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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Pokeweed: A Growing Weed Problem

Pokeweed seedlings (Credit: C Elmore)

American pokeweed is a large weedy shrub also known as pokeberry, American nightshade, poke salad,...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Tags: herbicide (9), integrated pest management (11), landscape (44), Oneto (3), Pest Notes (87), pokeweed (1), UC IPM (257), weeds (28)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Popular Pandemic Pest Notes

UC IPM Pest Notes

Pest Notes are UC IPM publications written for people who want information about pests in homes,...

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 2:32 PM
Tags: aphids (10), carpet beetles (5), fungus gnat (3), gophers (6), ground squirrel (7), mealybugs (5), peach leaf curl (7), Pest Notes (87), scales (5), thrips (5), UC IPM (257), whiteflies (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?

Figure 1. The adult white garden snail has a medium-sized shell about the size of a nickel or dime. (Credit: DR Hodel)

  The white garden snail (Theba pisana), sometimes known as the Italian white snail, can...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: control (54), exotic (9), Hodel (6), invasive (42), invasive species (5), management (41), pest (98), pest management (54), retail newsletter (6), snails (5), UC IPM (257), white garden snail (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly

Figure 2. Side view of the adult spotted lanternfly.

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new exotic pest that was first detected in...

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Houseplant Pests

Examining an African violet plant for pests. (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Like outdoor plants, houseplants can also experience pest problems. Did you know that too much or...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: bacteria (2), cultural control (3), disease (42), fungus (5), Hodel (6), horticulture (1), houseplant (2), insect (12), mite (2), pest (98), pest management (54), Pest Notes (87), Pittenger (3), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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