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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Stars and Stripes

Yellow starthistle flower<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

While many of you are preparing for the 4th of July holiday, we at UC IPM are also thinking about...

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), Dandelion (3), holiday (3), mosquito (17), pest (94), pest management (47), Pest Notes (80), poison oak (5), raccoons (3), UC IPM (246), vertebrate (3), video (10), weeds (27), yellow starthistle (2), yellowjackets (6)

National Pollinator Week 2020

Adult honey bee,<i>Apis mellifera</i>. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This year, National Pollinator Week is June 22 to June 28, celebrating the value that pollinators...

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:55 AM
Tags: bees (6), insecticides (4), label (5), less toxic (2), natural enemies (10), pesticide safety (7), pesticides (29), pollinators (4), UC IPM (246)

Concluding Invasive Species Action Week

Nutria. [Credit: Tony Northrup]

In the last week, we have highlighted some invasive species that damage and threaten California's...

Nutria. [Credit: Tony Northrup]
Nutria. [Credit: Tony Northrup]

Nutria. [Credit: Tony Northrup]

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 8:43 PM

Invasive Spotlight: Brooms

French broom, <i>Genista monspessulana</i>, invading a hillside near Bodega Bay, California. (Credit: B Rice)

Brooms are shrubs which were originally planted in California as ornamentals and for erosion...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: brooms (2), DiTomaso (5), invasive (39), invasive species action week (5), Kyser (3), landscape (43), management (39), Oneto (2), pest management (47), Pest Notes (80), plants (12), UC IPM (246), weed science (4), weeds (27)

Invasive Spotlight: Nutria

Adult nutria with white muzzle and whiskers, and long, round tail.<br>(Credit: J Gross)

Nutria are found near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Their burrowing and feeding on...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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