Pesticide Residues in Foods

ENTFACT-009: Pesticide Residues in Foods -  Is Food Safety Just a Matter of Organic versus Traditional Farming?  |  Download PDF

Saturniid Moths

ENTFACT-008: Saturniid Moths  |  Download PDF

Cicada Killer Wasps

ENTFACT-004: Cicada Killer Wasps  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist 
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Mild mannered female cicada killer wasps are active across Kentucky during the summer, intent on their tasks of 1) digging underground burrows and 2) provisioning them with paralyzed cicadas that will be food for their grub-like larvae. The wasps will be very focused on these tasks for several weeks. 

Miscellaneous ENTfacts

This section contains factsheets for non-pest insects and other ENTfact topics that do not fit into any of the other categories.

The Lone Star Tick in Kentucky

ENTFACT-648: The Lone Star Tick in Kentucky  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

The lone star tick (Fig. 1) is an important nuisance pest across Kentucky and can be a vector of some diseases. Its most common hosts are wild mammals and ground-nesting birds but these aggressive ticks readily feed on humans and companion animals.

House Dust Mites

ENTFACT-646: House Dust Mites  |  Download PDF