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Posts Tagged: beneficial


Adult yellow sac spider (Credit: R Vetter)

October is a perfect time to talk about spiders! People decorate for Halloween with scary images of spiders and webs. Many people fear spiders but what you may not know is that they are helpful in our homes and landscapes. Spiders you might find...

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:41 PM
Tags: beneficial (15), bite (18), garden (61), home (9), IPM (77), landscape (50), natural enemies (14), pest management (75), Pest Notes (95), spider (25), spiders (27), UC IPM (320), Vetter (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Flies in Prime Time

Adult house flies mating (Credit: LL Strand)

We don't often find flies such a popular topic of conversation, but given recent events, we'd like to seize the moment to share some science-based information about their status as both pests and beneficial insects. Flies can be nuisance insects...

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

How to Catch a Spider

spider salticidae I-AR-PHID-AD.004

While you are home working, learning, or relaxing, you may have noticed a few other critters sharing space with you. If some of these critters have 8 legs, we have a video to show you how to catch and release them! Why might you release spiders outside?...

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Tags: beneficial (15), beneficial insects (10), natural enemies (14), predator (24), spider (25), spiders (27), UC IPM (320), video (18)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Beneficial Insects Don't Rest on Labor Day

Convergent lady beetle adult.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Beneficial insects can provide a lot of support in the garden. Natural enemies, which include predators, parasites, and pathogens, reduce pest populations and can help prevent damage to plants. Pollinators such as honeybees, native bees, butterflies,...

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (15), beneficial insects (10), natural enemies (14), pollinator (12), pollinator (12), resources (3), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Green stink bug egg cluster. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

For the last two years, UC IPM has shared an Easter egg photo quiz with insect and spider eggs and egg cases. In case you want to play again, this post is from our 2018 egg hunt and this post is our 2019 egg hunt. This year, with everyone...

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (15), Easter (7), eggs (10), hunt (5), insect (13), pest (106), pest management (75), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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