UCR Urban Entomology
UCR Urban Entomology
UCR Urban Entomology
University of California
UCR Urban Entomology

UCR Urban Pest Management Conference 2020

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: 951-827-5729

Sponsor: UCR Urban Entomology

Location: UCR Extension

Event Details



Topics to be covered: Managing bed bugs and German cockroaches in apartment buildings, commensal rodents & the impacts of rodenticides, insecticide resistance, pesticide safety & avoiding common violations, termite inspection problems, managing stored product pests, mosquitoes in urban areas, subterranean termite chemical communication and bait system usage, insecticidal dusts, and spray & bait Argentine ant control protocols.

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:


  • WDO:  5.5 hours total (2hrs Rules & Regulations, 2hrs Technical Branch 2, 1.5 hrs Technical Branch 3)
  • GP:  5.5 hours total (1hr Rules & Regulations, 4.5hrs Technical Branch 2)
  • Credit for Field Representatives and Operators only


  • Laws and Regulations (TBD)
  • Other (TBD)


Morning Session


7:15 Registration and Coffee (Courtyard)

8:00 Welcome remarks               

8:10 Presentation of the Carl Strom / Western Exterminator Scholarship

8:20 Dr. Walter Ebeling Remembered

        Michael Rust, UC Riverside

8:30 Ebeling Memorial Lecture

        German Cockroach & Bed Bug Management in Apartment Buildings

        Changlu Wang, Rutgers University

9:30 Break

10:00 Pesticide Safety & How to Avoid Common Violations

         Renee Reid, Deputy Ag Commissioner/Sealer, San Bernardino County

10:30 Commensal Rodents:  Biology, Management & Impacts of Rodenticides

          Naimh Quinn, Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor, UCCE Orange County

11:30 Recognition of Sponsors          

12:00 Lunch


Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Session


1:00 SPCB Wood-Destroying Organisms Update

        Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board

2:00 Inspection Problems in the Field

        Tom Ineichen, Structural Pest Control Board

2:30 Break

3:00 Chemical Communication in Subterranean Termites & Implications for Management

        Qian “Karen” Sun, Louisiana State University

3:45 How to Successfully Use Bait Systems for Subterranean Termite Control in CA

        Andrew Sutherland, Bay Area IPM Advisor, UCCE Alameda County

4:15 WDO Insect Quiz

        Michael Rust, UC Riverside

4:30 Tests and pick up certificates of attendance


General Pest Session


1:00 Stored Product Pest Management in 2020

       Pat Copps, PTC Urban Entomology Consultants

1:30 A Review of Insecticidal Dusts & Their Use in Structural Pest Control

       Siavash Taravati, IPM Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County

2:00 Understanding & Managing Insecticide Resistance in the German Cockroach

        Shao-Hung “Dennis” Lee, UC Riverside

2:30 Break

3:00 SPCB Update for General Pests

        Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board

3:30 Mosquitoes:  Stealthy Blood-Suckers that Stalk Our Cities

        Dawn Gouge, Maricopa Agricultural Center, University of Arizona

4:15 Field Demonstration of Different Argentine Ant Treatment Protocols:  Spray & Bait

        Dong-Hwan Choe, UC Riverside                     

4:30 Tests and pick up certificates of attendance




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