Monthly Archives: March 2017

Eddie’s Corner: Are you seeing Red and Black Bugs right now?

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Boxelder BugHave you noticed any peculiar “red and black” bugs that suddenly appeared in large numbers inside your home, or perhaps on south or west-facing outside walls? Their appearance almost always coincides with unusually warm winter days. No, this is not the results of the Falcons’ Super Bowl loss, but are boxelder bugs that have been temporarily “activated” by the warm temperatures and come inside through any cracks or fissures that they can find leading in from outside of your home.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Flavors of Georgia

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

FoodThe UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is seeking the best food in the state for its 2017 contest. Whether it’s a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft food scene. In its second decade, the contest serves as a springboard for food entrepreneurs, assisting them in testing new products and reaching a larger audience, and helps new craft brands break into new markets and expand sales.   Continue reading