Insects

Dr. Charles Apperson

Professor Of Entomology And Extension Entomologist

Mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants, fleas, bloodsucking pests

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Agriculture

Insect ecology and genetics; strategies for developing genetically engineered crops with pest resistance; evolution of resistance in crop pests; plant-insect interactions; genetic pest management..

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. James Harper

Professor Of Entomology

Biological control; insect pathology; microbial control of insects.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Coby Schal

Blanton J. Whitmire Professor Of Entomology

Biology and management of urban pests, especially cockroaches. Chemical ecology, especially pheromones and other attractants of cockroaches. Physiological control of insect behavior.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. David Tarpy

Associate Professor And Extension Apiculturist

Apiculture and honey bee biology. Director of the N.C. Master Beekeeper Program. Studies the relationship between disease and the genetic diversity of colonies as a consequence of their mating system. Colony collapse disorder and the potential roles of nutrition and genotype.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Michael Waldvogel

Extension Entomology Specialist

Management of residential, industrial and wood-destroying pests, including cockroaches, ants, rodents and termites.

Areas of Expertise
Insects
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS