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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 (23), damage (1), gopher (1), integrated pest management (2), mole (1), monitoring (1), mound (1), Pest Notes (3), UC IPM (17)

Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of white tufted seeds heads. While this plant is appreciated as a food or herb by many, for equal numbers of others it is regarded as a weed when found growing...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (23), Dandelion (2), landscape (4), lawn (1), puffball (1), Roncoroni (1), turf (2), UC IPM (17), weed (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Webinar on Healthier Homes and Communities - 01/23

A small flashlight is used to inspect underneath a kitchen sink for ants and ant entry points.  (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Register for the U.S. EPA Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village - IPM for a Healthier Home and Community Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT), Followed by a live...

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:52 AM
Tags: community (1), control (23), health (1), healthy (1), home (1), IPM (3), pest (4), US EPA (1), webinar (1)

Time to Treat for Peach Leaf Curl?

Peach leaves deformed by peach leaf curl. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Peach leaf curl is a disease that affects peach and nectarine trees. Although you may not see symptoms right now in the dormant season in California, it's time to think about treatment, especially if your tree had the disease last year. Symptoms of...

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Tags: control (23), disease (1), fungus (2), leaf curl (1), nectarine (1), peach (1), symptoms (1), treatment (1), UC IPM (17)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Speaking of Turkeys...

Wild turkeys foraging in an urban community. (Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

Many people this week are talking about turkeys. But not in the same way as us here at UC IPM. Wild turkey sightings have gone from being a rare occasion to becoming a common event in recent years, as their populations have exploded in some urban areas...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: control (23), feed (1), pest (4), UC IPM (17), urban (1), wild turkey (1), wildlife (1)

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