Ballard Pest Management Consulting, LLC

James B. Ballard, PhD, BCE



  • Ph.D. Entomology, 1982. University of Nebraska. Research centered upon German cockroaches. Major Professor: Dr. Roger E. Gold
  • M.S. Entomology, 1977. University of Nebraska. Research centered upon ants.
  • B.A. Biology, 1971. Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts.

Work History

  • 1/04 – 1/08 — Product Development Manager for Termites and Senior Urban Entomologist for FMC Professional Solutions. Research centered upon the development of acetamiprid for termite control which was registered as Transport® termiticide insecticide in 2007.
  • 3/88 – 12/03 — Technical Manager, Specialty Products Business for FMC Corporation. Team member for the selection, formulation, evaluation and labeling of new products based upon sulfluramid and the pyrethroids cypermethrin, permethrin, and bifenthrin. Coordinate national research efforts to develop new and improve existing products for the control of subterranean termites and general household pests. Assist in the support of International Specialty Product developmental efforts. Technical Service team member for both the Pest Control and the Turf and Ornamental business units.
  • 12/83 – 3/88 — Senior Development Biologist, Dow Chemical U.S.A. Agricultural Products Department. Team member for the registration of Dursban® TC for termite control. Manage cooperative research and provide technical service to support Dursban® Insecticides and Vikane® fumigant in 14 states.

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