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Outdoor Baiting for Cockroaches

Figure 3. Turkestan cockroaches attracted to spilled food. (Credit: A Sutherland)

Two species of Blatta cockroaches can be common peridomestic pests in California, including the familiar oriental cockroach (B. orientalis) and a relative newcomer, the Turkestan cockroach (B. lateralis, Figure 1).  Adults of both species are large...

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:58 AM
Tags: bait (4), cockroaches (12), pest (75), pest management (22), pest management professionals (4), public health (4), school (3), Sutherland (9), trapping (3), traps (6), UC IPM (224)

UC IPM Celebrating 40 Years

UC IPM Staff in 2018 (Credit: Marty Martino)

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Established July 1, 1979 with funding from the California Legislature, UC IPM built upon a growing movement to reduce dependence on...

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 (12), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (18), pest management (22), Picaridin (1), rain (5), repellent (7), UC IPM (224), 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 (27), pest management (22), Pest Notes (58), pests (56), soil (4), solarization (2), Stapleton (2), UC IPM (224), weeds (21)

Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen or been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California, many hands would be raised. This is quite remarkable because the brown recluse spider has NEVER...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Tags: bite (10), brown recluse (2), california (27), pest management (22), spider (22), UC IPM (224)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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