- 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.
2020 UCR Urban Entomology Fall Workshop Online was held on November 10, 2020. There were >80 participants for this online event.
The event had following five topics discussed.
Updates on Formosan subterranean termite infestations in Southern California
Chow-Yang Lee, Entomology Department, UC Riverside
Red imported fire ants in California
Les Greenberg, Entomology Department, UC Riverside (retired)
Field demonstration of different Argentine ant treatment protocols: spray and bait
Dong-Hwan Choe, Entomology Department, UC Riverside
Baits and sprays to control German cockroaches
Michael Rust, Entomology Department, UC Riverside
Identification of common urban pest insects (insect ID course)
Dong-Hwan Choe and Shao-Hung (Dennis) Lee
Here are some screenshots and photos from the event.
UCR Urban Pest Management Conference was held in an online format in 2020. The conference was originally schedule in March 2020, but the conference organizing committee had to cancel and reschedule it in an online format with new May 2020 dates (May 18-20, 2020). Most of our conference speakers graciously adjusted their schedule to participate for the online conference.
For this 3-day events, we had over 110 participants from pest management industry and other institutes, including 12 sponsoring companies and 12 speakers. Here are some photos from 2020 UCR UPMC Online.
To find out more about the speakers and their presentations, visit the conference resource page here.
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.