Feds seek pest control pros for 'bedbug situation in the national capital area'

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The federal government is rushing to hire pest control professionals who can deal with bedbugs that public servants bring home from the office, as the insects continue to pop up in government buildings around the national capital region. Murray Isman, a Peter Wall Distinguished Scholar, is a  pest management expert from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Isman has been working with the government on its bedbug problem. 

Dr. Murray Isman is among the leading figures worldwide in the field of chemical ecology. His research represents a combination of insect behaviour and physiology with plant chemistry and toxicology. His impact on chemical ecology, manifested in the more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers he has written. In addition to his Distinguished Scholarship at the Peter Wall Institute, Dr. Isman has edited two widely-cited collections in the area of chemical ecology, serves on the editorial boards of five journals and has been president of three scientific societies: the Entomological Society of British Columbia, the International Society of Chemical Ecology and the Phyotochemical Society of North America (where he was the first entomologist to hold the position).