Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs have made a resurgence in Kentucky. Read more about identification, monitoring, and control.

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Spiders

Spiders are common in Kentucky, but bites are not. Learn to recognize some of our most common spiders.

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ENTfacts: By Number

Field Crops

Field Crop Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
100  The Common Stalk Borer in Corn  |  PDF
101  Hessian Fly in Kentucky  |  PDF
102  Blister Beetles  |  PDF
103  Aphids  |  PDF
104  Ground Beetles  |  PDF
105  Ladybugs  |  PDF
106  Predicting European Corn Borer Development  |  PDF
107  Cereal Leaf Beetle in Kentucky Wheat  |  PDF
108  Southwestern Corn Borer  |  PDF
109  Armyworms in Corn  |  PDF
110  Fall Armyworm in Corn  |  PDF
111  Armyworms in Small Grains  |  PDF
112  Using Pheromone Traps in Field Crops  |  PDF
113  Procedure for Selecting Random Sites for Sampling  |  PDF
114  Insect Pests of Float Plants  |  PDF
115  Potato Leafhopper  |  PDF
116  Three Common KY Grasshoppers and their Natural Enemies  |  PDF
117  Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus & the Wheat Curl Mite  |  PDF
118  Bt-Corn for Corn Borer Control  |  PDF
119  Clover Root Curculio  |  PDF
120  Wireworms  |  PDF
121  Aphids & Barley Yellow Dwarf (BYD) in Kentucky Grown Wheat  |  PDF
122  Soil Insect Pests & Returning Idle Land to Production  |  PDF
123  Predicting Insect Development Using Degree Days  |  PDF
124  Vendors of Microbial & Botanical Insecticides & Insect Monitoring Devices  |  PDF
125  Vendors of Beneficial Organisms in North America  |  PDF
126  Corn Leaf Aphid  |  PDF
127  Alfalfa Weevil Field Sampling Program  |  PDF
128  Bt-Corn Refuges for Corn Borer Management  |  PDF
129  Lesser Cornstalk Borer  |  PDF
130  Bt-Corn: What It Is & How It Works  |  PDF
131  Bean Leaf Beetle in Kentucky Soybeans  |  PDF
132  Cutworms in Kentucky Soybeans  |  PDF
133  Seedcorn Maggot in Kentucky Soybeans  |  PDF
134  Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Cadelle Beetle  |  PDF
135  Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Flour Beetles  |  PDF
136  Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Indianmeal Moth  |  PDF
137  Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Lesser Grain Borer  |  PDF
139  Regulation & Labeling of Biotech Foods  |  PDF
140  Resistance Management with Bt Corn  |  PDF
141  Insect Management with Continuous Corn  |  PDF
142  Green Cloverworm in Kentucky Soybean  |  PDF
143  Japanese Beetle in Kentucky Soybean  |  PDF
144  Soybean Podworm in Soybean  |  PDF
145  Controlling Insects in Stored Grain  |  PDF
147  Corn Rootworm Resistance Management with Bt Corn  |  PDF
148  Green Lacewing  |  PDF
149  Dectes Stem Borer (aka Soybean Stem Borer) in Kentucky Grown Soybeans  |  PDF
150  Barley Yellow Dwarf in Small Grains in the Southeast (PDF)
151  Keeping Hornworms from the Curing Barn  |  PDF
152  Corn Rootworms in Kentucky  |  PDF
153  Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper in Kentucky Soybeans  |  PDF
154  Kudzu Bug in Kentucky Soybeans  |  PDF
155  Biology & Management of the Hessian Fly in the Southeast  |  PDF
156  Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Angoumois Grain Moth  |  PDF
ENT-59 Cutworm Management in Corn  |  PDF


Fruit

Fruit Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
200  Peachtree Borer  |  PDF
201  Controlling Apple Insect Pests  |  PDF
202  Plum Curculio  |  PDF
203  Codling Moth  |  PDF
204  San Jose Scale | PDF
205  European Red Mites  |  PDF
206  Nut Weevils  |  PDF
207  Some Common Strawberry Pests  |  PDF
208  Grape Insects  |  PDF
209  Rednecked & Raspberry Cane Borers  |  PDF
210  Pecan Insects  |  PDF
211  Rosy Apple Aphids  |  PDF
212  Oriental Fruit Moth  |  PDF
213  Lesser Peachtree Borer  |  PDF
214  Green Fruitworms  |  PDF
215  Leafhoppers on Apples  |  PDF
216  Leafrollers  |  PDF
217  Cherry Fruit Flies  |  PDF
218  Apple Bagging: Alternative Pest Management for Hobbyists  |  PDF
219  Woolly Apple Aphid  |  PDF
220  Grape Root Borer  |  PDF
221  Grape Berry Moth  |  PDF
222  Grape Phylloxera  |  PDF
223  Grape Cane Gallmaker & Grape Cane Girdler  |  PDF
224  Grape Flea Beetle  |  PDF
225  Harvest Pests of Grapes  |  PDF
226  Raspberry Crown Borer  |  PDF
227  Green June Beetle on Grapes  |  PDF
228  Insecticides for Managing Nut Pests  |  PDF
229  Spotted Wing Drosophila, Biology, Identification & Monitoring  |  PDF
230  Spotted Wing Drosophila Management  |  PDF
231  Spotted Wing Drosophila & Backyard Small Fruit Production  |  PDF


