University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR

26th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Morning Session - University Extension Center

7:15 AM Registration and Coffee (courtyard)
8:00 Welcome: Dr. Richard Redak, Chair, Entomology Department, UC Riverside 
8:10 Presentation of the Carl Strom/Western Exterminator Scholarship

Dr. Walter Ebeling Remembered: Dr. Michael Rust, Director, Urban Entomology Program, UC Riverside


Ebeling Memorial Lecture - The Challenges of Implementing Integrated  Pest Management (IPM) in the Urban Environment: Dini Miller, Virginia Tech University

9:30 Break

Common Violations Found by Orange County Agricultural Commissioner's Office: Jeff Croy, Ag Commissioner/Sealer Orange County


Stinging Insects, the Sting Pain Scale, and Why It Matters : Justin Schmidt, Southwestern Biological Institute

11:30 Recognition of Sponsors
12:00 PM


Wood-Destroying Organism Session - Dr. Michael Rust: Moderator

1:00 PM

High Precision Termite Control: Freder Medina, BASF


SPCB Update for Wood-Destroying Organisms: Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board


UC Berkeley Update On Termite and WDO Research: Vernard Lewis, UC Berkeley

2:30 Break

Detecting Drywood Termites in Structures Using Microwave Technology (Tematrac®) : Siavash Taravati, IPM Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County


How Can Heat Work for You: Michael Linford, GreenTech Heat Solutions


New Approaches for WOD Management: Updates from UC: Andrew Sutherland, Bay Area Advisor, UCCE Alameda County Dong-Hwan Choe, UC Riverside

4:30 PM

Tests and pick up certificate of attendance

General Pest Session - Dr. D. H. Choe: Moderator

1:00 PM

IPM for Turkestan Cockroaches in Sensitive Sites: A Case Study Andrew Sutherland, Bay Area Advisor, UCCE Alameda County


Top 5 Non-Ant Pests in California: Pat Copps, Orkin


Top 5 Ant Pests in California:  Les Greenberg, UC Riverside

2:30 Break

SPCB Update for General Pests: Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board


Bee and Avian Pollinators in Urban California: Erin Wilson Rankin, UC Riverside 


RNAi & Baiting: Novel Techniques for Argentine Ant Control: Kevin Welzel, UC Riverside


Development of a Hydrogel Bait to Deliver Liquid Ant Bait for Pest Ant Management: Jia-Wei Tay, UC Riverside

4:30 PM Test and pick up certificate of attendance

Continuing Education Credits offered by SPCB:

  • Rules and Regulations
  • IPM
  • Technical and/or General

Continuing Education Credits offered by DPR

  • Laws and Regulations
  • Other  



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More Information 

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