Mike Merchant

Imported Fire Ants, Pest Management In and Around Structures, Ant Pests August 10, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

Mike Merchant

Merchant designs informational materials and training programs to help reduce pesticide use and promote use of low-impact pesticides for schools and other institutional facilities. He develops training materials and continuing education programs on pests and integrated pest management for the public. His research interests include control of fire ants in electrical equipment and in urban landscapes; low-impact pesticides; spider management; documentation of Formosan termite range expansion in Texas; and improvement of existing termite control technologies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Extension urban arthropods/consumer pesticides
  • Management of arthropod pests affecting human health
  • Integrated pest management systems for institutions
  • Landscape pest management
  • Pesticide applicator training

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Imported Fire Ants 

Tawny (Rasberry) Crazy Ants

European Fire Ants

Little Fire Ants

Little Black Ants

Ghost Ants

Argentine Ants

Rover Ants

Pharaoh Ants

Acrobat Ants

Carpenter Ants

 

Coming Soon

Asian Needle Ants

Texas Leaf Cutter Ant

White-footed Ants

 

Invasive and Pest Ant Conference

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Other Links

Antweb, the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants

Pest Ant resources from Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility at Texas A&M University

USDA / NIFA

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.