Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.  For more info contact Adam Williams.


Congratulations to recent Entomology Department grant awardees:

  • Beverly Gerdeman received funds in the amount of  from the Washington State Blue Berry Commission for work on the Root Weevil Research Project. (7/14/2017)

For more info go to:  http://informer.or.wsu.edu/RecentFacultyAwards.aspx



WSU Tukey Orchard cherry u-pick will continue July 21 & 22. Friday hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Only cash or checks are accepted for payment. We will have at least one more set of sales July 28 & 29. See our website for more detailed information http://horticulture.wsu.edu/orchard



Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award July 2017 RFP

Request for proposals: Researchers or educators involved with urban pest management problems which occur in the Pacific Northwest are invited to apply. Research may be conducted outside the Northwest if it involves pests that also occur in the Northwest, like bed bugs.

Purpose: This endowment was developed through donations from the Oregon and Washington Pest Management Associations, the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference and a variety of pest control industry suppliers. It is intended to support research and extension and/or educational activities relevant to Urban Pest Management issues.

Funding: Proposals are welcome from all Urban Pest Management researchers and extension educators, but we do expect the proposed research and training to include pests that are located in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of each grant has not been established, but we are planning for a total amount of up to $30,000 to be made available for this funding period (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018). It is expected that one or more projects will be funded. The selection committee encourages applicants to seek matching funds from supporting agencies, such as the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration and the Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Research and Extension Proposals addressing all Urban Pest Management issues will be accepted, with priority placed on those addressing pests in the Pacific Northwest such as:

  • Odorous house ants, carpenter ants and other pestiferous ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Subterranean termites, anobiid beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms
  • Yellowjackets and other wasps
  • Arthropod pests of all stored products
  • Mosquitoes and other medically important arthropods
  • Rodents
  • Training workshops or programs for Pest Control technicians

Proposal format: Proposals are limited to 5 pages with 12-point font size and one-inch margins. Applicants should include a two-page vitae as an addendum.

Rationale and Significance: Each proposal should contain a detailed description of the pest problem and its impact on the affected industry and/or stakeholders.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.  See attachment for complete details.



Faculty should plan to attend the Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.




EMPLOYMENT:  See attachment for details on these positions.

  1. Medical Entomology, US Air Force
  2. Public Health Officer, US Air Force
  3. Keeper, Dept of Herpetology, Ichthyology and Invertebrate Zoology, Arizona-Senora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
  4. Principal Res. Entomologist, City of New Orleans, LA
  5. Extension Specialist of Pesticide Safety Education-Entomology, IPM Inst. Of North America, Urbana, IL
  6. Post Doctoral Researcher, Ohio St. Univ., Wooster, OH



Important Dates and Deadlines

The Entomology Department All Faculty Meeting on August 3rd and 4th in Pullman.


Back to School BBQ, Friday, August 25th, Sunnyside or Kruegel Park.  More details to come.

Registration is now open for the July 29th Facilities Services Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.  For more information, or to register, see the Hard Hat Classic website.


Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award  –  July 2017 RFP Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2017.


Nominations for 2017-18 CAHNRS faculty awards are being accepted through September 29th.  See the attached memo for the call and the awards available. Also, please let me know who is being nominated and for what so we can keep an inventory of the submissions to make sure CAHNRS is well represented. Contact Lisa Johnson janowski@wsu.edu if you have questions.


ESA Annual Meeting will be November 5-8, 2017 in Denver, CO. Program Symposia and Workshop submissions are now open.  http://www.entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting.