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Carpenter Bees: Mostly Beneficial

Male valley carpenter bee.

Have you seen large black or golden-brown bees foraging in your garden? These could be carpenter...

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Tags: carpenter bee (2), Pest Notes (66), pollinator (5)

Bagrada Bug Moving Northward

Bagrada bug adults and nymphs.

The Bagrada bug is a small, colorful stink bug that is becoming more common in California gardens...

The harlequin bug, a common garden pest, is similarly colored but has different markings and is 3 times larger than Bagrada bug.
The harlequin bug, a common garden pest, is similarly colored but has different markings and is 3 times larger than Bagrada bug.

The harlequin bug, a common garden pest, is similarly colored but has different markings and is 3 times larger than Bagrada bug. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark.

Bagrada bugs and their damage on mustard greens.
Bagrada bugs and their damage on mustard greens.

Bagrada bugs and their damage on mustard greens. Photo by Darcy A. Reed.

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Tags: bagrada bug (4), harlequin bug (1), Pest Notes (66)

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 (66)

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 (66), 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 (66), thrips (3)

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