The Tay Lab conducts applied research to develop integrated pest management programs to control pest populations of medically important insects and of insects adapted to the urban environment. Our lab uses laboratory and field studies to discover how to exploit the behaviors of urban insects, such as sugar feeding behaviors of ants, to develop novel strategies that improve management and protect the environment. Click Research to learn about our current or specific research projects.
WHAT WE ARE UP TO:
Dr. Tay is invited to give a Highlight in Urban Entomology talk at the ESA MUVE section in Nov 2021 in Denver! Posted May 2021.
Welcome J. Adam Lawrence (new Masters student) and Juliana Salehi (undergraduate research assistant) to the lab!
Our grant proposals to Western IPM Center, and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, and USDA-ARS have been accepted! Posted February 2021.
New Faces: New Assistant Professor
Urban Pest Management, PEPS, CTAHR, University of Hawaii
Biodegradable Hydrogel Ant Bait Development
Development of a biodegradable hydrogel ant bait made from seaweed
Yellow Crazy Ant Worker Reproduction
Worker reproduction of the invasive yellow crazy ants
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 and urban pests that affect everyone. Your donations will support our research endeavors to develop new and environmentally friendly methods to manage urban and medical pests.