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


Dates: March 22, 2021 - March 24, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: kathcamp@ucr.edu

Sponsor: UCR Urban Entomology

Location: Online

Event Details


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This year will be the UCR UPMC's 30th anniversary!

Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of outreach to pest control professionals.  Our founder, Dr. Mike Rust, will be delivering the Ebeling Memorial Lecture with a unique perspective of urban IPM.  Below is a quick look at this year’s highlights. 

Control termites, cockroaches, mosquitoes, ticks, and ants more effectively.  Address PPE problems in this time of corona virus.  Avoid common safety violations.  See Southern California termite species up close with a special ID session.


Event information


We will provide 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:



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Some useful information:

  1. Registration option: Plenary session (first day) is “must-attend”. In addition to the Plenary session, you can choose General Pest session (second day) or WDO session (third day) or both.
  2. Fees:
    • Regular Attendee Registration: $60 for two days, $75 for three days
    • Sponsor Registration: $150 (company names and their logos will be shared during a break, includes one complimentary registration for three days)
  3. CEU tests will be done online using Google Forms. Click here for the example test format.
  4. We will contact you regarding details (meeting links, needed materials for sponsors, etc.) once we receive your registration information. It is important to use correct email address for this reason.
  5. Registration closes on March 15, 2021
  6. ((IMPORTANT)) If you have any existing “conference credit” from previous years, contact us directly by emailing to the conference coordinator, Kathleen Campbell (kathcamp@ucr.edu). Do not use online registration site.


If you have any questions regarding CE credits and conference program, please email to Kathleen Campbell (kathcamp@ucr.edu). 





Plenary Session (March 22, 2021)

8:00     Welcome remark

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

8:20     Dr. Ebeling Remembered

            Chow-Yang Lee, UC Riverside

8:30     Ebeling Memorial Lecture

            Urban IPM - Lessons Learned, Forgotten and Revisited

            Michael Rust, UC Riverside

9:30     Break

9:45     Pesticide Safety & How to Avoid Common Violations

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

10:15   SPCB Update

            Tom Ineichen, Structural Pest Control Board

10:55   Break

11:10   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection in the Time of COVID

            Lisa Blecker, UC ANR (Division of Natural & Agricultural Resources)

11:40   Test


General Pest Session (March 23, 2021)

8:00     Morning introduction

8:05     IPM principles for German and peridomestic cockroach management

            Arthur Appel, Auburn University

9:00     Break

9:15     Integrated Mosquito Management in the Time of Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes

            Brian Cabrera, Mosquito & Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County

9:45     Changing Ecology Complicates Tick Control

            Weste Osbrink, USDA Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory

10:15   Break

10:30   Controlling Ants with Pesticides

            Ryan Neff, MGK

11:00   USAF Aerial Spray:  History, Mission, and IPM for Everybody

            Karl Haagsma Lt Col, USAFR

11:30   Test


Wood-Destroying Organism Session (March 24, 2021)

8:00     Morning introduction

8:05     The 80-Year Evolution of Structural Fumigation:  Chemicals, Techniques, Equipment, and Safety

            Rudolf Scheffrahn, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale R.E.C.

9:00     Break

9:15     Fumigation and the CAP Plan

            Tom Ineichen, SPCB

9:45     Using Volatile Essential Oils to Improve Heat Treatments Targeting the Western Drywood Termite, Incisitermes minor (Hagen)

            Daniel Perry, P & G

10:15   Break

10:30   Carpenter Ants and Other Non-Termite Wood Destroying Organisms

            Gail Getty, Getty Entomological Research and Consulting

11:00   Subterranean / drywood / dampwood termite ID session - with specimens and microscopes

            Chow-Yang Lee and Dong-Hwan Choe, UC Riverside

11:30   Test



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