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Mike Raupp

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
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Mike Raupp is a professor of entomology and an extension specialist. He has earned the nickname “The Bug Guy” from students and fans of his blog,, where he reports on all things bug and insect related. He frequently appears as an expert on Good Morning America, NPR and other news outlets. He has also appeared on BBC, CNN, National Geographic's Explorer, The Dr. Oz Show, Tyra Banks and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Raupp's research focuses on clarifying the mechanisms by which plants escape attack from herbivorous insects – with the goal of helping to create sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic pesticide. Raupp's laboratory focuses on developing and implementing integrated pest management programs (IPM) for landscape, nursery and greenhouse systems. His extension programs provide training on the theory and practice of IPM to diverse groups, including growers, public and private sector landscape and park managers, and private citizens.

Ph.D. Entomology, University of Maryland
M.S. Entomology, Rutgers University
B.S. Animal Science, Rutgers University