Dr. Ray Thompson, Ph.D. Entomologist

Dr. Thompson has been in the pest management industry for over 36 years and is a Texas Certified Applicator of Pest Control, Termite Control, Structural and Commodity Fumigation, and Lawn & Ornamental Weed Control. He is also an approved provider by the Structural Pest Control Service (TDA SPCS) for the Continuing Education Units required for other Certified Applicators. He is also an approved provider of the Technician Training Course required by the SPCS before the Technician-Apprentice is allowed to test for the Technician License. Dr. Thompson is also a Licensed Sanitarian by the state of Texas Department of State Health Services (TSHS) and is a Certified Quality Control Sanitarian with the American Institute of Baking International.

Early on, Dr. Thompson completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Physical Education from the Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico in 1966. He received a Master of Science (1972) and Ph.D. (1979) in Entomology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dr. Thompson has had 17 years in entomological research and demonstration work with the University of Arkansas, University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and a private biological control company. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Thompson has had 14 years in Urban Entomology, starting as owner/operator of Dr. T's Pest Control Company for a year, as Texas Region Technical Specialist for Terminix International located in San Antonio, Texas for 5 years, and the Technical and Training Director for the Bruce Terminix Company of Dallas for 8 years, which is now a part of Terminix International.

Dr. Thompson has written numerous articles with many being published in peer-refereed journals such as The Journal of Economic Entomology, Coleopterist Society Bulletin, Carabid Beetles, Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service Bulletins, and Texas Agricultural Extension Service Bulletins.

Since 1996, Dr. Thompson has devoted his professional career to the development of IPM Associates, a consulting and educational firm for the Structural Pest Control Industry. Now, most of Dr. Thompson's time is dedicated to IPM Associates clients, creating programs and development of alternative treatment methods within Food Manufacturer Facilities.

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