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Neal Ivor, Contributor
Full name:
Neal Ivor
City, state, country:
London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

I'm Neal and it's fair to say I've been an insect enthusiast ever since I could pick up a beetle as a child.
I may not be a professional entomologist, but even as an amateur I continue to be fascinated by these creatures and crave knowledge about their nature.
The twists of fate have brought me to a controversial choice in a career, however. I am currently employed as a researcher and consultant for a pest control company in Kingston upon Thames. I see every day how differently you can look at insects, when they are in your home and not in the wild.