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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 & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education

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



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.

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Research & Extension Centers

WSU has many Extension Centers where you can find information and support.

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center in Wenatchee

WSU Mount Vernon Research Center