Pesticides & Pest Management

We have a number of resources, fact sheets and publications to guide homeowners and professional applicators in the use of pesticides for pest management. From choosing the correct product to understanding its safety and storage needs, our specialists and educational resources are here to help.

Related Departments: Entomology

Orange bug on purple flower

Yellow garden spiders good for yards, gardens

Help keep pest insect populations in check Garden spiders may look scary, but they are a friend of gardeners and help keep insect populations in check around the house. Garden spiders go by many names – writing spiders, yellow garden spiders, banana spider and by their genus – Argiope, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife…

Pest and Disease Lab Diagnostic Services

Texas Apiary Inspection Service assists beekeepers by checking nosema and varroa levels in order to help diagnose problems found in hives.
bee in a flower

Learn About
Pesticides & Pest Management

Publications

Publication

This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

Publication

These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]

Publication

Parasites are very common when it comes to raising backyard poultry. Northern fowl mites, Scaly-leg mites, Chicken mites, Sticktight fleas, and Poultry lice can cause harm to your flock if not treated correctly. This publication talks about the different parasites and the proper treatment to follow. (2 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

Pesticide applicator certification standards are set to ensure that restricted pesticides are available to those who protect food, forage, structures, health, water, rights-of-way, and landscapes.

Program

The HORT Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is designed for commercial nursery/floral crop producers.

Program

The Pecan Orchard Management Short Course is the world renowned premiere educational event on how to grow pecans.

Courses

Course

The Emerald Ash Borer is the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. Do you know how to differentiate between this invasive pest and other native borers? Learn to identify this pest, when your ash trees should be protected, and how to talk with a professional about preventive care for your ash trees.

Course

Stink bugs are a nuisance pest for gardens, landscapes, and orchards. Learn how to identify this new invasive stink bug species that has been devastating orchards, gardens, and small acreage farms across the Eastern United States. Learn how to scout this pest as well as how to differentiate it from other similar looking pests.

Course

Do you know how to apply IPM principles to your school garden as required by Texas state law? After this course, learners will know how IPM principles apply to school gardens, differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects, and more. District School IPM Coordinators can use this module as part of their education plan.

All Resources on Pesticides & Pest Management

  • Publication

    This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

  • Publication

    These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]

  • Publication

    Coalitions create an ongoing peer-to-peer support network for school professionals and others working to reduce pest problems and pesticide use in schools. This publication is designed to provide a practical guide to starting and sustaining effective coalitions for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). (6 pages).

  • Publication

    Parasites are very common when it comes to raising backyard poultry. Northern fowl mites, Scaly-leg mites, Chicken mites, Sticktight fleas, and Poultry lice can cause harm to your flock if not treated correctly. This publication talks about the different parasites and the proper treatment to follow. (2 pages)

  • Publication

    Laurel wilt is a fungal disease transmitted by the redbay ambrosia beetle that affects desirable trees in urban and residential areas of Texas. This publication discusses signs, symptoms, and management efforts in the control of laurel wilt. (2 pages)

Have questions? We can help!

As part of our extension mission of Serving Every Texan, we aim to make contacting our experts easy. Find the best fit for your needs:

Localized Information & Resources

Domain Knowledge & Topical Expertise

Media Inquiries & Resource Scheduling