Pests of humans and our environments come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny mouse to the common rat. UGA Extension provides resources to keep people and their homes safe from the pests that prey on them, and to help create clean and healthy human environments.
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many situations for home owners and consumers.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Urban Pest Management Program The Urban Pest Management Program on the UGA Griffin campus is dedicated to the continuing education and training of employees of all of Georgia's pest management companies. Annually, more than 65 continuing education hours are available to Georgia's registered and certified pest management company employees through a multitude of training programs.
- Millipedes and Centipedes (B 1088) Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. Millipedes do occasionally damage seedlings by feeding on stems and leaves, and may enter homes in large numbers …
- Stinging and Biting Pests (C 782) This publication contains descriptions and images, as well as methods of control, for common stinging and biting pests found in Georgia, including: bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, scorpions, caterpil…
- Protect Yourself from Ticks (C 937) This publication discusses how to protect yourself and the areas around your home from ticks. It also includes information on common tick-borne diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme …
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook — Commercial Edition (SB 28) The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application and safe use of pest control chemicals. The handbook has recommendations for pest control on farms, around home…
Georgia Pest Management Handbook The Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals.
Integrated Pest Management Program at UGA Integrated pest management is a science-based decision making process that employs biological, mechanical, cultural and chemical control methods is such a way as to minimize economic, environmental and public health risks associated with pests and pest management practices.
UGA Department of Entomology Learn more about the entomology department at the UGA College of Agricultural of Environmental Sciences.
Urban Pest Management Program at UGA The Griffin Campus Urban Pest Management Program’s primary focus is the extension of academic expertise and research-based information regarding pest management practices and options.
Controlling Fire Ants Treating fire ants now will reduce their numbers in the spring.
Pesticide Training Changes UGA Extension launches new system to help farmers, pesticide applicators with training for licensure
Zika Virus Research UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.