Extension Programs

Have a problem with insects, or would you like to know more about them?

The Department of Entomology's Extension program strives to provide up-to-date information about integrated pest management (IPM) that can be easily accessed by agriculture and pest control communities, the general public, and extension professionals throughout the state. Information is available on beneficial insects as well as pests that can affect our daily lives.

Agronomic Crops

Find information from Penn State Extension about agronomic crops. Produce and sell corn, grains, hemp, barley, and more. Manage pests, weeds and diseases, and improve soil quality.

Christmas Trees

Find information to improve tree quality, eliminate pests, manage weeds, and more. Learn how to increase your profits and market your trees.

Home Gardening

Grow the garden you always dreamed of. Explore the best ways to manage pests, diseases, weeds, soil quality, and more.

Insect Identification and Control

Information on insect identification and control, including leafminers, spiders, mosquitos, mites, beetles, ticks, cockroaches, termites, wasps, hornets, slugs, earwigs, grubs, aphids, lanternflies, weevils, maggots, centipedes, stinkbugs and IPM.

Insect Image Gallery

Images contributed by individuals committed to the enhancement of teaching and learning. The images may be freely used by faculty, students, and staff for noncommercial educational purposes.

Pennsylvania IPM

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.

Pest Management and Education

Find general pest management and pesticide safety information for consumers and families. Access curriculum and demonstration resources for teachers and extension educators.


Find education and news on the importance of pollinators in the ag industry, their threats, and how to attract them. Learn about beekeeping and take our Beekeeping 101 online course.

Turfgrass and Lawn Care

Find comprehensive resources and tips on selecting turfgrass varieties, establishing new lawns, and renovating lawns and athletic fields. Learn the best pest management practices, herbicide and pesticide uses, and turfgrass fertilizer applications.