UC-Riverside Pest Conference Scheduled for March 21

UC-Riverside Pest Conference Scheduled for March 21

The event will be held at the UCR Extension Center and includes concurrent general pest and WDO sessions.

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March 6, 2018
Edited by Brad Harbison

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The 27th annual UC-Riverside Urban Pest Management Conference will be held at UCR Extension Center, Riverside, Calif., March 21, 2018.

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The event includes concurrent general pest and WDO sessions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Morning Session
 7:15 Registration and Coffee (Courtyard)
 8:00 Welcome remarks
 8:15 Presentation of the Carl Strom/ Western Exterminator Scholarship
 8:25 Dr. Walter Ebeling Remembered, Michael Rust, UC Riverside
 8:30 Ebeling Memorial Lecture: Pursuit of Ants,  Laurel Hansen, Spokane Falls Community College
 9:30 Break
 10:00 Most Common PUE Violations in LA County in 2017, Erin Zavala, Deputy Ag Commissioner/Sealer, Los Angeles County
 10:30 Climate Change, Insect Biology, and the Challenges Ahead, John Trumble, UC Riverside
 11:30 Recognition of Sponsors
 12:00 Lunch

Wood-Destroying Organisms Session – M.K. Rust: Moderator
 1:00 SPCB Update for Wood-Destroying Organisms, Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board
 1:30 Common Mistakes Made During a WDO Inspection or “I Couldn’t See the Wood for the Termites” Tom Ineichen, Structural Pest Control Board
 2:00 The Importance of Subterranean Termite Colony Demographics on Control Methods & their Efficacy Thomas Chouvenc, University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale
Research and Extension Center (FLREC)
 2:30 Break
 3:00 Impact of the Asian Subterranean Termite on the Urban Tree Canopy in South Florida Thomas Chouvenc, University of Florida (FLREC)
 3:30 The Invasive Subterranean Termites of Coptotermes Species and their Management Strategies Chow-Yang Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia
 4:00 How to Avoid Fumigation Problems - David Wadleigh, Jr., Mega Fume Inc.
 4:30 Tests and pick up certificates of attendance

General Pest Session – D.-H. Choe: Moderator
 1:00 Evaluations of Baits for Use Against Outdoor Cockroaches in California Andrew Sutherland, Bay Area Advisor, UCCE Alameda County
 1:30 Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Control in Southern California Siavash Taravati, IPM Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County
 2:00 Dust Insecticides for Bed Bug Management: Current Status and Recommendations, Alvaro Romero, New Mexico State University
 2:30 Break
 3:00 SPCB Update for General Pests, Kathy Boyle, Structural Pest Control Board
 3:30 Commensal Rodent Biology and Management, Niamh Quinn, Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor, UCCE Orange County
 4:00 Vespula Yellowjackets in a Changing Landscape: Insights from Ecology, Erin Wilson Rankin, UC Riverside
 4:30 Tests and pick up certificates of attendance