Board Certified Entomologist
International Wildlife Photographer
Tom Myers is a Board Certified Entomologist. He earned his B.S. in Entomology at Purdue University and his M.S. at Iowa State University in Entomology and Insect Pest Management. Myers was involved in insect research while at Purdue, Iowa State and the University of Kentucky. His research has been published in Scientific Journals and Industry Trade Magazines.
Myers is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, training courses, university classrooms and seminars. He is very active in youth and public education and has made hundreds of presentations to schools, scout troops, nature groups, clubs, civic groups and museums. Mr. Myers has worked with the Science Explorers after school program in Fayette County, the Donovan Forum at the University of Kentucky, the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, the Children’s Museum and Explorium of Lexington as well as 4-H groups throughout the state.
Myers has worked in the Urban Entomology field for a number of years and has been the owner of All Rite Pest Control, Inc. since 1975. He and his company have worked with the University of Kentucky in research programs in termites, mosquito control and bed bugs. His early work in insect bio-diversity studies took him to the rain forests of South America, Africa and Asia and lead to the discovery on numerous new species of insects and one new genus. He has the honor of having a species of insect in Ecuador named after him. His more recent work has included travel to the Polar Regions at both ends of the earth to look at endangered species and habitats in these areas. Known world-wide as a photographer and entomologist, he has traveled to all seven continents, sometimes under the most extreme circumstances, to document our world and the people and wildlife in it. Tom’s work has appeared in numerous national magazines including National Geographic publications and Nature’s Best. His images appear in calendars, newspapers, textbooks, TV broadcasts and scientific guides. The National Pest Management Association and the Entomological Society of America have extensively used his insect images for years. His images have won local, national and international awards including the honor of being on exhibit in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Myers has served as President of the Kentucky Pest Management Association, the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Registry of Professional Entomologists and as a state and regional director for the National Pest Management Association. He is also a member of the Copesan Technical Committee and Pi Chi Omega, a professional fraternity that promotes research and provides scholarships in the pest management field. He serves on the Science Advisory Board for the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is active in the Entomological Society of America and has served as president of the Creative Camera Club of Lexington for more than 7 years.