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Beneficial Predator Spotlight: Lacewings

Green lacewing life cycle. [J.K. Clark]

Last week, we discussed some common beneficial predators that help control pests on garden and landscape plants. One such predator you might find, is a lacewing. In fact, you may have seen adult lacewings on or near porchlights in the evening, since...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (10), garden (46), lacewing (1), landscape (25), natural enemies (9), pests (55), predator (15), UC IPM (225)

Make Earth Day Every Day - Use IPM!

Gardens can be beautiful using IPM. [E. Zagory]

Every April, we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways we can help make our planet healthier. One way to do this is to use IPM or integrated pest management to deal with pests around your home and garden! IPM is a science-based, environmentally sound...

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:35 PM
Tags: April (1), beneficial (10), Earth Day (3), environment (4), health. (1), integrated pest management (13), IPM (64), pesticides (28), pests (55), science (6), UC IPM (225)

Don't Be Alarmed by Large Beneficial Bees

Female carpenter bee. [J.K.Clark]

If you see large black or golden-brown bees flying in your garden or landscape, don't be alarmed! These insects are most likely carpenter bees, and although their large size and loud buzzing can be intimidating, they are mostly harmless. Males can't...

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:18 PM
Tags: beneficial (10), building (2), bumble (1), carpenter bee (26), damage (12), golden (2), pollinator (9), structures (3), UCIPM (66), wood (2)

Thankful for Beneficials

Jumping spider

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends. The occasion is usually centered around a big meal followed by pumpkin pie, and hopefully some time to let each person share a list of what they are most grateful for that year. Here at...

Adult syrphid fly.
Adult syrphid fly.

Adult syrphid fly.

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM
Tags: beneficial (10), insects (65), lady beetle (18), mites (2), natural enemies (9), predator (15), spiders (22), thankful (1), UC IPM (225)

National Pollinator Week: How IPM helps pollinators

A syrphid fly adult feeding on pollen.

June 15-21 is National Pollinator Week, a time to highlight the crucial role that pollinators play in producing food for our nation. Something you may not know about pollinators is that many of them, including beetles, flies, and wasps, are also...

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM

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