Ohio state entomology
Andy Michel, Associate Chair and Professor, Wooster
Steve Baker, Fiscal Officer, Columbus
Sarah DeVilbiss, Office Manager, Columbus
Erin Parker, Office Associate, Wooster
Undergraduate Advisor: Joe Raczkowski email@example.com
Graduate Program Coordinator: Sarah DeVilbiss firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Studies Chair: Mary Gardiner email@example.com
Insect ID and Pest Questions
The OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (CWEPPDC) specializes in the identification of plant diseases, plant health problems, insects and insect related problems.
PEST CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS
As a public institution, we can not to promote a single company. A reputable company can be found by referring to the Ohio Pest Management Association membership directory. OPMA has a code of conduct for members and is generally comprised of responsible pest management specialists.
LOCAL OSU EXTENSION OFFICE
Your local OSU Extension office has Agriculture and Natural Resource Educators able to answer farm, garden, home, and business questions.
- OSU Extension Ohioline Factsheets: https://ohioline.osu.edu/topic/insects-and-pests
- OSU Extension Ask an Expert: https://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert
- OSU Extension County Office Locator: https://extension.osu.edu/lao#county
IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Identification Technology Program (ITP), part of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine division, develops digital and molecular technologies to make pest identification easier and more efficient. In addition to fact sheets, identification keys, screening aids, and mobile apps, the toolchest also includes a platform that enables both professionals and amateurs to search, share, and develop identification resources and tools.
ID tools to screen for or identify plant pests and diseases are authored by taxonomic experts and are either taxon-based or commodity-based. They may also include image galleries, glossaries, references, and other customized identification support and background information.