1. Tay, J.W. 2023. Highlights in Urban Entomology: Chemical, Nonchemical, and Alternative Approaches to Urban Pest Management as We Adapt, Advance, Transform. Journal of Medical Entomology 60: 1-6.
  2. Ming-Hsiao Peng, Kuan-Ling Liu, Chieh-Yen Tsai, Satomi Shiodera, Takashi F. Haraguchi, Masayuki Itoh, Shu-Ping Tseng, Chin-Cheng Scotty Yang, G. Veera Singham, Jia-Wei Tay, Kok-Boon Neoh. 2023. Urbanization influences the trophic position, morphology, and colony structure of invasive African big-headed ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Taiwan. Myremecological News 33: 197-209.
  3. Gwang Hyun Roh, Linnea Meier, Binita Shrestha, Stephen P Hesler, Junwei J Zhu, Paul E Kendra, Gregory M Loeb, Jia-Wei Tay, Dong H Cha. 2023. A 2-component blend of coconut oil-derived fatty acids as an oviposition deterrent against Drosophila suzukii (Drosophilidae: Diptera). Journal of Economic Entomology 116: 1671-1678.
  4. Roh, G.H., Kendra, P.E., Zhu, J.J., Roda, A., Loeb, G.M., Tay, J.W. and Cha, D.H. 2023. Coconut oil derived five-component synthetic oviposition deterrent for oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. Pest Management Science 79: 3852-3859.
  5. Tay, J.W., J. Yew, R. Tong. Chemical identification of soldier-specific compounds in Coptotermes gestroi.
  6. Kirsch, J. M. and J.W. Tay. 2022. Larval mortality and ovipositional preference in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) induced by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae). Journal of Medical Entomology 59: 1687-1693.
  7. Gharbi, K. and J.W. Tay. 2022. Fumigant toxicity of essential oils against Frankliniella occidentalis and F. insularis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as affected by polymer release and adjuvants.  Insects 13(6): 493. [pdf].
  8. Liu, K. L., S. P. Tseng, H. Tatsuta, K. Tsuji, J.W. Tay, V. Singham, C. C. Yang, and K. B. Neoh. 2022. Population genetic structure and invasion history of the globally-introduced big-headed ant in Taiwan and its invasive range wihtin the island system. Ecology and Evolution 12:e9660.
  9. Hsu, P.-W., C.-C. Lee, F.-C. Hsu, S.-P. Tseng, C.-H. Shih, J.W. Tay, Y.-C. Hsiao, C.-C. S. Yang, and C.-C. Lin. 2022. Invasion of the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger, 1863) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Taiwan. Bioinvasions Records 11: 864-875.
  10. Tay, J.W. and James, D. 2021. Field demonstration of heat technology aiming to mitigate heat sinks for drywood termite (Blattodea: Kalotermitidae) management. Insects 12 (12): 1090 [pdf]
  11. Development and evaluation of a biodegradable hydrogel baits with improved water loss dynamics for control of invasive yellow crazy ants. submitted.
  12. Choe, D. H.*, J.W. Tay*, K. Campbell, H. Park, L. Greenberg, and M. K. Rust. 2021. Development and demonstration of low-impact IPM strategy to control Argentine ants in urban residential settings. Journal of Economic Entomology 114: 1752-1757.  *These authors contributed equally [pdf
  13. Tay, J.W., D.-H. Choe, A. Mulchandani, and M. K. Rust. 2020. Hydrogels: from controlled release to a new bait delivery for insect pest management. Journal of Economic Entomology 113: 2061-2068. [pdf]
  14. McCalla, K., J.W. Tay, A. Mulchandani, D.-H. Choe, and M. Hoddle. 2020. Biodegradable alginate hydrogel bait delivery system effectively controls high-density populations of Argentine ant in commercial citrus. Journal of Pest Science 93: 1031-1042. DOI: 10.1007/S10340-019-01175-9. [pdf]
  15. Tay, J.W., M. Hoddle, A. Mulchandani, and D.-H. Choe. 2017. Development of an alginate hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait for pest ant management. Pest Management Science 73: 2028-2038. (Pest Management Science‘s cover image, October 2017) [pdf]
  16. Lee, C.-C., H. Nakao, S.-P. Tseng, H.-W. Hsu, G.-L. Lin, J. W. Tay, J. Billen, F. Ito, C.-Y. Lee, C.-C. Lin, and C.-C. Yang. 2017. Worker reproduction of the invasive yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. Frontiers in Zoology 14:24. DOI 10.1186/s12983-017-0210-4. [pdf]
  17. Tay, J.W. and C.-Y. Lee. 2015. Induced disturbances cause Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nest relocation.  Journal of Economic Entomology 108: 1237-1242. [pdf]
  18. Tay, J.W. and C.-Y. Lee. 2015. Effects of a juvenile hormone analogue pyriproxyfen on monogynous and polygynous colonies of the Pharaoh ant Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Tropical Biomedicine 32: 453-462[pdf]
  19. Tay, J.W. and C.-Y. Lee. 2014. Influences of pyriproxyfen on fecundity and reproduction of the pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 1216-1223. [pdf]
  20. Tay, J.W., K.-B. Neoh, and C.-Y. Lee. 2014. The roles of the queen, brood and worker castes in the colony growth dynamics of the pharaoh ant,Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 20: 87-94. [pdf]
  21. Cheah, S.-X., J.W. Tay, L.-K. Chan, and Z. Jaal. 2013. Larvicidal, oviposition, and ovicidal effects of Artemisia annua (Asterales: Asteraceae) against Aedes aegypti, Anopheles sinensis, and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasitology Research 112: 3275-3282. [pdf]

