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The Dangers of Homemade Pest Control Remedies

Figure 1. Pesticides made from household ingredients lack the details needed to safely and effectively control pests. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

Instructions for making homemade mixtures to control pests are easy to find online and in social media, and it's tempting to make your own home remedy when pests invade. Doing so may seem like a natural, organic, and non-chemical solution, but did you...

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (62), home (11), label (7), personal protective equipment (9), pesticide (28), pesticide safety (16), pesticides (40), PPE (10), UC IPM (335)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Stop Illegal Pesticide Sales Online

US EPA Logo and Header

EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal pesticides sales  News Releases from US EPA Region 10 - February 9, 2021   The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a...

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Bug Bombs—Dangerous and Not Always Effective

Figure 1. Many brands of total release foggers or

Insecticide foggers, also known as total release foggers or “bug bombs” (Figure 1), are popular products widely available in many retail nurseries and garden centers as well as drug stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores. These...

Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bed bug (1), Blecker (2), cockroaches (19), fogger (2), home (11), insecticide (3), Messenger-Sikes (4), pesticide (28), pesticide safety (16), UC IPM (335)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

California Places Further Restrictions on Rodenticides

Rodenticide bait exposed outside a self-contained bait station. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

In September 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1788, which prohibits almost all uses of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) statewide. Rodenticide products containing brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, or...

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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