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Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito Madness
The recent rains have reinvigorated Georgia’s mosquito population. As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I have received numerous calls about mosquito control and what can be done to get relief from the biting when outside.
Michael Strand and Kevin D. Clark's recently published study refocused the way scientists view the development of melanin in insects. CAES News
Understanding insect defense
For scientists who study insects, having a correct model of how an insect forms melanin is important for not only their research on insect structures but also on how to control them. In a new study, published May 17 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, University of Georgia entomologists find that the model they and other scientists have been using is wrong.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito Madness
This year’s unseasonably cool spring has left middle and north Georgia virtually mosquito free so far. But with the return of warmer nights that old familiar buzz won’t be far behind.
Termites feed on pieces of wood in garden soil. CAES News
Termite-fighting tips
Most people take action against pests when they see them – roaches scurrying across the kitchen counter, ants taking over the cookie jar, moles digging up the petunias. But what about the pests you can’t see, like termites?
Kudzu bug CAES News
Kudzu bug control
Kudzu bugs have awakened from their winter slumber and can be found alighting on just about anything white or light-colored, from small cars to large trucks and homes to commercial buildings. University of Georgia experts say controlling this new pest isn’t as easy as spraying a pesticide.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito control class
The University of Georgia will offer a mosquito control update and recertification class on Tuesday, April 23 on the campus in Griffin, Ga.
H.O. Lund Entomology Club and students in a service-learning entomology class hosted the 2012 insect zoo on March 30, 2012. CAES News
UGA Insect Zoo
The University of Georgia Bug Dawgs of the UGA Entomology Department are hosting the 28th Annual Insect Zoo Open House on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus in Athens. The event is open to the public and will be held on D.W. Brooks Drive in front of the UGA Miller Plant Science building.
A bumble bee collects pollen from a tomatillo bloom in a Butts Co., Ga., garden. CAES News
Good bees
Ground-nesting bees are actually “good bugs” that are doing their job as pollinators or serving as useful predators by controlling other harmful insect pests. But when ground nests are located in areas such as yards, gardens, flowerbeds or playgrounds, most people would rather not hear a discourse in entomology.
2013 Georgia Pest Management Handbook CAES News
Georgia Pest Management Handbook
The 2013 Georgia Pest Management Handbook is now available for purchase. The thirty-fourth 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 uses of pest control chemicals around farms, homes, urban areas, recreational areas and other environments where pests may occur.