ICUP to host 6 presenters during upcoming webinar


March 1, 2021



The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) will host a free webinar on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. EDT, or 3 p.m. GMT, to allow for listeners from multiple time zones. It will also be recorded so the presentations will be available for viewing for the following four weeks, or until April 6.

Those interested can register now at the ICUP website.

Dr. Ruben Bueno of Laboratorios Lokimica, Spain, will be the moderator for the event. Five presentations from leading urban research scientists will cover a variety of urban pest problems over the course of about three hours.

Presentations will include:

  • Household Arthropods and Their Associated Bacterial Communities
    —Federica Boiocchi, University of Milan, Italy
  • Rising Summer Temperatures Favour Spread of The House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, in Central Europe
    —Klaus Zimmermann, Inatura GmbH, Austria
  • CRISPR Gene-Drive Technologies For Urban Population Engineering
    —Victor Lopez Del Amo, University of California, United States
  • Reproductive Seasonality and Fertility of Norway Rats in The City of Barcelona
    —Jordi Pascual Sala, Public Health Agency, Barcelona, Spain
  • Controlling Yellowjackets in Urban Recreational Areas
    —Michael Rust, University of California, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the ICUP Executive Committee from holding its in-person conference in July 2020. The 10th ICUP will be held at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, which is set for Sept. 13-15, 2021. More information about the event can be found at

Every three years, ICUP brings together those with a professional interest in urban pests, from academia, industry, government and professional pest control, to share experiences, data and ideas.


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