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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

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 (4), frost (1), garden (62), insects (81), integrated pest management (27), irrigation (10), landscape (51), ornamentals (4), pest management (86), pests (70), prevention (17), prune (5), pruning (7), sanitation (8), tips (6), tree care (4), UC IPM (330)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Fall Weed Management in Lawns and Landscapes

Bermudagrass (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to cool, now is the time to practice weed management for annual cool-season weeds. It's also not too early to consider management for weeds that emerge in springtime. Using integrated pest management...

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:06 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly

Figure 2. Side view of the adult spotted lanternfly.

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new exotic pest that was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since moved to other nearby states (Figure 1). Everyone, including home gardeners and retail nursery and garden center employees,...

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Quarantine Baking and Kitchen Pests

Indian meal moth adult in wheat flour. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As many people you know have turned to baking during quarantine, it is likely that ingredients such as flour will continue to be in high demand. While you may be tempted to stock up when you find these ingredients, you should also consider how to...

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (44), clutter (4), cockroaches (19), mice (10), pantry (8), pest management (86), prevention (17), rats (16), rodents (10), sanitation (8), storage (4), UC IPM (330)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Food, Health, Pest Management

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