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Ask the Arkansas Pest Crew

John Zawislak

John Zawislak

Johnn Boyd

John Boyd

Becky McPeake

Becky McPeake

Sherrie Smith

Sherrie Smith
Plant Pathology


Got pest questions? We have answers.

If you've ever wondered "What's wrong with my plant?" or "What animal did this damage to my yard?" or "Is this a weed?", we invite you to ask our Pest Crew. Select the button below to submit your question.

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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 comes 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:

  • Weeds: Dr. John Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor - Weeds
  • Wildlife: Dr. Becky McPeake, Professor-Extension Specialist - Wildlife
  • Diseases: Sherrie Smith, Instructor-Plant Pathology- Extension Pathologist
  • Insects: Jon Zawislak, Entomologist