Carroll, John. F.
Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Bldg. 1040, BARC-East, Beltsville, MD 20705
Dr. John F. Carroll is a Research Entomologist with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, for which he has conducted research on ticks and mites since the 1980s. In 1990, he was directed to work on the blacklegged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), I. scapularis, vector of the pathogen causing Lyme disease. His research has been on the behavior, ecology and control of I. scapularis and other species of ticks of medical and veterinary importance. As part of the USDA Northeast Tick Control Project, he was responsible for testing the efficacy of the ‘4-Poster’ deer self-treatment bait stations in reducing populations of I. scapularis at three 2 square mile field sites in Maryland 1998-2002. Currently his research is focused largely on tick repellents.
He earned a BA from Siena College and MS and PhD in entomology from the University of Florida. He is employed in the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory at the USDA, ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD.
- Whitcomb, W. H.; Denmark, H. A.; Buren, W. F.; Carroll, J. F. 1972. Habits and present distribution in Florida of the exotic ant, Pseudomyrmex mexicanus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fla. Entomol. 55: 31-33 PDF