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A magnified photograph of the cat flea, the most common flea pest for dogs and cats in North America. Courtesy of Nancy Hinkle, UGA Department of Entomology CAES News
Flea control tips
Summertime is the primetime for picking watermelons, swimming in the lake and scratching fleas.
Harmon Johar, a junior studying entomology at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences founded World Entomophagy — an international company that supplies edible insects to chefs. CAES News
Edible insects
If it were a matter of life over death, most people would munch on a grasshopper. But would you do so purely by choice? University of Georgia student Harman Johar is counting on it.
Red bugs
As children get out of school for the summer, many will be spending time at outdoor camps or just playing in the woods. Unfortunately, in Georgia, just a few summer hours spent outside can mean coming home with red bug bites.
A carpenter bee prepares to build its nests in a tree. CAES News
Carpenter bees
Tiny piles of sawdust found in random spots are likely caused by large wood-drilling insects called carpenter bees.
Fire ants scurry along a piece of wood CAES News
Fire ant invaders
Vegetable gardens and compost piles are usually located in the sunniest part of the landscape. Unfortunately, fire ants like sunshine, too. They often invade compost piles and vegetable gardens seeking food, warmth and moisture.
Paratelenomus saccharalis - parasitic wasp CAES News
Kudzu bug control
University of Georgia researcher John Ruberson is looking for natural enemies of the kudzu bug in an effort to fight the pest’s spread across the Southern states. A tiny Asian wasp may be the best option.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Heartworms: deadly, expensive
County and city officials in the Southeast spend millions of dollars each year to combat mosquitoes. But those costs are only a fraction of what Southeastern families spend to keep their furry family members safe from mosquito-born parasites.
A group of black flies CAES News
Beneficial black flies?
Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindness—creating misery with their presence. A University of Georgia study, however, proves that the pesky insects can be useful.
Guillermo Alvarado, executive director of the International Regional Organization of Plant and Animal Health, (left) and Jim Hanula, entomologist with the USDA-Forest Service. CAES News
Kudzu bug facts
Two years ago, the kudzu bug arrived in Georgia and has been aggravating homeowners and feeding on kudzu and soybeans ever since. Now, some of Georgia’s Latin American trading partners are worried that the legume-eating pest may be headed south.