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Chuck Bargeron - associate director, UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health CAES News
Bargeron selected
University of Georgia public service assistant Chuck Bargeron has been named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) for the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).
Recently hatched kudzu bug nymphs CAES News
Kudzu genetics
Genetics is the science of genes and heredity. It can link a person to a crime scene, a father to a child and — in the case of the kudzu bug — a pest to its home country.
2012 UGA Team CAES News
Bug brains
An academic team from the University of Georgia has been named national champions in the Entomological Society of America’s annual Linnaean Games.
Female golden garden spider CAES News
Spider time
It seems to me that fall is spider time as I notice spider webs hanging from everything imaginable. I’ve seen dew-covered spider webs strung between power lines, and I’ve encountered a web of two in my face when I walked out my front door.
Termites on a boot in the University of Georgia Military Building's supply room in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Termite treatment
For the past 12 years, the University of Georgia has tapped its own talent to help keep its dozens of Athens based building safe from termites.
Use tweezers to remove ticks. Pinch the tick close to the mouthparts to remove as much as possible. If the tick head is left behind, don't worry. Having a tick attach itself to your skin is like having a thorn. Your body will expel it over time. CAES News
Tick control
Ticks make most people squeamish. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce you and your pets’ chances of having a close encounter with a tick.
University of Georgia entomology intern Anna Marie Heape places a kudzu bug trap in a kudzu patch on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Monitoring kudzu
U.S. Forest Service entomologist Jim Hanula may be the only person in the South who actually wants to keep kudzu alive. He needs healthy plots of the famous weed to monitor the effect the bean plataspid – a pest that entered Georgia some two years ago and has become known as the kudzu bug – is having on kudzu.
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.