J. Santos Portugal III

J. Santos Portugal III

Assistant Extension Professor

Urban Entomology

  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Texas A&M University

Research Areas:
  • Biology and Ecology of Urban and Structural Pests
  • Pest-Pesticide Interactions
  • Commensal Rodent Management
  • Invasive Pest Distribution (Ants, Termites, Cockroaches)

Extension Areas:
  • Urban and Structural Pest Management
  • Termites
  • General Household Pests
  • Training and Education for Pest Management Professionals

Society Membership:
  • Entomological Society of America
  • National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
  • Pi Chi Omega
  • Mississippi Entomological Association


  • Portugal, J. S., R. W. Wills, J. Goddard. 2020. Laboratory studies of questing behavior in colonized nymphal Amblyomma maculatum ticks. Journal of Medical Entomology 57:1480-1487.  Download
  • Goddard, J., M. Allerdice, S. Portugal, G. Moraru, C. Paddock, J. G. King. 2019. What is going on with the genus Dermacentor? Hybridizations, introgressions, oh my! Journal of Medical Entomology. Download
  • Portugal, S., M. Allerdice, G. Moraru, J. King, C. Paddock, T. Becker, T. Smith, J. Goddard. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of Dermacentor parumapertus from two locations within its geographical range. Journal of Medical Entomology 56(4):979-983.  Download
  • Moraru, G., S. Portugal, A. Bednarova, S. McInnis, C. Paddock, T. Becker, T. Smith, Z. Svobodova, J. Goddard. 2018. Morphometric analysis of adult Dermacentor parumapertus from various locations within its geographical range. Journal of Medical Entomology 55(4):871-876.  Download
  • Goddard, J., G. Moraru, S. McInnis, S. Portugal, D. Yee, H. Deerman, W. Varnado. 2017. A statewide survey for container-breeding mosquitoes in Mississippi. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 33:229-232. Download
  • Goddard, J., M. Allerdice, C. Paddock, J. S. Portugal. 2016. Spotted fever group rickettsiae in immature Amblyomma maculatum from Mississippi (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Entomological Science 51(4):329-331. Download
  • Goddard, J., S. Portugal, K. Mascheck, 2016. Antibody titers to bed bug salivary proteins in chickens from an infested broiler breeder house. Midsouth Entomologist 9:1-4. Download
  • Portugal III, J. S., J. Goddard. 2016. Field observations of questing and dispersal by colonized nymphal Amblyomma maculatum. Journal of Parasitology 102(4):481-483. Download
  • Portugal, S., J. Goddard. 2016. Seasonality and distribution of immature Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mississippi: A review and new records. Journal of Entomological Science 51(1):1-8. Download
  • Portugal, S., J. Goddard. 2016. Survival of unfed Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs under laboratory conditions for two years. Journal of Entomological Science 51: 98-99. Download
  • Yoder, J. A., B. W. Nelson, C. R. Randazzo, J. S. Portugal III, J. Goddard. 2016. Dehydration tolerance in relation to short day length in nonfed Amblyomma maculatum Koch, 1844 ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). International Journal of Acarology 43(2):173-179. Download
  • Goddard, J., J. S. Portugal III. 2015. Cutaneous lesions due to bites by larval Amblyomma americanum ticks. JAMA Dermatology 151(12):1373-1375. Download
  • Portugal III, J. S., J. Goddard. 2015. Attempts to feed larval Amblyomma americanum (L.) (Acari: Ixodidae) on three different arthropod hosts. Journal of Vector Ecology 40(1):202-204. Download
  • Portugal III, J. S., J. Goddard. 2015. Collections of immature Amblyomma maculatum from Mississippi. Systematic and Applied Acarology 20(1):20-24. Download
  • Portugal III, J. S., J. Goddard. 2015. Evaluation of human attachment by larval Amblyomma maculatum. Journal of Medical Entomology 53(2):451-453. Download