College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Entomology


The Department of Entomology has various resources to assist homeowners and professionals to identify and understand the nature of insects, and to find safe, effective, economical, and sustainable solutions to their pest problems.


Bug Information

We think you might find this index of bugs helpful!


Honey Bee Research – Apis Molecular Systematics Laboratory

The Department of Entomology currently maintains and operates over 250 colonies distributed in 10 research and teaching apiaries.  Diagnostic Lab   Queen Bee Breeding Program

The Art of Queen Bee Rearing Workshops coming this summer! more


insect displayM.T. James Entomological Collection

This museum houses just over 1.25 million specimens of insects and related arthropods.


WSU Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and
Pesticide Safety Education Program

  • Education with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management.
  • Pre-license training is for persons interested in preparing for WSDA pesticide license exams.
  • Pesticide recertification training is available for those interested in science-based information on integrated pest management, pesticide regulations, personal safety when using pesticides, and environmental protection.
  • A WSU IPM Certification Program and hands-on IPM workshops are available in western Washington.
  • There are also specialty education courses in western Washington for Structural Pest Inspectors, Pest Management Professionals and School IPM.
  • For home gardens and homes, visit Hortsense and Pestsense fact sheets for managing plant problems with IPM or Integrated Pest Management; cultural controls and Washington-registered pesticides are included.

Pesticide Information

WSU Extension – Washington State Pest Management Resource Service
Connecting the people of Washington State with research-based information on pest management choices for home and commercial use.

Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6382 USA, 509-335-5422, Contact Us
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