Insects, Spiders & More

Research-based information on insects

Kait Chapman at digital scope looking at bed bug on screen
Helping Nebraskans adopt pest management practices to reduce pests in urban areas.

We aim to educate and engage community members to increase awareness and adoption of best, sustainable pest management practices of insects and insect relatives that are sometimes found inside our homes and businesses.

Local Insect Diagnostic Services

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County offers free insect and spider diagnostic services, including identification and management recommendations. Residents may mail or bring their samples to 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528 during office hours M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please address any envelopes to Kait Chapman. You may also email photos to Please submit this Insect Specimen Submission form with any samples. Paper forms are at the office.

About Me

Kait Chapman Portrait

Kait Chapman, M.S.

Assistant Extension Educator of Urban Entomology

Serving Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Seward and York Counties