Fire Ant Whiz, Wizzie BrownApr 13th, 2012 | By Cecilia | Category: guest bio, the show
Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown is an Extension Program Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
She received her Bachelor’s of Science in entomology from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Science in entomology from Texas A&M University.
Yes, this woman likes to “play” with bugs, and has for as long as she can remember. She says her favorite insects are beetles.
After leaving Texas A&M, Wizzie worked in structural pest control before moving to Austin to take a job with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Among the work she does as a program specialist with AgriLife is efficacy trials; she tests home remedies for managing fire ants in the yard and garden.
In addition, she writes a blog every home gardener ought to read called Urban IPM (integrated pest management).
Interspersed with details and images of garden pests and the damage they inflict at various times of year, she shares snippets of her home life with her husband and her young son whom she calls “the boy.”
Whether she has a bug lover on her hands with him, only time will tell.