August 2021 issue of Journal of Economic Entomology (JEE).
Choe, D.-H., J.-W. Tay, K. Campbell, H. Park, L. Greenberg, and M. K. Rust. 2021. Development and demonstration of low-impact IPM strategy to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in urban residential settings. J. Econ. Entomol. 114: 1752–1757.
In addition, the photo showing a pair of Argentine ant workers feeding on a biodegradable hydrogel bait (made form alginate compound) was selected as the cover page for August 2021 issue of JEE. The biodegradable hydrogel bait with boric acid as the active ingredient was incorporated as the maintenance treatment option for the study.
To find more about the research, please visit here to access the full research article.
30th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference was held online between March 22 - 24, 2021. The event had more than 110 attendees from many different areas of California and other parts of the US. Also, this year we had several participants from oversees!
You can find this year's conference program by following the link: HERE
UCR Urban Pest Management Conference (UPMC) has been UCR urban entomology program's one of the most important outreach events for professionals in the pest control management industry and the public interested in these questions.
Here are some screenshots from the conference this year.
Some pictures from 27th UCR Urban Pest Management Conference (March 21, 2018).
27th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference was held at UCR Extension Center on March 21, 2018.
There were about 200 attendees from urban / structural pest management industry and other related parties, several industry sponsors, and 13 speakers from university labs, UC ANR, industry, government agencies. We think the conference was a big success.
This one-day conference has been UCR urban entomology program's one of the most important outreach events for professionals in the pest control management industry and the public interested in these questions. For more information, visit the following website.
Our research on the development of biodegradable hydrogel for delivering liquid baits to control Argentine ant was recently published in Pest Management Science.
Also, the journal chose the image from our research, showing Argentine ants feeding on the hydrogel bait, as the cover image for their October 2017 issue.
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A new work from our group is about chemical ecology of bed bugs.
Scents from Bed Bugs' Shed Skin Affect the Pests' Behavior
Researchers find shed skins of bed bugs emit pheromones that could help combat infestations of the insect
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bed bugs retain the “obnoxious sweetness” smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations of the insects.
Bed bugs shed their skins, known as exuviae, as they grow. Four pheromone compounds known as aldehydes are consistently found in the shed skins.
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