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Michael Waldvogel

Extension Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

Urban Entomology

Gardner Hall 4318


Area(s) of Expertise

Urban structural pests

My program focuses on the delivery of information and technical support to a number of clientele groups concerning the management of structural and industrial pests including bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, rodents and termites.  I provide direct assistance to pest management professionals and industrial clients to solve specific pest problems that can cause product contamination or health risks.


FTE: 19%
ENT121 – Pesticides and Their Utilization (Fall Semester)
ENT163 – Ornamental and Turf Insects (Spring Semester)
ENT190 –  Current Topics in Pest Management (Spring Semester – even years)

Ag. Institute Coordinator for the Integrated Pest Management Concentration

Instructor in the Agricultural Institute “Soldier to Agriculture Program


FTE: 81%
Develop management strategies for residential, industrial and wood-destroying pests, including bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, rodents and termites. Provide direct assistance to pest management professionals and other industrial clients to solve pest problem situations.  Establish educational programs emphasizing IPM in the residential and industrial settings for pest management professionals, state and municipal agencies, the business community, and to general public through the county Cooperative Extension Service programs including NC Safe Plates®, ServSafe®,  IPM for Schools and Child Care Centers, and the Centralized Intern Training Program for county Environmental Health specialists.

Other activities include Pesticide applicator certification training in  Category B (Public Health) and  structural pest control Phases P (Household Pests), W (Wood Destroying Pests), and F (Structural Fumigation).

Current Projects:

  • Field efficacy trials of new insect management products, particularly termiticides.

Dr. Waldvogel also serves as Assistant Director of the Structural Pest Management Training & Research Facility and is a faculty member of the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute.

Other Links:

Insect Notes (Pest Information)
Urban Structural Entomology Program
Urban Pest Blog
IPM in North Carolina School and Child Care Facilities


BS, Iona College
MS, Fordham University
MS, The Pennsylvania State Univeresity
Ph.D, North Carolina State University