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Leaf Peeping? Here are the best states to visit for fall

Leaf Peeping? Here are the best states to visit for fall

Sweater season is back. If you’re planning a getaway that involves cooler weather, colorful leaves, and all things flavored pumpkin spice, you need to know the Best States to Visit This Fall. Georgia did not make the list of best states to visit in the fall -- it didn't make the list of worst states either -- but if you're looking for an out-of-state getaway this fall, the top states in this survey may be the place to go for you. LawnStarter ranked the 50 states based on 15 fall factors. Among those we looked at are the number of national and…
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North Georgia expected to see vibrant colors as fall arrives

North Georgia expected to see vibrant colors as fall arrives

The days are growing shorter and pumpkins are popping up at supermarkets from coast to coast, precursors to a dramatic shift that is about to take place on hillsides and mountain ranges all across the continent. One of the tell-tale signs that autumn has arrived is when forests transition to a palette of vibrant colors, a transformation so grand that it can be seen from space. The exact timing of when the leaves change colors is related to the weather leading up to fall, and the recent weather patterns across the United States have tipped the hand of Mother Nature.…
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Cool weather means fall insects are about to invade your home

Cool weather means fall insects are about to invade your home

As the weather cools across the state, several fall insects will begin to take center stage around Georgia homes. Be on the lookout for these nuisance pests and make preparations to deter them from entering your home for the winter. Asian needle ants University of Georgia entomologist Dan Suiter tells homeowners to be on the lookout for a particularly problematic ant called the Asian needle ant (Brachyponera chinensis). This invasive species was first reported in the U.S. in the 1930s in Decatur, Georgia. “For decades this ant hasn’t been considered an issue, but over the past several years population sizes…
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