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Tick and Biting Fly Research
Perez De Leon, Adalberto - Beto
Laboratory Director
beto.perezdeleon@ars.usda.gov
(830)792-0304
USDA, ARS, PA, US LIVESTOCK INSECTS RESEARCH LAB
2700 FREDERICKSBURG ROAD
KerrvilleTX78028

Mission:
The mission of the Tick and Biting Fly Research Unit of the Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory is to provide the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program of USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, the U.S. cattle industry, and the public, technology for eradicating or controlling ticks and blood-feeding flies of veterinary and medical importance by: 1) developing methods and knowledge for eradicating outbreaks of cattle fever ticks and preventing introductions of fever ticks on livestock imported from Mexico; 2) creating self-treatment methods to control ticks of veterinary and medical importance on white-tailed deer and exotic ungulate wildlife; 3) developing improved methods for the diagnosis and management of pesticide-resistant southern cattle ticks and the horn fly; and 4) developing integrated control strategies that minimize reliance on insecticides for the control of biting flies affecting cattle.

  Plains Area
    Kerrville, Texas
      Knipling-bushland U.s. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
      Tick and Biting Fly Research
People:
Agado, Cesario
(956) 205-7650

Animal Caretaker
Beall, Brandon
(830) 792-0344

STUD TR (AG STAT)
Bendele, Kylie
(830) 792-0376

Microbiologist
Bodine, Deanna
(830) 792-0343

Biological Science Lab Technician
Buckmeier, Beverly Greta
(830) 792-0328

Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Davis, Megan
(830) 792-0377

Biological Laboratory Technical
Garcia, Reyes
(956) 205-7695

Biological Science Lab Technician
Goolsby, John
(956) 205-7656

Research Entomologist
Guerrero, Felicito Felix
(830) 792-0327

Research Physiologist (Insects)
Harlien, Jessica
(830) 792-0344

Biological Laboratory Technical
Hellums, James
(956) 205-7650

Animal Caretaker
Krska, Laurence Dave
(956) 205-7626

Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)
Kubala, Kody
(830) 792-0316

Biology Technician
Lohmeyer, Kimberly Kim
(830) 792-0312

Research Entomologist
May, Melinda
(830) 792-0350

Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)
Miller, Robert
(956) 205-7652

Research Entomologist
Moses, Michael Mike
(956) 205-7625

Biological Science Technician (Insects)
Olafson, Pia
(830) 792-0322

Research Molecular Biologist
Osbrink, Weste
(830) 792-0385

Research Entomologist
Ramirez, Ruben
(956) 205-7650

Animal Caretaker
Ryan, Randy Wayne
(830) 792-0349

Biological Science Technician (Insects)
Schlechte, Kristie
(830) 792-0377

Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Showler, Allan
(830) 792-0341

Research Entomologist
Temeyer, Kevin
(830) 792-0332

Research Molecular Biologist
Thomas, Donald
(956) 205-7694

Research Entomologist
Tidwell, Jason
(956) 205-7655

Microbiologist
Vasquez, Homero Homer
(956) 205-7650

Animal Caretaker
Waldon, Matthew Matt
(830) 792-0329

Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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