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Reading Pesticide Labels

Always read the label before purchasing to ensure you choose the correct product for your needs. (Credit: E Lander)

You've probably heard it's important to read the label on a pesticide bottle, but you might not...

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 4:14 PM
Tags: label (2), pesticides (27), retail (11), retail newsletter (3), retail nursery (8), safe (1), UC IPM (204), use (1)

Bees on the Baseball Field

Sign for fans. (Photographer unknown)

It's not often that we get to mix baseball and pests in our blog, but today we learned that the San...

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:48 PM
Tags: bees (4), Cincinnati (1), control (40), delay (1), Giants (1), MLB (1), pesticides (27), Reds (1), swarm (1), UC IPM (204)

When Familiar Pesticides Change

Figure 1. Product labels often look very similar even when the ingredients change. On the left is the product containing zeta-cypermethrin; the one on the right contains carbaryl.

[Modified from the original article in the Summer 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden...

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:21 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Prevent Pesticide Poisoning at Home

A child reaching for a pesticide stored in a common drinking container. (Credit: ML Poe)

March 18-24 was National Poison Prevention Week. While our blog post may be tardy, it's never too...

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Tags: chemicals (1), children (2), hazardous (1), health (2), pesticides (27), poison (5), prevention (5), tips (2), toxic (1), UC IPM (204)

Amazon Fined for Selling Illegal Pesticides

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Photo: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

Online marketplace Amazon.com was recently fined $1.2 million by the United States Environmental...

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Tags: Amazon.com (1), environmental protection agency (2), EPA (8), fines (1), illegal (2), marketplace (1), pesticides (27), training (14), UC IPM (204), violations (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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