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Handbook serves as guide for pest control

The “Georgia Pest Management Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to all things pest control. From vegetable gardens to the fur of household pets, pests live everywhere and are a public health risk in Georgia homes. But pesticides can be complicated, and their proper use requires background research and environmental considerations.

Using research and performance data from the University of Georgia and its extension trials, this guide provides pesticide recommendations that are rooted in science and efficacy. The handbook considers environmental conditions, severity of pest pressure and methods of application when recommending different pesticide treatments. This guide also explains the time and place to use other forms of control such as cultural, biological and physical control, taking into account the wide variability of these factors.

The “Georgia Pest Management Handbook” emphasizes the importance of following instructions for safe pesticide use. For questions or concerns, please contact a county agent.