Fall Stink Bugs

They stink *and* they're marmorated! Read more about home-invading stink bugs.

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Check out the latest info in our updated Bed Bug ENTfact.

Pest Control & COVID-19

Make sensible pest control decisions while maintaining social-distance.

Pests of Woody Plants

New: Interactive Guide To Insect Pests of Woody Plants

Midges in Antartica

Cold Buggin'

Dr. Teets and His Team Study Unique Antarctic Insects.


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.



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

Entomology News


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

  • January 5, 2021

    Graduate students, Lauren Fann, Erica Felko, Lucas Araujo, and Mohammad Alsabri who represent the University of Kentucky’s Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Horticulture, received a $7,500 Student Opportunity Grant from UK’s Food Connection. Grant funds will be used to modify UK’s Graduate and Family Housing’s community garden to provide extension programs for gardeners, purchase supplies and equipment.

  • January 5, 2021

    UK Entomology Graduate Student Lauren Fann from Dr. Bessin’s Lab was the recipient of two recent awards. Lauren was selected for a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board for 2020 - 2021. In addition, Lauren received a Conference Award from the University of Kentucky Graduate Student Congress.

  • November 23, 2020

    UK Entomology professor Dr. Ken Haynes won the 2020 George E. Mitchell Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate Students given by our college. A well-deserved honor recognizing his outstanding service to Entomology graduate studies program.Congratulation to Dr. Haynes! 

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