2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.  We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, vegetable pests, and house dwellers as well as arachnids too.  Not all insects are bad, though, come and meet some of our native pollinators!  Webinars will be on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.  Click on the title for more information.

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

tramp antsTitle  Don't Let Tramp Ants Take Over Your Home
Presented by Dr. Karen Vail, University of Tennessee
Moderated by Mallory Kelley, David Koon

 

 

MARCH 3, 2017

Squash bug Eggs   Title Protect Your Veggie Harvest From Hungry Insects!
   Presented by Zack Snipes, Clemson University Extension
   Moderated by Dani Carroll, Mallory Kelley

 

 

APRIL 7, 2017

picture of a mosquitoTitle  Mosquitoes and Insect Borne Diseases
Presented by Dr. Derrick Mathias
Moderated by Ellen Huckabay, Lucy Edwards

 

 

MAY 5, 2017

black legged tickTitle Ticks
Presented by Dr. Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island
Moderated by Bethany O'Rear, Ellen Huckabay

 

 

JUNE 2, 2017

aphidsTitle Aphids, Scales and White Flies
Presented by Dr. Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Moderated by Marcus Garner, Allyson Shabel

 

 

AUGUST 4, 2017

house flyTitle Drain Flies, House Flies, and Fungus Gnats
Presented by Elizabeth "Wizzie" Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Moderated by Hunter McBrayer, Taylor Vandiver

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Native PollinatorTitle Meet Our Native Pollinators
Presented by Molly Keck, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Moderated by Dani Carroll, Sallie Lee

 

 

OCTOBER 6, 2017

crazy ant

Title New Invasive Ants to Know About
Presented by Dr. Timothy Davis, University of Georgia Extension

Moderated by Tim Crow, Eric Schavey

 

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org webbing clothes mothTitle Pantry Pests, Carpet Beetles, and Clothes Moths
Presented by Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University
Moderated by Lucy Edwards, Rhonda Britton

 

 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2017

bed bugs

Presented by Alan Brown, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Austin, TX
Moderated by Taylor VandiverMarcus Garner

 

 

Download the flyer for the entire 2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series:  PDF JPEG

2016 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

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Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects. We will discuss how you can help pollinators and other good insects by using pesticides properly. We will also talk about how to control insects we think of as bad, like fire ants, vegetable bugs, a new invasive fruit fly, and cockroaches. Snakes aren't insects but they can be good and bad, 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 5, 2016

Leaf footed bug on tomato leafDon't Let the Insects Eat Your Vegetables
Presented by Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Moderated by Hunter McBrayer , Allyson Shabel, and Eric Schavey

MARCH 4, 2016

fire ant moundKill That Queen the First Time: Tips for Making Fire Ant Mound Treatments
Presented by Dr. Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University
Moderated by Lucy Edwards, Marcus Garner, and David Koon

APRIL 1, 2016

Bee on flowerHelp Pollinators Cope with Pesticides
Presented by Sallie Lee, Dr. Jim Tew, Dani Carroll, and Jack Rowe, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Moderated by Mallory Kelley, Denise Heubach, and Ellen Huckabay

MAY 6, 2016

pecan weevill larvae in pecansManaging Pests of Backyard Pecans
Presented by Bryan Wilkins, Auburn University
Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Taylor Vandiver


JUNE 3, 2016

adult spotted wing drosophila on raspberrySpotted Wing Drosophila
Presented by Dr. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Dani Carroll

AUGUST 5, 2016

cockroach on saltine crackerControlling Roaches Before They Control You
Presented by Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension and Dr. Faith Oi, University of Florida
Moderated by Mallory Kelley and Lucy Edwards

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

garter snakeSnake Identification
Presented by Dr. Mike Wines, Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, New Jersey
Moderated by Dani Carroll, Hayes Jackson, and Ken Creel

OCTOBER 7, 2016

picture of pesticide application equipment and measuring equipment

Don't Use Too Much Pesticide or Fertilizer:- Learn How to Calibrate Your Lawn and Garden Sprayers and Spreaders
Presented by Dr. Wayne Buhler, NCSU
Moderated by Taylor Vandiver and Ellen Huckabay

NOVEMBER 4, 2016

rodent damage in houseRodenticides
Presented by City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board.
Moderated by David Koon and Tim Crow

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The 2016 Webinars are brought to you by the Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPM, and Pesticide Environmental Stewardship eXtension Communities of Practice; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Clemson Cooperative Extension. Series Coordinator: Kathy Flanders, Auburn University. Marketing: Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia. Webinar Text Chat Moderators: Tim Davis and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Clemson Cooperative Extension.

Image credits in order of appearance: Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Dani Carroll, Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Dani Carroll, Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org; Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Becca MacDonald, Sault College, Bugwood.org; Kathy Flanders, Auburn University; and Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
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 baitFire Ant Management Using Baits
Presented by Dr. Lawrence "Fudd" Graham
Moderated by Charles PinkstonBethany O'Rear, and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller
 

APRIL 3,  2015

Common 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 preyBenefical 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

 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

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


All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 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 like bee pollinators and how to control insects we think of as bad, like fire ants, termites, and new invasive insects.  Spiders and ticks aren't actually insects, but we will talk 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.

 

2014 Webinar Series:  All Bugs Good and Bad

FEBRUARY 7, 2014

If Flowers are Restaurants to Bees, then What Are Bees to Flowers?
Presented by Dr. John Skinner
Moderated by Danielle Carroll
 

MARCH 7, 2014

Straight Talk About Termites
Presented by Dr. Xing Ping Hu
Moderated by Mallory Kelley
 

 
APRIL 4, 2014

Get TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do
Presented by Dr. Thomas N. Mather
Moderated by Shawn Banks
 

 
MAY 2, 2014

Are Those Itsy Bitsy Spiders Good or Bad?
Presented by Dr. Nancy Hinkle
Moderated by Charles Pinkston

 

JUNE 6, 2014

Fire Ant Management
Presented by Elizabeth "Wizzie" Brown
Moderated by Gerald "Mike" McQueen

 

AUGUST 1, 2014

Minimize Mosquito Problems
Presented by Molly Keck
Moderated by Christopher Becker

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S and Brown Marmorated Stinkbug -- All Bad
Presented by Michael Toews and Tracy Leskey
Moderated by Willie Datcher
 

OCTOBER 3, 2014

Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants
Presented by Dr. Sanford Porter
Moderated by Nelson Wynn
 

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone?  Hope for the Future
Presented by Dr. John Skinner
Moderated by Sallie Lee