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Rats in the Garden

Rat damage on tomato. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard...

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Tags: garden (37), management (41), pest management (54), Pest Notes (87), rats (13), rodent (8), tomato (4), trapping (5), traps (8)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Quarantine Baking and Kitchen Pests

Indian meal moth adult in wheat flour. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As many people you know have turned to baking during quarantine, it is likely that ingredients such...

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), clutter (4), cockroaches (10), mice (9), pantry (7), pest management (54), prevention (12), rats (13), rodents (9), sanitation (5), storage (4), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Food, Health, Pest Management

Spring Cleaning for Pest Prevention

A clothes moth larva with its feeding case attached. (Credit: DH Choe)

Spring has arrived and with many Californians at home due to local coronavirus directives, now...

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), carpet beetles (5), clothes moths (6), clutter (4), cockroaches (10), fleas (2), mice (9), pantry (7), pest management (54), prevention (12), raccoons (4), rats (13), rodents (9), sanitation (5), spiders (4), storage (4), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Winter Pest Prevention in the Home

House mice prefer grains but will consume many different foods. (Credit: R Marsh)

It's often easier to prevent pests before they become a problem than to try and get rid of them...

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: cockroaches (10), household (7), indoor pests (5), mice (9), pantry (7), pest (98), pest management (54), prevention (12), rats (13), termites (10), tree squirrel (7), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Rats and Mice: How to Manage Using Snap Traps

Roof rat on a kitchen sink. (Credit: N Quinn)

Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: house mouse (3), management (41), mice (9), Niamh Quinn (4), pest management (54), Quinn (13), rats (13), rodent (8), rodents (9), trapping (5), traps (8), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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