Biology and management of structural and household pests
My past research and outreach efforts involved a broad and varied assortment of insect pest systems commonly found in homes. As emeritus, I will continue to involve myself with structural and household pest projects and publications, but at a more limited scale. I will also involve myself in activities that promote the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities and women in science.
Romero, A., A. M. Sutherland, D. H. Gouge, H. Spafford, S. Nair, V. Lewis, D.-H. Choe, and D. Young. 2017. Pest Management strategies for bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) in multiunit housing: A literature review on field studies. J. of Integrated Pest Management 8(1): 13; 1-10.
Lewis, V. R. 2016. Child prodigy, pioneer scientist, and women and civil rights advocate: Dr. Margaret James Strickland Collins (1922-1996). Florida Entomologist 99 (2): 1-3.
Kanno, K., T. Kawabata, Y. Ishikawa, J. Katayama, M. Hirao, Y. Tabaru, M. Watanabe, K. Kumon, H. Tsuji, K. Tanaka, K. Saito, T. Yoshimura, B. Forschler, V. Lewis, and C.-Y. Lee. 2016. Area-wide fly management in the tsunami-affected zones of Tohoku region, Japan. International Pest Control 58(1): 26-33.
Campbell, K., A. Sutherland, V. Lewis, and D.-H. Choe. 2016. UC survey: when it comes to bed bugs-Know what’s happening in your units. Apartment Management, spring 2016, pp.18-19.
Lewis, V. R. 2015. There are two types of students: those who are born to be insect people and those who are not, pp. 38-42. In: E. W. Riddick, M. Samuel-Foo, W. W. Bryan, and A. M. Simmons (eds.), Memoirs of Black Entomologists: Reflections of Childhood, University andCareer Experiences. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology, Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, MD.
Sutherland, A., D.-H. Choe, V. Lewis, D. Young, A. Romero, H. Spafford. 2015. Survey Sheds Light on Bed Bugs in Multi-Unit Housing. Pest Control Technology 43(9): 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 & 36.
Lewis, V. R. 2014. African American Voice in Entomology. American Entomologist, 60(3): 156- 158.
Lewis, V. R., S. Moore, and R. Tabuchi. 2014. Remedial vs. preventive: Researchers at UC Berkeley recently demonstrated single-hole injection of Termidor Dry can result in high performance against drywood termites. Pest Control Technology 42(3): 106-108.
Lewis, V. R., A. M. Sutherland, and M. I. Haverty. 2014. Pest Notes: Subterranean and Other Termites. Oakland: Univ. Calif. Agric. Res. Publ. 7415. Pages 1-6.
Lewis, V. R., A. M. Sutherland, and M. I. Haverty. 2014. Pest Notes: Drywood termites. Oakland: Univ. Calif. Agric. Res. Publ. 7440. Pages 1-5.
Lewis, V. and B. Forschler. 2014. Management of drywood termites: past practices, present situation and future prospects, pp. 130-153. Contributed chapter for Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies, edited by R. Dhang, CABI Publishing, Boston, MA.
Honors and Awards
Chancellor's Minority Fellowship. University of California, Berkeley, 1988, 1989
Outstanding Manager Award. University of California, Berkeley, 1995
Orkin Outstanding Research Award, 1998
Award in Urban Entomology, Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America, 2002
Awarded visiting professor title, Kyoto University, Japan, 2011
Pioneer Lecture Award Florida Entomological Society 2015
Inducted into the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame 2016