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What Do These Pesticide Terms Mean?

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Credit: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

[Originally published as “Pesticide Briefs: What Do These Terms Mean?” in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Last summer, we defined what a pesticide is and gave a few examples. Here, we...

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:24 PM

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)

Investigating the Pathways of Rodenticide Movement in Urban Wildlife

Urban coyote on pathway. (Credit:

Rodenticides continue to come under scrutiny in California due to issues surrounding the potential for nontarget injury to wildlife and pets. While California already has the strictest rodenticide laws and regulations in the country, there have been...

Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM
Tags: bait (4), exposure (2), nontarget injury (1), pests (56), public health (4), rodent (4), rodenticide (5), UC IPM (224), Wildlife - General (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Rodent Control in and Around Backyard Chicken Coops

A backyard chicken coop. [UC ANR]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Keeping backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular in residential areas around California. Your store may be selling pre-made chicken coops, feed, or other accessories, or you may be...

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:42 AM
Tags: backyard (2), baits (2), california (27), chickens (1), diseases (9), garden (30), home (4), house mouse (2), mice (5), poultry (1), rodenticide (5), rodents (5), roof rat (1), trapping (3), UC IPM (224), wire (1)

Controlling Rats and Mice Around the Home

Figure 1. Roof rat in live capture trap.

[From the April 2015 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Norway and roof rats, as well as house mice, can be commonly found in urban and rural homes. Many rodents, particularly house mice, enter structures during the winter months. Rats (Figure 1)...

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Tags: IPM (58), mice (5), rats (8), retail (10), rodenticide (5)
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