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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Landscape Practices and Structural Pests

Dan Suiter

Time and Session Location

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Magnolia C

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

Many arthropod pests of suburban homes originate in the environment immediately surrounding the structure. These pests require what all organisms require - water to survive, food to eat, and harborages to live. Some landscape practices around homes promotes pest populations. In this presentation I will discuss the biology and identification of the primary nuisance pests in the Southeastern U.S., and discuss landscape practices that are most likely to promote their survival and reproductions.

More About the Presenter (s):

Dan Suiter is the Orkin Professor of Urban Entomology in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia. His job duties include the development of extension, research, and education programs on the management of structural and household pests in support of the pest control industry, homeowners, and the Georgia Cooperative Extension service. He coordinates the training activities of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Training Center. Dr. Suiter has worked with the pest control industry since 1987. He received his B.S. degree in 1987, M.S. degree in 1989, and Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Florida, where he worked with Drs. Phil Koehler, Richard Patterson, and Richard Brenner. From 1995 to 2000 Dr. Suiter worked with Drs. Gary Bennett and Robert Corrigan in the Center for Urban & Industrial Pest Management at Purdue University. He’s been at the University of Georgia since 2000. He was the 2018 recipient of the D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Extension at the University of Georgia, the 2010 recipient of the Recognition award in Urban Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, PCT magazines “Top 40 under 40” award, and in 2007 was inducted into Syngenta’s Crown Leadership Awards Class. Dr. Suiter is active in leadership roles in several professional organizations.

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