University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR



Program Director


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Urban Entomology Program Director

Michael Rust

Dr. Michael Rust, Ph.D.
Professor of Entomology

His investigations center on developing principles and practices contributing to effective pest management in and around homes, apartments, commercial buildings, and museums.

Major areas of research include the behavior, physiological ecology, and insecticide resistance of urban insect pests and factors influencing the action of insecticides.

Additional emphasis focuses on non-chemical control approaches such as structural modifications, cultural and biological control, and the use of controlled atmospheres and extreme temperatures to control household and museum pests.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department of Entomology

Urban Entomology
College Building North

Tel: (951) 827-5327
Fax: (951) 827-3086
E-mail: michael.rust@ucr.edu

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