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Aphid-eating Insects

Aphids on roses (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

“Aphids are really bad this year!” This is what we've been hearing on social media and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Tags: aphids (11), beneficial (16), biological control (7), control (55), garden (43), landscape (51), natural enemies (16), pest management (77), pest notes (98), predator (5), UC IPM (287), video (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Good Bug Scavenger Hunt for Picnic Day 2021

Adult convergent lady beetle. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  The annual Picnic Day celebration at UC Davis is going virtual! Most years, the UC...

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?

Figure 1. The adult white garden snail has a medium-sized shell about the size of a nickel or dime. (Credit: DR Hodel)

  The white garden snail (Theba pisana), sometimes known as the Italian white snail, can...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: control (55), exotic (11), Hodel (6), invasive (44), invasive species (7), management (42), pest (105), pest management (77), retail newsletter (9), snails (5), UC IPM (287), white garden snail (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Houseplant Pests

Examining an African violet plant for pests. (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Like outdoor plants, houseplants can also experience pest problems. Did you know that too much or...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: bacteria (0), cultural control (0), disease (0), fungus (0), Hodel (0), horticulture (0), houseplant (0), insect (0), mite (0), pest (0), pest management (0), Pest Notes (0), Pittenger (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Eastern gray squirrels and Eastern fox squirrels

Eastern gray squirrel. (Credit: JP Clark)

While some may find them cute, both the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the...

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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