UK Short Course

Long on pest control education!

Pest Control & COVID-19

Make sensible pest control decisions while maintaining social-distance.

Midges in Antartica

Cold Buggin'

Dr. Teets and His Team Study Unique Antarctic Insects.

Zika

Fight The Bite!

Learn more about Zika and mosquitoes in Kentucky.

Photo: Matt Barton

Drone vs. Pest

Entomologists use drones to scan for tree-killing beetles.

ALB

ALB

Round 'Em Up! Invasive Longhorned Beetles are at the border.

Entomology News

Annoucements

Online Master's Program Now Accepting Applications: Read More (PDF)

  • November 4, 2021

    Several members of UK Entomology won awards at the recent 2021 Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting in Denver, CO. Congratulations everyone!

    Najla Albishi (Palli Lab): 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition (Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology

    Zach Bragg (Rieske-Kinney Lab): President's Prize, First Place in Virtual Graduate 10-Minute Papers (PBT: Pollinators, IPM, and Other)

  • October 15, 2021

    Congratulations to Anna Pasternak (Palli Lab), one of this year’s SEC Emerging Scholars! She is one of nine University of Kentucky doctoral students and one postdoctoral researcher who have been named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Emerging Scholars. The program provides professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who are considering careers in higher education.

  • October 6, 2021

    Sudip Gaire (DeVries Lab) won first place in the 2021 Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Annual Research & Career SymposiumSudip's talk was 1 of 5 selected from across the entire university to be presented, and of the five talks presented he won first place. Congratulations!

Office of the State Entomologist

UK Entomology is home to the Office of The State Entomologist. OSE is Responsible for plant sales licensing, export certifications, conducting exotic pest surveys and developing management strategies in Kentucky. 

OSE Homepage 

Identification & Management Assistance

For assistance with insect identification and management in Kentucky, bring questions and specimens directly to your local County Extension Office. Your local office can also help you find and print factsheets and other information. These services are provided to Kentuckians at no cost. 

List of Kentucky County Extension Offices

Residents of states outside of Kentucky should contact their local or regional extension service