University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR






The Urban Entomology Program at the University of California, Riverside has a long tradition of research, outreach and partnership in dealing with urban insect management. The program has developed into an important area of entomology research and teaching specialization since its beginnings in 1975. It supports the pest management industry with:

  • The UCR Urban Entomology/Pest Management Conference, for 21 years the only such UC-sponsored event in California.
  • The UCR/Target Specialty Products Fumigation School, for 15 years the only fumigation conference in the western U.S.
  • Extension services, including insect identification, campus tours, Pest Control Operators of California presentations, distributor's seminars and professional meetings.
  • Entomology newsletters, Pest Notes, technical information and other publications.
  • Student training in urban pest management, both for graduates and  undergraduates.
  • Cutting-edge research on major urban insect pests in California, including:
    • Baiting to control yellowjackets
    • Localized chemical treatments for drywood termites
    • Argentine ant control strategies
    • Potential pesticide runoff issues
    • Ant Pest Management Alliance

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Upcoming Events

28th Annual UCR Pest Management Conference
Weds. 3/20/19, 7:15 am to 4:30 pm
University Extension


Harbor Pest Control joins Urban Entomology Chair Founder's Circle
Learn more about our efforts to establish an Urban Entomology Endowed Chair!


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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