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Posts Tagged: pest management

Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms up, it's important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and their bites. Not only can these buzzing insects be a nuisance, certain mosquito species can...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (41), DEET (7), drain (1), integrated pest management (12), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (23), Picaridin (1), rain (6), repellent (7), UC IPM (223), West Nile virus (10)

Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as weeds, disease pathogens, nematodes and insects. Solarization can reduce help reduce pesticides used to control these pests. Soil solarization is...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (41), disease (32), garden (46), heat (3), IPM (64), management (27), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), soil (4), solarization (6), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (223), weeds (64)

Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen or been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California, many hands would be raised. This is quite remarkable because the brown recluse spider has NEVER...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Tags: bite (10), brown recluse (2), california (28), pest management (23), spider (22), UC IPM (223)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Answers: It's a Trap!

Pheramone trap for Indian meal moths (Credit: CA Reynolds)

Here are the answers to the traps pictured in yesterday's blog post. How did you do? Let us know in the comments section. As long as you use integrated pest management when seeking to fend off your pest enemies, you can be assured that...

Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psyllid (35), clothes moths (5), ground squirrel (6), IPM (64), management (27), pest (74), pest management (23), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), traps (5), tree squirrel (5), UC IPM (223), yellowjackets (7)

Easter Egg Hunt 2019 Answers

Imported cabbageworm butterfly (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

If you've been in suspense all week, wait no longer. Here are the answers to this year's Easter egg hunt! Let us know how you did in the comments below. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!   1. Brown Garden...

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (10), Easter (6), eggs (8), hunt (4), insect (6), pest (74), pest management (23), UC IPM (223)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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