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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Reduce Clutter to Reduce Pests

Female German cockroach with egg case. [J.K. Clark]

Most of us have clutter we've hidden away in closets, drawers, garages, or in other storage space....

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:38 AM
Tags: bed bugs (10), clothes moths (2), clutter (2), cockroaches (3), mice (5), pantry (4), pests (37), rats (5), rodents (4), sanitation (2), spiders (3), storage (1), UC IPM (68)

Beneficial Predator Spotlight: Lacewings

Green lacewing life cycle. [J.K. Clark]

Last week, we discussed some common beneficial predators that help control pests on garden and...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (5), garden (13), lacewing (1), landscape (15), natural enemies (4), pests (37), predator (2), UC IPM (68)

Retailers Attend IPM Workshops on Invasive Pests and More

Attendees from Retail IPM Workshop. [A. Schellman]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Retail nursery and garden center...

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:58 AM
Tags: ACP (24), center (2), employees (1), exotics (1), garden (13), HLB (19), household pests (1), invasives. (1), nursery (6), pesticides (15), resources (1), retail (9), UCIPM (62)

Flies Spoiling Your Cherry Season?

Ripened cherry with sunken oviposition sites of spotted wing drosophila. [L. Strand]

As cherries begin to ripen on backyard fruit trees, you'll want to monitor the fruit for pests,...

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Tags: cherry (4), fly (3), fruit (1), maggot (1), pest (33), spotted wing drosophila (1), sunken (1), UC IPM (68)

Beneficial Predators Fight Garden Pests

Lady beetle life cycle (clockwise) eggs, larva, pupa, adult.

You're probably familiar with lady beetles (aka lady bugs), common beneficial insect predators that...

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:06 PM
Tags: aphids (4), assassin (2), beneficial predators (1), garden (13), insects (11), landscape (15), pesticides (15), pirate (1), predaceous ground beetle (1), spiders (3), UC IPM (68), wasp (1)

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