Mike Merchant

Dr. Mike Merchant

Professor and Extension Urban Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Dr. Michael Merchant serves as Professor and Extension Urban Entomologist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. His appointment covers public outreach in all areas of urban pest management, including pesticide applicator training and developing IPM programs for use in public schools, statewide responsibilities for consumer education on pests of structures and turfgrass and ornamentals.  His areas of research emphasis have included management of insect pests of turf and ornamental insects (including crapemyrtle bark scale), the economics and operations of integrated pest management programs for schools and other institutions, bed bugs, termite control, fire ants, spiders and scorpions. Phone: (972) 952-9204; e-mail: m-merchant@tamu.edu Websites maintained include: http://citybugs.tamu.eduhttp://mosquitosafari.tamu.eduhttp://insectsinthecity.blogspot.com.

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