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)

  • September 29, 2020

    UK Entomologist Dr. Clare Rittschof is the recipient of the Early Career Innovation Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Read more details about this award:

  • September 21, 2020

    Dr. Clare Rittschof & Dr. Nick Teets of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology are recipients of research awards from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and The Environment (CAFE). Dr. Rittschoff received the Prestigious Paper Award for her contributions to the field of functional genomics related to bee behavior. Dr. Teets received the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship award for earning more than $2 million in funding for his research on insects and extreme climatic conditions in Antarctica.

  • May 27, 2020
    Master's student Anna Pasternak, of the Palli Lab, recently spoke with Megan James of WKYT about her Kentucky Tick Surveillance Program. Anna's work is going to be of great benefit to Kentuckians who are worried about the public health effects of ticks in the state.

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