Extension Publications, etc.

  1. Roshan Manandhar and Jia-Wei Tay. 2023. Enhancing Ant-Termite interactions to protect citrus trees from Forest tree termite damage. CTAHR Extension Publication, University of Hawaii.
  2. Jia-Wei Tay, Manandhar, R. and Wang, K. H. 2023. Hydrogel baits for ant control and the combined use of hydrogel baits and Tanglefoot for citrus sooty mold control. CTAHR Extension Publication, University of Hawaii. IP-55, August 2023.
  3. Jia-Wei Tay. 2022. Know Your Pest – a UH entomologist’s primer on Hawaii bugs. Building Management Hawaii, June 2022: 22-23.
  4. Jia-Wei Tay. 2022. Termites in Hawaii. National Pest Management Association (NPMA) – Professional Women in Pest Management (Hawaii Chapter) bulletin. April 2022.
  5. Tong, Reina and Jia-Wei Tay. 2022. Termite IPM section’s data contributor with updates. MyIPM online App Hawaii.
  6. Choe, Dong-Hwan and Jia-Wei Tay. 2021. Low-impact ant IPM. Pest Control Technology. GIE Media,  Inc. p. 38-42, Vol. 49, No. 11.
  7. Jia-Wei Tay and Dong-Hwan Choe. 2018. Using seaweed to deliver liquid ant baits (UC IPM information for pest management professionals and pesticide applicators). Green Bulletin 8: 1-2.
  8. Kelsey Schall, Jia-Wei Tay, Ashok Mulchandani, Dong-Hwan Choe and Mark Hoddle. 2018. Harnessing hydrogels in the battle against invasive ants: Could a hydrogel baiting system solve Argentine ant problems in southern California citrus? Citrograph 9: 30-35. 
  9. JiaWei Tay, Mark Hoddle, Ashok Mulchandani and Dong-Hwan Choe. 2017. The use of an alginate hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait to manage an invasive ant pest in residential settings. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests. Birmingham, UK. M.P. Davies, C. Pfeiffer and W.H. Robinson (eds). Pureprint Group, UK, pp. 265-269.
  10. Jia-Wei Tay. 2014. Sociotomy, caste influences and the effects of juvenile hormone analogue on the colonies of the Pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis (L.)(Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Professional Roles

  1. Ex-officio committee. State of Hawaii Pest Control Board, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. 
  2. Hawaii Pest Control Association
  3. Search Committee Member. Mycology position, Department of Plant and Environment Protection Sciences.
  4. Student Competition Judge. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
  5. Proctor. Board Certified Entomologist Certificate Examination.
  6. Advisory. Kaiser High School, Termite educational project.
  7. Advisory. Hawaii Pacific University, Termite educational project. 
  8. Committee. Urban Entomology Booth. Riverside Annual Insect Fair. 
  9. UC Riverside Urban Pest Management Annual Conference.
  10. Manage Nan-Yao and Jill Su Entomology Scholarship.
  11. Member. UHM Graduate faculty.


Biodegradable hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait to control pest ants. Patent application no. 62/400,161; Publication no. US20200029555; international publications BR112019005990, CN110114092, EP3518980, WO/2018/064186.