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Posts Tagged: UC IPM

How to Use Pesticides Safely

Reading a pesticide label prior to purchasing.

February is a month where we celebrate and acknowledge many things: Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, President's Day, and others. But did you know February is also National Pesticide Safety Education Month? While pesticide safety is...

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Tags: disposal (2), February (1), garden (61), home (9), label (7), personal protective equipment (9), pesticide (28), pesticide safety (15), pesticides (39), PPE (10), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

IPM for Super Bowl Snacks

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With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, you may be planning delicious snacks to enjoy while watching the game. We, on the other hand, are thinking about how IPM can help home gardeners with some of the fruits and vegetables they grow that might be...

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Tags: food (39), pest management (75), UC IPM (320), vegetables (47)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Adult pocket gopher (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are burrowing rodents often found in the eastern United States. But in California, any shadows from burrowing rodents are unlikely to be a groundhog. Here...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Tags: gophers (7), ground squirrel (8), groundhog (1), moles (2), pest management (75), Pest Notes (95), rats (16), rodent (12), UC IPM (320), voles (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Californians get advice to stop bed bugs

Adult bed bugs are oval, wingless, about 1/5 inch long, and rusty red or mahogany in color. (Credit: Dong-Hwan Choe)

Bed bugs can hitch rides on secondhand furniture, luggage, backpacks and other personal items to invade homes and attack people. While we rest and sleep on sofas and beds, the insects come out to feed. They want to suck our blood. A new web-based,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Tags: bed bugs (27), Kan-Rice (2), online course (2), public health (9), Sutherland (12), training (19), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Unwanted Indoor Critters? There's a Pest Notes For That!

Figure 1. Confused flour beetle (Credit: Clemson University)

While we continue to spend more time than usual indoors, you may have noticed a few unexpected (and perhaps unwanted) co-occupants like ants, cockroaches, or mice. Luckily, UC IPM has a series of fact sheets called Pest Notes to help you identify and...

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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