Urban Pest Management Conference Planned for March 29

Topics include termites, bed bugs, Argentine ants, and stinging pests

three cockroaches

Three-lined cockroaches: An adult male on left, an adult female and an egg sac in the center, and an adult female carrying an egg sac on right. The scale bar on right is 1-inch long

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The University of California, Riverside will host the 26th annual Urban Pest Management Conference on March 29 at UCR Extension.

This day-long conference is for professionals in the structural pest control industry, but is also open to the public. Current applied information and the latest academic research about urban pests will be covered.

Topics covered include:

How termites, bed bugs, and pest ants can be effectively managed; overcoming challenges in cockroach and bed bug management; stinging arthropod pests around structures and the use of a sting pain scale; the most common non-ant pests in California; new ways to address termite issues in and around structures and landscapes; the significance of pollinating insects in urban landscapes and their implications in urban pest management and recent changes and updates on regulations and rules.

The cost is $110 (includes lunch) per person if postmarked on or before March 17. The price increases to $115 after March 17, including at the door, and doesn’t include lunch. UCR Extension is located at 1200 University Ave., Riverside, just west of UC Riverside’s main campus.

For information about the conference contact Kathleen Campbell at 951-827-5729 or Kathleen.campbell@ucr.edu.

For the registration form/program, visit: http://bit.ly/2m5fBOl.

Media Contact

Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

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