Entomology Extension Contacts by Area

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March 31, 2021

Area/Topic

Name

Phone number

Alfalfa & Hay

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Ants

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Apples

Larry Gut

517-353-8648

Asparagus

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Beech Bark Disease

Deb McCullough

517-355-7445

Bed Bugs

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Berries

Rufus Isaacs

517-355-6619

Blueberry

Rufus Isaacs

517-355-6619

Boxelder bug

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Brown marmorated stink bug

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Bug House

Gary Parsons

517-353-1630

Carrots

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Celery

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Cherries

Larry Gut

517-353-8648

Christmas trees

Deb McCullough

517-355-7445

Collection

Gary Parsons

517-353-1630

Corn (field & seed)

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Corn (sweet)     

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Dry beans

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Emerald ash borer

Deb McCullough

517-355-7445

Flies

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Forest Ent

Deb McCullough

517-355-7445

Garden pests

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Golf courses

Dave Smitley

517-355-3385

Grapes

Rufus Isaacs

517-355-6619

Greenhouse

Dave Smitley

517-355-3385

Grubs (in lawns)

Dave Smitley

517-355-3385

Grubs (in crops)

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Gypsy moth

Deb McCullough

517-355-7445

Home invaders

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Honey bees

Zach Huang

517-353-8136

Insect Identification

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Lawn problems

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Mosquitoes

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Museum

Gary Parsons

517-353-1630

Nematodes

Marisol Quintanilla  

517-884-2058

Nursery & flowers

Dave Smitley

517-355-3385

Organic crops

Matt Grieshop

517-432-8034

Pasture

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Pesticides

John Stone

517-353-5134

Potato

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Soybeans

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Spiders

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Stored grain

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Strawberry

Rufus Isaacs

517-355-6619

Sugar beets

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

Termites

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Ticks

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Turf

Dave Smitley

517-355-3385

Vegetables

Zsofia Szendrei   

517-974-8610

Wasps

Howard Russell

517-353-9386

Wasp nest removal

Lee Rockafellow

517-703-6335

Wheat/oats

Chris DiFonzo

517-353-5328

When in doubt, or for odd/random bug questions, send callers to Howard Russell at 517-353-9386. He will direct to the correct specialist.

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