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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Adult brown marmorated stink bug.

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a new invasive pest that originated in Asia, is moving into...

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:41 AM

New Snail and Slug Active Ingredient Available

Fig. 1. Brown garden snail.

[From the May 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter] For the last 30 years, the...

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:12 PM
Tags: bait (3), EDTA (1), slug (1), snail (1)

Lady Beetle Releases for Aphid Control in Gardens: Do They Work?

Convergent lady beetle consuming an aphid.

Many retail nurseries and garden centers sell lady beetles for controlling aphids in gardens and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tags: aphid (4), lady beetle (2), ladybug (2), release (2)

New Video: How to Remove Dandelions

Dandelion removal video

Are you frustrated trying to pull out dandelions by hand? Do they just keep coming back? If so,...

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Tags: dandelions (1), video (7), weeds (19)

Managing Psyllids in Landscapes

Acacia Psyllid

Psyllids are small insects that suck plant juices. Few of the over 140 native species of psyllids...

Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid
Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid

Foliage distorted by eugenia psyllid

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Tags: landscapes (2), Pest Notes (58), psyllids (2)

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