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Posts Tagged: Pest Notes

Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Adult pocket gopher (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks,...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Tags: gophers (7), ground squirrel (8), groundhog (1), moles (2), pest management (69), Pest Notes (95), rats (16), rodent (11), UC IPM (281), voles (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Unwanted Indoor Critters? There's a Pest Notes For That!

Figure 1. Confused flour beetle (Credit: Clemson University)

While we continue to spend more time than usual indoors, you may have noticed a few unexpected...

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Detecting and Controlling Biting Mites Within Structures

Figure 1. Adult tropical rat mite. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Most pest management professionals have served clients who swore they were being bitten by unseen...

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: bite (18), chickens (2), mite (3), pest (105), pest management (69), pest notes (95), rodent (11), Sutherland (12), UC IPM (281)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Appreciating IPM and Our Food

<i>Photo courtesy of Unsplash</i>

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we want to take a moment to appreciate the work that goes into...

Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: pantry (8), pest management (69), Pest Notes (95), thanksgiving (3), UC IPM (281), vegetables (7)


Adult yellow sac spider (Credit: R Vetter)

October is a perfect time to talk about spiders! People decorate for Halloween with scary images of...

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:41 PM
Tags: beneficial (15), bite (18), garden (42), home (9), IPM (63), landscape (50), natural enemies (14), pest management (69), Pest Notes (95), spider (11), spiders (6), UC IPM (281), Vetter (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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