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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Armillaria Root Rot in Landscape Trees

Armillaria mushrooms grow in clusters, have a ring around their stem, and are tan to honey colored. (Credit: J Turney)

What is Armillaria Root Rot? Armillaria root rot is a severe fungal disease that affects trees,...

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Tags: Armillaria (2), control (46), disease (37), Downer (2), fungi (6), IPM (60), Lacan (3), landscape (36), management (35), pest (83), Pest Notes (73), tree (18), tree care (3), UC IPM (219)

Applying Glyphosate? Know How to Choose the Right PPE

Figure 1. Few glyphosate product labels require that applicators wear

Public concern regarding the risk of illness from long-term exposure to glyphosate is on the rise....

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:45 PM

Winter Pest Prevention in the Home

House mice prefer grains but will consume many different foods. (Credit: R Marsh)

It's often easier to prevent pests before they become a problem than to try and get rid of them...

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: cockroaches (8), household (6), indoor pests (3), mice (7), pantry (5), pest (83), pest management (31), prevention (8), rats (10), termites (8), tree squirrel (6), UC IPM (219)

Rats and Mice: How to Manage Using Snap Traps

Roof rat on a kitchen sink. (Credit: N Quinn)

Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: house mouse (3), management (35), mice (7), Niamh Quinn (4), pest management (31), Quinn (12), rats (10), rodent (6), rodents (6), trapping (4), traps (7), UC IPM (219)

Top Ten Pest Notes of 2019

Foliage damaged by leaf curl. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

At some point, all of us encounter a pest in our home, garden, or landscape. But you're not alone!...

Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: aphids (9), carpet beetles (2), control (46), fungus gnats (2), ground squirrels (1), management (35), mealybugs (4), opossum (2), peach leaf curl (6), pest management (31), pest notes (73), scales (3), thrips (4), UC IPM (219), whiteflies (5)

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