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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Know Your Thrips

Cuban laurel thrips adult, two larvae and an egg.

Are the leaves on your plant stippled or silvered and covered with small black dots of excrement?...

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (53), thrips (3)

Deer-Resistant Plants: Truth or Fiction?

Figure 1. Mule deer

[From the October 2013 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Is there such...

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Tags: deer (1), Pest Notes (53), resistant (1)

Watch Out for Mosquitoes!

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

For many people, warmer weather means more time outside and more exposure to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes...

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.
Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

Adult western malaria mosquito, Anopheles freeborni.

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM
Tags: mosquito (12), video (7), West Nile virus (6)

The Leaffooted Bugs are Coming!

Adult leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus zonatus.

An army of leaffooted bugs attacking pomegranates, tomatoes or other plants in your garden can be...

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Tags: bug (5), leaffooted (4), pest (59), tomato (3)

Removing Poison-Oak from Landscapes and Recreation Areas

Fig. 2.  Poison-oak foliage turns red in fall before dropping.

[From the August 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] Removal of poison-oak...

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Tags: Pest Notes (53), poison oak (4)

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