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Master Gardeners: Pests
Resource guide for Kentucky Extension Master Gardeners and the community.
Multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Indexes and abstracts more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
Citations and abstracts of materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions in the agricultural and related sciences. Ninety percent of the records describe journal articles and book chapters, and the remaining ten percent describe monographs, series, microforms, audiovisuals, maps, theses, patents, software, and technical reports.
InfoKat Discovery allows you to quickly search multiple UK library resources simultaneously, including books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, archives and special collections, images, maps, videos, music and open access content. InfoKat Discovery does NOT include all of the journal articles available through our databases.
This University of Tennessee publication provides information on the damage made by, appearance, lifestyle, and appearance, the natural enemies, physical control, cultural control, and chemical control.
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.
This links you to UK's Entomology Department's webpage. Information can be found about ant characteristics, management, and indoor/outdoor nesting habits of ants. Info about the Odorous House Ant (most diffcult in KY) can also be found here.
This UK publication provides descriptions of bed bugs, their habits, their bites, and health concerns. Attention is also paid to infestations originate, controlling infestations, where they hide, preparation for treatments, descriptions of treatments (heat, steam, encasement, insecticides), and prevention.
This links you to the University of Kentucky' Department of Entomology's Kentucky Critter Files. Provides introductory information about crickets, including life cycle, ecology, status as pests, and links to factsheets. Images and descriptions of common crickets can be found here as well.
This UK publication provides information on the biology of mosquitoes as well as controlling mosquitoes. Includes topics such as breeding site reduction, larval control, adult mosquito control, exclusion, personal protection from bites, canine heartworm, and associated diseases.
This publication provides introductory information on Kentucky snakes as well as snake biology, habitat, identification of poisonous snakes (with maps), list of the beneficial aspects of snakes, controlling snake problems (including habitat modification and snake-proof fences).
This website is provided by UK CAFE and Forestry departments and was designed to allow county extension agents, educators, homeowner, gardener, camper, birdwatcher, students, tourists, and other interested individuals to make field identification of snakes easier.
Provides information on common spiders found around Kentucky Homes and Buildings. Includes Wolf Spiders, Funnel Web Spiders, Fishing Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Crab Spiders, Sac Spiders, Cellar Spiders, Orb Weavers, Cobweb Spiders, and Brown Spiders.
Includes information like: Natural Enemies of Vegetable Pests on Your Farm, True Bugs, Praying Mantids, Lacewings, Beetles, Flies, Wasps, Spiders, Diseases of Insect Pests, and Purchasing and Releasing Natural Enemies.