Archive for November, 2020
Why Does The United States Contain An Unusually High Number Of Invasive Termites?
Within the last century, six non-native termites have established an invasive presence within the state of Florida. This makes the state of Florida home to the greatest number of invasive termites when compared to all other US states, followed closely by Hawaii with five invasive termite species established. The manner in which these non-native termites…Read More
Winter brings more than cold weather to Georgia. It also brings stink bugs, the unwelcome houseguests who are eager to set up camp in your home before winter. As its name implies, the brown marmorated stink bug (affectionately labeled BMSB) gives off a foul odor as a defense mechanism against predators. Although they have piercing,…Read More
Don’t Let Termites in Trees Stump You
Hurricane Zeta blew into the South earlier this month, shredding homes and businesses with powerful winds and leaving about two million electricity customers without power. More than 200 downed trees were reported to the 911 call center in New Orleans from the hurricane, and many of those trees fell because they were termite infested and…Read More
The Joros are Here – and They’re Not Leaving
The Joros have moved in to Georgia. No, they’re not the family next-door, but a species of spider who probably arrived by hitching a ride in a shipping container from China, Korea or Japan and landing in Hoschton, Georgia, back in 2013. Their identities were confirmed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and…Read More