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Featured Alumni
Across All Seven Seas, Urban Entomology Holds the KeysLt. Adam Salyer, PhD. Entomologist, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy 2009 was a year of firsts. In the spring, I returned […]
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Becoming a Lifelong EntomologistDr. Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Associate Professor and Project Director, Central State UniversityI started my PhD study and research at Purdue Entomology on August 19th, 2002. Now, as I […]
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Pheromone Trail to SuccessDavid Mueller, BCE, Owner and Founder – Insects Limited & Fumigation Service and SupplyI was raised in Evansville, Indiana by a WWII Navy veteran and a mother […]
Center History

In December of 1989, the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management was founded to further enhance the Purdue Entomology Department’s ability to serve the needs of the pest management industry. The mission of the Center is to further the understanding of urban pest problems and to promote their solutions through research and education programs. The Center provides the foundation for expanding our knowledge of urban pets, developing environmentally sound technologies for pest management, delivering technical information and training programs to homeowners, city dwellers and urban pest managers, as well as training scientists to undergird this process in the future.

The Center was designed by Dr. Gary Bennett with a multi-disciplinary approach in mind, drawing on the expertise of faculty and professional staff who have research experience and extension responsibilities for the disciplines that fall under the urban and industrial pest management umbrella.

Coordination of the Programs of the Center is currently administered by Dr. Barry Pittendrigh. He is also the John V. Osmun Endowed Chair Professor in Urban Entomology.