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Siavash Taravati Ph.D.

Area IPM Advisor
Riverside County
2980 Washington St
Riverside, CA 92504
staravati@ucanr.edu Create VCard

Also in:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
Los Angeles County
Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
San Bernardino County


Ph.D. Entomology, University of Florida - USA. 2015
M.S. Zoology-Entomology, Ferdowsi University of Mashad - Iran. 2009
B.S. Biology-Zoology, University of Tehran - Iran. 2006

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Peer Reviewed

  • Taravati, Siavash (2022). A Needs Assessment Survey of Southern California Pest Management Professionals. The Journal of Extension. 60:2.
  • Tseng, SP; Taravati, S, et al. (2022). Genetic Evidence for Multiple Invasions of Coptotermes formosanus (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115:4.
  • Taravati, Siavash (2018). "Evaluation of Low-Energy Microwaves Technology (Termatrac) for Detecting Western Drywood Termite in a Simulated Drywall System." Journal of economic entomology 111(3): 1323-1329.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine, et al. (2018). "Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Selected Systemic and Contact Insecticides on Nephaspis oculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in a Tri-Trophic System." Journal of economic entomology
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine, et al. (2018). "Oviposition Preference of Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Five Host Plant Species." Florida Entomologist 101(4): 611-617.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine, et al. (2016). "Feeding and development of Nephaspis oculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on rugose spiraling whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)." Florida Entomologist: 516-521.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine (2015). "Effect of aggregation and cage setting on some life-history parameters of Aleurodicus rugioperculatus (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)." Journal of economic entomology 109(1): 249-254.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Glenn, Holly, et al. (2014). "Daily flight activity of the rugose spiraling whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)." Florida Entomologist: 1842-1844.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine, et al. (2013). "Natural enemies of rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in the south Florida landscape." ENY-870. University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Florida
  • Taravati, Siavash (2010). "Corrections to Taravati et al.(2009): Geometric Morphometric Study of Two Species of the Psammophilous Genus Erodiontes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Lute Desert, Central Iran." Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 47: 434.
  • Taravati, S; Darvish, J, et al. (2009). "Geometric morphometric study of two species of the psammophilous genus Erodiontes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Lute desert, Central Iran." Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5(2)
  • TARAVATI, SIAVASH; FERRER, JULIO (2007). "A new tribe record for the Darkling Beetle fauna of Iran (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)."

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Taravati, Siavash (2022). Less known facts about the Turkestan cockroach. Pest Tactic Journal. 1:1, 1-4.
  • Taravati, S; Lee, CY (2021). Formosan subterranean termite alert. https://urbanipmsocal.com/ipm/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Formosan_alert_horizontal.pdf
  • SHU-PING TSENG, SIAVASH TARAVATI (2021). Formosan Subterranean Termites Re-Discovered in Southern California. Pest Control Technology.
  • Taravati, Siavash; Her, Calvin (2021). Key to California individual pest control licenses. https://urbanipmsocal.com/licenses/key_to_california_pesticide_licenses.htm
  • Taravati, Siavash (2019). A closer look into drywood termite detection using microwaves technology. Pest Control Technology Magazine. https://www.pctonline.com/article/a-closer-look-into-drywood-termite-detection-using-microwaves/
  • Taravati, Siavash (2019). Structural pest control licensure and live capture and removal of vertebrate pests, bees, and wasps without using pesticides. https://urbanipmsocal.com/ipm/articles/structural-pest-control-licensure-and-live-capture-and-removal-of-vertebrate-pests-bees-and-wasps-without-using-pesticides/
  • Taravati, Siavash (2018). "Dark Rover Ant: Current Status in California." UC IPM Green Bulletin 8(2)
  • Taravati, Siavash (2018). Deviations from the pesticide label. http://urbanipmsocal.com/ipm/articles/deviations-from-pesticide-labeling/
  • Taravati, Siavash (2017). Training public housing staff about Integrated Pest Management in Southern California.
  • Taravati, Siavash (2016). "To fumigate or not to fumigate?" Online publication
  • Taravati, Siavash; Mannion, Catharine, et al. (2013). Management of rugose spiraling whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus) in the South Florida landscape. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
  • Taravati, S (2010). GMTP: Geometric Morphometric Tools Package. US Patent TX 7-301-658.
  • Taravati, S (2009). "Geometric Morphometric Tools Package (GMTP program)." Rodents Research Department of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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