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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 (33), Dimson (2), disease (30), garden (27), ground squirrel (5), landscape (25), management (23), pest (71), Pest Notes (56), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (214)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

The Truth About Termites

Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Spring is here which means pest activity is on the rise. Termites are one of the top pest concerns for many city dwellers and rural residents alike. The infographic shows some interesting facts about termites. Here in California, there are three kinds...

Termite Awarness Week Infographic
Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Tags: control (33), damage (12), NPMA (1), pest (71), spring (9), termites (7), UC IPM (214)

Ant Control for Insect Pests on Citrus

Figure 1. Ants harvesting honeydew from Asian citrus psyllid nymphs. (Credit: E. Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE)

[This post has been modified from the article originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Most citrus tree problems in home gardens can be solved by pruning the trees to allow better air...

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Tags: ants (30), Asian citrus psyllid (33), citrus (16), control (33), Grafton-Cardwell (12), pest (71), pest management (16), tree (16), UC IPM (214)

Updated Landscape Weed Info

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Controlling weeds can be challenging to landscape professionals or home gardeners since landscapes often include a mix of turfgrass, annual plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees. The newly revised publication Pest Notes: Weed Management in...

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Tags: control (33), herbicide (5), IPM (55), landscape (25), manage (2), management (23), nonchemical (2), pest (71), plants (11), UC IPM (214), weeds (20), Wilen (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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
Tags: antimicrobial (1), control (33), Environmental Protection Agency (2), EPA (9), less toxic (1), organic (2), pest (71), pesticide (11), registration (1), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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