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Pests in the Urban Landscape

The Leaffooted Bugs are Coming!

Adult leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus zonatus.

An army of leaffooted bugs attacking pomegranates, tomatoes or other plants in your garden can be...

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Tags: bug (6), leaffooted (4), pest (74), tomato (3)

Removing Poison-Oak from Landscapes and Recreation Areas

Fig. 2.  Poison-oak foliage turns red in fall before dropping.

[From the August 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] Removal of poison-oak...

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Tags: Pest Notes (58), poison oak (4)

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Adult brown marmorated stink bug.

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a new invasive pest that originated in Asia, is moving into...

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:41 AM

New Snail and Slug Active Ingredient Available

Fig. 1. Brown garden snail.

[From the May 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] For the last 30 years, the...

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM
Tags: bait (4), EDTA (1), slug (1), snail (1)

Lady Beetle Releases for Aphid Control in Gardens: Do They Work?

Convergent lady beetle consuming an aphid.

Many retail nurseries and garden centers sell lady beetles for controlling aphids in gardens and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tags: aphid (4), lady beetle (2), ladybug (2), release (2)

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