Welcome to the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech
Our scientists explore the diversity, benefits and risks of insects everywhere, in our crops, forests, water and homes. The Department’s work includes biomedical research on vector-borne diseases, description and discovery of new species, evaluation of water quality through the insects living there, pollinator biology, smart and sustainable management of pests wherever they occur, and more. Extension programs deliver the latest developments across the commonwealth to protect human health and the environment. The high-energy graduate student program is our education focus along with the expansion of a minor in Entomology open to undergraduates across the university.