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
Vitae: Link

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

  • Allen, C., J. L. Bibb, A. L. Catchot, D. R. Cook, W. Crow, J. Dean, D. Fleming, J. Gore, B. Layton, N. Little, J. MacGown, F. Musser, S. Winter, D. M. Dodds, J. T. Irby, E. J. Larson, S. L. Meyers. 2016. 2017 Insect control guide for agronomic crops. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2471. 128 pp. Download
  • Snyder, R. G., M. B. Layton, R. A. Melanson. 2016. Organic vegetable IPM guide. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2036. 16 pp. Download
  • 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