Meet our professionals
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1991 where she majored in Geography/Ecosystems. She completed her Master’s Degree (1994) and Ph.D. at the University of Florida (1998) where she studied Urban Entomology, specifically German cockroach biology and aggregation behavior. Dr. Miller has won numerous awards for her work in urban entomology including PCT’s Crown Leadership Award, the Entomological Society of America’s (Eastern Branch) Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension, and the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit in Extension. Dr. Miller and her colleagues at Virginia Tech’s Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory began investigating bed bugs in 2004 by studying pesticide resistance and new approaches to their control.
Dan Moreland, publisher of PCT, is an award-winning journalist who has covered the professional pest management industry for more than three decades. A graduate of Kent State University, where he majored in journalism, Moreland has served as editor of the last three editions of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control, as well as Rodent Control: A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals by Dr. Robert Corrigan. He also serves as Executive Vice-President of GIE Media, a diversified publisher of business-to-business publications based in Valley View, Ohio.
Pinto & Associates
Larry Pinto, co-author of the Bed Bug Handbook: The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control, has been a consulting urban entomologist for more than 30 years. In 1983, he founded Pinto & Associates, Inc., publishers of Techletter, a bi-monthly educational newsletter for PMPs and service technicians. Pinto, who holds a Master’s Degree in Entomology from the University of Maryland, is a frequent speaker at pest control conferences throughout the country.
Rentokil North America
Gene White, technical director of Rentokil North America, has more than 25 years of practical industry experience across a broad spectrum of pests including bed bugs. Prior to joining Rentokil in 2013, White served as director of training and education for Rose Pest Solutions, Troy, Mich. A graduate of Purdue University with a Master’s Degree in Entomology, White’s professional activities include memberships in the Entomological Society of America and Pi Chi Omega. Aside from these duties, White is a regular speaker at industry conferences and educational events including the Kentucky Short Course and Purdue Pest Management Conference. He also is an accomplished photographer whose works have appeared in the pages of PCT magazine and American Entomologist.