Webinar series available on urban IPM

The 2013 Don’t Bug Me webinar series from eXtension has come to a close. Recordings can be viewed by visiting the  Don’t Bug Me 2013 Webinar Series.

The 2013 series highlighted fire ants, bed bugs and other insects that affect homes and landscapes. Experts in the field discussed research-based management practices and provided real-life examples.

Dr. Kathy Flanders, Extension specialist with Auburn University initiated the series in 2012.

Episodes from the 2013 series include: Fire Ant Homes Remedies – What Works, What doesn’t; Ants! Ants! Ants!; You Have Fire Ants Where?; Protect Your Loved Ones from Fire Ants; Get Rid of Those Bed Bugs; Fall – A Good Time to Control Fire Ants with Bait; Home Invaders; and Keep Ants Off the Thanksgiving Table.

Be sure to add All Bugs Good and Bad to your calendar for February 2014. Webinars will be held at 1 PM Eastern Time the first Friday of each month except January and July. Each webinar typically lasts 30-45 minutes.

“The All Bugs Good and Bad Series webinars are specifically for people who need answers they can use. This series gives people sound, research-based solutions for pests from experts,” reports Flanders.

Topics in the 2014 series will include native pollinators, pollinator decline, termites, spiders, ticks, mosquitoes, invasive insects, fire ant management and decapitating flies that attack fire ants. To learn more about the upcoming series visit: http://www.extension.org/pages/66439.

The series is supported by eXtension and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and coordinated by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice. If you would like to host a webinar, email Dr. Flanders for more information.

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