Dr. Janis Reed earned a BS, an MS and a Ph.D. all from Texas A&M University in Entomology. She joined the Agricultural and Environmental Safety unit in 2013. Prior to working for Texas AgriLife Extension, she was the technical director for a large pest management company where her work was focused on applicator training and safety. During her time in the industry, Janis helped to developed protocols to control problem and emerging pests. She field tested new and experimental use pesticides while in the review process with the EPA and selected pesticide products for general use. Her research and specialization focus is on urban pests, bait preferences and general pest management.
An active member of the Entomological Society of America, Janis also maintains her accreditation as a Board Certified Entomologist and has been a licensed pesticide applicator in Texas since 2000 in pest control, termite control, lawn and ornamental pest control, and weed control.
In their spare time, she and her husband of 14 years Thomas, enjoy travelling, bird watching, gardening, and reading. Janis is an avid college football fan and most Saturdays in the Fall you can find her watching a game (especially an Aggie game) with family and friends.