Jeff White

Jeffrey White, technical director of BedBug Central and host ofBedBug TV, has over 10 years of experience as an entomologist and offers his expertise in many different areas of entomology including; bed bug research, protocol development, and evaluating the efficacy of bed bug treatment methods. White has worked on the technical evaluation of various products as well as developing bed bug management programs for residential and commercial properties. He is currently evaluating new products and conducting research to determine a more effective and cost efficient bed bug treatment plan.

White has presented to forums that include the National Pest Management Association, state pest management associations, the Entomological Society of America, the International Hotel and Motel Show, as well as dozens of apartment associations, affordable housing and senior living associations. He’s been featured as a bed bug expert on ABC’s The View, NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, NBC’s Today’s Show, ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Animal Planets Infested, and Dateline, among many others. ,

White also developed BedBug TV, an online weekly video podcast that has been viewed by over a million people across the world. BedBug TV discusses different topics and answers questions in regards to bed bugs.

White earned his Master of Science degree in entomology at the University of Florida and his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University.

Curriculum Vitae:  Jeffrey C. White

Jeffrey C. White, Director of Innovation and Technical Content

BedBug Central and Cooper Pest Solutions

351 Lawrence Station Road

Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

(609) 799-1300

 

 Professional Experience

BedBug Central and Cooper Pest Solutions

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

2006 to present

Director of Innovation and Technical Content:  Responsible for developing and carrying out all research related tasks at BedBug Central and Cooper Pest Solutions.  Assists with the evalution and development of new products (BlackOut Bed Bug Detector, SenSci Volcano Bed Bug Monitor and SenSci Bed Bug Lure) as well as protocol development for new and improved ways to conduct services. 

Host of BedBug TV.   

Visionary behind “Taking the Bite Out of the Holidays” – annual charity giving back to those in need across the country who are suffering from bed bug infestations around the holidays 

Conducts training programs for staff members and pest control industry. 

Consultant working in various industries (hospitality, office management, summer camps, etc.) on how to best manage and eliminate bed bug infestations

 

 Education

Rutgers University

2004 to

New Brunswick, New Jersey

2006

PhD. Candidate in Entomology - Incomplete  

Proposed Dissertation:  “Environmental factors that influence the distribution of the lone-star tick in New Jersey.”

University of Florida

2002 to

Gainesville, Florida

2004

Masters of Science in Entomology  

Thesis:  “Developing IPM strategies for the control of twospotted spider mites in         strawberries in north-central Florida.”

Rutgers University

1997 to

New Brunswick, New Jersey

2001

Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences

 

 

Media Appearances 

  • The View (ABC).  Topic:  Bed Bugs.  September 2010.

  • Animal Planet “Infested”.  2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • National Geographic Wild’s “Invaders”.  October, 2011.

  • Today’s Show (NBC - National).  Topic:  Bed Bug Awareness.  July, September 2010.

  • World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer (ABC – National).  Topic:  Bed bugs.  August 2010.

  • The Nightly News with Brian Williams (NBC - National).  Topic:  Bed bug Awareness.  July 2010.

  • Dateline (NBC - National).  Bed bugs in Refurbished Mattresses.  April 2008.

  • Fox 5’s Good Day, NY.  General Information about Bed bugs.  July, September 2010.

  • Street Signs with Erin Burnett (CNBC - National).  Topic:  Bed bugs.  August 2010.

  • The Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC - National).  Topic:  Bed bug Basics.  July 2010.

  • MSNBC Live (National). Topic:  Bed bugs.  August, several appearances in 2010.

  • Morning and Evening News (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, NY1, among others – NY, Philadelphia, Chicago).  Topic:  Bed bugs.  several appearances in 2010.

 

Grants

2008: The evaluation of the effectiveness of liquid residual pesticides for use in bed bug management programs.  NPMA Pest Management Foundation.  

2008. Cooperating with NC State University.  Determination of Sources of Infestation and Patterns of Dispersal of Bed Bugs in Urban and Agricultural Environments.  USDA

National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, Primary Investigator Edward Vargo, NC State

 

Publications

 

  • White, J.  2014.  Bed Bugs:  The Last Laugh of the Confederacy.  PCT Magazine.  December Edition.

  • White, J.  2014.  Tech Talk:  Communicating to the Public.  Going from Content to Context.  PCT Magazine.  July Edition.

