Red bug with a black heart pattern on its back. (cumming, georgia)
Your insect is a western boxelder bug. These are usually seen further west than GA, but the markings are distinct for the western not the eastern boxelder bug.
The nymphs and adults feed mostly on boxelder and maple tree flowers, seeds and foliage, but will also feed on ash, rose family trees like apple, pear and plum. They are not considered a garden pest, but are a nuisance when they come into homes in the fall for hibernation.