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BUGS?!: Insect Control Around the Home Landscape

July 20 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Want to know if those insects in your woodpile are termites or carpenter ants, or how those embarrassing cockroaches got under your sink, or just want to know more about insects? These questions and others will be answered in this class taught by retired entomology professor, Dr. Larry Corpus. Insect pest control methods will be discussed including synthetic insecticides, botanicals, biological control, traps, baits, repellents, environmental hygiene, and integrated pest management. Dr. Corpus has a love for bugs so he will share additional information about insect behavior that may be useful for you to know as a homeowner.

Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Additional Information: Information on class location will be shared via email after registration.

Members: $35
Non-Members: $60

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Dr. Larry Corpus spent 37 years teaching and doing research in entomology and biology. Prior to retirement, his entomological interests focused on insect taxonomy, insect morphology, medical and forensic entomology, and aquatic entomology.  His MS and PhD degrees in entomology are from Washington State University and Kansas State University respectively, and has been on the faculties at universities in Mississippi, Kansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. As a Garden volunteer since 2022, Larry has provided talks at STEM camps, monitored the Purdy Butterfly House, and is currently involved in a volunteer project collecting and identifying the insects of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. He is passionate about exploring and understanding insects, and relishes the opportunity to educate and engage the public about the importance of insects in everyday life.