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Entomology: Dawn Gouge

Associate Professor and Associate Specialist - Urban Entomology

University of Arizona, Department of Entomology
MAC 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road Maricopa, AZ 85138
Office (520) 374-6223
Fax (520) 374-6394
LAB (520) 374-6222

Entomologist and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) specialist since 1995. Board member of the IPM Institute of North America. Co-directs the Western Regional IPM in Schools Working Group. Serves on the National School IPM 2015 Steering Committee, and the Advisory Board of the IPM Institute Green Shield Certification program. Member of U.S. Bed Bug Working Group and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Tick Task Force. Also serves on the Western Region IPM Center Advisory Committee. Research efforts focus on pest ecology and reduced-risk management of structural and public health pests, including venomous arthropods, disease vectors, bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, and termites. Liaise and support state and government agencies regarding, pollution prevention, pest/pesticide related children's health issues, vector management, and professional education. Teach University of Arizona (UA) course accredited classes on IPM, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accredited Public Heath classes on IPM, pesticide safety, and health impacts of pest and pesticide exposure.


1994: Ph.D. Nematology/Entomology University of Reading, Berkshire, UK.

1990: B.Sc. (Honors). Applied Biology (Crop Protection and Applied Zoology), University of Wales, North Wales, UK.


70% Cooperative Extension / 30% Organized Research

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

Yu, H., D. H. Gouge, and D. I. Shapiro-Ilan. 2010. A Novel Strain of Steinernema riobrave (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) Possesses Superior Virulence to Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Nematology 42 (2): 91-95.

Yu, H., D. H. Gouge, S. P. Stock P. Baker. 2008. Development of Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae; Heterorhabditidae) in the Desert Subterranean Termite Heterotermes aureus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Nematology 40 (4): 311-317.

Extension Publications

Gouge, D., T. Green, K. Chambers, J. Hurley, T. Stock, M. Shour, C. Foss, L. Braband, F. Graham, K. Murray, S. Glick, Z. Bruns and M. Anderson. 2011. Reducing Your Child's Asthma Using Integrated Pest Management: A Practical Guide for Parents Around the Home. National School IPM Steering Committee. 4 pp.

Chambers, K., D. Gouge, T. Green, J. Hurley, T. Stock, Z. Bruns, M. Shour, C. Foss, F. Graham, K. Murray and S. Glick. 2011. Coalition Operating Manual. 6pp.

Chambers, K., T. Green, D. Gouge, J. Hurley, T. Stock, Z. Bruns, M. Shour, C. Foss, F. Graham, K. Murray, L. Braband, S. Glick and M. Anderson. 2011. The Business Case for Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Cutting Costs and Increasing Benefits. 8 pp.

Green, T. A., and D. H. Gouge, eds. 2011. School IPM 2015: Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States. 307 pp.

Gouge, D. H. and C. Olson. 2011. Personal Repellents. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1311, pp8.

Gouge, D. H. and C. Olson. 2011. Scorpions. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1223, pp8.

Gouge, D. H., C. Olson, and P. Baker. 2009. Drywood Termites. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1232, pp8.

Gouge, D. H., and C. Olson. 2009. How to Bug Proof Your Home. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1320, pp30.

Gouge, D. H., Green, T., Lame, M., Shour, M., Hurley, J., Braband, L., Glick, S., Graham, F., Murray, K. 2009. Integrated Pest Management: The Most Effective Way to Manage Pests in Your School!

Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona
Forbes 410, PO Box 210036, Tucson, AZ 85721-0036
Phone: (520) 621-1151 • Fax: (520) 621-1150 • E-mail:

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