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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control?

Fig 1. Adult and nymph bed bugs. (D.-H. Choe)

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Don't let the bed...

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Tags: bed bugs (12), bug bomb (1), control (17), infestation (4), insecticides (1), interceptor (1), mattress encasements (1), monitor (2), pesticide (8), pests (39), Sutherland (7), UC IPM (84)

What to do when Ants Invade

Odorous house ant. (Dong-Hwan Choe)

If you've ever had ants come indoors, you know what a nuisance they can be when they crawl across...

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:25 AM
Tags: ants (8), bait stations (1), control (17), pesticide (8), spraying (1), UC IPM (84)

What's that Sticky Stuff on my Car?

Whitish wax and sticky honeydew from woolly hackberry aphid on hackberry tree. (Jack Kelly Clark)

It's hot outside, so like a lot of people, you try to park your car under a tree in parking lots...

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9:40 AM
Tags: citricola scale (1), honeydew (5), pest (38), sooty mold (2), trees (5), UC IPM (84), woolly hackberry aphid (1)

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 (3), control (17), management. (1), mosquito (12), mosquitoes (5), repellent (5), UC IPM (84)

Citrus Greening Disease Quarantine Extended

Leaf yellowing in one-quarter of citrus tree canopy due to huanglongbing. (M.E. Rogers)

Alert from CDFA Plant Health and Prevention Services The California Department of Food and...

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 3:38 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psylld (11), disease (15), greening (3), huanglongbing (26), invasive (21), pest (38), UC IPM (84)

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