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Posts Tagged: rodents

Rodenticides: Use, Issues, and Nontarget Exposure

Fig. 1 Roof rat. (Photo: Niamh Quinn)

[From the Winter 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Rodenticides are essential tools in the IPM toolbox for rodent management. Exclusion and cultural practices, such as landscape management and sanitation, are also very important tools that...

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Tags: anticoagulant (1), bait (4), house mouse (2), management (28), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticides (1), rodents (5), toxicants (1), UC IPM (225)

Reduce Clutter to Reduce Pests

Female German cockroach with egg case. [J.K. Clark]

Most of us have clutter we've hidden away in closets, drawers, garages, or in other storage space. Although you may not have the time or energy to go through these excess “stuff” and cluttered areas, we have an incentive for you: pest...

This cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]
This cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]

Cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:38 AM
Tags: bed bugs (24), clothes moths (5), clutter (2), cockroaches (12), mice (5), pantry (4), pests (55), rats (8), rodents (5), sanitation (4), spiders (22), storage (2), UC IPM (225)

Rodent Control in and Around Backyard Chicken Coops

A backyard chicken coop. [UC ANR]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Keeping backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular in residential areas around California. Your store may be selling pre-made chicken coops, feed, or other accessories, or you may be...

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:42 AM
Tags: backyard (2), baits (2), california (29), chickens (7), diseases (9), garden (46), home (3), house mouse (2), mice (5), poultry (6), rodenticide (5), rodents (5), roof rat (1), trapping (3), UC IPM (225), wire (1)

Rodent Awareness Week

House mouse. [J.K.Clark]

Did you know that this week (November 15-21) is Rodent Awareness Week? The goal of the week is to bring awareness about the risks that rodents can pose to your health and the problems they can cause to your home and garden. In and around the home,...

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:40 PM
Tags: ground squirrel (6), mice (5), moles (1), rats (8), rodents (5), tree squirrel (5), UC IPM (225), voles (1)

California drought may be causing shifts in pest behavior

Male and female adult oriental cockroaches [UC IPM]

This summer, the media frequently reported an increase in the density of pests in the home and landscape. The drought has been cited as the cause of these problems. Pest control companies quoted in articles confirm that the demand for their services is...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:54 AM
Tags: Andrew Sutherland (1), ants (30), cockroaches (12), drought (25), exclusion (4), habitat modification (1), rodents (5), UC IPM (225)
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