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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.


Our Programs and Services
  • 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.
  • Structural Pest Management Program The Structural 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.

Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

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.

 


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