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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.
A UGA student shows off his mealworm chocolate chip cookie at the UGA Insect Zoo in April 2010. CAES News
UGA Insect Zoo
There won't be any lions, tigers or bears, but the University of Georgia’s annual Insect Zoo will let visitors get up close and personal with roaches, crickets and other bugs.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
'Skeeter' season
This year’s exceptionally warm winter and the early spring temperatures mean Georgians may be dealing with warm weather pests, like ticks and mosquitos, earlier this year.
Georgia Pest Management handbooks 2012 CAES News
Pest management guide
The 2012 Georgia Pest Management Handbook is now available. The thirty-third Commercial Edition, published by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides more than 800 pages of current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals around farms, homes, urban areas, recreational areas and other environments where pests may occur.
The bean plataspid or kudzu bug CAES News
Keep out kudzu bugs
Temperatures are finally dropping in Georgia and people are staying inside to keep warm, and so are the famous kudzu bugs. University of Georgia experts offer tips on how to keep the tiny pests from invading your home.
Brown marmorated stink bug adults are 5/8 inch in length and are dark mottled brown. Antennas and exposed areas of the abdomen are banded. They were discovered in the U.S. in Allentown, Pa., in 2001. CAES News
Stink bug
More than 200 species of stink bugs call North America home. As many as 60 species live in Georgia. One more was recently discovered in southern South Carolina. The brown marmorated stink bug, or Halyomorpha halys, will likely soon invade Georgia, according to a University of Georgia entomologist.
Fire ants scurry along a piece of wood CAES News
Fire ant control
Fire ants can ruin picnics and football games year-round. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they’ll steal your chips or nip at your toes.
Kudzu bugs hide behind a layer of tree bark in South Georgia. CAES News
Kudzu bug multiplies and spreads
Almost two years ago, a tiny immigrant pest arrived in Georgia, and there’s nothing the state’s immigration office can do to make it leave. The bean plataspid, or kudzu bug, munches on kudzu and soybeans and has now set up residence in four Southern states.