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University Of Georgia

Brian Forschler
Professor of Entomology, Athens Campus
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Brian Forschler

“The point is that using foam should be a requirement for a termite IPM program but measuring success of any termite management regime means more than good treatment - it must include education of the customer. One of the lessons from our work over the past 12 years with the campus-wide demonstration project is that foam is, without a doubt, a valuable tool for reducing insecticide use and should be a component of any termite management program.”

A Little About Brian Forschler

Brian Forschler is the Principal Investigator for the Household and Structural Entomology research program. His research program has involved aspects of the biology and control of subterranean termites and Argentine ant. Recent studies have included termite response to termiticide soil barriers containing gaps of untreated soil, estimations of territory size, foraging populations and wood consumption rates for three different subterranean termite species in the field, termite acceptance of potential artificial bait substrates, and control of Argentine ant utilizing containerized ant baits in a perimeter treatment strategy.

Current research includes laboratory evaluations of termite behavior, field efficacy of several termite baits, new chemistries for novel termite control tactics, and determination of subterranean termite social structure using agonism, morphological characters, cuticular hydrocarbon analysis and genetic markers.

Brian, along with his colleagues, has been published no less then 30 times on his Termite findings.

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“foam is, without a doubt, a valuable tool for reducing insecticide use and should be a component of any termite management program.”

Brian Forschler
Professor of Entomology,
Ph.D. UGA