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Invasive Spotlight: Eastern gray squirrels and Eastern fox squirrels

Eastern gray squirrel. (Credit: JP Clark)

While some may find them cute, both the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the...

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spring Swarms

Honey bee swarm on fence. (Credit: D Wolfe)

While we are staying home during the pandemic, insects are most definitely not!  In fact, you...

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), bees (7), control (53), honey bee swarms (2), honey bees (2), pest management (49), spring (4), swarm (2), termites (10), UC IPM (248)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

April Gardening Tips: Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew damage on tomato leaves. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As you practice social distancing during COVID-19, you may find yourself spending more time in the...

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: checklist (5), control (53), disease (41), fruit (7), garden (37), landscape (43), ornamentals (3), pest management (49), powdery mildew (3), tips (5), UC IPM (248), vegetables (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Using hydrogels to develop a yellowjacket bait

Figure 1. Western yellowjacket baiting with the hydrogel bait. After a short handling behavior on the bait, yellowjackets flew away with a small piece of the hydrogel bait. (Credit: DH Choe)

Many parks, recreational areas, and outdoor venues in California are home to yellowjacket wasps...

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: bait (5), bite (15), Campbell (1), control (53), Dong-Hwan Choe (4), fipronil (3), Michael Rust (2), nuisance (7), pest management (49), pests (61), sting (3), UC IPM (248), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Detecting Drywood Termites in Structures with Microwave Technology

Figure 1: Western drywood termite (<i>Incisitermes minor</i>) immatures. (Credit: S. Taravati)

Western drywood termites (Incisitermes minor, Figure 1) are an important pest of structural wood in...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: control (53), damage (17), household (7), indoor pests (5), pest (95), Taravati (3), termites (10), UC IPM (248)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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