Stephen Kells

219 Hodson Hall
1980 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 625 4798


Ph.D., Entomology, Purdue University


My research program constitutes 40% of my responsibilities. Pest animals of particular interest include: bed bugs, cockroaches, mice, mold mites, dermestid beetles, red legged ham beetles, and Indianmeal moths (and other species). My research strives to improve IPM practices against these pests through the following two principles:

  • Understanding the aspects of pest biology that enables them to thrive in these habitats
  • Evaluating and improving prevention and control practices

Some of the techniques I have used in research are based in: physiology, chemical ecology, behavior, and analytical chemistry.

Stephen Kells