The more people we have looking for invasive pests, the better our chances are to prevent establishment of the pest in Kentucky.  If you see a pest (insect, invertebrate, plant disease) that could be one of the exotics featured on this website, let us know!


What to Do:

  • You can collect the insect in a container and put it in your freezer.
  • If you aren't able to collect the insect, the next best thing is to take a picture.
  • Make note of the location, either an address or GPS coordinates.


Who to Contact:

County Extension Agents:

  • Your local extension agent is a valuable, local resource who can assist you with identification of the organism.

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