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  • Argentine ants feeding on biodegradable hydrogels, a new bait delivery tool. Photo by Dong-Hwan Choe.

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  • Holding a Madagascar hissing cockroach

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  • Subterranean termite damage on a banana



Welcome to the Urban Pest Management Extension Webpage


Please visit for the Tay Laboratory website.


For Hawaii residents, here is a survey to let us know your urban insect pest concerns at home. It only takes 3 minutes!


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jia-Wei Tay

Assistant Professor and Assistant Specialist


Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

University of Hawaii at Manoa

3050 Maile Way, Gilmore Hall

Honolulu, HI 96822



Help support the research & extension programs of the UH Urban & Medical Entomology Lab which provide new insights on our war with insects that spread diseases (e.g., mosquitoes) and urban pests (e.g., termites, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs) - insect pests that affect everyone. Please click here to donate online. Your donations will support our research endeavors to develop new and environmentally friendly methods to manage urban and medical pests.

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