Michigan State University Extension offers resources to help people correctly identify pests—insects, weeds, plant diseases and other pests—and then choose an effective control when one is needed. Our science-based information uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which safeguards human and environmental health by using the least toxic methods first, up to and including pesticides when appropriate. Contact your local Extension office or MSU Pest Diagnostic Services for help in identifying a specific pest.
December 5, 2013 | Cathy Newkirk | Proper management will keep bed bugs out of shelters. No need to turn people away!
November 22, 2013 | Cathy Newkirk | Get rid of bed bugs, and keep them away.
November 14, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Looking to brush up on your pest management skills? Register now to ensure your spot at this pioneering workshop designed to serve specialty crop, field crop and landscape professionals.
November 8, 2013 | Faith Cullens | The Internet is a valuable source of information, however caution must be taken to assure the information is correct.
November 7, 2013 | Gretchen Voyle | Be prepared when the short, fuzzy critters such as rabbits and voles come to feed.
November 6, 2013 | Gretchen Voyle | Discourage determined deer from coming to dinner with repellents and barriers.
November 1, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators.
October 28, 2013 | Cathy Newkirk | Bed bugs in rental units require cooperation between landlords and tenants.
October 21, 2013 | Gretchen Voyle | Meet the beetles, bugs and flies that could be invading your home this fall: the multi-colored Asian lady beetle, the boxelder bug, the western conifer seed bug and the cluster fly.
October 11, 2013 | Joanne Davidhizar | Spring semester Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology Applied Plant Science and Viticulture certificate programs course enrollment, at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations, ends Nov. 8, 2013.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Dec 13, 2013
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Jan 7, 2014
Location: County Conference Rooms 37 Austin Street, Sandusky, MI, 48471
Date: Jan 16, 2014 - Apr 10, 2014
Location: MSU Extension-Livingston County meeting room in the East Complex, 2300 East Grand River., Howell, MI 48843
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