Richard D. Kramer, Ph.D., is the President of Innovative Pest Management, Inc., a full service pest management company located in Brookeville, MD. He served in the US Army for 22 years as a medical entomologist. After retirement he was the Technical Director for the National Pest Management Association for five years and spent the following two years as an industry consultant. In addition to providing integrated pest management services, the company provides consulting services, e.g., expert witness, training, technical writing and presentations, quality assurance, pest identification, etc., to other pest management companies, private and government agencies.
He rewrote the third edition of PCT’s Technician’s Handbook—A Guide to Insect Identification and Management. He authored PCT’s Bird Management Field Guide, PCT’s Technician’s Handbook—A Field Guide to Turf and Ornamental Insect Identification and Management, the IPM chapter in the 9th edition of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control, the Bird Control Manual and the Wildlife Control Manual for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Dr. Kramer also serves as the contributing Technical Editor and columnist for Pest Control Technology magazine.
Dr. Kramer received his BS in Agriculture (1969), MS (1975) in veterinary entomology, and his Ph.D. in urban entomology (1987) from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban and General Entomology. He has resided in Maryland for the past 18 years. He is a member, past president, and director of the Maryland State Pest Control Association.