Louisa Master Gardeners

Extension Office Help Desk -  Virginia Bugs and Insect Identification

  • CVMG's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Online Calculators & Tools for Gardeners
  • Louisa Weather

  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Publications and Educational Resources
  • Garden Insects and Pests
  • Pesticide Education
  • Garden Plant Diseases
  • Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals
  • Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs
  • Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture

  • Bug Guide - Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
  • University of Florida (UF) "Featured Creatures"
  • The Louisa Extension Office Help Desk provides resources and solutions for the home gardener.  You may call, visit, or email us with gardening questions and we will supply the latest research-based information.  Visit one of our Plant Clinics for personal assistance from our Master Gardeners.  Click here for Plant Clinic Help Locations and Schedules.

    Gardeners are encouraged to bring in samples for diagnosis and solutions to gardening problems.  If we cannot diagnose the problem on site, we will mail samples to Virginia Tech for laboratory analysis.  Click here for instructions on collecting and packaging samples for drop off at the Help Desk.  We also provide gardeners with Soil Test Kits and instructions, stop by the office to pick up one or more.

    Questions: Call (540) 967-3422 or email us at:  helpdesk@louisacvmg.org

    Help Desk Schedule - 9 am - Noon, Tuesdays (excluding holidays)
    Leave samples at the Help Desk during these hours.
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    Complete a Help Desk Request Form. If you are requesting a Plant ID or Pest ID and suggested treatment, please attach photos of the plant or pest and we will email you with the information you need.