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Mission

The mission of the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory (IIBBL) is to conduct research on insect pests of agriculture and mitigate their threats to our Nation’s food and fiber. Using biological, molecular, chemical and non chemical approaches, scientists are developing new, cost-effective and sustainable strategies for controlling native insect pests and newly-introduced invasive species, such as the brown marmorated stink bug. An additional focus of the IIBBL is the discovery and development of methods to protect people from disease pathogens transmitted by medically-important insects and biting arthropods, such as the Asian tiger mosquito.
The Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory is located in Beltsville, MD and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Ashot Khrimian.
Email: ashot.khrimian@usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-5689
Fax: 301-504-5104
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 007, RM. 301, BARC-WEST
Beltsville, MD 20705