URBAN ENTOMOLOGY

ABOUT

The Department has been a leader in addressing Urban Entomology.  The Department was among the first to develop programs on structural pest management and forensic entomology.  Major efforts within this program area include the 20 years of monitoring Formosan subterranean termite populations in New Orleans, the 10-year old termite control project in the French Quarter of New Orleans (coordinated by the Department, in cooperation with the USDA-ARS Southern Region Research and New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board), patents on various termite control methods, including the pop-up bait system, identification of novel plant-derived termite repellents, identification of molecular markers of termite colony identity for assessment of control efficacy, evaluation and development of improved baiting systems for red imported fire ant and other nuisance ants, continuing application of forensic entomology to law enforcement programs, and evaluation of mosquito repellents and control programs focused in urban areas.

 

RELEVANT COURSES:

ENTM 4001 - Household and Structural Entomology

ENTM 4002 - Insect Biology

ENTM 4007 - Forensic Entomology

ENTM 4016 - Introduction to Insect Physiology

ENTM 4100 - Insect Behavior

ENTM 7001 - General Entomology

ENTM 7006 - Advanced IPM

ENTM 7008 - Special Topics in Entomology

ENTM 7015 - Insect Pathology and Biological Control

ENTM 7017 - Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology

ENTM 7080 - Population Ecology (cross listed w BIOL)

 

 

URBAN ENTOMOLOGY FACULTY:

Gregg Henderson - Urban Entomology

Kristen Healy - Public Health Entomology

Claudia Husseneder - Population genetics and Molecular biology of insects and symbionts

James Ottea - Insecticide toxicology

Dennis Ring - Structural and Household insect pests

Daniel Swale - Insect Physiology