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Lovin' the Insects and Spiders? Visit the Bohart's Online Gift Shop

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Spiders are everywhere," Professor Jason Bond told the crowd at his April 2019 town-hall presentation at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on arachnids.  “You're never too far away from a spider; a spider is...

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Holiday Tree Pests

Cooley spruce gall adelgids on needles of Douglas fir. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

If you're planning to get a holiday tree for your home, you may find unexpected guests have already made their home in your evergreen selection. Common holiday trees such as firs, pines, and spruces can host pests such as aphids, scales, mites, bark...

Posted on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: diseases (12), holiday (6), home (9), insects (80), landscape (50), pest (106), pine (3), tree (20), trees (14), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Landscaping Tips for November

Oleander leaves killed by freezing weather. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

With the recent time change along with a change in temperatures, landscaping practices for pests need some adjusting too. We're sharing a few recommended tasks to help prevent insect pests, diseases, and environmental disorders in landscapes. Looking for...

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: checklist (6), cold injury (1), diseases (12), environmental disorders (3), frost (1), garden (61), insects (80), integrated pest management (24), irrigation (10), landscape (50), ornamentals (4), pest management (75), pests (69), prevention (17), prune (5), pruning (7), sanitation (8), tips (6), tree care (4), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Take a Bug Break--and Bring Along This Book

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't take a coffee break. Take a bug break. Step into your garden, walk over to a community park, or hike in the wilderness and see what's out there. And take along the newly published, newly revised "The Field Guide to California Insects." It...

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, 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

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