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Pesticide Precautions
Last month, a Jefferson County woman died and her three grandchildren were sickened after a pesticide, labeled for agricultural use only, was used to kill insects inside their home. Unfortunately, this tragic story now serves as an opportunity for University of Georgia Extension agents like myself to stress the importance of following label instructions on pesticides and other chemicals.
A peanut plant is shown in Dooly County on June 13, 2014 after being damage by feral hogs. CAES News
Feral Hog Damage
Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential profits.
Termites feed on pieces of wood in garden soil. CAES News
Termite Behavior
Homeowners who tackle termites may think the tiny insects spend their days eating wood. But a University of Georgia entomologist says 80 percent of the time they do absolutely nothing.
Poison ivy grows up a tree in Jackson, Ga. CAES News
Destroy Weeds
Growing a vegetable garden consists of more than just keeping the plants healthy. It’s also about making sure the weeds don’t take over.
A carpenter bee prepares to build its nests in a tree. CAES News
Carpenter bee damage
Tired of watching carpenter bees slowly gnaw through the wood on her porch, Deborah Harris bought a trap as an alternative to spraying pesticides. The traps can be bought at craft shows or online or, if you’re handy, made at home.
The University of Georgia Insect Zoo Open House will feature a photo booth, live bug exhibits, roach races, beetle tractor pulls and more. Daring visitors can try tasty snacks made from insects. CAES News
Insect Zoo
The University of Georgia Bug Dawgs of the UGA Entomology Department will host the 29th Annual Insect Zoo Open House on Friday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Miller Plant Science Building on the campus in Athens.
Nancy Hinkle CAES News
Urban Entomology Award
The Entomological Society of America’s Southeastern Branch presented University of Georgia entomologist Nancy Hinkle with its 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
Enduring Insects
This winter’s unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering — or hoping — that Georgia’s insect populations will shrink this spring. That’s just wishful thinking.
Mark McClure, Forest Health Specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission, talks with members of a Chinese Delegation during a trip to south Georgia last month. CAES News
Invasive Species
When we think of invasive species we usually think of insects, plants and animals that have been shipped to Georgia from another part of the world, but it’s a two-way street. Georgia’s native plants and insects can be just as devastating overseas if they take root in a foreign ecosystem