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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Elm Leaf Beetle: A Major Pest is Now Uncommon

Elm leaf beetle, eggs, first instar larva and damage by adult (circular hole in leaf).

Elm leaf beetles frequently defoliated elm trees in landscapes, parks and along streets in the...

Third instar larva of elm leaf beetle and feeding damage.
Third instar larva of elm leaf beetle and feeding damage.

Third instar larva of elm leaf beetle and feeding damage.

Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Tags: elm leaf beetle (1), Pest Notes (64)

What Can Gardeners do to Help Honey Bees?

Figure 3. Nectar and pollen-producing plants in full bloom.

[From the June 2013 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Most people have...

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Tags: honey bee (5), neonicotinoids (1), pollinator (5)

Detecting Subterranean Termites

Swarming subterranean termites.

Finding out that your house is infested with subterranean termites is among many homeowners'...

Drop tubes from wood to soil are a sign of a subterranean termite infestation.
Drop tubes from wood to soil are a sign of a subterranean termite infestation.

Drop tubes from wood to soil are a sign of a subterranean termite infestation. [Photo by V.R. Lewis]

Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:12 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (64), subterranean (2), termites (7)

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 (64), 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 (64), resistant (1)

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