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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

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

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 (75), public health (9), Taravati (4), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Detecting and Controlling Biting Mites Within Structures

Figure 1. Adult tropical rat mite. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Most pest management professionals have served clients who swore they were being bitten by unseen pests. Perhaps the usual suspects (bed bugs, fleas, and mosquitoes) were ruled out by thorough inspection and monitoring devices. But what about mites?...

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: bite (18), chickens (9), mite (3), pest (106), pest management (75), pest notes (95), rodent (12), Sutherland (12), UC IPM (320)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

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