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Carpet beetles can be black or have varied colors on their backs. Beetles come indoors during the winter and can eat holes in wool sweaters, socks and coats. CAES News
Beetles invading your home?
Winter has arrived. As people pull out their wool sweaters, they may be disappointed to find a few holes in their frosty frocks. A University of Georgia expert says it isn’t moths eating their way through the clothes.
A bed bug fills with blood as it feeds on a human arm. CAES News
Bed bug population on the rise
A bed bug feeds on Lisa Ames’ left arm. Every 30 seconds, Ames pops off a photograph with the camera she precariously holds in her right hand. Strange? Maybe, but it’s all in the name of science.
Africanized honeybees CAES News
Africanized honeybees confirmed in Georgia
Last week’s death of an elderly Dougherty County man has been attributed to Africanized honeybees. This fatality confirms the bees’ arrival in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
A bean plataspid crawls on the side of a home in northeast Georgia. CAES News
Kudzu bug multiplies and spreads
Just shy of a year from when it was first spotted in northeast Georgia, the insect now commonly called the “kudzu bug” continues to mystify homeowners and agricultural researchers.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgids suck up the cells from the needles and prevent the tree from transferring water and conducting photosynthesis. The first obvious sign of an infestation is thinning foliage; the needles fall off and the crown starts thinning out. From a distance, trees look gray. CAES News
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead, gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are native to north Georgia, but they are dying rapidly.
Fire ants scurry along a piece of wood CAES News
Fire ant control works best now
It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, football is around the corner, fall harvesting will begin, and it’s time to fight fire ants.
Immature squash bugs feast on the leaf of a yellow squash plant CAES News
Scout before you spray
Many home landscapers and gardeners see pests eating their azaleas or tomatoes and immediately grab a chemical pesticide for defense. A University of Georgia expert says using a combination of pest control methods is a better option for your plants and the environment.
It's beetle time: Young students learn to appreciate insects through hands-on learning. CAES News
Hands-on is best
University of Georgia entomologist Marianne Robinette gently places Rosie the tarantula in the student’s hands. Rosie has been traveling from middle schooler to elementary students for the past few hours, stopping for the occasional break in her plastic terrarium.
Safe foods
A recent report in the journal Pediatrics suggests a possible link between organophosphate pesticides and increased risk of children developing attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The report has some parents wondering if they should stay away from the produce aisle in the grocery store. University of Georgia experts say to learn the facts, thoroughly clean all produce and feed healthful fruits and vegetables to children.