About Ted Snyder

Ted Snyder, BCE

Founder and President, Practical Entomology LLC

Ted has been solving pest problems for over 20 years, working as the training and technical director at a large, regional pest management company in the United States, where he lead strategic and operational projects related to training, technical services, and quality assurance.

In addition, he has served as an entomology officer in the US Army, setting up the Department of Defense’s primary entomology laboratory in the Pacific Area of Command. He also ran the Department of Defense Pesticide Applicator Training Center for the Western Pacific, which provided training and entomological support to military preventive medicine personnel and foreign national pest management professionals.

He learned the industry working as a technician at his grandfather's pest control company in Southern California while he studied entomology at college.  After all these years, he still enjoys solving tough pest problems and providing training to pest management professionals and the public.

He has degrees from two of the top entomology schools in the United States, is a Board Certified Entomologist, and is a regularly published writer on entomology and pest management. Internationally experienced, he has worked in six different countries, and has trained hundreds of pest control technicians.

Board Certificated Entomologist

  • Specialties: Urban and Industrial Entomology; Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Pesticide Development, Analysis, & Toxicology


  • Master of Entomology, 1998.  North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Science, 1996, Biochemistry (major) and Entomology (minor).  University of California, Riverside


  • Authority on structural pests
  • Over 20 years experience in pest management
  • Fourth generation pest management professional
  • Experience working in pest management in the United States, Haiti, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and the British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia)
  • Over 40 TV and radio appearances
  • Over 20 publications in popular magazines and trade journals
  • 2010 Winner of the Entomology Educational Project Award from the Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America