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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Invasive Species Action Week 2020

Asian citrus psyllid nymphs feeding on citrus can vector a serious plant pathogen that causes disease and tree death within 5 years.<br>(Credit: ME Rogers)

For a 7th year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will celebrate California Invasive...

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Tags: ACP (31), animals (2), Asian citrus psyllid (31), California (31), diseases (9), environmental (2), HLB (27), hunaglongbing (1), invasive (35), invasive species action week (4), pathogens (6), pest management (44), pests (60), plants (11), UC IPM (240)

Mosquitoes: what’s the buzz?

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As summer quickly approaches and we find ourselves getting outside a bit more, remember to take...

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM
Tags: bite (15), insects (16), mosquito (16), mosquitoes (10), public health (6), repellent (9), summer (8), UC IPM (240), vector (3), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)

Quarantine Baking and Kitchen Pests

Indian meal moth adult in wheat flour. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As many people you know have turned to baking during quarantine, it is likely that ingredients such...

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (16), clutter (4), cockroaches (10), mice (9), pantry (7), pest management (44), prevention (11), rats (12), rodents (8), sanitation (5), storage (4), UC IPM (240)
Focus Area Tags: Family Food Health Pest Management

Correct Use of Disinfectants

covid-infographic NPIC

Many people have increased their use of disinfectants and sanitizers due to the COVID-19 crisis. It...

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

Murder Hornets! Everyone Calm Down

Asian Giant Hornet <i>V. mandarina</i><br>(Credit: Washington State Department of Agriculture)

First things first: "murder" hornets, or more correctly, the Asian giant hornet, have NOT been...

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:47 AM
Tags: honey bee (7), hornet (1), invasive (35), pest (91), UCIPM (70), wasp (2)

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