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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Don't Eat 'em; They're Poisonous!

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day 2015. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

Visitors to the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) display in front of...

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day 2015. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]
The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day 2015. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day 2015. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

Young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]
Young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

Young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]
An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist special emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), and Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for urban and community IPM (right). [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]
A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist special emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), and Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for urban and community IPM (right). [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist special emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), and Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for urban and community IPM (right). [Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey]

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:02 PM
Tags: Aristolochia (1), IPM (62), Keatley Garvey (2), Picnic Day (4), pipevine (1), swallowtail (1), UC Davis (5)

Bed bug eradication requires tenant cooperation

Bed bugs go back to their hiding places after eating a blood meal. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

To successfully eliminate bed bugs, pest management professionals (PMPs) say they need the...

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:59 PM
Tags: bed bugs (18), bedbugs (3), Hwan-Choe (1), Pest Notes (78), Sutherland (10)

Today is National Healthy Schools Day

Healthy Schools Day 2015

Today, April 7, 2015 is the 13th annual National Healthy Schools Day, a day dedicated to promoting...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:24 PM
Tags: child care (4), DPR (18), EPA (8), healthy schools (1), IPM (62), pesticides (28), videos (3)

Rattlesnakes!

Rattle of a Mojave rattlesnake

As spring approaches and people continue to enjoy California's sunny weather, outdoor types should...

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM
Tags: bite (15), rattlesnake (1), Todd (1), UC IPM (240)

Urban Entomology Conference at UC Riverside

Urban Pest Conference

Are baits the silver bullet for German cockroach control? How can you use better use bait stations...

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Tags: conference (1), IPM (62), PMP (3), professionals (6), Riverside (4)

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