Floyd Paddock came to Texas A&M College in 1911 to work with Wilmon Newell. When Newell resigned in 1915, the teaching and research aspects of the department were split. Paddock became chief of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station’s division of entomology. Paddock worked on several insect pests as part of his research, including the harlequin bug, the cotton aphid, cowpea weevil and the beemoth or waxworm. Paddock resigned in 1919 and moved to Iowa State Agricultural College where he served as an apiculturist until his retirement.