  • White, J.  2013.  Winning the War:  Early detection is the first step in fighting bed bug infestations.  Defense Communities, May/June issue.  

  • Cooper, P. and J. White.  2013.  Vampire Slayers:  Bloodsucking bed bugs drive sales, technical innovations and more holistic control approaches.  PMP Magazine.  January edition.

  • White, J.  2012.  Juggling Act.  PCT Magazine. December 2012 issue, 

  • White, J. and C. Allen.  2011.  Ban the Bed Bugs.  Defense Comunities, May/June issue, 36-39.

  • Wang, C, W.T. Tsai, R. Cooper and J. White.  2011.  Effectiveness of bed bug monitors for detecting and trapping bed bugs in apartments.  J. Econ. Entomol.  104(1).  274-8.

  • White, J. and C. Allen.  2010.  Education and Eradication:  Learning how to detect bed bugs is a critical first step toward avoiding infestations.  Defense Comunities, November/December issue, 24-26.

  • White, J.  2010.  Bed Bug Column.  Pest Management Professional Magazine.  Quarterly column.

  • Cooper, R. and J. White.  2007.  Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Your Business.  Progressive Rentals Magazine.  August-September Issue, 40-43.

  • Cooper, R., S. Madden and J. White.  2007.  To Inspect or Not to Inspect That is the Question.  Apartment Industry Magazine (AIM), June-July Issue,  35, 37.

  • Liburd, O. E., J. C. White, E. M. Rhodes, and A. A. Browdy.  2007.  The residual and direct effects of reduced-risk and conventional miticides on twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) and predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae).  Fla. Entomol.  90(1):  249-257.

  • White, J. C. and O. E. Liburd.  2005.  Effects of soil moisture and temperature on reproduction and development of twospotted spider mites Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari:  Tetranychidae) in strawberries.  J. Econ. Entomol.  98:  154-158.

  • Liburd, O. E., J. C. Turner and J. C. White.  2005.  Twospotted spider mites threaten Florida strawberries.  Fruit Growers News.  40:  15-16.

  • Mayer, M. R., T. Chianese, T. Scudder, J. White, K. Vongpaseuth and R. Ward.  2002.  Thirteen years of monitoring the hemlock woolly adelgid in New Jersey forests. Proceedings:  Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States Symposium.  1:  50-60.    

 Public Speaking

  • Target Specialty Products:  Training Event.  Visalia, CA.  February 2016.  Bed Bug Boot Camp.

  • New York Pest Control Association:  Bed Bug Expert Seminar.  Queens, NY.  January 2016.  What to Consider When Treating for Bed Bugs.

  • Eastern Tennessee Pest Control Association:  Annual Meeting.  Knoxville, TN. January 2016.  How to Build a Bed Bug Protocol.

  • Entomological Society of America:  Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, MN.  November 2015.  Using Research to Create a Replicable Bed Bug Protocol.

  • Cuyahoga County Task Force Annual Meeting.  Cleveland, OH.  November 2015.  Treating and Monitoring for Bed Bugs in Multi-family Housing.

  • Winfield Academy.  Houston, TX.  November 2015.  A Bed Bug Crash Course.

  • Pestworld East.  Dubai, UAE.  April 2015.  Pest Monitoring and Evaluating Efficacy of Control Programs and Pesticide Safety and Product Stewardship in the 21st Century.

  • 8th Internation IPM Symposium:  IPM Solutions for a Changing World.  Salt Lake City, UT.  March 2015.  Building international professionalism: Credentialing options for the people and places that practice IPM in the built environment. 

  • Thermal Remediation Conference:  Hosted by Temp-Air.  Dallas, TX.  March 2015.  Bed Bug Heat Treatment and Add-on Services.

  • NPMA Global Bed Bug Summit.  Denver, CO.  January 2015.  Bed Bugs in Affordable Housing.

  • Pennsylvania Pest Management Assocation:  Annual Meeting.  Lancaster, PA. November 2014.  Bed Bug University:  The Current State of the Bed Bug Industry.

  • University of Kentucky Pest Control Short Course.  Lexington, KY.  November 2014.  The Bed Bug Industry:  Where we are and where we need to be.

  • Pestworld.  Orlando, FL.  October 2014.  Integrated Tick Management in Urban Landscapes:  Balancing Technology with Affordability.

  • University of Maine Continuing Education.  Portland, ME.  October 2014.  Cockroaches, Ants and Bed Bugs.

