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Pests in the Urban Landscape

How to Use Pesticides Safely

Reading a pesticide label prior to purchasing.

February is a month where we celebrate and acknowledge many things: Black History Month,...

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Tags: disposal (2), February (1), garden (42), home (9), label (7), personal protective equipment (8), pesticide (25), pesticide safety (12), pesticides (32), PPE (9), UC IPM (280)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Stop Illegal Pesticide Sales Online

US EPA Logo and Header

EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal pesticides sales  News Releases from US...

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

IPM for Super Bowl Snacks

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With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, you may be planning delicious snacks to enjoy while...

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Tags: food (2), pest management (68), UC IPM (280), vegetables (7)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Adult pocket gopher (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks,...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Tags: gophers (7), ground squirrel (8), groundhog (1), moles (2), pest management (68), Pest Notes (95), rats (16), rodent (11), UC IPM (280), voles (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Storm Damage in Landscapes

Downed tree with exposed roots in front of residence. (Credit: I Gonzalez)

Strong winds from the latest winter storm have downed trees and branches throughout...

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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