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What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what pesticides are and, more importantly, how to use them correctly? A pesticide is any material (natural or synthetic) used to control, prevent, kill, suppress, or...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Backyard Helpers

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and sometimes near porch lights, waiting for a tasty meal to arrive. Praying mantid adults are 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) long and are usually yellowish, green, or...

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert,

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your California yard or garden? Or beetles feeding on your roses or other plants? There are many kinds of beetles commonly found in our landscapes, but the...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (2), CDFA (2), chafer (1), green (1), grubs (2), hoplia (1), Japanese (1), June (1), lawn (1), pests (14), UCIPM (65)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

West Coast Rodent Academy Trains Pest Management Professionals

Learning to inspect for signs of rodent activity. [N. M. Quinn]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] The West Coast Rodent Academy (WCRA) is a three-day intensive educational workshop hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in association with the Pest Control Operators of...

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:44 AM

Retailers Attend IPM Workshops on Invasive Pests and More

Attendees from Retail IPM Workshop. [A. Schellman]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Retail nursery and garden center employees play an important role in communicating pest management information to gardeners and the public. The UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) strives to help...

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:58 AM
Tags: ACP (6), center (1), employees (1), exotics (1), garden (3), HLB (5), household pests (1), invasives. (1), nursery (2), pesticides (6), resources (1), retail (3), UCIPM (65)

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