  • Bed Bug Educational Session sponsored by Pied Piper Pest Control.  Anchorage, AK.  August 2014.  Bed Bugs are Biting Alaska:  What you need to know about this pest.

  • Pacific Northwest Pest Management Conference.  Hood River, OR.  March 2014.  The Reality of Bed Bugs in our Communities.

  • NPMA Global Bed Bug Summit.  Denver, CO.  December 2013.  Panel Q&A:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bed Bug Lawsuits But Were Afraid to Ask.

  • Washington State Pest Management Association:  Fall Meeting.  Spokane and Seattle, WA.  November 2013.  The Evolution of the Bed Bug Market:  Public Perception and the Reality in our Communities.

  • New England Pest Control Association:  Fall Meeting.  Boxborough, MA.  November 2013.  The Evolution of the Bed Bug Market:  Pricing, Protocol and Public Environments.

  • Kansas Pest Control Assocation:  Annual Meeting.  Wichita, KS.  March 2013.  Developing your bed bug services and revamping your protocol.

  • New Jersey Environmental Health Assocation:  Annual Meeting.  March 2013.  A New Bed Bug Protocol and What the Future Brings.

  • Professional Pest Management Association of New York City:  Annual Meeting, Brooklyn, NY.  January 2012.  Topic:  The Bed Bug 3-service Model and What’s New With Bed Bug Monitors.

  • North American Bed Bug Summit.  Las Vegas, NV.  September 2012.  Managing Bed Bugs on Heavily Infested Properties.

  • Kansas Pest Control Association:  Bed Bug Boot Camp.  Kansas City, MO.  July 2012.  Bed Bug Biology, Behavior and Treatment Protocol. 

  • New Jersey Bed Bug Boot Camp.  Parsippany, NJ.  March 2012.  Bed Bug Biology, Behavior and Treatment Protocol. 

  • Jellystone Parks Semi-Annual Meeting.  Covington, KY.  March 2012.  Topic:  Bed Bug Boot Camp:  Everything you need to know about bed bugs.

  • New Jersey Environmental Health Assocation:  Annual Meeting.  March 2012.  What’s New with Bed Bugs.

  • New England Pest Control Association:  Bed Bug Boot Camp.  Boston, MA.  February, 2012.  Bed Bug Biology, Behavior and Treatment Protocol. 

  • Department of Defense Housing and Dormitory Managers:  Annual Professional  Development Seminar, San Diego, CA.  January, 2012.  Topic:  Bed Bug Basics and Developing a Bed Bug Response Plan.

  • Nevada Pest Control Association:  Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.  January 2012.  How to Develop and Perform a Progressive Bed Bug Treatment.

  • Professional Pest Management Association of New York City:  Annual Meeting, Brooklyn, NY.  November 2011.  Topic:  Bed Bugs Outside of Beds.

  • National Pest Management Association:  Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  October, 2011.  Topic:  Evaluation of Liquid Residual Pesticides for Bed Bug Management Programs.

  • North American Bed Bug Summit.  Chicago, IL.  September 2011.  Bed Bugs Outside of Beds:  General Session.

  • Texas Pest Control Association:  Bed Bug Academy.  Arlington, TX.  July 2011.  Bed Bug Biology, Behavior and Treatment Protocol.

  • Batzner Pest Solutions Bed Bug Symposiums.  Milwaukee and Appleton, WI.  May 2011.  What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs.

  • Choice Hotels – Choice University.  Boston, MA.  May 2011.  Don’t Let Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of Your Business.

  • Americinn Conference.  Las Vegas, NV.  April 2011.  Panel Discussion - Bed Bug Basics and the Hospitality Industry.

  • Canadian Pest Management Association.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Annual Meeting.  April 2011.  Bed Bugs:   Biology, Behavior and Where It’s All Going.

  • Associated Pest Control Services.  San Antonio, TX.  Bi-annual Meeting.  February 2011.  What’s New in the World of Bed Bugs.

  • National Pest Management Assocation – Northeast Branch.  Atlantic City, NJ.  Annual Meeting.  January 2011.  How to Put a Bed Bug Program Together.

  • Department of Defense Housing and Dormitory Managers:  Annual Professional Development Seminar, New Orleans, LA.  January, 2011.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  Background, Important Facts, Management Strategies and What’s New.

  • National Cleaners Association.  Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV.  January 2011.  What the Dry Cleaning Industry Needs To Know About Bed Bugs.

