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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 (43), Cincinnati (1), control (35), delay (1), Giants (1), MLB (1), pesticides (28), Reds (1), swarm (3), UC IPM (219)

It's a Trap!


In honor of May the 4th, the Star Wars fans here at the UC IPM Program thought we'd have some fun with that well-loved line from Episode VI. Instead of strategies to conduct intergalactic battles, the traps we like to talk about are the ones for...

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Tags: control (35), garden (29), IPM (57), management (25), pest (74), traps (5), uc ipm (219)

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California residents and gardeners. Found throughout California, burrowing ground squirrels cause damage to landscapes and structures while feeding on ornamental or...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (35), Dimson (2), disease (30), garden (29), ground squirrel (6), landscape (26), management (25), pest (74), Pest Notes (57), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (219)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

The Truth About Termites

Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Spring is here which means pest activity is on the rise. Termites are one of the top pest concerns for many city dwellers and rural residents alike. The infographic shows some interesting facts about termites. Here in California, there are three kinds...

Termite Awarness Week Infographic
Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Tags: control (35), damage (12), NPMA (1), pest (74), spring (9), termites (7), UC IPM (219)

Ant Control for Insect Pests on Citrus

Figure 1. Ants harvesting honeydew from Asian citrus psyllid nymphs. (Credit: E. Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE)

[This post has been modified from the article originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Most citrus tree problems in home gardens can be solved by pruning the trees to allow better air...

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Tags: ants (30), Asian citrus psyllid (34), citrus (16), control (35), Grafton-Cardwell (12), pest (74), pest management (18), tree (16), UC IPM (219)

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