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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Pine Tree Pests

Round swellings on pine terminals infected by western gall rust. (Arthur H. McCain)

This time of year, deciduous trees go dormant, and evergreen trees such as pine are more visible in...

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM
Tags: diseases (5), drought (6), environmental disorders (1), insects (13), mortality (1), pests (41), pine (2), tree (9), UC IPM (99)

Winter Weeds

Chickweed leaves and flower. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Weeds can be a real nuisance in gardens and landscapes, and even during the colder winter months,...

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:51 PM
Tags: annual (2), bluegrass (1), chickweed (1), mallow (1), UC IPM (99), weed (7), winter (4)

Speaking of Turkeys...

Wild turkeys foraging in an urban community. (Belinda Messenger-Sikes)

Many people this week are talking about turkeys. But not in the same way as us here at UC...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: control (19), feed (1), pest (41), UC IPM (99), urban (6), wild turkey (1), wildlife (4)

Marsupials in your Backyard

Adult female opossum, with young on her back. (Alden M. Johnson, California Academy of Sciences)

Opossums are the only marsupial native to North America and are quite interesting animals. Female...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Tags: Chagas disease (1), control (19), fleas (1), marsupial (1), opossum (1), pest (41), toxoplasmosis (1), UC IPM (99)

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!

A lady beetle positions itself on a tropical milkweed leaf, poised for flight. (Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug!  Ladybug!Fly away home.Your house is on fireAnd your children are gone. How many...

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Tags: beetle (9), IPM (45), lady bug (1), natural enemies (6), statewide (2)

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