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
- Pesticide Storage and Handling
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook - Commercial Edition
- Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals (2013)
- Granular Applicator Calibration Procedure
- Managing Pests on Croplands and Pastures
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- 2012 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide
- Aerial Application of Pesticides
- Pesticide Storage and Mixing Facilities
- Regulations for On-Farm Storage Tanks in Georgia
- Orchard Sprayers
- Insecticide Basics for the Pest Management Professional
- Control of Common Pests of Landscape Plants
- 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
- Termite Control Services: Information for the Georgia Property Owner
- Identifying the Formosan Subterranean Termite
- Biology of Subterranean Termites in the Eastern United States
- Biology and Management of Carpenter Ants
- La Biología de Termitas Subterráneas del Este de los Estados Unidos
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Homeowner Edition
To see other publications, go to the Extension Publications site.
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- Fall armyworms march across Georgia fields and lawns
- Squash vine borers on gardeners' hit list
- Blog is a new UGA resource for Georgia community gardeners
- After a short hiatus, Japanese beetles return to Georgia landscapes and gardens
- Pesticides can be lethal if used inappropriately; always follow pesticide labels
- Ambrosia beetles boring holes in freeze damaged fig trees
- Termites are lazy, when they aren't eating wood, UGA researcher says
- 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.