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Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (25), disease (29), firewood (7), garden (25), infestation (5), invasive species (3), pests (54), summer (7), UC IPM (203)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Vacation

Bed Bug Awareness Week

Reading the words “bed bug” in a sentence is enough to make most people's skin crawl! Bed bugs aren't a pleasant topic to discuss, but if you plan on staying at a hotel, hostel, or motel this summer, learning about bed bugs is a...

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bed bugs (24), bite (8), hotel (3), motel (1), summer (7), travel (3), UC IPM (203), vacation (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Beware of Poison Oak

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and backpacking. During your adventures in natural areas, be on the lookout for poison oak. Poison oak, a well known plant for most people in California,  is widespread in our state...

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Tags: avoid (1), camping (3), hiking (1), landscape (23), poison oak (4), summer (7), uc ipm (203), weed (11)

Catchweed Bedstraw or Velcro Plant

Catchweed bedstraw. [K. Windbiel-Rojas]

Catchweed bedstraw. It's that weed that tugs at your clothes while you pass by or attaches to your dog or cat's fur. It's also known as the “Velcro plant” since it easily clings to anything that touches it. In the garden, catchweed bedstraw...

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:02 AM
Tags: annual (3), bedstraw (1), catchweed (1), control (30), garden (25), landscape (23), management (22), summer (7), UCIPM (66), Velcro (1), weed (11), winter (8)

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space, bite, or sting you. Whether you take a staycation or a vacation, you'll want to watch our videos for tips on how to deal with these pests when you encounter...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (25), bed bugs (24), bugs (16), invade (2), mosquitoes (27), nuisance (6), pests (54), summer (7), UCIPM (66), yellowjackets (6)

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