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Ask the Arkansas Pest Crew 

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Our specialists have answers for your pest questions!

We invite you to submit questions about your home, lawn and garden bug-a-boos to the Pest Crew. Click the button below and fill out the online form. You can even submit a photo of the damage as a helpful resource for our team!
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Every day, Arkansas' homes, lawns and gardens are under siege by destructive insects, diseases, weeds and wildlife. How do you cope with them? How do you get rid of them? How do you prevent these problems in the first place?

That's where the Pest Crew come in. Each of these four experts has years of experience and are known across Arkansas for their pest-wise ways.

The Pest Crew members are:

  • Insects: Dr. John Hopkins, Associate Professor-Extension Entomologist
  • Weeds: Dr. John Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor - Weeds
  • Wildlife: Dr. Becky McPeake, Professor-Extension Specialist - Wildlife
  • Diseases: Sherrie Smith, Instructor-Plant Pathology- Extension Pathologist
  • Nematodes: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Extension Plant Pathologist.