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Gary W Bennett


  • Professor / Urban Pest Management

Awards & Honors

(2015) Morrill Award Nominee. Purdue University.

(2014) Bravo Award for Innovation/Creativity. Purdue University College of Agriculture.

(2014) Faculty of the Year Award. Indiana Council for Continuing Education.

(2013) Difference Maker. Pest Management Professional Magazine.

(2010) Vince Parman Memorial Lecturer. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

(2006) Named to Pest Control Hall of Fame. Pest Control Magazine.

(1997) Orkin Award for Research and Extension Excellence.

(1993) Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

Selected Publications

Myers, A., Gondhalekar, A. D., Saltzmann, K., Bennett, G. W., & Scharf, M. E. (2015). Silencing and functional characterization of a tergal gland-associated alpha amylase in the German cockroach. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bennett, G. W., Gondhalekar, A. D., Wang, C., Buczkowski, G. A., & Gibb, T. (2015). Using research and education to implement practical bed bug control programs in multifamily housing. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.4084

VanWeelden, M., Bennett, G. W., & Buczkowski, G. A. (2014). The effect of colony spatial structure on food distribution in the odorous house ant. J. Insect Science, 15, 1-7.

Salyer, A. R., Bennett, G. W., & Buczkowski, G. A. (2014). Odorous house ants as back-seat drivers of localized ant decline in urban habitats. PLOS ONE, 9(12), e113878. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113878

Buczkowski, G. A., Scherer, C. W., & Bennett, G. W. (2012). Toxicity and horizontal transfer of chlorantraniliprole in the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes. Journal of Economic Entomology, 105, 1736-1745.

Chin-Heady, E., Hamm, R. L., DeMark, J. J., Notting, S., Bennett, G. W., & Saltzmann, K. S. (2012). A quantative analysis of a modified feeding method for rearing Cimex lectularis in the laboratory. Pest Management Science, 10, 1002-1008.

Wang, C., Saltzmann, K. S., Bennett, G. W., & Gibb, T. (2012). Comparison of three bed bug management strategies in a low-income apartment building. Insects, 3, 402-409.

Schwinghammer, M. A., Zhou, Z., Kambhampati, S., Bennett, G. W., & Scharf, M. E. (2011). A novel gene from the takeout family involved in termite trail-following behavior. Gene, 474, 12-21.

Wang, C., Gibb, T., & Bennett, G. W. (2010). Evaluation of two least toxic integrated pest management programs for managing bed bugs (Heteroptera: Cimicidae) with discussion of a bed bug intercepting device. J. Med. Entomol, 46, 566-571.

Wang, C., Saltzmann, K. D., Chin, E., Bennett, G. W., & Gibb, T. (2010). Characteristics of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), infestation and dispersal in a high-rise apartment building. Journal of Medical Entomology, 102(1), 172-177.