Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses.
Identifying the insect responsible for plant damage in the garden, lawn, and landscape often begins by investigating the host plant and looking for clues. The following resources provide information, many through pictures, that aid in identifying the insect pest.
Use these resources to find insect pest information for fruits and vegetables in your growing region:
Use these resources to find insect pest information for lawns in your growing region:
Use these resources to find insect pest information for trees, shrubs, and flowers in your growing region:
If you cannot identify your insect problem from the resources above, you may be able to submit information to your state diagnostic plant laboratory using:
Some Extension publications recommend specific strategies for using insecticides for treating insect pests. Insecticides and their use vary by state. The pesticide label is a legal document that provides instructions for proper pesticide usage. Another important document, the material safety data sheet (MSDS), informs the user about the chemical's physical properties and safe work practices. Labels are found on the pesticide container. Label and MSDS information can also be found by using the following Web sites. Some of these sites may require you to register free of charge before using.
Find State Regulatory Data for your state: