Online training available on kudzu bug & brown marmorated stinkbug

Kudzu bug Jeremy Greene, Clemson University,
Kudzu bug Jeremy Greene, Clemson University,

Learn about two new invasive insects, the kudzu bug and the brown marmorated stinkbug, in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA; and Dr. Tracy Leskey, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory, Kearneysville, WV.

Click here to view the webinar which was presented on September 5, 2014.

For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series.

UGA Webinar Series Now Offers 2 Hours of Credit!

Dan Suiter, UGA Department of Entomology

The Urban & Structural IPM program at the University of Georgia started a webinar series this year for pest management professionals. Go to to learn more, including upcoming dates, speakers, and topics. Our series now provides CCU/CEU credit in GA, AL, FL, NC, SC, and TN.

We are announcing the doubling of credit for our series, from 1 to 2 hours. Webinars from this point forward will begin at 8:00 AM and finish at 10:00 AM, while providing 2 CEUs for attendees.

Our next webinar is August 20, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Dr. Brian Forschler will discuss the Biology and Management of Subterranean Termites, and Dr. Dan Suiter will talk about Demystifying Wood-eating Beetles. GA operators will receive 2 hours of WDO credit.

Should you have a question about this or any other upcoming webinar, don’t hesitate to contact me at 770-233-6114 or Alternatively, visit our website at


Online training for the pest control industry

Past trainings and webinars have been recorded and made available online. For more information, click on the links below. Not all webinars originate from Georgia, so not all information may be pertinent to our area.

This website lists the available online trainings.

Dealing with People Who Think They are Infested with Invisible Bugs February 19, 2014

Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Professor of Medical-Veterinary Entomology at the University of Georgia.

The presentation is available as a podcast at these two sites. You may need to download QuickTime to view the video.


Home Invaders (Kudzu bugs and others) October 2, 2013

Dr Dan Suiter, Professor and Program Leader-Urban Entomology, University of Georgia.


Category 41 (Mosquito Control) Exam Review to prepare applicators to take the GA Department of Agriculture commercial pesticide applicator exam June 2013

Elmer Gray, UGA Entomology Department.


The Bugs That Won’t Go Away: Your role in delusional infestation March 27, 2013

Dr Nancy Hinkle, UGA Entomologist

Dr. Peter Lepping, Consultant Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales


Ant Control Made Easy May 17, 2012

How Can You Tell if You Have Odorous House Ants? Dr. Karen Vail, University of Tennessee

Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Carpenter Ants Dr. Dan Suiter, University of Georgia

Managing Problems with Pharaoh Ants Dr. Michael Merchant, Texas A&M University


Fire Ant Control Made Easy May 10, 2012 

How Can You Tell if You Have Fire Ants? Dr. Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University

Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Fire Ants, Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Clemson University

Managing Imported Fire Ants, Dr. Bastiaan Drees, Professor, Texas A&M University

Biological Control of Fire Ants, Dr. Lawrence Graham, Auburn University

UGA Urban Pest Management Webinar Series

Kudzu bug
Kudzu bug Daniel R. Suiter, UGA,

Come experience the future of training for Georgia’s pest management industry! The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, powered by the Digital Innovation Group, has developed a training program that will allow pest management professionals to obtain re-certification and re-registration credit on-line, in the comfort of their home or office. Although anyone, anywhere can attend, CCU/CEU credit is granted for pest management professionals in GA, FL, AL, SC, NC, and TN.

All your computer will need is the ability to access the internet. No special software is needed on your part. Logging on, watching a live online presentation (called a webinar), and then going back to work is just a few mouse clicks away. No more long drives and time off work to acquire credits!

Mark your calendar for the 2014 webinar series (all webinars 8:00 to 10:00 am).

February 19. Dr. Nancy Hinkle, University of Georgia on Delusory Parasitosis (See archive here)
April 16. Dr. Susan Jones, The Ohio State University on Bed Bug Monitoring
June 18. Mr. Elmer Gray, University of Georgia on Mosquito Biology
August 20. Dr. Brian Forschler, University of Georgia on Termite Biology and Dan Suiter, University of Georgia on Demystifying Wood-eating Beetles
October 15. Dr. Karen Vail, Univ. of TN, Dept. of Entomology on An Integrated Approach to Managing Odorous House Ants and Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University, Dept of Entomology on Stopping the Occasion of the Occasional Invaders
December 10. Dr. Ron Harrison, Orkin Technical Services on Bed Bug Control and Dr. Faith Oi , Univ of FL, Dept. of Ent. The Tawny Crazy Ant 

How the Program Will Work. Several weeks prior to the event, Dr. Dan Suiter will announce the webinar by email. In the email will be instructions on how to register. If you’d like to be put on his mailing list, simply send an email to Dr. Suiter at, and note that you’d like to be notified when registration for each webinar opens. Or, if you’d simply like to learn more about the series feel free to call Dan at 770-233-6114 to chat.

Hope to see you on-line!
Dan Suiter, Ph.D.
Department of Entomology
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia, Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St, Griffin, GA 30223