State Extension and Local Pest Fact Sheets
Whether your pest is a weed, insect, animal, microbe, or other organism, correct identification of your pest makes controlling it easier and often more effective. A mistake in identification can lead to improper control tactics that cost time and money. It may also lead to unnecessary risks to people or the environment.
Balancing Good and Bad Insects Using Flowers
Well-fed beneficial insects that inhabit flower-filled gardens work harder, live longer and have more offspring compared to those under stress. This is where the concept of balancing comes into play...
Online IPM Modules for Master Gardeners- A New Educational Tool
Need to brush up on your pests to answer client garden questions? Learn about newly emerging or persistent plant diseases and insect problems in the home landscape with the NEW University of Illinois Extension Online IPM modules. These modules are designed for Extension Master Gardeners but can be used by home gardeners and green industry professionals. Eight Self-paced Online IPM Modules Eight online
National Pesticide Information Center
Pests are destructive or nuisance organisms (insects, weeds, bacteria, wildlife) that affects crops, food, livestock, health, etc. Learn about a pest Identify a pest Control a pest Integrated Pest Management