Identify and Understand
We're here to help you identify, understand and, where needed, safely manage the critters found in and around your home, garden, farm, school, places of work and worship. Use of the word “critter” is intentional; not all things that buzz, crawl or slither are pests! Some insects may be pollinators that play an important role in the ecosystem, and some animals can help reduce the numbers of ticks and other pests in your yard.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York State.
Spotted lanternfly is an invasive species. It does not bite or sting but is having an economic impact on NYS agriculture.
Bed bugs feed on our blood and cause itchy welts that can become infected from scratching
Formerly Gypsy Moth
A–Z List of Pests and Other Critters