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Master Gardeners: Pests

Resource guide for Kentucky Extension Master Gardeners and the community.

Information on Pests

This page provides information and links for both animal, insects, and other pests found in Kentucky gardens.

UK Libraries' Resources for UK Employees and Affiliates

Please note that some of these resources may require a UK LINKBLUE ID and password, or they can be accessed by visiting any UK Library.


Pest Newsletters Database

The articles contained in the KY Pest News newsletter are submitted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Cooperative Extension Specialists for a variety of pests including insects, diseases and weeds. The KY Pest News Newsletter is published weekly during the peak growing season and bi-weekly the remainder of the year.

You can subscribe to the Newsletter and receive it in your email or view it online.


Spiders and Snakes

Food Pests

Bees, Wasps, Yellowjackets, and Hornets


Scales Management

Cottony Maple Scales

Lecanium Scales

‚ÄčObscure Scales