Faculty & Staff

M. Blake Layton Jr.

Extension Professor
Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Urban Entomology
Email: blayton@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2085
Fax: (662) 325-8837
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 108

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.S., Lousiana State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University

Extension Efforts

  • Management and control of insect pests of ornamental plants
  • Vegetable insects
  • Household and structural pests
  • Fire ants

Recent Publications

  • Edwards, K.T., J. Goddard, A.S. Varela-Stokes, M.B. Layton, C.L. Huston, L.D. Foil. 2010. Current topics in medical and veterinary entomology: results of a roundtable discussion. Midsouth Entomologist 3(1):67-72. Download
  • MacGown, J.A., M.B. Layton. 2010. The invasive Rasberry Crazy Ant, Nylanderia sp. near pubens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), reported from Mississippi. Midsouth Entomologist 3(1):44-47. Download
  • Riggins, J.J., M. Hughes, J.A. Smith, A.E. Mayfield, M.B. Layton, C. Balbalian, R.S. Campbell. 2010. First occurrence of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on redbay trees in Mississippi. Plant Disease 94(5):634. Download