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Lyme Disease in California

Life stages of the western blacklegged tick. From left to right: adult female, adult male, nymph, and larva. (Credit: CA Department of Public Health)

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, giving us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on a serious...

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:42 AM
Tags: blacklegged tick (1), California (16), Lyme disease (2), remove (1), UC IPM (7), western (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Ground Squirrel Trouble

Adult ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

California ground squirrels are common throughout much of California and may be found living near...

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8:53 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Bronze Bug: A New Threat to Eucalyptus Trees in California

Fig 1. Bronze bug adult. [G. Arakelian]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin] The bronze bug (Thaumastocoris peregrinus)...

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Tags: Arakelian (1), bronze bug (1), california (16), eucalypt (1), eucalyptus (1), Hodel (1), hosts (1), invasive (3), Ohara. (1), parasitic wasps (1), pest (4), Thaumastocoris peregrinus (1)

Rodent Control in and Around Backyard Chicken Coops

A backyard chicken coop. [UC ANR]

[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter] Keeping backyard chickens is becoming...

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:42 AM
Tags: backyard (1), baits (1), california (16), chickens (1), diseases (1), garden (1), home (1), house mouse (1), mice (1), poultry (1), rodenticide (1), rodents (1), roof rat (1), trapping (1), UC IPM (7), wire (1)

Widow Spiders Information Updated

Underside of adult black widow spider. [J.K.Clark]

The black widow spider is known and feared by many people due to its venomous bite. However, in the...

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM
Tags: bite (1), black widow (1), brown (1), California (16), pest note (1), spider (1), UC IPM (7), venomous (1), Vetter (1)

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