Ben Chambers, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech
Rick Cooper, Technical Director, Cooper Pest Solutions
Tom Kuhar, Professor, Virginia Tech
Mike Raupp, Professor, University of Maryland
Moderators: Tracy Leskey, Appalachian Fruit Research Station & George Hamilton, Rutgers University.
Brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) typically enter buildings as the weather starts to cool off in the fall – so join us for a timely conversation with top experts to learn how to avert infestations. They’ll be talking about proven control techniques if BMSB are already in your house; interesting facts about BMSB behavior, biology, and ecology; what to look for in a good BMSB pest management professional; and the latest research that you’ll be able to use in the future.
The webinar is designed to provide useful, science-based information in a practical, no-nonsense format for homeowners, extension educators, commercial enterprises, and pest management professionals. So, skip the Google search – get the answers you can trust.
Professor Michael Raupp of the University of Maryland is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. Mike develops IPM programs that help homeowners, businesses, and agencies manage insect pests in sustainable ways.
Tom Kuhar is a professor in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech where he conducts research on insect pests of vegetables and other crops. Over the past decade he has published over 30 research papers on stink bug pests.
Rick Cooper is the owner of Cooper Pest Solutions, a second generation pest management firm, where he has been the technical director for the past 26 years. Rick is also a visiting scientist at Rutgers University in the Urban entomology lab.
Ben Chambers is a graduate student at Virginia Tech working on Factors Influencing the Behavior of Shelter-seeking and Overwintering Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Halyomorpha halys) in Human Dwellings.