CMR Joseph Laco
Commander Laco is an active duty service-member of the US Public Health Service stationed at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He’s an Environmental Health Scientist in the National Center for Environmental Health where his work focuses on vector control, emergency and outbreak response, food safety, drinking water, wastewater, and hazardous materials.
Mchael Merchant, Ph.D.
Since 1989, Mike has served as the urban entomology specialist at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Dallas. He is a leader in promoting IPM programs for Texas public schools, and works with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage IPM use in public housing in his state.
Dan is the Grounds and Maintenance Manager for the Manatee County School District in Florida. He has been a licensed commercial pest control operator for 30 years. He holds certifications in aerial mosquito control, national playground safety inspection, and heads the wild bird program for his district.
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