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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 (4), health (1), healthy (1), home (1), IPM (14), pest (45), US EPA (1), webinar (1)

Redhumped Caterpillar Publication Revised

Two redhumped caterpillar larvae on a plum branch. (Photo: Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

The redhumped caterpillar is a familiar pest on fruit and nut trees such as plum, almond, cherry, and apple, as well as on ornamental trees like liquidambar and birch. It can reach high populations in California's Central Valley, sometimes defoliating...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:08 PM
Tags: defoliate (1), Dreistadt (1), pest (45), Pest Notes (3), redhumped caterpillar (1), Symmes (1), tree (4), UC IPM (21)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Pruning Trees in Winter

Pruning a tree. (Photo: Pixabay)

Winter is an ideal time to prune deciduous fruit and shade trees, since the trees are dormant and you can more easily see the tree canopy. In many cases, pruning can also help prevent or control certain insect and disease problems. For help with...

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:41 PM
Tags: apricot (1), cherry (2), disease (4), dormant (1), environmental disorders (1), fruit (2), pest (45), prune (2), pruning (1), tree (4), trees (2), UC IPM (21), winter (3)
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 (4), feed (1), pest (45), UC IPM (21), urban (3), wild turkey (1), wildlife (1)

Marsupials in your Backyard

Adult female opossum, with young on her back. (Alden M. Johnson, California Academy of Sciences)

Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America and are quite interesting animals. Female marsupials may be seen carrying their young in an abdominal pouch or sometimes on their back. But opossums can also be pests. This nocturnal animal can...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Tags: Chagas disease (1), control (4), fleas (1), marsupial (1), opossum (1), pest (45), toxoplasmosis (1), UC IPM (21)

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