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What is the Pest Management Foundation?

The Pest Management Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group.

The Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years and includes funds for three industry pioneers: Mr. Bill Buettner, Dr. Phil Spear, and Dr. Paul Sarazen, the founder of Temp-Vent Corporation. Over the last three decades, the Foundation has funded valuable research that has greatly benefited the pest management industry.

NEW!  2014 Foundation Grant Request for Proposals

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Funded Research Projects

Below are links to recent articles outlining Pest Management Foundation funded research.

Effectiveness of Residential Mosquito Control: Dr. Grayson C. Brown and Dr. Michael F. Potter, University of Kentucky
Click here to read about this mosquito research.

Efficacy of Yellowjacket Trapping: Lynn Braband, Cornell University
Click here to read about this yellowjacket research.

Sublethal Effects of Insecticides on Bed Bug Behavior: Kenneth F. Haynes, Alvaro Romero, Rebekah Hassell, and Michael F. Potter, University of Kentucky
Click here to read about this bed bug research

Painting Eaves to Deter Paper Wasp Nesting, Polistes carolina (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae); Kimberly Schofield, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Entomology, AgriLife Research and Extension Center Texas A&M System

Click here to read the research.

Is It Easy to Be Urban? Convergent Success in Urban Habitats Among Lineages of a Widespread Native Ant; Sean B. Menke, Warren Booth, Robert R. Dunn, Coby Schal, Edward L. Vargo, Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Efficacy of Insecticides to Control Tegenaria agrestis and Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Agelenidae and Theridiidae); Melissa M. Gaver and Laurel D. Hansen, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA 99224

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Understanding Reproductive Strategies and Colony Relatedness to Enhance Control of the Asian Needle Ant, Pachycondyla chinensis (Emery), a Stinging Invasive Ant of Medical Importance; Andrew S. Tebeau, Patricia A. Zungoli and Eric P. Benson, Department of Entomology, Soils and Plant Sciences, Clemson University

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Cobweb Management and Low-risk Sprays as IPM Strategies to Control the Marbled Cellar Spider, Holocnemus pluchei (Araneae: Pholcidae), Michael K. Rust, Richard S. Vetter and Donald A. Reierson, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside (paper above, also appeared in PestWorld

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Mitigating Insecticide Runoff from Houses Receiving Treatments for Ant Infestations; Les Greenberg, University of California, Riverside

2008 World Health Organization Report: Public Health Significance of Urban Pests

Help Fund Valuable Research

The funding of future projects, however, requires your assistance. Donations are tax deductible and sincerely appreciated. Any amount is helpful. To donate simply click here to fill out a donation form. Thanks in advance for your generous support of pest management education, research and training.

Contact Us

For more information about the Pest Management Foundation, please contact Jim Fredericks at or at 703-352-6762.