  • International Hotel and Motel Show.  New York, NY.  November 2010.  Panel Discussion:  Bed Bugs and What the Hospitality Industry Needs to Know.

  • Northeast Pest Management Assocation.  Taunton, MA.  November 2010. Bed Bugs:  What’s New and How Do I Put a Program Together.

  • Professional Association of Inn Keepers.  September 2010.  Webinar:  Bed Bugs and What You Need to Know.

  • Governor’s Conference on Housing and Urban Development.  Atlantic City, NJ.  September 2010.  General Session on Bed Bugs.

  • North American Bed Bug Summit.  Chicago, IL.  September 2010.  How to Put a Bed Bug Program Together.

  • ResLife.net and APPA Webinar series.  July 2010.  How to Handle Biting Pest Complaints and Controlling Bed Bugs on a College or University Campus.

  • New Jersey Apartment Association:  Bed Bug Seminar, Monroe, NJ.  July 2010.  The Trials and Tribulations of Bed Bugs:  Don’t Let Them Attack Your Business.

  • ResLife.net and APPA Webinar series.  April 2010.  The Unique Challenges of Bed Bugs for College and University Facility and Housing Officials. 

  • Greater Philadelphia Hospitality Association:  Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.  Topic:  Bed Bugs and the Hospitality Industry:  Little Bugs, Big Problems.

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Health:  Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 2010.  Topic:  Bed Bugs.

  • New Jersey Pest Management Association:  Annual Meeting, Piscataway, NJ.  March, 2010.  Topic:  Using Pesticides and Green Approaches to Control Bed Bugs.

  • Department of Defense Housing and Dormitory Managers:  Annual Professional Development Seminar, Atlanta, GA.  Febuary, 2010.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  Background, Important Facts and Management Strategies.

  • New York State Pest Management Association:  Annual Meeting, Yonkers, NY. January, 2010.  Topic:  Using Pesticides and Green Approaches to Control Bed Bugs.

  • Structural Pest Management Association of British Columbia:  Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC.  January, 2010.  Topic:  Business of Bed Bugs and Bed Bugs:  Challenges and Overcoming Them.

  • Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario:  Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.  January, 2010.  Topic:  Bed Bugs Background and Effective Treatment Methods.

  • National Pest Management Association:  Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.  October, 2009.  Topic:  Update on the Evaluation of Liquid Residual Pesticides for Bed Bug Management Programs.

  • Apartment Owners Assocation of Delaware County:  Monthly Members Meeting, Delaware County, PA.  October, 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  A Nightmare All Too Real.

  • Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia:  Bed Bug Information Session, Bala Cynwyd, PA.  October, 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bug History and Identification

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Health:  Annual Pest Control Meeting, PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ.  September 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  Trends, Problems and New Technologies.

  • Bergen County Health Officers Society:  Monthly meeting, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ.  September 2009.  Topic:  What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs.

  • Pennsylvania Touring and Lodging Assocation:  Webinar.  August 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bugs and the Hospitality Industry:  Little Bugs, Big Problems.

  • New Jersey Assocation of Homes and Services for the Aging:  Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ.  May, 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  Background, Important Facts and Management Strategies.  

  • New Jersey Apartment Association:  Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey.  May 2009.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  Current Trends and New Technology.  

  • New Jersey Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.  Taking the Bite out of Bed Bugs:  Treating and Managing Infestations in Your Community.  February 2009.  Topic:  Detection and Prevention.

  • Pennsylvania and Delaware Affordable Housing Management Association:  Fall Conference and Expo, Dover, Delaware, November 2008.  Topic:  Ants, Cockroaches and Bed Bugs:  The new lions, tigers and bears of pest control.

  • Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association:  Annual Meeting, Woodbridge, New Jersey, November 2008.  Topic:  Bed Bugs:  What you need to know and wish you may have never heard.

  • East Orange General Hospital, September 2008.  Topic:  Bed Bugs and what you need to know.

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Health:  Annual Meeting.  Atlantic City, NJ.  March 2008.  Topic:  Cockroaches.

  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension:  Master Gardeners, 2007, 2008 and 2009.  Topic:  Multiple Pests.

  • New Jersey School of IPM Coordinators:  Developing a School of IPM Program, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

  • Entomological Society of America:  Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 2004.  Topic:  The effect of soil moisture and temperature on twospotted spider mite development.




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