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Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California residents and gardeners. Found throughout California, burrowing ground squirrels cause damage to landscapes and structures while feeding on ornamental or...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (41), Dimson (2), disease (32), garden (46), ground squirrel (6), landscape (25), management (27), pest (74), Pest Notes (58), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (223)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Rat Management in School and Community Gardens

Rat. (Credit: Niamh Quinn)

It is important for food-safety reasons to manage rats in school and community gardens. Rats and other wildlife can carry a number of diseases that can be deposited in the form of urine and feces on fruit, vegetables, and in the soil. Rats can also...

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Tags: diseases (9), garden (46), management (27), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (223), wildlife (8)

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 (3), house mouse (2), management (27), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticides (1), rodents (5), toxicants (1), UC IPM (223)

Mountain Lion Attack in Orange County on Livestock

A properly constructed livestock enclosure can thwart mountain lion attacks. (Stock photo: Pixabay)

A mountain lion entered an Orange County corral last week where nine pygmy goats belonging to members of the Trabuco Trailblazers 4-H Club were housed. Only one goat survived the encounter.UC Cooperative Extension human-wildlife interactions advisor...

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Tags: 4-H (18), human-wildlife interactions (1), livestock (4), mountain lion (1), orange county (2), quinn (11), smith (1), ucipm (66), vickers (1), warnert (9)

Professionals Get Hands-On Rodent Training

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In October 2016, the University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County, in association with the Pest Control Operators of California, Target Specialty Products, and Univar, hosted a three-day West Coast Rodent Academy for pest management...

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.
Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.
Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.
Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.
Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.
Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

Participants at West Coast Rodent Academy.

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Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Tags: IPM (64), management (27), Orange County (2), pest (74), PMP (2), professional (1), Quinn (11), rodent (4), training (11), UCCE (10), workshop (11)

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