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Posts Tagged: pests

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 (28), pest management (25), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), soil (4), solarization (7), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (225), weeds (64)

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 (28), pest (75), pest management (25), Pest Notes (58), pests (55), traps (6), tree squirrel (5), UC IPM (225), yellowjackets (7)

Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] When you use firewood in the great outdoors, be aware that moving firewood can transport tree-killing insects and diseases. Find out more at the following...

Don't Move Firewood!
Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: burn (1), California (29), exotic (8), firewood (7), invasive (46), oak mortality task force (1), pests (55), tree (16), UC IPM (225)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your California yard or garden? Or beetles feeding on your roses or other plants? There are many kinds of beetles commonly found in our landscapes, but the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (10), CDFA (16), chafer (3), green (1), grubs (5), hoplia (2), Japanese (3), June (1), lawn (6), pests (55), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Investigating the Pathways of Rodenticide Movement in Urban Wildlife

Urban coyote on pathway. (Credit: PxHere.com)

Rodenticides continue to come under scrutiny in California due to issues surrounding the potential for nontarget injury to wildlife and pets. While California already has the strictest rodenticide laws and regulations in the country, there have been...

Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM
Tags: bait (4), exposure (2), nontarget injury (1), pests (55), public health (4), rodent (4), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (225), Wildlife - General (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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