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New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYSIPM) Director Alejandro Calixto presented Michael Deutsch with the program’s Excellence in IPM Award during the New York State Pest Management Association’s Rodent Roundup Conference in Flushing Meadows, Wednesday, March 29.

A board-certified entomologist and retired technical director for Arrow Exterminating Company of Lynbrook, NY, Deutsch was recognized for his more than four decades of service to New York’s structural pest industry, as well as his willingness to support and mentor others.

“I’ve known Mike for more than 20 years, and he has repeatedly supported my work by letting me accompany him to work sites,” Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, NYSIPM’s community IPM coordinator, said, before the award was presented. “He has been a strong promotor of integrated pest management, an industry mentor to me and one of the entomologists who can always answer the question, ‘what’s that bug?’.”

The NYSIPM Program’s Excellence in IPM Award recognizes individuals who encourage the adoption of IPM in their businesses, schools, communities, and farms, and who develop new tools and tactics for sharing these practices.

Prior to his work with the private sector, where he established management protocols for insects and rodents in food processing plants, Deutsch worked for the Nassau County Department of Health, focusing his efforts on the management of rodents, mosquitos and ticks.

During the height of New York City’s bed bug outbreak, Deutsch served as an expert on the Nassau County Bed Bug Task Force. He previously held the role of regional director for the New York Pest Management Association and is current board member of the Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island, where he coordinates IPM-focused educational events.

The award was originally announced in 2020 but plans to present it in-person were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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