University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Frank Watson discusses the proper way to dispose of excess chemicals.
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UGA offers crucial insect identification workshops Posted on 08/17/18 by Cristina deRevere
Have you ever spotted a bug in your house and not known what it was? The University of Georgia Structural Pest Management Program (SPM) hosts annual integrated pest management (IPM) workshops focused on the home to help pest control operators identify and manage household pests.
UGA workshop set for Aug. 23 will cover integrated pest management for schools Posted on 08/14/18 by Cristina deRevere
Georgia has strict regulations and rules when it comes to managing pests at schools. The University of Georgia Structural Pest Management Program (SPM) offers a biannual workshop on integrated pest management (IPM) for pest control operators who have school contracts in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. The program will host the fall 2018 School IPM Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Millipedes and centipedes are often mistaken for worms Posted on 08/09/18 by Michael Abney
Millipedes and centipedes often come indoors and strike fear in homeowners. Millipedes aren’t poisonous, but some species can secrete chemicals that can irritate the skin and eyes and cause allergic reactions. Centipedes seldom bite, but their jaws contain poison glands.
Trying to tame fire ants? Consider whether you want to eliminate the mounds or the ants Posted on 04/02/18 by Sharon Dowdy
Bait treatment should be applied in southern and central Georgia in April and October to eliminate existing fire ant colonies and their mounds, but reinvasion can occur any time, according to University of Georgia entomologist Will Hudson. Four to six months later, the mounds will reappear, which means homeowners should treat for the pests twice a year, about six months apart.
Identify pests before applying pesticides Posted on 03/05/18 by Amanda Tedrow
Pesticides, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and more, can contain organic or conventional ingredients. People use them in homes and workplaces, on farms and in gardens, and in other places where they want to control pests like weeds, insects, fungi, rodents and plant viruses.
UGA offers web-based continuing education credit for pest control operators Posted on 03/02/18 by Cristina deRevere
The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is hosting two intensive commercial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training programs this spring, including a 1.5-day workshop on termite control and a 10-week Urban Pest Management Program course that will run from April to June.