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Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire seedlings or chew holes in leaves, flowers, fruit, and even the bark of plants. Manage these pests by getting rid of their hiding places, setting up traps, or...

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (7), Flint (2), garden (11), landscape (10), Pest Notes (15), pests (21), plants (5), slugs (2), snails (2), UC IPM (152), vegetables (1), Wilen (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

UC IPM at Picnic Day 2018

Lady beetles. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Come visit us at the UC Davis annual Picnic Day event this Saturday April 21, 2018! Every year, the UC Statewide IPM Program sets up informational tables as part of the Entomology Department events at Briggs Hall. As in past years, we will give out...

Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Tags: Beneficial Insects (1), pest (24), Picnic Day (1), UC Davis (2), UC IPM (152)

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Credit: Joseph Berger,

Warming temperatures combined with late spring rains create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed, including the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus. To help spread the message about mosquito prevention, April 15-21, 2018 has been designated as...

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:02 PM
Tags: 2018 (1), awareness (6), bites (4), mosquitoes (3), protect (4), repellent (4), UC IPM (152), vector (1), West Nile Virus (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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 (1), hazardous (1), health (1), pesticides (8), poison (2), prevention (3), tips (2), toxic (1), UC IPM (152)

Easter Egg Hunt Answers

Harlequin bug. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yesterday we posted an “Easter egg hunt” challenge, and as promised, here are the adult insects and spiders with their matching eggs or egg cases pictured. How did you do? We welcome your feedback, so please sign in and post a comment below...

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (5), bug (2), Easter (3), egg (1), hunt (2), insect (2), pest (24), spider (4), UC IPM (152)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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