Laurel D. Hansen
Sopkane Falls Community College
Office: (509) 533-3666
Areas of Interest
I teach liberal arts transfer courses in biology and zoology at SFCC, plus workshops in pesticide education for recertification credits and insect classes for K-12 teachers for continuing hours. In addition, I teach a summer workshop at EWU for K-12 teachers to use insects in teaching science.
Research interests include carpenter ant biology and management strategies, and exotic or introduced ants into the PNW. Activities concentrate on baits for carpenter ants plus efficacy tests for perimeter sprays and dust formulations. More interests are other urban pest ants biology and management strategies. Laboratory research takes place at SFCC and field work includes areas in the Spokane, Puget Sound, and Portland.
- Pacific Lutheran University 1958-1960
- Eastern Washington University 1960-1962 B.A. Natural Science
- Washington State University 1965-1967 M.S. Entomology
- Washington State University 1979-1985 Ph.D. Entomology
- 1962-1978: Coursework, seminars, workshops and institutes through Eastern Washington University, Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, Spokane Falls Community College and California State University at Fullerton.
Hansen, L.D., W.J. Spangenberg, and M.M. Gaver. 1999. The infrabuccal chamber of Camponotus modoc (Hymenoptera:Formicidae): Ingestion, digestion, and survey of bacteria. p. 211-219. In Robinson, W.H., F. Rettich, and G.W. Rambo (Eds.). Proc. 3rd Internatl. Conf. Pests. 679 p.
Hansen, L.D. 1999. 1999 tests for efficacy and residual activity of TempoWP in wall voids in carpenter ant control–continuation of tests initiated in 1997. Pest Intelligencer, Newsletter Wash. State Pest Control Assoc. 11(4): 16-17.
Hansen, L.D. and J.H. Klotz. 1999. The name game can wreak havoc on ant control methods. Pest Control 67(6): 66, 68.
Hansen, L.D. 2000. Successful bait development is more than a matter of taste. Pest Control 68(5): 52, 54, 58.
Hansen, L.D. 2001. Carpenter ant infestations. PCT, Service Technician. In Press
Orkin 1993 University Program: Named one of five researchers in the nation in appreciation of significant contributions to the Pest Control Industry. $3,000 grant in aid of research.
Orkin 1999 University Program: Named one of five researchers in the nation in appreciation of significant contributions to the Pest Control Industry. $3,000 unrestricted gift.
Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship: Spokane Falls Community College, May, 1994. First award given for scholarly activities at this community college. $600 award.
1997 Bayer Corporation, Clorox, Valent USA Corporation, FMC Corporation, AgrEvo Env. Health, Rhone Poulenc, American Cyanamid, Whitmire Micro-Gen, J.H. Baxter, WSPCA $59,000
1998 American Cyanamid, Bayer Corporation, Rhone Poulenc, Whitmire Micro-Gen, FMC Corporation, AgrEvo Env. Health, Braun Intertech, Clorox Company, WSPCA $46,200
1999 AgrEvo Env. Health, American Cyanamid, Bayer Corporation, FMC, Rhone Poulenc, Valent USA Corporation, Waterbury, Whitmire Micro-Gen, Clorox $46,000
2000 FMC Corporation, Aventis Env. Science, Bayer Corporation, Senoret Co., Perma-Chink, PSF Corporation, Waterbury Companies, Clorox, Dow Chemical USA, Whitmire Micro-Gen $71,900
2001 Perma-Chink, PSF Corporation, Aventis Env. Science, Bayer Corporation, Whitmire Micro-Gen, Daw-Agro Sciences, FMC Corporation, Syngento, Waterbury Companies $61,800
Ant Identification Workshop. Washington State Pest Control Association. Pierce College, Puyallup, Washington. February 3. 2001. (4 hours).
Ant Identification Workshop. Oregon Pest Control Association. Rock Creek Campus, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon. February 10, 2001. (4 hours).
What’s new in Carpenter Ant Control. Washington State Pest Control Association and Van Waters and Rogers Seminar. Shiloh Inn, Spokane, Washington. February 13, 2001. (3 hours)
Insects, Ants, & Carpenter Ants: Biology & Control. PCO Training Workshop. WSPCA & WSU Coop. Ext. Kent, Washington. March 7, 2001. (2 hour).
Carpenter Ant Biology and Control. Oregon Pest Control Association and Van Waters and Rogers Seminar. Eugene, Oregon. March 20, 2001. (3 hours).
Carpenter Ant Biology and Control. Oregon Pest Control Association and Van Waters and Rogers Seminar. Portland, Oregon. March 21, 2001. (3 hours).
Carpenter Ant Biology and Control. Washington State Pest Control Association and Van Waters and Rogers Seminar. Kent, Washington. March 22, 2001. (3 hours).
“Carpenter ant management.” Sponsored by Aventis Environmental Health. Phoenix, Arizona. May 3-4, 2001
“Carpenter ant management.” Orkin. Atlanta, Georgia. May 31-June 1, 2001
“Carpenter ants in the urban environment.” Symposium on urban insects. Entomological Society of America, Pacific Branch. Park City, Utah. June 24-27, 2001
Teaching Activities (at SFCC unless otherwise stated)
General Biology: One quarter course and two-quarter sequence
Insects and People
Environmental Issues: Coordinator and instructor for this interdisciplinary course
Insects and Insecticides
Workshops: Pests and pesticides. Topics have included preparation for state pesticide licensing, insects, weeds, plant diseases, structural pests, diagnosis of plant problems, topics in field crops, management of a pesticide business, pest control topics.
Workshops: Insects in the Classroom. Elementary Level and advanced levels.
Insect Adventures: Summer Session, Eastern Washington University.