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Pests in the Urban Landscape

What's that sticky mess under the hackberries?

Whitish wax and sticky honeydew from Asian woolly hackberry aphid on hackberry leaves.

The hackberry woolly aphid (Shivaphis celti), sometimes called Asian woolly hackberry aphid,...

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM
Tags: aphid (4), hackberry (2), honeydew (5), Pest Notes (53)

Biological Control for Fungus Gnats

Figure 1. Fungus gnat adult trapped on yellow sticky trap. This fly is less than ¼ inch long.

[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Fungus gnats are...

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Tags: fungus gnat (2), Pest Notes (53)

Free Online Training from UC IPM

online training page

The UC IPM Web site offers several free online training courses for landscape and structural pest...

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM
Tags: gardener (2), online training (1), pesticides (19), professionals (5), retail (10)

Masked bandits in the landscape

A juvenile raccoon.

Most people recognize raccoons and their distinctive black “mask” over the eyes and...

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (53), raccoon (1)

Getting the Best Results with Yellowjacket Traps

Figure 1. The western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica

With the onset of warm weather and outdoor eating, expect an increase in yellowjacket activity...

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (53), traps (3), yellowjacket (1)

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