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What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what pesticides are and, more importantly, how to use them correctly? A pesticide is any material (natural or synthetic) used to control, prevent, kill, suppress, or...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Backyard Helpers

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and sometimes near porch lights, waiting for a tasty meal to arrive. Praying mantid adults are 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) long and are usually yellowish, green, or...

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Let Yellowjackets Spoil Your Summer

Adult western yellowjacket. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yellowjackets have a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive since they often sting when defending their nests or when they encounter people while out scavenging for food.  This time of year, yellowjacket colony populations are increasing,...

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (3), paper wasps (1), pest (56), stings (1), UC IPM (30), yellowjackets (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (1), crops (1), farms (1), Flint (2), fruit (3), garden (3), melon (1), pest (56), pest management (1), pocket-sized (1), sustainable (1), Sutherland (2), UC IPM (30), vegetable (1), Windbiel-Rojas (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 (1), control (6), crab (1), garden (3), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (56), poisonous (1), spider (3), UC IPM (30), weaver (1), webs (1), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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