Pest Prevention & Control

Pest Identification

Identifying a pest is the first step to preventing and controlling it. Once you have identified your pest you can learn about it so you can develop a control plan.

Note: Per Oregon State Vet Lab, to get a tick identified (and tested), contact: Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
by calling 860-486-3738. Information and submission form are on their website.

Look It Up

Identify the pest online using an illustrated pest identification guide. You can also find printed guides from your library.

Ask an Expert

Consult a pest expert through a cooperative extension office, such as the OSU Insect ID Clinic. A pest professional, farm advisor, agricultural commissioner, or USDA biologist can also help.

Information on Popular Pests