Board Certified Entomologist
Public Health Sanitarian
Michael Deutsch has been in the structural pest management industry for more than 40 years. He attended SUNY at Farmingdale where he studied under Dr. Austin Frishman and received his AAS degree in Biological Research and Pest Management.
Upon graduation, he took a position with Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. where he provided pest management services to residential, commercial and institutional clients.
Mike attended Long Island University at C. W. Post College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry.
After graduation, Mike took a position with the Nassau County Department of Health in the division of Environmental Health. Because of his training and experience, Mike’s duties included working with a number of special bureaus; water pollution, residential housing, industrial waste and rodent control. He was assigned to work with the New York State Health Department on the first Nassau County Arbovirus Surveillance project. Mike collected ticks and mosquitoes throughout public parks and nature preserves in Nassau County. Collected ticks were taken to the health department laboratory where Mike performed analysis for the presence of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Mosquitoes were sent to the NYS laboratory for viral studies.
After the health department, Mike took a position as a technical representative and entomologist for a regional pesticide and pest control equipment distributor. His responsibilities included inspecting food processing plants, identifying and diagnosing insect and rodent pest issues and creating pest management protocols to address these issues.
Mike took a position as the technical director for a large commercial pest management firm in New York City. He would identify insects, consult with clients, trouble-shoot pest issues and create custom service protocols.
Mike was asked to provide and supervise pest management operations aboard cruise ships. He created sanitation and pest management programs and protocols for the vessels and provided service aboard ships with a crew of technicians as they cruised throughout the Caribbean, South America and Greece. Other responsibilities included technical oversite of the company’s operations in Phoenix, Arizona and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mike attended the CUNY at Hunter College where he received his Master of Science degree in Health Science (Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety).
Currently, Mike is the technical director for Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. Lynbrook, New York. Mike is active in performing research regarding rat behavior with two individuals from the Biology Department at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Mike has co-authored and published two peer-reviewed scientific papers concerning the behavior of wild Norway rats. He is currently working on a third research project.
Mike is a regional director with the New York Pest Management Association and a member of the board of directors of the Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island, PCA. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the New York Entomological Society. He is a Board Certified Entomologist, a NYS certified pesticide applicator and a registered instructor for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Mike has made presentations at local, state and national industry meetings. He was Assistant Professor of Biology with the adjunct faculty at SUNY Farmingdale where he wrote a course syllabus and lectured on Advanced Pest Management.
Click the links below to view pdf articles published by Mike Deutch
Green Pest Management
Bed Bug Infestation an Epidemic; Bugs Found in Cell Phone, TVs and Keyboards
Jump-Starting Urban Rat Research: Conspecific Pheromones Recruit Wild Rats into a Behavioral and Pathogen-Monitoring Assay
A Detailed Protocol to Enable Safe-Handling, Preemptive Detection, and Systematic Surveillance of Rat-Vectored Pathogens in the Urban Environment