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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 (0), Kan-Rice (0), online course (0), public health (0), Sutherland (0), training (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

UC Network Formed to Strengthen Honey Bee Health and Crop Pollination

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds  usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see the University of California's Office of the President award a three-year $900,000 grant to four UC Davis campuses to establish a network of bee researchers and engineers to strengthen honey bee health and crop pollination.  The...

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds  usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee packing pollen on almond blossoms on the UC Davis campus. California almonds usually begin blooming around Feb. 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis is a co-principal investigator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Distinguishing Between Crab, Body, and Head Lice

Figure 1. Species of lice found on humans.

Human lice (singular “louse”) are parasitic insects found on people. Adult lice are small (about 1/8 inch (3 mm) long or less) wingless insects that move by crawling. There are three species of lice that exclusively feed on humans: the head...

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Tags: head lice (3), health (11), lice (2), parasites (5), pest management (76), public health (9), Taravati (4), UC IPM (321)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Using Disinfectants and Sanitizers Safely

Figure 1. Disinfecting wipes contain different pesticide ingredients such as the ammonia compound shown here.

In order to stay healthy and keep our spaces clean during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are using disinfectants and sanitizers more than they may have before. The Centers for Disease Control say to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, people...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

UC conducts survey of COVID-19 prevention on farms

Agricultural employers are asked to share successful strategies as well as challenges for protecting workers from COVID-19. Photo by Hector Amezcua

All California growers, ranchers, farm labor contractors and ag supervisors are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19? in the workplace. The survey is being conducted by the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. 

The survey ?is anonymous, should take less than 10 minutes ?to complete?, and is available in English and Spanish at https://bit.ly/agCOVIDsurvey

“At the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, we are working to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with practical resources for growers, ag employers, and farmworkers,” said Heather E Riden, agricultural health and safety program director. “The goal of this survey is to understand what practices farms are implementing to prevent COVID-19, where they have seen success, and where there may be challenges. We will take this information to assess whether there are new resources, trainings, or information that we can provide.” 

Respondents are given the opportunity to share their contact information at the end of the survey.

“We plan to share any findings as well as new materials with anyone who expresses interest,” Riden said. “We will also summarize the results and post them on the WCAHS website.”

For more information about the survey, contact aghealth@ucdavis.edu. ?

Visit https://aghealth.ucdavis.edu/covid19 for COVID-19 training resources and employer guidance. The center's COVID-19 website offers farmers many resources, including an employer checklist and tailgate training discussion guide.

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:05 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

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