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Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with in the garden and landscape. While we don't know that for sure, we do know that nutsedge is a very challenging weed to control. Yellow and purple...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (41), garden (46), landscape (25), nuisance (6), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (5), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (225), weeds (64), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bug adult and nymphs. [J.K.Clark]

If you are seeing black and red bugs scurrying about near trees and buildings, they may be boxelder bugs. Boxelder bugs (Boisea rubrolineata) feed on the flowers, leaves and seedpods of female boxelder trees (Acer negundo) and occasionally are found on...

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM
Tags: boxelder (2), bugs (17), insects (65), maple (1), nuisance (6), pests (55), spring (9), UC IPM (225)

Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns

Newly emerged inky cap mushrooms, Coprinus comatus. [R.M.Davis]

Wet weather is favorable to mushrooms, which are sometimes called toadstools. Mushrooms are the visible reproductive (fruiting) structures of some types of fungi. Although the umbrella-shaped fruiting body is the most common and well known, mushrooms...

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Tags: bird''s nests (1), fungi (5), lawn (6), mushrooms (1), nuisance (6), puffballs (1), spores (1), stinkhorns (1), toadstools (1)

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space, bite, or sting you. Whether you take a staycation or a vacation, you'll want to watch our videos for tips on how to deal with these pests when you encounter...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (30), bed bugs (24), bugs (17), invade (2), mosquitoes (27), nuisance (6), pests (55), summer (9), UCIPM (66), yellowjackets (7)

Bug Outbreaks in Kern County high desert

Immature bugs develop on native plants in the desert and migrate into urban areas as adults with wings. [Photo by D. Haviland]

Over the past few weeks there have been numerous reports of bug invasions near Ridgecrest, Inyokern, and other cities in the high desert of eastern Kern County, California.  Residents and business owners have reported large aggregations of bugs...

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:22 PM
Tags: bugs (17), Haviland (1), invasion (2), IPM (64), nuisance (6), swarms (2)

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