6 publications were found
Biology and Management of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Ornamental Landscapes
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, is a landscape and agricultural pest in the United States. It was introduced from Asia in the mid-1990s, and quickly spread to the entire United States because of its overwintering behavior. They seek dark and dry sites—such as a vehicle parked near trees—in the fall in which to overwinter. It is established in the Piedmont region of the Ge…
Insect and Arthropod Pests of Southeastern Neighborhoods
This publication is a guide to 110 common pest insects found in and around the home, including prevention and treatment options.
Joro Spider: Trichonephila clavata
The Joro spider is native to East Asia and was first detected in Georgia in 2014. It is found in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and is spreading to adjacent regions. It has one generation per year in its native range.
Adult females become sexually mature in September and early October. The female’s body is bright yellow with broad, horizontal bluish-green bands on the to…
Managing Joro Spiders in the Landscape
The publication gives basic biology and description, with images, of the spider's immature and adult forms, along with recommendations for managing them around the home. The Joro spider is a native of Japan and East Asia that was first documented in the United States in 2014 in northeast Georgia. The initial population appeared to be centered around Braselton and Hoschton, GA, along I-85. By 2022,…
The Truth about Slime Molds, Spanish Moss, Lichens and Mistletoe
This publication contains basic information about slime molds, Spanish moss, lichens and mistletoe.
Urban Entomology Pest Series: The Tawny Crazy Ant, Nylanderia fulva, in Georgia
The Tawny crazy ant is a highly invasive species from South America. It was introduced into port cities in Florida and Texas. It was detected in Albany, GA, in August 2013 and in Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia in August 2014. The ant somewhat resembles the invasive Argentine ant. This circular is meant to help homeowners and pest management professionals identify the Tawny crazy ant and diff…