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Masked bandits in the landscape

A juvenile raccoon.

Most people recognize raccoons and their distinctive black “mask” over the eyes and...

A juvenile raccoon.
A juvenile raccoon.

A juvenile raccoon. [Photo by L. Fitzhugh.]

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (78), raccoon (1)

Getting the Best Results with Yellowjacket Traps

Figure 1. The western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica

With the onset of warm weather and outdoor eating, expect an increase in yellowjacket activity...

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (78), traps (7), yellowjacket (1)

Leaffooted Bugs: An Increasing Problem in Gardens

Fig. 3. Leaffooted bug nymphs on Hesperaloe parviflora.

[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] In recent years,...

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tags: leaf-footed (1), leaffooted (4), pest (89), Pest Notes (78), Pomegranates (2), tomato (3)

Summer Management for Fire Blight

Figure 1. Terminals of affected branches look as if they’ve been scorched by fire.

We've been getting calls this summer from gardeners finding fire blight damage in backyards and...

Posted on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tags: disease (39), fire blight (2), Pest Notes (78)

Powdery mildew loves your garden, too!

Powdery mildew on melon leaves

Seeing white powdery growth on leaves and shoots in your garden or landscape? It's probably a sign...

Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.
Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.

Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca pannosa, on rose.

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM
Tags: Pest Notes (78), powdery mildew (3)

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