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Prevent Pesticide Poisoning at Home

A child reaching for a pesticide stored in a common drinking container. (Credit: ML Poe)

March 18-24 was National Poison Prevention Week. While our blog post may be tardy, it's never too late to raise awareness about the risks associated with using pesticides and how to protect yourself and your family from accidental...

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Tags: chemicals (1), children (2), hazardous (1), health (9), pesticides (28), poison (6), prevention (8), tips (2), toxic (2), UC IPM (225)

Keep your eyes out for the invasive Saharan mustard

Saharan Mustard. Photo: © 2005 Michelle Cloud-Hughes

Saharan mustard is originally from the Mediterranean. It was introduced to California where it became a weed, particularly in the dryer parts of the state. Livestock can be poisoned by Saharan mustard if they are kept in fields that have little else...

Saharan Mustard Map from CalFlora
Saharan Mustard Map from CalFlora

Saharan Mustard Map from CalFlora

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Tags: fire (2), invasive (46), poison (6), toxicity (1), weed (25)

Halloween Horror Stories from California Department of Pesticide Regulation

DPR illustration of gravestones

From the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Halloween is upon us, and what better time to resurrect some chilling stories from this year that highlight consumers misusing pesticides with disastrous results! These cautionary tales...

Home owner reading pesticide label instructions. [M.L.Poe]
Home owner reading pesticide label instructions. [M.L.Poe]

Home owner reading pesticide label instructions. [M.L.Poe]

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:33 PM

National Poison Prevention Week

Keep pesticides in a locked cabinet.

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. Every third week in March, the Poison Prevention Week Council holds this event to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them and ensure the safety of children and adults. Pesticides are a...

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Tags: disposal (1), hazardous waste (1), pesticides (28), poison (6), prevention (8), UCIPM (66)

Tree Squirrel or Ground Squirrel: What's the Difference? (Part II)

Eastern fox squirrel. [C.L.Christie]

[From the November 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News]  ...Continued from Tree or Ground Squirrel: What's the Difference?, Part I Eastern Fox Squirrel Management Of the four tree squirrels, the eastern fox squirrel...

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Tags: code (1), control (41), game (2), ground squirrel (6), management (28), niamh quinn (4), permit (1), poison (6), regulations (2), tree squirrel (5), UCIPM (66)

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