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Stinkin’ Bugs!

November 19th, 2020

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,…

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Don’t Let Termites in Trees Stump You

November 13th, 2020

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…

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The Joros are Here – and They’re Not Leaving

November 5th, 2020

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…

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