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Urbanization creates pest problems that threaten the health and welfare of all Georgians. Insect and rodent pests consume and contaminate our food anywhere that it is grown, prepared, cooked, served, or stored.

The Urban Pest Management Program on the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus is responding to these challenges by researching key problems and disseminating information to those who can use it best, specifically Georgia’s residents and the owners and operators of Georgia’s termite and pest control companies.

The Urban Pest Management Program on the UGA Griffin campus is dedicated to the continuing education of employees of all of Georgia’s pest management companies. To that end, the Program offers multiple training opportunities for the pest management professional. Annually, more than 65 continuing education hours are available to Georgia’s registered and certified pest management company employees through a multitude of training programs.

Upcoming Events

Getting the Best of Pests 2016 Webinar Series

Complete 2016 Speaker & Topic Lineup

  • February 17 , 2016

    Ant Identification and Why It's Important, Dr. Karen Vail, Professor of Urban Entomology and interim Department Head, Department of Entomology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

    Results of Ph.D. Dissertation Research on Bed Bugs, Dr. Rick Cooper, recent recipient of his doctoral degree in urban entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He is also owner, Cooper Pest Solutions, a pest management company in New Brunswick.

Visit our Webinar Series page for more information or to register for a webinar.

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Spring 2016 10-Week Certificate Program - March 31- June 9, 2016
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Spring 2016 Termite Control Workshops - March 10-11 & 24-25, 2016
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Spring 2016 Bed Bug Workshop - February 11, 2016
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Spring 2016 Commercial IPM Workshop - February 25, 2016
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