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



32nd UCR Urban Pest Management Conference Resources

(UCR UPMC 2023)

*Presentation files can be downloaded as PDF by clicking the title (in progress)


Plenary Session

  • History of Urban Entomology on "the Left Coast" by Vernard Lewis, Emeritus, UC Berkeley

  • Top 10 violations and how to avoid them by Daniel Delgado, Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • SPCB Update by Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board


General Pest Session

  • Insecticides used in urban pest management and their modes of action by Chow-Yang Lee, UC Riverside  

  • Controlling German cockroaches with sprays and baits by Michael Rust, Emeritus, UC Riverside

  • Use of biodegradable hydrogel to deliver boric acid liquid baits to control pest ants by Dong-Hwan Choe, UC Riverside

  • Tales from a Spanish sabbatical: peridomestic cockroach control by Andrew Sutherland, SF Bay Area IPM Advisor, UCCE Alameda County & UC IPM

  • Bed bug entrapment surface and its potential use for bed bug IPM by Catherine Loudon, UC Irvine

  • Adoption, alliance formation, and implementation of low-impact integrated pest management for urban pest ants by Dong-Hwan Choe, UC Riverside


Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Session

  • Economics and costs-benefits analysis for fumigation in California by Vernard Lewis, Emeritus, UC Berkeley

  • Common violations in WDO jobs by Tom Ineichen, Structural Pest Control Board

  • WDO update by Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board

  • Important termite pests of California and their management strategies by Chow-Yang Lee, UC Riverside

  • The use of an attractant may improve spot treatments targeting drywood termites by Nicholas Poulos, UC Riverside

  • Less-known facts on the biology of the Western drywood termite (Incisitermes minor) by Siavash Taravati, Area IPM Advisor, UCCE Riverside County & UC IPM


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