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
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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.
Our yellowjacket baiting study has been recently published in Journal of Economic Entomology.
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.
One of dissertation chapters of Kevin Welzel (former PhD student in Choe Laboratory) is now officially published.
Check out following news article to learn more about the research.
For Global Invasion, Argentine Ants Use Chemical Weapons
Compounds produced by Argentine ants are used to recruit nestmates and incapacitate opponents
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — From their native home on the banks of South America's Paraná River, Argentine ants have conquered six continents and many oceanic islands. Their success is explained by several factors: they have more than one queen per colony, making them difficult to eradicate, and they adapt to changes in their environments by living transiently rather than building permanent nests.
Argentine ants are also highly aggressive, out-competing existing ant species for food and other resources. In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of California, Riverside show how Argentine ants use chemical secretions as weapons in their interactions with harvester ants, which are native to California. The findings could help in the development of new pest control strategies.
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