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Posts Tagged: bites

Itching and Infestations: Explaining the Unexplained

Person scratching from an itching sensation (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Most of us have experienced itchy skin from a biting insect at least once in our lives. Insects and...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: attacking (1), bite (18), bites (6), crawling (1), infestation (7), insect bite (1), itching (1), Lynn Kimsey (1), Mussen (2), pest (106), Pest Notes (101), Robert Kimsey (1), UC IPM (294)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Credit: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Warming temperatures combined with late spring rains create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to...

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:02 PM
Tags: 2018 (1), awareness (8), bites (6), mosquitoes (10), protect (4), repellent (9), UC IPM (294), vector (3), West Nile Virus (9)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Kissing bugs are not your valentine

Adult western conenose bug, Triatoma protracta. (Credit: Justin Schmidt)

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) are in the Reduviidae family, a group of insects...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Tags: bites (6), bugs (5), Chagas disease (2), conenose (2), kissing (1), reduviidae (1), UC IPM (294), Windbiel-Rojas (14)

Best Tips for Mosquito Protection

Mosquito larvae on the surface of water. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Record-breaking heat continues to scald California, leading many of us to water our landscapes...

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Tags: bites (6), control (56), management. (1), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), repellent (9), UC IPM (294)

Invasive Spotlight: Zika Virus

Adult female mosquito, Aedes egypti. [J. Gathany]

The Zika virus is spread to people mainly through the bite of an infected mosquito, mostly Aedes...

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:11 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (2), albopictus (2), bites (6), CDC (4), Centers for Disease Control (3), Consumer Reports (2), DEET (4), EPA (8), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (17), Picardin (3), repellent (9), UC IPM (294), virus (3), West Nile (2), Zika (9)

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