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Posts Tagged: Pest Notes

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (33), Dimson (2), disease (29), garden (24), ground squirrel (5), landscape (24), management (23), pest (70), Pest Notes (56), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (182)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

How to Prevent Weeds in Landscapes

Mixed planting of woody and herbaceous perennials. (Credit: Petr Kosina, UCIPM)

[Originally published as "Managing Weeds in Landscapes" published in the Fall 2018 issue of the...

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM
Tags: garden (24), IPM (51), landscape (24), pest (70), pest management (14), Pest Notes (56), UC IPM (182), weeds (18), Wilen (11)

Don't let the bed bugs bite

As I sit in my hotel room tonight and work from atop my bed, I thought it would be useful to share...

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:24 PM
Tags: bed bugs (16), bedbugs (3), check (1), hotel (3), pest (70), Pest Notes (56), travel (2), UC IPM (182)
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

Managing Weedy Grasses

Fig 1. Large crabgrass. (Credit: Clyde Elmore)

[From the Spring issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] “I hate...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bermudagrass (1), control (33), crabgrass (1), dallisgrass (1), herbicide (5), management (23), Pest Notes (56), Roncoroni (2), weeds (18)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs,...

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: California (25), dodder (1), invasive (29), Japanese (3), mistletoe (2), parasitic plant (2), pest management (14), Pest Notes (56), UC IPM (182)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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