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Pests in the Urban Landscape

Pesticide Horrors from the CA Deptartment of Pesticide Regulation

Child reaching for bottle of pesticide in common drinking container. (M.L.Poe)

With Halloween again upon us, what better time to unearth a few true horror stories of reported...

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Tags: bleach (1), danger (1), Department Pesticide Regulation (4), DPR (10), fogger (1), illegal (1), poisoning (2), safety (2), storage (2)

Creepy is in the Eye of the Beholder

Black widow spider. Jack Kelly Clark

Halloween is a time when many people enjoy having creatures come to their homes in search of...

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 9:41 AM
Tags: centipede (1), Halloween (1), Jerusalem cricket (1), millipede (1), pest (41), spider (4), UC IPM (97)

Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Tags: DEET (3), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (3), mosquitoes (6), picardin (3), UC IPM (97), West Nile virus (4)

Caring for Citrus in Fall

Infestation of brown rot on lemon. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Citrus trees need care throughout the year, including cultural practices to keep trees healthy and...

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM
Tags: Asian citrus psyllid (22), brown rot (1), care (1), disease. (1), huanglongbing (29), leaf miner (1), pest management (2), slugs (2), snails (2), UC IPM (97)

UC IPM Hiring for Pesticide Safety Educator

Personal protection equipment. (Mike Poe)

The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring an Pesticide Safety Educator to coordinate with UC ANR...

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:59 PM

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