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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Watch Out for Mosquitoes!

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

For many people, warmer weather means more time outside and more exposure to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes...

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.
Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM
Tags: mosquito (13), video (7), West Nile virus (7)

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 (64), 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)

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