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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Dark Rover Ant: Current Status in California

Figure 1. Dark rover ant (Credit: Siavash Taravati, UC IPM)

[From the Fall 2018 issue of UC IPM's Green Bulletin newsletter] The dark rover ant (Brachymyrmex...

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM
Tags: ant (1), invasive (27), pest management professional (1), rover (1), structural (1), Taravati (2), UC IPM (163)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Updated Landscape Weed Info

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Controlling weeds can be challenging to landscape professionals or home gardeners since landscapes...

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Mallow (cheeseweed). [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Tags: control (30), herbicide (4), IPM (47), landscape (22), manage (2), management (21), nonchemical (2), pest (56), plants (9), UC IPM (163), weeds (17), Wilen (10)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Sticky mess on plants

Feeding by aphids created this sticky honeydew on crape myrtle leaves. (Credit: Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

Are you seeing cars, sidewalks, driveways, or other plants covered in sticky stuff, especially...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:06 PM
Tags: ants (11), aphids (8), Asian citrus (1), car (1), dripping (1), honeydew (7), huanglongbing (32), leafhoppers (2), mealybugs (2), psyllids (2), scale (2), sooty mold (4), sticky (2), UC IPM (163), whiteflies (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Tags: antimicrobial (1), control (30), Environmental Protection Agency (2), EPA (8), less toxic (1), organic (2), pest (56), pesticide (10), registration (1), UCIPM (65)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Mosquitoes in Garden Centers

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This article was written for the UC IPM Retail Nursery and Garden Center News, a publication...

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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