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Rat Management in School and Community Gardens

Rat. (Credit: Niamh Quinn)

It is important for food-safety reasons to manage rats in school and community gardens. Rats and other wildlife can carry a number of diseases that can be deposited in the form of urine and feces on fruit, vegetables, and in the soil. Rats can also...

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM
Tags: diseases (9), garden (30), management (27), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (224), wildlife (8)

Top 20 Pest Notes of 2017

Larva and adult furniture carpet beetles. [Credit: D-H Choe]

Pests have popularity contests too. We recently looked at how many visits our popular Pest Notes publication series received in 2017. If you aren't familiar, the UC IPM Pest Notes series are science-based publications written and reviewed by experts on...

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM
Tags: aphids (44), bark (3), bed bugs (24), carpet beetles (2), clothes moths (5), fire blight (2), fungus gnats (1), gophers (4), hives (1), honey bee swarms (1), leaffooted (4), management (27), peach leaf curl (5), Pest Notes (58), rats (8), scale (2), soil solarization (1), spider mites (2), squirrels (1), thrips (8), UC IPM (224), widow spiders (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Rodenticides: Use, Issues, and Nontarget Exposure

Fig. 1 Roof rat. (Photo: Niamh Quinn)

[From the Winter 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] Rodenticides are essential tools in the IPM toolbox for rodent management. Exclusion and cultural practices, such as landscape management and sanitation, are also very important tools that...

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Tags: anticoagulant (1), bait (4), house mouse (2), management (27), Quinn (11), rats (8), rodenticides (1), rodents (5), toxicants (1), UC IPM (224)

Reduce Clutter to Reduce Pests

Female German cockroach with egg case. [J.K. Clark]

Most of us have clutter we've hidden away in closets, drawers, garages, or in other storage space. Although you may not have the time or energy to go through these excess “stuff” and cluttered areas, we have an incentive for you: pest...

This cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]
This cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]

Cluttered garage has many hiding spaces for pests. [A. Schellman]

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:38 AM
Tags: bed bugs (24), clothes moths (5), clutter (2), cockroaches (12), mice (5), pantry (4), pests (56), rats (8), rodents (5), sanitation (2), spiders (22), storage (2), UC IPM (224)

Top 10 Garden and Landscape Pests


Download the free booklet at the bottom of the page! 1. Ants Most people deal with ants around their home at some point. Because most ants live outdoors, focus efforts on keeping ants from entering buildings by caulking entryways. Follow good...

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

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