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What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or moles. Their mounds look similar and are frequently confused for each other. Figure 1 shows a mole mound, which usually is volano-shaped with a circular...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (41), damage (12), gopher (2), integrated pest management (12), mole (1), monitoring (6), mound (1), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (223)

West Coast Rodent Academy Trains Pest Management Professionals

Learning to inspect for signs of rodent activity. [N. M. Quinn]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] The West Coast Rodent Academy (WCRA) is a three-day intensive educational workshop hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in association with the Pest Control Operators of...

West Coast Rodent Academy Workgroup [K. Willingham]
West Coast Rodent Academy Workgroup [K. Willingham]

West Coast Rodent Academy Workgroup [K. Willingham]

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:44 AM

Monitoring for Lawn Insects

Performing a drench test in a square of lawn. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is a good time to begin monitoring for any lawn insect pests. Pest examples include various root, crown and leaf-feeding caterpillars, grubs like masked chafers, billbugs and chinch bugs. Although insects can be serious pests of lawns, lawn...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Tags: caterpillars (12), controlling (1), damage (12), grass (3), grubs (5), insects (64), lawns (10), monitoring (6), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), turfgrass (2), UCIPM (66)

Bed Bug Management Challenges

Adults and nymphs of bed bugs.

[From the December 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Survey of professional bed bug management in multi-unit housing Bed bug management is especially challenging in multi-unit housing (MUH) situations such as public and low-income apartment...

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Bed Bug Monitors

Figure 1. Bed bug adults (bottom, darker red) and nymphs. All life stages and both sexes of bed bugs preferentially feed on human blood.

[From the December 2012 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] After decades of relative obscurity, bed bugs (Figure 1) are exhibiting a global resurgence. In the United States, the Northeast and Midwest regions have been...

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM
Tags: bed bugs (24), monitoring (6), Pest Notes (58), professionals (5)

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