Mike Merchant

Specialist

I serve as the urban entomology specialist (bug expert) at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. As an extension entomologist I develop training programs for Texas pest management professionals and conduct research and demonstration projects in integrated pest management (IPM). I am interested in identifying and promoting safer and more effective pest control methods, especially for Texas public schools and public housing. Currently I am working to develop better IPM procedures for bed bugs and safer ways for cities to control pests using fewer insecticides.  

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