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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 (34), clothes moths (5), ground squirrel (6), IPM (57), management (25), pest (74), pest management (18), Pest Notes (57), pests (55), traps (5), tree squirrel (5), UC IPM (219), yellowjackets (7)

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

How to Prevent Weeds in Landscapes

Mixed planting of woody and herbaceous perennials. (Credit: Petr Kosina, UCIPM)

[Originally published as "Managing Weeds in Landscapes" published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Nurseries and garden centers often sell a wide range of plants for use in gardens and landscapes. As a...

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Tags: garden (29), IPM (57), landscape (26), pest (74), pest management (18), Pest Notes (57), UC IPM (219), weeds (20), Wilen (11)

Don't let the bed bugs bite

As I sit in my hotel room tonight and work from atop my bed, I thought it would be useful to share the practice I always use each and every time I stay in a hotel: checking for bed bugs. Bed bugs can occur in any hotel whether it's a 5-star or 1-star...

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:24 PM
Tags: bed bugs (24), bedbugs (5), check (1), hotel (3), pest (74), Pest Notes (57), travel (3), UC IPM (219)
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

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 (35), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (5), management (25), Pest Notes (57), Roncoroni (2), weeds (20)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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