Changlu Wang, Associate Extension Specialist
Blake Hall Room 215
1998 Ph.D. West Virginia University
1988 M.S. Chinese Academy of Forestry
1985 B.S. Beijing Forestry University
Courses: Urban Entomology
Abstract: My research program focuses on developing new and improved urban pest management technologies through the study of biology, behavior, and ecology of urban pests. The goal is to identify cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions that will immediately benefit the consumers. My extension program delivers research-based urban pest management technologies to pest management professionals and the public through presentations, field demonstrations, and extension publications.
Research Interest and Expertise: Insect behavior, Insecticide resistance, Urban pest management (ants, termites, cockroaches, bed bugs, etc), Ant systematics.
Development and implementation of new reduced-risk insect management strategies for urban pests (cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, termites)
Insecticide resistance management in the German cockroach and bed bugs
Use of attractants and repellents for pest monitoring and control
Urban ant community structure in relation to disturbance and pesticide applications
Research Assistant Professor. 2007-2008. Department of Entomology, Purdue University.
Research Entomologist. 2002-2006. Department of Entomology, Purdue University.
Post-Doctoral Research Entomologist. 1998-2001. USDA-ARS Formosan Subterranean Research Unit.
Research Entomologist. 1988-1994. Research Institute of Forest Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry.
1. McKnight, S. and C. Wang. 2009. Crawling arthropod intercepting device and method. United Kingdom patent number GB2473358.
2. McKnight, S. and C. Wang. 2009. Crawling arthropod intercepting device and method. United Kingdom patent number GB2473474.
3. McKnight, S. and C. Wang. 2009. Crawling arthropod intercepting device and method. United Kingdom patent number GB2473475.
Entomological Society of America, Pi Chi Omega