Pest Identification

Tips for Home Plant Pest Management

WVU Extension Service plant and pest management experts have combined resources to create an illustrated chart to help you combat pest problems at home.

Download the Plant Pest Management chart. (PDF file)

Submit your Specimens for Identification

grasshopper West Virginia residents may submit insect, disease, or weed specimens for identification and control recommendations. The fastest way to have questions answered is to visit your local county Extension office. You may also mail specimens to extension specialists at WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic.

Submission of Specimens Through the Mail

Please print one of the following forms and mail it and the pest specimens to the address listed on the form. These forms give us information which might hasten the identification process.

japanese beetle
Plant Disease
Late blight infection of tomato fruit

Results and recommendations are usually sent through the mail.