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Whether your pest is a weed, insect, animal, microbe, or other organism, correct identification of your pest makes controlling it easier and often more effective. A mistake in identification can lead to improper control tactics that cost time and money. It may also lead to unnecessary risks to people or the environment.

State Extension and Local Pest Fact Sheets

Balancing good and bad insects with flowers is fun and rewarding

Balancing Good and Bad Insects Using Flowers

Well-fed beneficial insects that inhabit flower-filled gardens work harder, live longer and have more offspring compared to those under stress. This is where the concept of balancing comes into play...

Online IPM Modules for Master Gardeners- A New Educational Tool-U of IL Extension

Online IPM Modules for Master Gardeners- A New Educational Tool

Need to brush up on your pests to answer client garden questions? Learn about newly emerging or persistent plant diseases and insect problems in the home landscape with the NEW University of Illinois Extension Online IPM modules. These modules are designed for Extension Master Gardeners but can be used by home gardeners and green industry professionals. Eight Self-paced Online IPM Modules Eight online

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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Ladybug)

The multicolored Asian lady beetle was introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biological control agent for aphids and scale insects.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Info

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.

Western Conifer Seed Bug Adult

Western Conifer Seed Bug

The western conifer seed bug feeds on Douglas-fir seeds and other species of pine. This bug can also become a nuisance to homeowners in the fall.

Lyme Disease Life Cycle

Lyme Disease (Department of Entomology)

Lyme Disease Life Cycle

Carpet Beetle Dermatitis — Department of Entomology — Penn State University

Carpet Beetle Dermatitis

Beginning in 1948 groups of dermatologists reported on case histories involving dermatitis caused by contact with carpet beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae).

Carpenter Bees — Department of Entomology — Penn State University

Carpenter Bees

People who complain about bumblebees flying about under the eaves of their homes are probably being annoyed by carpenter bees (Xylocopa virginica).

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug — Department of Entomology — Penn State University

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.

Insect-Parasitic Nematodes for the Management of Soil-Dwelling Insects — Department of Entomology — Penn State University

Insect-Parasitic Nematodes for the Management of Soil-Dwelling Insects

Taking advantage of the natural enemies of insects to help manage insect pests.

European Earwigs — Department of Entomology — Penn State University

European Earwigs

Earwigs are active at night and hide during the day in cracks and crevices. Despite the name, these scavengers do not crawl into the human ear.

Beneficial Insects, Spiders, and Other Mini-Creatures in Your Garden...                               Who They Are and How to Get Them to Staycru.cahe.wsu.edu CEPublications EM067E EM067E.pdf

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug!!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.

Pests are destructive or nuisance organisms (insects, weeds, bacteria, wildlife) that affects crops, food, livestock, health, etc.  Learn about a pest Identify a pest Control a pest Integrated Pest Management

National Pesticide Information Center

Fungus gnats (houseplants)