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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 (37), Dimson (2), disease (31), garden (43), ground squirrel (5), landscape (24), management (24), pest (71), Pest Notes (56), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (215)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

How to Prevent Weeds in Landscapes

Mixed planting of woody and herbaceous perennials. (Credit: Petr Kosina, UCIPM)

[Originally published as "Managing Weeds in Landscapes" published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Nurseries and garden centers often sell a wide range of plants for use in gardens and landscapes. As a...

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Tags: garden (43), IPM (61), landscape (24), pest (71), pest management (19), Pest Notes (56), UC IPM (215), weeds (63), Wilen (11)

New! Pocket-Sized Guide for Vegetable Pests

Vegetable Pest ID Cards.

While working outside, gardeners and farmers may discover pest problems they need to answer quickly. To meet this need, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has recently published the Vegetable Pest Identification...

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: backyard (2), crops (5), farms (1), Flint (3), fruit (35), garden (43), melon (1), pest (71), pest management (19), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (12), Sutherland (8), UC IPM (215), vegetable (17), Windbiel-Rojas (3)
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 (43), management (24), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (215), wildlife (7)

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 (3), control (37), crab (1), garden (43), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (71), poisonous (2), spider (21), UC IPM (215), weaver (1), webs (2), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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