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The Other Side of Pest Control

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Like most children of the 60s, I grew up watching boxing with my father. Back in those days nothing was more exciting than witnessing Muhammad Ali step into the ring. Recently on college football game day the hosts were interviewing Ali’s daughter as she stood on the field adjacent to an enormous butterfly symbol, an allusion to Ali’s famous saying, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Entomologists love sayings like that.

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Dog Bites in Dallas

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Ironically, when I was thinking of writing my next article, I decided to write about Dallas Animal Control and the dog issue. I did not think I was going to be bitten by a dog before it was written. I really didn’t need the personal experience to relate to the issue, but I got it anyway. It happened quickly and it could have been worse. It was a customers dog and it was traumatic for everyone involved. The worst part for me is the time taken using the companys workers compensation insurance for the check ups to make sure everything is O.K.

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You won’t believe Who became President

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In 1981 I was going to be a Junior/Senior at Purdue University (hard to define because I doubled up on classes to graduate early) and I was involved in our student entomology club called Thomas Say. Scientists like entomologists were the rock stars of their time in the 1700s and 1800s. If you learn anything about Thomas Say, he was, to say the least, a little strange. When I was interviewing Harry Katz, a pioneer in my pest control field, he had a meeting with some prominent entomologists at his home in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. He stated, “We were sitting around and J.J. (J.J. Davis was the head of the Purdue Department of Entomology from 1918-1954) would drink his beer, you know he loved his beer, and would tell juicy stories about the old entomologists.” I wish I was there, and I could have because Harry actually tape recorded the conversation. Unfortunately, he made the mistake of

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