The department maintains numerous laboratories designed to perform state-of-the-art research in diverse areas of insect biology and pest management. Faculty maintain specialized instruments such as HPLC, GC/mass spectrometer, spectrophotometers, thermal cyclers, DNA sequencers, and auto-montage microphotography equipment. The department has a Biohazard level 2 lab for medical/veterinary research. More common-use instruments include microscopes, digital photography equipment, centrifuges, ultra-cold freezers, biohazard hoods, media preparation equipment, autoclaves, darkrooms, environmental chambers, leaf area meters, and a wide-format printer. Greenhouse space also is available for rent on campus.
The LSU Libraries hold 3,263,338 million volumes, more than 4 million microforms, a manuscript collection of more than 12 million items, and access to approximately 58,918 periodical subscriptions (including access to electronic titles). Further, the Libraries are part of the Louisiana Online University Information System (LOUIS), which provides access to periodical databases and more full text online journals. The Libraries also are a U.S. Regional Depository Library and depository for U.S. Patents and Trademarks. As part of the depository program, the Libraries receive APHIS and ARS USDA publications related to entomology. The Libraries also house an extensive collection of United Nations documents and scientific and technical reports from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Technical Information Service.
Several research stations are located nearby, including the Burden Station (with facilities for horticultural entomology research) and Central Station (with field crop facilities, meeting facilities, and the neighboring USDA ARS Bee Lab) in Baton Rouge, and the St. Gabriel Station (with sugarcane and livestock facilities) in St. Gabriel. Storage space for field equipment, e.g., tractors, trailers, boats, light traps and other trapping equipment, etc., is available at the Entomology Barn at St. Gabriel Research Station. Numerous other research stations around the state also provide research opportunities and support for Entomology faculty, especially at the Macon Ridge Station at Winnsboro, where two departmental faculty are housed.
The department maintains a dedicated classroom, equipped with a multi-media presentation system for modern instruction. New compound and dissecting microscopes, with camera attachment, assist in entomological instruction.