The Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility seeks solutions for controlling pests that affect cities and manmade structures, delivering solutions broadly via extension services.
The Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility is a part of the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University in College Station. It is the home of the Ed Vargo lab and the Robert Puckett Extension program. The facility conducts research to understand basic biological and ecological parameters that limit the growth of insect pests in urban environments. Faculty and graduate students at the facility focus on a range of urban and structural pests including termites, ants and cockroaches among others. They develop, implement and evaluate biological control systems and pesticides as part of an integrated pest management, or IPM, program. The group is also charged with developing and implementing technology transfer systems related to their innovations.
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This podcast by Molly Keck, Robert Puckett, Janet Hurley, and Wizzie Brown allows listeners to learn about insects and other pests that occur in and around structural settings. We hope to provide knowledge to listeners so that they can make sound pest control decisions in regard to their home environment. The podcast recordings are posted […]
Offered through Texas A&M University, this course reviews termite identification and biology, the proper way to conduct inspections and treatments, safety procedures, as well as both federal and Texas state laws governing insecticide use.
Submit insect samples for identification to the experts in urban entomology.
The Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project is to find effective methods to eliminate this invasive species as a major economic and medical pest.
This service provides training on how to scout for and identify insect, weed, and disease pests of cotton, and making pest management recommendations.