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Bees on the Baseball Field

Sign for fans. (Photographer unknown)

It's not often that we get to mix baseball and pests in our blog, but today we learned that the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds game was delayed by almost 20 minutes due to swarming bees. You can read different takes on this story from the...

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:48 PM
Tags: bees (45), Cincinnati (1), control (41), delay (1), Giants (1), MLB (1), pesticides (28), Reds (1), swarm (3), UC IPM (223)

When Familiar Pesticides Change

Figure 1. Product labels often look very similar even when the ingredients change. On the left is the product containing zeta-cypermethrin; the one on the right contains carbaryl.

[Modified from the original article in the Summer 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News] We all have our favorite products, whether it's laundry detergent, shampoo, or a pesticide you know works against the pests in your home or...

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:21 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Prevent Pesticide Poisoning at Home

A child reaching for a pesticide stored in a common drinking container. (Credit: ML Poe)

March 18-24 was National Poison Prevention Week. While our blog post may be tardy, it's never too late to raise awareness about the risks associated with using pesticides and how to protect yourself and your family from accidental...

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Tags: chemicals (1), children (2), hazardous (1), health (9), pesticides (28), poison (6), prevention (8), tips (2), toxic (2), UC IPM (223)

Amazon Fined for Selling Illegal Pesticides

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Online marketplace Amazon.com was recently fined $1.2 million by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for selling and distributing pesticides not registered for sale in the U.S. The EPA discovered nearly 4,000 violations dating...

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Tags: Amazon.com (1), environmental protection agency (2), EPA (10), fines (1), illegal (2), marketplace (1), pesticides (28), training (11), UC IPM (223), violations (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pollinator Week is June 19-25

Garden plants providing nectar and pollen for natural enemies and pollinators. (Photo: Ellen Zagory)

Ten years ago the U.S. Senate voted unanimously and created National Pollinator Week. This week reminds us of the vital role pollinators play in providing our world's fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. According to the Pollinator Partnership,...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:22 AM
Tags: insectary (2), IPM (64), natural enemies (9), pesticides (28), pollinators (33), UC IPM (223)

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