Center for Urban and Structural Entomology

Center for Urban and Structural Entomology

The objective of the Center for Urban and Structural Entomology is to:
•Discover the basic biological and ecological parameters that limit the growth of insect pests in urban environments;
•Develop, implement, and evaluate biological control systems as part of an integrated pest management program;
•Develop, implement, and evaluate IPM technologies involving pesticides for management of urban pests; and
•Develop and implement a technology transfer system based on the stated objectives.
The Center’s staff and graduate students conduct research on the biology and control methods of several urban and structural pests (termites, ant, cockroaches, etc.).

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Contact: Ed Vargo
Phone: 979.845.5855