University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR



Mirtza R. Millard


mirtza Research Interests

  • Main interest in the development of pest management strategies for urban environments though safe and environmentally friendly means.
  • Concentration on pests that infest stored goods as well as cellulose digesting insects that may attack wood or paper goods in a home or business.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of the physiological and behavioral traits of a pest species to more effectively control them.

Current Research Focus:

  1. Urban pest management strategies for Thermobia Domestica.
  2. Mechanisms of cellulose digestion in Thermobia.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department of Entomology

Urban Entomology
College Building North

Tel: (951) 827-5327
Fax: (951) 827-3086
E-mail: michael.rust@ucr.edu

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