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Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms up, it's important to protect yourself from mosquitoes and their bites. Not only can these buzzing insects be a nuisance, certain mosquito species can...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (37), DEET (7), drain (1), integrated pest management (11), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (20), Picaridin (1), rain (5), repellent (7), UC IPM (222), West Nile virus (10)

Reduce Soil Pests with Sunlight

Clear plastic is laid over planting beds to elevate soil temperatures. (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Soil solarization is a method home gardeners and farmers can use to manage soilborne pests such as weeds, disease pathogens, nematodes and insects. Solarization can reduce help reduce pesticides used to control these pests. Soil solarization is...

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Tags: control (37), disease (31), garden (30), heat (2), IPM (58), management (26), pest management (20), Pest Notes (58), pests (56), soil (4), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (222), weeds (21)

Bees on the Baseball Field

Sign for fans. (Photographer unknown)

It's not often that we get to mix baseball and pests in our blog, but today we learned that the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds game was delayed by almost 20 minutes due to swarming bees. You can read different takes on this story from the...

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:48 PM
Tags: bees (44), Cincinnati (1), control (37), delay (1), Giants (1), MLB (1), pesticides (28), Reds (1), swarm (3), UC IPM (222)

It's a Trap!

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In honor of May the 4th, the Star Wars fans here at the UC IPM Program thought we'd have some fun with that well-loved line from Episode VI. Instead of strategies to conduct intergalactic battles, the traps we like to talk about are the ones for...

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Tags: control (37), garden (30), IPM (58), management (26), pest (74), traps (5), uc ipm (222)

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 (37), Dimson (2), disease (31), garden (30), ground squirrel (6), landscape (26), management (26), pest (74), Pest Notes (58), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (222)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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