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 crops, 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 controlling unwelcome plants in lawns, gardens, and fields.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- 2015 Tobacco Research Report
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition
- Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
- Regulations for On-Farm Storage Tanks in Georgia
- Identification and Control of Powdery Mildew of Wheat in Georgia
- Identification and Control of Leaf Rust of Wheat in Georgia
- Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals (2013)
- Granular Applicator Calibration Procedure
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- Pesticide Storage and Mixing Facilities
- Orchard Sprayers
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook—Homeowner Edition
- Care of Ornamental Plants in the Landscape
- Beneficial Insects, Spiders, and Mites in the Southeast
- Success with Mixed Containers Using Perennial and Woody Plants
- Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Fencing
- Management of Pest Insects In and Around the Home
- Repellents and Wildlife Damage Control
- Protect Yourself from Ticks
- Termite Control Services: Information for the Georgia Property Owner
- Biology and Management of Carpenter Ants
- Urban Entomology Pest Series: Identifying the Formosan Subterranean Termite
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- Don't let ticks keep you out of the woods this summer.
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- Inaugural Academy of Crop Production to be held in Athens, Georgia
- UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria
- Extension planning one-on-one trainings for Georgia farmers
- Multiple factors contributing to pollinator decline
- Spring is the time to eliminate mosquito habitats from the landscape
- 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.