Insect & Pest Resources

Ohio and Pennsylvania Forestry & Conservation

Insect & Pest Resources

Do you have an insect problem in your wood lot? Insect pests throughout the world have direct impacts on the ecosystem. In the same way, private landowners in the United States deal with various insect pests on their property on a yearly. Find some helpful information below about some possible insect problems on your property:

Caterpillars and Moths


Are your pine trees stripped of their needles? Are there many pinecone looking “bags” hanging from the branches?

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Did you find a caterpillar in your woods with a keyhole shaped pattern on its back?

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Have you found web-like tents in the branches of your trees?

Gypsy Moth

The red and blue spotted pest that is all too common in the northern hardwood forests.

Moths of Ohio

Did you see a moth in the Ohio woods. See if you find its identity.


Spider Mites

A small but troublesome foe for some landowners and land managers.

Spider Mites and Their Control – Ohioline


Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

A small beetle that has decimated the ash trees throughout the Midwest and Northeast of the United States.

(Click here to read a short article written about Kayla’s research findings)

Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)

This insect is a major threat throughout the United States.

Walnut Twig Beetle

A nemesis of the landowners with beautiful walnut trees.

Other Resources

Find some addition resources that will help landowners and land managers alike.

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