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Removing Poison Oak

Poison-oak growing on a tree as a climbing vine. (Credit: Joseph M. DiTomaso)

Before hiking, backpacking, or camping, people are warned to avoid poison oak. But what should you do if you find it growing on property that you own or manage? Careful removal of poison oak is essential, since many people are allergic to it and can...

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: allergic (1), control (27), DiTomaso (1), Green Bulletin (1), poison oak (1), removal (1), skin rash (1), UC IPM (20)
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 (27), crab (1), garden (5), harmless (1), jumping (1), lynx (1), orb (1), pest (5), poisonous (1), spider (1), UC IPM (20), weaver (1), webs (1), wolf (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Managing Weedy Grasses

Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate crabgrass!” is a common lament I've heard from residents during my 35 years as a UCCE Weed Science Farm Advisor. However, four out of five times, the weed...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (27), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (1), management (8), Pest Notes (4), Roncoroni (2), weeds (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with in the garden and landscape. While we don't know that for sure, we do know that nutsedge is a very challenging weed to control. Yellow and purple...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (27), garden (5), landscape (5), nuisance (1), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (1), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (20), weeds (4), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or moles. Their mounds look similar and are frequently confused for each other. Figure 1 shows a mole mound, which usually is volano-shaped with a circular...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (27), damage (1), gopher (1), integrated pest management (2), mole (1), monitoring (1), mound (1), Pest Notes (4), UC IPM (20)

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