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Entomology award presented to LSU professor

Associated Press Published: November 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gregg Henderson, the Paul K. Adams Professor of Urban Entomology at the LSU AgCenter, has been awarded the 2012 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the Entomological Foundation.

The award recognizes outstanding extension, research, and teaching contributions in urban entomology. It was presented on Nov. 12 at the 60th annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Knoxville, Tenn.

Henderson has conducted research on various urban pests, including ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, ticks and fleas. However, his main research focus is on termites, especially Formosan subterranean termites.

The award cited his involvement in developing and testing baits, monitors and new insecticides.