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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Green Fruit Beetles or Japanese Beetles?

Green fruit beetle (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

We've had many reports in the last two weeks from people asking what those big green, buzzing,...

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:32 PM
Tags: beetle (13), CDFA (12), fruit (8), grubs (6), Japanese (4), pests (62), UC IPM (250)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Summer 2020 Retail Newsletter

Summer 2020 Retail Newsletter

The Summer 2020 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Newsletter is...

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 4:55 PM
Tags: newsletter (1), pest management (50), UC IPM (250)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Stay Away from Stinging Insects

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The last weeks of summer are here and many are maximizing time outdoors, whether in yards, parks,...

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:54 AM
Tags: bees (7), honey bee (8), pest (95), Pest Notes (84), sting (3), summer (9), video (11), wasp (3), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Rats in the Garden

Rat damage on tomato. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard...

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Tags: garden (37), management (40), pest management (50), Pest Notes (84), rats (13), rodent (8), tomato (4), trapping (5), traps (8)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Report Unsolicited Seeds to APHIS

Unlabeled seeds from unsolicited packages.

Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain...

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Tags: invasive (40), pest management (50), plants (13), press release (2), regulations (5), seed (2), USDA (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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