Vegetables

Vegetable Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
300  Cabbage insects  |  PDF
301  Common Insects Attacking Peppers  |  PDF
302  Sweetcorn Pests  |  PDF
303  Whiteflies in Gardens  |  PDF
304  Potato Pests  |  PDF
305  Stink Bug Damage to Corn  |  PDF
306  Controls for Greenhouse Vegetable Insect Pests  |  PDF
307  Garden Fleahopper  |  PDF
308  Beet Armyworm in Kentucky  |  PDF
309  Seedcorn Maggots  |  PDF
310  Spider Mites  |  PDF
311  Cucumber Beetles  |  PDF
312  Colorado Potato Beetle Management  |  PDF
313  Tomato Insect IPM Guidelines  |  PDF
314  Squash Vine Borer and Squash Bug  |  PDF
315  Cabbage Webworm  |  PDF
316  Pepper Maggot in Kentucky  |  PDF
317  Thrips Management with Onions  |  PDF
318  Corn Earworm Management in Sweet Corn  |  PDF
319  Silverleaf Whitefly on Squash  |  PDF
320  Silverleaf Whitefly on Tomato  |  PDF
321  Yellowstriped Armyworm  |  PDF
322  Row Covers for Insect Management  |  PDF
323  Insecticides for Managing Herb Pests  |  PDF
324  European Pepper Moth  |  PDF
325  Spined Soldier Bug in Kentucky  |  PDF
326  Brown Marmorated Stinkbug in the Home Garden  |  PDF


Landscape Plants

Landscape Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
Calendar for Common Kentucky Shade Tree and Woody Ornamental Pests
400  Elm Leaf Beetles  |  PDF
401  Cankerworms  |  PDF
402  Earthworms: Thatch-busters  |  PDF
403  Some Common Shade Tree Galls  |  PDF
404  Maple Galls  |  PDF
405  Maple Petiole Borers  |  PDF
406  Houseplant Insect Control  |  PDF
407  Slugs  |  PDF
408  Oak galls  |  PDF
409  Discontinued--see Entfact 451 for current information
410  Pine Sawflies  |  PDF
411  Yard Wasps  |  PDF
412  Common Sap Feeding Pine Insects  |  PDF
413  Hackberry Psyllid  |  PDF
414  Yellow Poplar Weevil  |  PDF
415  Boxelder Twig Borer  |  PDF
416  Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures  |  PDF
418  Praying Mantids  |  PDF
419  Plant Bugs & Lacebugs  |  PDF
420  Springtails  |  PDF
421  Controls for Greenhouse Ornamental Insect Pests  |  PDF
422  Cyclamen Mites in the Greenhouse  |  PDF
423  Eastern Tent Caterpillar  |  PDF
424  Tent caterpillars  |  PDF
425  Gypsy Moth  |  PDF
426  Wheel Bug  |  PDF
427  Cottony Maple Scale  |  PDF
428  Euonymus scale  |  PDF
429  Juniper Scale  |  PDF
430  Lecanium Scale  |  PDF
431  Magnolia Scale  |  PDF
432  Obscure scale  |  PDF
433  Oystershell Scale  |  PDF
434  Taxus Scales  |  PDF
435  Tuliptree Scale  |  PDF
436  Walnut Scale  |  PDF
437  Borers That Attack Landscape Pines  |  PDF
438  Spider Mites on Landscape Plants  |  PDF
439  Sowbugs & Pillbugs  |  PDF
440  Bagworms on Landscape Plants  |  PDF
441  Insecticides for Control of White Grubs in Kentucky Turfgrass  |  PDF
442  Velvet Ants  |  PDF
443  Southern Pine Beetle  |  PDF
444  Boxelder Bugs  |  PDF
445  General Use Insecticides for Home Gardening  |  PDF
446  Periodical Cicadas in Kentucky  |  PDF
447  Calendar for Common Kentucky Shade Tree & Woody Ornamental Pests  |  PDF
448  Alternative Controls: Pests of Trees/Woody Ornamentals in the Home Landscape  |  PDF
449  Checking Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Masses  |  PDF
450  Some Insecticides/Acaricides Labeled for Greenhouses & Interior Plantscapes  |  PDF
451  Japanese Beetles in the Urban Landscape  |  PDF
452  Meeting the Threat of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid  |  PDF
453  Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) FAQs for Kentuckians  |  PDF
454  Boxwood Psyllid  |  PDF
455  Maple Shoot Borer  |  PDF
456  Whiteflies in the Greenhouse  |  PDF
457  Horned Oak Gall  |  PDF
458  Ants in Kentucky Landscapes & Gardens  |  PDF
ENT-10  Controlling White Grubs  |  PDF

