2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  Topics will include how you can help good insects in your garden and how to control insects we think of as bad, like fire ants, termites, bed bugs, white grubs, and wasps.  Moles, squirrels, and rats aren’t insects but they are troublesome, so we will have a webinar about them too.  Webinars will be on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.  Click on the title for information on how to connect to the webinar.

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

man reading the back of a pesticide labelPesticide Strategy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presented by Kaci Buhl
Moderated by Charles Pinkston and Danielle Carroll

MARCH 6, 2015

Demonstrating how to apply fire anf bait.Fire Ant Management Using Baits
Presented by Dr. Lawrence “Fudd” Graham
Moderated by Charles Pinkston,  Bethany O’Rear, and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller

APRIL 3,  2015

Common termiteCommon Termites of the Southern United States: Biology, Behavior, and Management
Presented by Dr. Robert Puckett
Moderated by Mallory Kelley and Ellen Huckabay     

MAY 1, 2015

assassin bug attacking preyBeneficial Garden Helpers
Presented by Dr. Kris Braman
Moderated by Ellen Huckabay and Mallory Kelley


JUNE 5, 2015

photo of Simulium damnosum, vector of river blindnessInsect-borne Diseases Affecting People
Presented by Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena
Moderated by Chris Becker and David Koon 


AUGUST 7, 2015

white grub thumbnailManagement of Japanese Beetles and Other White Grubs
Presented by Dr. Juang-Horng (J. C.) Chong
Moderated by Bethany O’Rear and Kenneth Creel



photo of a yellow jacketBees, Wasps and Hornets – They’re all Different
Presented by Dr. Charles Ray
Moderated by Lucy Edwards and David Koon

OCTOBER 2, 2015

image of german cockroachKeep Ants and Cockroaches from Ruining Your Holidays
Presented by Elizabeth “Wizzie” Brown
Moderated by Willie Datcher and Lucy Edwards

NOVEMBER 6, 2015

photo of bedbug taken from the sideLet’s Beat the Bug! New Things to Know About Bed Bugs
Presented by Dr. Stephen Kells
Moderated by Nelson Wynn and Chris Becker

DECEMBER 4, 2015

squirrel on lawnWildlife in the Backyard: a Double-edged Sword
Presented by Dr. Scott Hygnstrom
Moderated by Mike McQueen and Danielle Carroll

Download the flyer for the entire 2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series:  JPG  PDF

The 2015 Webinars are brought to you by the Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPMDisasters, and Pesticide Environmental Stewardship eXtension Communities of Practice; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture.  Series Coordinator: Kathy Flanders, Auburn University.  Marketing: Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia.  Webinar Text Chat Moderators: Shawn Banks, North Carolina State University and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Clemson University Extension.


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Image credits in order of appearance: Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org; Fudd Graham, Auburn University; USDA-ARS Photo Unit, USDA-ARS, bugwood.org; Richie Braman, Griffin, GA; Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Univ. of Florida; Kathy Flanders, Auburn University; Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org; Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org.