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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)

Warmer Weather and Rain Bring Mosquitoes

Adult mosquito. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is almost here and temperatures are already increasing. Warm, sunny days paired with stagnant water left over from rainstorms create the perfect mosquito breeding habitat. It's too soon to tell the future regarding the intensity of the West Nile...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Tags: mosquitoes (27), prevention (8), rain (6), repellents (1), spring (9), water (19), West Nile virus (10)

Traveling for the Holidays? Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Egg, five nymphal stages, and adult bed bugs, Cimex lectularius. {D.W.Choe]

Do you plan to stay in a hotel during the holidays this year? If so, do you know how to look for bed bugs and prevent them from coming home with you? UC IPM can help. We have detailed information as well as videos to help make your holidays bed...

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM
Tags: bed bugs (24), bite (10), holidays (8), hotels (2), inspect (1), pesticide (14), prevention (8), resistance (6), uc ipm (223)

Designing Pest-proof Structures

Pest Prevention by Design

One of the best ways to reduce pest problems in and around buildings is to construct or retrofit structures that keep pests out in the first place. This concept has been a pillar of integrated pest management for many years. Pest-resistant buildings...

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:20 PM
Tags: building (2), design (2), designing (1), environment (4), IPM (64), pest (74), pest-proof (1), prevention (8), proof (1), San Francisco (2), structures (3), UC IPM (223)

National Poison Prevention Week

Keep pesticides in a locked cabinet.

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. Every third week in March, the Poison Prevention Week Council holds this event to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them and ensure the safety of children and adults. Pesticides are a...

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Tags: disposal (1), hazardous waste (1), pesticides (28), poison (6), prevention (8), UCIPM (66)

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