Pests

Pests

The WVU Extension Service Pest Management Program centers around control of animals, insects, plant diseases, and weeds around the home, garden, farm, and other outdoor areas.

Diseases Pest Identification
Insects WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Weeds Publications
Other Pests IPM Contacts

ladybugs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a multidisciplinary approach to solving pest problems. It involves chemical, cultural, biological, and mechanical methods to manage pests below economic thresholds. A sound understanding of host biology, environmental effects on hosts and pests, and benefits and costs of control alternatives form important components of IPM.

West Virginia is a member of the Northeast Region IPM Network of the National IPM Network