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Woolly hackberry aphid CAES News
Woolly Aphids
An aphid pest that came to Georgia two decades ago has some homeowners seeing “snow” falling from their hackberry trees and cleaning sticky goo off their cars.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito season

Although the rate of mosquito-borne diseases has been low this summer, University of Georgia experts urge the public to continue to take caution during this last month of mosquito season.

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Bat removal
If you have bats in your belfry, or your attic, now is the time to remove them before they hibernate in your home for the winter.
A butterfly takes a break atop a Miss Huff Lantana bush. CAES News
Lantana lace bugs
The summer heat is making lantana lace bug populations boom and lantana flower blooms decline. If the pests set up residence on the popular landscape plant, they can cause plants to stop producing flowers.
A cucumber vine grows in a backyard garden in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Perfect for diseases
Summer is a great time for fresh local produce, but Georgia summers can present many challenges for gardeners trying to keep crops healthy and alive. This is especially true for tomatoes and cucurbits.
Southern Mole Cricket CAES News
Mole cricket time
Recent rains and warm weather have mole crickets out in full force, wreaking havoc in lawns. Mole crickets damage turf by feeding on plant roots, stems and leaves. And, they tunnel through the soil. Their feeding is not considered as damaging as their tunneling, however, significant feeding injury does occur in pastures.
Recently hatched kudzu bug nymphs CAES News
Kudzu bugs
Kudzu bugs’ diets consist of mostly kudzu and soybeans, but more and more often they’re getting blamed for devouring all sorts of plants.
A group of Japanese beetles eat crape myrtle leaves CAES News
Japanese beetles
Adult Japanese beetles seldom become a problem when gardeners are following a regular spray schedule for the control of other insects. However, if you find yourself fighting Asian beetles, you can protect the foliage and fruit of most plants by spraying them with insecticides like sevin or malathion.
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Peanut research
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.