Fire Ant Webinars

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Learn About Imported Fire Ants and Other Pests from the Experts

See the schedule for upcoming webinars or watch one of our previous webinars. Brought to you by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice, eXtension, and its participating Cooperative Extension Institutions.

2016 Webinar Series: All Bugs Good and Bad


2015 Webinar Series: All Bugs Good and Bad

Download the flyer for the entire 2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series:  JPG  PDF

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 bait.Fire Ant Management Using Baits
Presented by Dr. Lawrence "Fudd" Graham
Moderated by Charles PinkstonBethany O'Rear, and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller

APRIL 3,  2015

Common termiteCommon 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



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



2014 Webinar Series:  All Bugs Good and Bad


FEBRUARY 7, 2014

bee on flowerIf Flowers are Restaurants to Bees, then What Are Bees to Flowers?
Presented by Dr. John Skinner      Moderated by Danielle Carroll
a recording

MARCH 7, 2014

Common termiteStraight Talk About Termites
Presented by Dr. Xing Ping Hu
Moderated by Mallory Kelley
a recording

APRIL 4, 2014

Image of ticksGet TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do
Presented by Dr. Thomas N. Mather
Moderated by Shawn Banks
a recording

MAY 2, 2014

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

JUNE 6, 2014

Fire ants bite AND sting! Fire Ant Management
Presented by Elizabeth "Wizzie" Brown
Moderated by Gerald "Mike" McQueen
a recording

AUGUST 1, 2014

Minimize Mosquito ProblemsMinimize Mosquito Problems
Presented by Molly Keck
Moderated by Christopher Becker
 a recording


Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S.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
 a recording


OCTOBER 3, 2014

A fire ant decapitated by an enzyme released from a mature phorid fly larva living inside the host ant.Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants
Presented by Dr. Sanford Porter
Moderated by Nelson Wynn
 a recording

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

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

 a recording


2013 Webinar Series: Don't Bug Me

Watch a recording in this series by clicking on the WATCH button.

Fire Ant Home Remedies - What Works, What Doesn't
Recorded on February 1, 2013 at 2 pm EST (45 minutes)

Ants! Ants! Ants!
Recorded on March 1, 2013 at 2 pm EST (45 minutes)

You Have Fire Ants Where?
Recorded on April 5, 2013 at 2 pm EDT (45 minutes)

Protect Your Loved Ones From Fire Ants
Recorded on May 3, 2013 at 2 pm EDT (45 minutes)

Get Rid of Those Bed Bugs
Recorded on June 7, 2013 at 2 pm EDT (1 hour)

Fall - A Good Time to Control Fire Ants with Bait
Recorded on September 4, 2013 at 2 pm EDT (1 hour)

Home Invaders 
Recorded  on October 2, 2013 at 2 pm EDT (30 minutes)

Keep Ants Off the Thanksgiving Table
Recorded on November 6, 2013 at 2 pm EST (1 hour)

2012 Webinars

2012 Fire Ant Control Made Easy
Recorded on May 10, 2012 (1 hour)

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