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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Stay Away from Stinging Insects

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The last weeks of summer are here and many are maximizing time outdoors, whether in yards, parks,...

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:54 AM
Tags: bees (7), honey bee (8), pest (95), Pest Notes (84), sting (3), summer (9), video (11), wasp (3), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Rats in the Garden

Rat damage on tomato. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard...

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Tags: garden (37), management (40), pest management (49), Pest Notes (84), rats (13), rodent (8), tomato (4), trapping (5), traps (8)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Report Unsolicited Seeds to APHIS

Unlabeled seeds from unsolicited packages.

Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain...

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Tags: invasive (40), pest management (49), plants (13), press release (2), regulations (5), seed (2), USDA (2)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Want Another Reason to Practice Social Distancing? Head Lice.

Head lice adults, nymphs, and eggs (nits). [Credit: Dr. Shujuan (Lucy) Li]

Most people are practicing social distancing due to the current pandemic, so contracting head lice...

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: child care (5), children (3), Gouge (1), head lice (2), indoor pests (5), infestation (6), insect (11), integrated pest management (10), Leonard (1), Pest Notes (84), pesticide (23), schools (5), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

Lawn Problems: Diseases Are Not Always To Blame

Figure 1. A healthy backyard lawn. (Credit: C Reynolds)

Your customers want their lawns to be beautiful and functional (Figure 1) but dead patches or other...

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: abiotic (6), damage (17), disease (41), irrigation (4), lawn (9), lawns (6), turf (7), turfgrass (4), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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