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Female hobo spider (Eratigena agrestis). Learn more. Photo by Laurie Kerzicnik.  Larger image (6.1MB)

The MSU Extension IPM Urban Entomology program provides solutions for Montana residents and business owners while also providing education and outreach. We rely on research-driven management methods to help county and reservation agents, homeowners, and industry with their arthropod questions and issues.

Learn more about the arthropods that live in our Montana urban environments by browsing the archive of fact sheets on this program's Resources page or on the Extension Urban IPM website.  Please address general questions and concerns to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab.

Program lead Laurie Kerzicnik is an Arthropod Diagnostician and Associate Extension Specialist at Montana State University, in Bozeman.  She has a Master’s and PhD in Entomology from Colorado State University and has worked with insects, spiders, and integrated pest management for over 20 years.  Laurie is also the director of the MSU Extension Integrated Pest Management program, where she focuses on urban (structural, yard, garden) arthropod identification, education, and outreach across Montana.


Find Laurie's faculty page and other contact information, such as email, phone, and lab location.

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Dr. Laurie Kerzicnik

Arthropod Diagnostician
Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory

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