Meet the Experts

Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Entomologists have identified more than one million different species of insects, which accounts for more than two-thirds of all known organisms on earth. Insects are also some of the planet’s most long-standing inhabitants, as they have been around for about 400 million years.

Jim Fredericks, Ph.D. Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., is the chief entomologist and vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). His Ph.D. research involved subterranean termite foraging behavior.
Mike Bentley, Ph.D., specializes in structural pests, which are those that can be found in and around buildings such as ants, cockroaches and, yes, termites. He serves as the director of training and education for NPMA.
Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., BCE Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., BCE, is a staff entomologist and research scientist for NPMA. Her work with tropical bed bugs garnered national attention and the nickname, “Mother of Bed Bugs,” a title she is quite proud of.
Cindy Mannes Cindy Mannes is the vice president of public affairs for NPMA and is responsible for educating consumers about all facets of pest management and providing a unified voice to protect public health and property from harmful pests.

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