Pests and diseases in Georgia affect animals, plants, and humans. Some agricultural products even have the misfortune to suffer more than one kind of nuisance. In Georgia, pest management focuses on pests of criops, but pests of humans — from squirrels to coyotes — inevitably plague agricultural producers and urban residents alike, while parasites and viruses threaten livestock. Topics in this section include:
Suggestions for controlling raccoons, deer, armadillos, and other unwanted visitors.
Pests of Animals
Discusses common viral and parasitic threats to the health and well-being of animals.
Pests of Humans
Pests affecting humans, such as head lice, termites, and mice, are discussed.
Pests of Plants
Insects and plant diseases are reviewed.
Resources for controling unwelcome plants in lawns, gardens, and fields.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- GEORGIA FARM*A*SYST: Pesticide Storage and Handling
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook - Commercial Edition
- Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals (2013)
- Granular Applicator Calibration Procedure
- Georgia FARM*A*SYST: Managing Pests on Croplands and Pastures
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- 2012 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
- Pesticide Storage and Mixing Facilities
- Aerial Application of Pesticides
- Regulations for On-Farm Storage Tanks in Georgia
- Orchard Sprayers
- Insecticide Basics for the Pest Management Professional
- Handling of Used Agricultural Chemical Containers
- Success with Mixed Containers Using Perennial and Woody Plants
- Garden Fencing
- Management of Pest Insects In and Around the Home
- Repellents and Wildlife Damage Control
- Protect Yourself from Ticks
- Stinging and Biting Pests
- Termite Control Services: Information for the Georgia Property Owner
- Identifying the Formosan Subterranean Termite
- La Biología de Termitas Subterráneas del Este de los Estados Unidos
- Biology of Subterranean Termites in the Eastern United States
- Biology and Management of Carpenter Ants
- Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
- Control of Common Pests of Landscape Plants
- Pesticide Safety for the Homeowner
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Homeowner Edition
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- Early detection and persistence are the key to defeating Japanese beetles
- USAID grant to fund global UGA peanut research
- Cut down on moisture, debris around your home to help keep termites away
- Culpepper recommends alternatives for methyl bromide
- Forage pest having major impact
- Kudzu bugs wake up, cover houses, pester homeowners
- Misuse of pesticides harmful for farmers, companies
- Pollen may not be popular, but it's essential to our food supply
- Be patient and wait for centipedegrass to green-up on its own
- 2011 Georgia Pest Management Handbook
PDF handbook provides crop-specific solutions to pest problems.
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Extensive index to University and external resources.
- Chemical Application Information
Information and resources for types of chemicals and set-up of the equipment to apply them.
- Georgia Integrated Pest Management
Compiles loss statistics and management information for a variety of crops.
- Georgia Pest Control Association
Information for future and existing pest control professionals.