The Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory (DUPML) is a facility dedicated to the research of urban arthropod pests in structures and the landscape. The laboratory was established in 1990 through funds donated by the Virginia Pest Management Association. The mission of the laboratory is to conduct research and provide the most innovative pest management information to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, pest management professionals, and the public.
The DUPML is a 2,950 square foot building housing three research laboratories (one lab is dedicated to pesticide application tests), two insect rearing areas, and staff office space. The staff of the DUPML currently includes Dini Miller, a research technician, and three graduate students.