What is Entomology?

Entomology is the scientific study of insects and their interactions with humans, the environment and other organisms. Thus, the science of Entomology involves professionals who specialize in many fields of study and expertise. For example, the principal occupational roles of Entomologists are teaching, research and practical applications to reduce insect and other Arthropod damage that impact the world’s agriculture, forestry and human health. The role of Entomologists in human health involves medical research and how insects impact public health. To become a Professional Entomologist, one must acquire a Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Entomology from an Accredited School of Higher Learning.

Entomology is the scientific study of insects and their interactions with humans, the environment and other organisms. Thus, the science of Entomology involves professionals who specialize in many fields of study and expertise. For example, the principal occupational roles of Entomologists are teaching, research and practical applications to reduce insect and other Arthropod damage that impact the world’s agriculture, forestry and human health. The role of Entomologists in human health involves medical research and how insects impact public health. To become a Professional Entomologist, one must acquire a Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Entomology from an Accredited School of Higher Learning.

What is Forensic Entomology

A career in Forensic Entomology is likely not for the faint of heart since it often involves aiding in criminal investigations by analyzing how long a deceased human’s body may have been exposed to insects prior to being discovered. So, Forensic Entomology in a medico-criminal context is often used to:

  • Establish the geographical location of death
  • Associate the victim and suspect to each other
  • Identify the sites of trauma
  • Determine time of death
  • Provide alternative toxicology and DNA samples

Entomology and Pest Control

In the previous section we’ve looked at what the science of Entomology is and what Entomologists do. In this section we’ll look at some specifics that relate to Entomology and pest control.

What is Pest Control?

Pest control is directed to organisms such as plants, animals, insects and spiders that damage or otherwise negatively impact homes, other structures, landscapes, human or animal health or simply just create an unwanted nuisance.

what is orkin’s pest control approach?

Each property is unique and special, so when you have a pest problem or want to protect your home from future invaders, we apply our science-based approach to help identify the root of your problem and implement a solution made expressly for your home. During each visit, you can count on a highly trained Orkin specialist to Investigate, Protect, Fortify, Keep Watch, Report, and Follow Up to maintain our Points of Service standards - our commitment to our customers.

INVESTIGATE – We’ll inspect your home from top to bottom, inside and out, for current or potential pest problems.

PROTECT – We’ll treat the perimeter of your structure with the appropriate materials, remove all accessible spiderwebs and wasp nests, and use the safest methods available.

FORTIFY – We’ll do everything we can to keep insects out –seal, caulk, plug, and secure gaps and cracks.

KEEP WATCH – We’ll treat the interior of your home and install pest monitors in critical areas such as kitchens, baths, utility rooms, and garages.

REPORT – We’ll always provide a detailed report of services rendered and recommendations to help keep your home free of pests.

FOLLOW UP – We’ll stay in touch between our regularly scheduled visits and respond to any immediate needs.

Summary

Orkin Pest Management is founded on an extensive knowledge of Entomology and the latest insect research available from Universities, other academic institutions, literature and periodicals published by professional Entomologists.

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