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Deanna S Scheff

Research Entomologist
Dr. Deanna Scheff    

Dr. Deanna Scheff
Research Entomologist

ATTN: Deanna Scheff
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone: 785.537.5527
Fax: 785.537.5584

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Deanna Scheff is a Research Entomologist with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, her M.S. in Food and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and her Ph.D. in Grain Science at Kansas State University. She has received certifications for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance-Preventive Controls for Human Food. She has conducted research on food microbiology pertaining to Salmonella in juice beverages, created HACCP plans for food industry clients, and researched stored-product insect resistance of food packaging materials to insect invasion and penetration. Her research interests include evaluating packaging incorporating insect growth regulators (IGR’s) against insect penetrations and subsequent infestation, investigating how insects exploit food spillage inside and outside food facilities to improve pest management techniques, evaluating spatial distribution of aerosol insecticides and the impact on the efficacy on stored-product insects, and insect behavior and management pertaining to the food safety of human and animal food products.


Domingue, M. J., D. S. Scheff, F. H. Arthur, and S. W. Myers. 2021. Sublethal exposure of Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) to insecticide-treated netting alters thigmotactic arrestment and olfactory-mediated anemotaxis. Pestic. Biochem. Physio. 171: 104742.
Scheff, D. S., A. R. Gerken, W. R. Morrison, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, and K. Y. Zhu. 2021. Assessing repellency, movement, and mortality of three species of stored product insects after exposure to deltamethrin-incorporated long-lasting polyethylene netting. J. Pest Sci. 94: 885-898.
Scheff, D. S., F. H. Arthur, S. W. Myers, and M. J. Domingue. 2020. Efficacy determination of commercial deltamethrin-treated storage bags on Trogoderma granarium Everts adults and larvae. Agronomy 10: 814.
Scheff, D. S., J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, and K. Y. Zhu. 2020. Effects of aerosol insecticide application location on the patterns of residual efficacy against Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae. J. Econ. Entomol. 113: 2007-2015.
Arthur, F. H., D. S. Scheff, D. Brabec, and J. Bindel. 2019. Aerosol concentration, deposition, particle size, and exposure interval as mortality factors Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 191-199.
Arthur, F. H., J. J. Domingue, D. S. Scheff., and S. W. Myers. 2019. Bioassays and methodologies for insecticide tests with larvae of Trogoderma granarium (Everts), the khapra beetle. Insects 10: E145.
Scheff, D. S., D. L. Brabec, J. F. Campbell and F. H. Arthur. 2019. Case study: A practical application of an aerosol treatment in a commercial mill. Insects 10: 150.
Scheff, D. S., F. H. Arthur, and S. W. Myers. 2019. Evaluation of methoprene-treated packaging against Trogoderma granarium Everts and Trogoderma inclusum LeConte larval development and packaging penetration or invasion. J. Stored Prod. Res. 84: 101530.
Morrison, W. R., R. V. Wilkins, A. R. Gerken, D. S. Scheff, K. Y. Zhu, F. H. Arthur, and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Mobility of adult Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after exposure to long-lasting insecticide-incorporated netting. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 2443-2453.
Scheff, D. S., B. Sehgal, and B. Subramanyam. 2018. Evaluating penetration of Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae into multilayer polypropylene packages. Insects 9: 1-15.