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Posts Tagged: UC IPM

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 (6), garden (17), management (11), Quinn (3), rats (6), rodenticide (3), UC IPM (176), wildlife (3)

Oak Galls

Oak apple galls on valley oak. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

What are those curious, colorful, odd-looking growths you've seen growing on oak trees? Ever wonder what those little seeds are that jump around on the ground underneath oak trees in July or August? You might be surprised to know these growths on oaks...

Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: cynipid (1), oak gall (1), UC IPM (176), wasps (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer Spider Sightings

Adult flower or crab spider. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

When you see spiders in your garden, you may wonder if they can hurt you or your pets. The good news is, most spiders are not likely to bite or cause lasting harm if they do. Plus, they provide natural pest control! Here are a few spiders commonly found...

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM
Tags: black widow (2), control (19), crab (1), garden (17), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (28), poisonous (1), spider (5), UC IPM (176), weaver (1), webs (1), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Fipronil Labels Have New Restrictions

Diagram showing California fipronil label restrictions. (Credit: California Department of Pesticide Regulation)

New label changes will alter how fipronil is applied by pest management professionals (PMPs) in urban environments, particularly between November and February, during California's typical rainy season. Concerns over continued detections in urban...

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: applications (1), California (12), DPR (7), EPA (4), fipronil (2), label changes (1), law (1), perimeter (1), restrictions (1), UC IPM (176), UC Riverside (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Investigating the Pathways of Rodenticide Movement in Urban Wildlife

Urban coyote on pathway. (Credit: PxHere.com)

Rodenticides continue to come under scrutiny in California due to issues surrounding the potential for nontarget injury to wildlife and pets. While California already has the strictest rodenticide laws and regulations in the country, there have been...

Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM
Tags: bait (2), exposure (2), nontarget injury (1), pests (27), public health (1), rodent (1), rodenticide (3), UC IPM (176), Wildlife - General (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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