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Entomology: Dawn Gouge

Specialist and Professor - 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. Appointed to Federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pesticide Program Dialog Committee. Co-directs the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Western Region School and Home IPM Working Group, and member of NIFA Western Region Bed Bug Working Group. Serves on the National School IPM 2020 Steering Committee, and the Advisory Board of the IPM Institute Green Shield Certification program.

Extension efforts include IPM implementation programs in public schools, and public disabled and elderly housing. Translational research studies focus on pest ecology and reduced-hazard management of public health pests, including venomous arthropods, disease vectors, and bed bugs.

Liaise and support state and government agencies regarding, public health pest issues, pollution prevention, and vector management. Provide technical support for industry members including: pest management professionals, and environmental health professionals. Teach graduate and undergraduate IPM lectures and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accredited public health related classes on IPM.


1994: Ph.D. Applied 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

Bibbs, C. S., S. E. Bengston, and D. H. Gouge. 2014. Exploration of Refuge Preference in the Arizona Bark Scorpion (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Environmental Entomology 43 (5): 1345-1353.

Bibbs, C. S., S. E. Bengston, and D. H. Gouge. 2014. Activity Trends and Movement Distances in the Arizona Bark Scorpion (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Environmental Entomology 43 (6): 1613-1620.

Hurley, J. A., T. A. Green, D. H. Gouge, Z. T. Bruns, T. Stock, L. Braband, K. Murray, C. Westinghouse, S. T. Ratcliffe, D. Pehlman and L. Crane. 2014. Regulating pesticide use in United States schools. American Entomologist 60: 105-114.

Gouge, D. H. and M. L. Lame. 2015. Environmental Health Professionals Work the Bugs Out - School Integrated Pest Management. Journal of Environmental Health. Journal of Environmental Health 77 (10): 42-44.

Zhang, L., H. Li, S. Li, A. Zhang, F. Kou, H. Xun, P. Wang, Y. Wang, F. Song, J. Cui, D. H. Gouge, and W. Cai. 2015. Phylogeographic structure of cotton pest Adelphocoris suturalis (Hemiptera: Miridae): strong subdivision in China inferred from mtDNA and rDNA ITS markers. Scientific Reports. 5, 14009; doi: 10.1038/srep14009.

Misbah-ul-Haq, M., I. A. Khan, A. Farid, M. Ullah, D. H. Gouge, and P. B. Baker. 2016. Efficacy of Indoxacarb and Chlorfenapyr against Subterranean Termite Heterotermes indicola (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the Laboratory. Turkesh Journal of Entomology 40 (3): 227-241.

Extension Publications

Stock, T., R. Corrigan and D. H. Gouge. 2015 revision of 2013. Integrated Pest Management of the House Mouse in Schools. Oregon State University EM 9062, pp. 6.

Li, S., D. H. Gouge, S. Nair, A. Fournier, and M. Wierda. Head Lice: Identification, Biology, and Integrated Pest Management. 2015. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1687, pp. 8.

Gouge, D. H., S. Li, K. Walker, C. Sumner, S. Nair, and C. Olson. Mosquitoes: Biology and Integrated Pest Management. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1706, pp. 12.

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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