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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Spring Cleaning for Pest Prevention

A clothes moth larva with its feeding case attached. (Credit: DH Choe)

Spring has arrived and with many Californians at home due to local coronavirus directives, now...

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (14), carpet beetles (3), clothes moths (6), clutter (3), cockroaches (9), fleas (2), mice (8), pantry (6), pest management (34), prevention (9), raccoons (2), rats (11), rodents (7), sanitation (4), spiders (4), storage (3), UCIPM (69)

Disinfectants are pesticides–so use safely!

Antimicrobials include several categories of products. To maintain virus-free surfaces use a disinfectant or a virucide.  Sterilants are generally more toxic and reserved for critical environments like hospitals. Infographic courtesy Enviroxyclean.

What do “pest control” and public health campaigns against SARS Cov-2 have in...

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:09 PM
  • Author: Mike Merchant
Focus Area Tags: Health Pest Management

Using hydrogels to develop a yellowjacket bait

Figure 1. Western yellowjacket baiting with the hydrogel bait. After a short handling behavior on the bait, yellowjackets flew away with a small piece of the hydrogel bait. (Credit: DH Choe)

Many parks, recreational areas, and outdoor venues in California are home to yellowjacket wasps...

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: bait (5), bite (13), Campbell (1), control (50), Dong-Hwan Choe (3), fipronil (3), Michael Rust (2), nuisance (7), pest management (34), pests (59), sting (2), UC IPM (224), yellowjackets (5)

"Virus Shut Out" is Illegal Product in U.S.

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U.S. EPA Acts to Protect the Public from Unregistered “Virus Shut Out” Product Imported...

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health Pest Management

Detecting Drywood Termites in Structures with Microwave Technology

Figure 1: Western drywood termite (<i>Incisitermes minor</i>) immatures. (Credit: S. Taravati)

Western drywood termites (Incisitermes minor, Figure 1) are an important pest of structural wood in...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: control (50), damage (15), household (7), indoor pests (4), pest (87), Taravati (3), termites (9), UC IPM (224)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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