ENT-43  Insect Borers in Trees and Shrubs  |  PDF
ENT-60  Greenhouse Insect Management  |  PDF
ENT-66  Timing Controls of Landscape Pests Using Flowering Plants as Indicators  |  PDF


Livestock Pests

Livestock Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
500  Manure Flies: Rat-Tailed Maggots & Moth Flies  |  PDF
501  Managing Pyrethroid-Resistant Horn Flies  |  PDF
502  Biological Control of Flies  |  PDF
503  Sheep Pests  |  PDF
504  Horse Bots  |  PDF
505  Insecticide-Impregnated Cattle Ear Tags  |  PDF
506  How Far Can Houseflies Fly?  |  PDF
507  Lesser Mealworms or Litter Beetles  |  PDF
508  Walk Through Horn Fly Trap for Pastured Cattle  |  PDF
509  Horn Flies and Cattle  |  PDF
510  Face Flies and Pinkeye  |  PDF
511  Horse Flies and Deer Flies  |  PDF
512  Lice on Beef and Dairy Cattle  |  PDF
513  Insecticides for Fly Control on Horses  |  PDF
514  Fly Control Around Horse Barns and Stables  |  PDF
515  Insecticide Dust Bags for Cattle Insect Control  |  PDF
516  External Mite and Insect Parasites of Backyard Chickens  |  PDF

Home & Health Pests

Structural and Medical Insect-Pest Calendar for Kentucky
Urban Spider Chart: Common Kentucky Spiders
600  The European Hornet in Kentucky  |  PDF
601  Carpet Beetles  |  PDF
602  Ridding Your Home of Fleas  |  PDF
603  Carpenter Ants  |  PDF
604  Termite Control: Answers for Homeowners  |  PDF
605  Protecting Your Home Against Termites  |  PDF
606  Controlling Nuisance Honey Bees  |  PDF
607  Management of Head Lice  |  PDF
608  Varroa Mites Infesting Honey Bee Colonies  |  PDF
609  Clothes Moths  |  PDF
610  Foreign Grain Beetle  |  PDF
611  Carpenter Bees  |  PDF
612  Stored Product Pests in the Pantry  |  PDF
613  Horsehair Worms  |  PDF
614  Cockroach Elimination  |  PDF
615  Drain Flies or Moth Flies  |  PDF
616  Powderpost Beetles  |  PDF
617  Control of Mice  |  PDF
618  Ticks & Disease  |  PDF
619  Ant Control for Homeowners  |  PDF
620  Controlling Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets  |  PDF
621  Fruit Flies  |  PDF
622  Common Spiders Found Around Homes & Buildings  |  PDF
623  Eliminating Spiders Around Homes & Buildings  |  PDF
624  Cluster Flies, Face Flies & Blow Flies in Homes  |  PDF
625  Soldier Beetles  |  PDF
626  Firewood Insects  |  PDF
627  Clover Mites  |  PDF
628  Smarter Flea Control  |  PDF
629  Grain Mites  |  PDF
630  Chiggers  |  PDF
631  Brown Recluse Spider  |  PDF
632  Midges & Gnats  |  PDF
633  Scorpions in Kentucky  |  PDF
634  Foraging Yellowjackets  |  PDF
635  Controlling Stored Products Pests Using Low Temperature  |  PDF
636  Bed Bugs  |  PDF
637  Parasitic Mites of Humans  |  PDF
638  Protecting Home-Cured Meats From Insects & Mites  |  PDF
639  Termite Baits: A Guide for Homeowners  |  PDF
640  Thermal Deinfestation of Household Items  |  PDF
641  How to Pest-Proof Your Home  |  PDF
642  Do-It-Yourself Termite Baits: Do They Work?  |  PDF
643  Limitations of Home Insect Foggers (“Bug Bombs”)  |  PDF
644  Discontinued--see Entfact 639 for current information
645  Millipedes  |  PDF
646  House Dust Mites  |  PDF
647  Centipedes & Pseudoscorpions  |  PDF
648  The Lone Star Tick in Kentucky  |  PDF
ENT-58  Invisible Itches  |  PDF
HENV-401  Managing Insects and Spiders in the Home (PDF)

Miscellaneous

001  Preparation of Insect Specimens for Identification  |  PDF
003  Stinging Caterpillars  |  PDF
004  Cicada Killer Wasp  |  PDF
005  Mosquitoes: Practical Advice for Homeowners  |  PDF
006  How to Make Butterfly Gardens  |  PDF
008  Saturniid Moths  |  PDF
009  Pesticide Residues in Foods  |  PDF
010  Plans for the Texas Cone Trap
012  Managing Tracheal Mites in Honey Bees  |  PDF
014  Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches  |  PDF
015  Allegheny Mound Ants in Kentucky  |  PDF
016  Starting an Observation Hive of Honey Bees  |  PDF
017  Recognizing Larval Insect Types  |  PDF
SR-103  A Field Guide to the Slugs of Kentucky PDF
KSU Beginning Beekeeping PDF