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Posts Tagged: Pest Notes

Clovers: A Sign of Good Luck?

California burclover, an annual clover. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

In mid-March, many people use clover-themed decorations in preparation for St. Patrick's Day....

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Tags: clovers (1), garden (1), landscapes (2), lawns (3), management (4), nitrogen (1), Pest Notes (49), UC IPM (14), weeds (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (3), damage (2), gopher (1), integrated pest management (1), mole (1), monitoring (3), mound (1), Pest Notes (49), UC IPM (14)

Top 20 Pest Notes of 2017

Larva and adult furniture carpet beetles. [Credit: D-H Choe]

Pests have popularity contests too. We recently looked at how many visits our popular Pest Notes...

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Controlling Clothes Moths

Webbing clothes moth. (Photo credit: Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood. org)

Spotting a small moth fluttering around your closet then discovering damaged fabric or other items...

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM
Tags: bedroom (1), clothes moths (2), clothing (1), fabric (1), feathers (1), fur (1), indoor pests (1), larvae (1), moth (2), Pest Notes (49), UC IPM (14), webbing (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Spider Bites

The black widow spider is the most harmful spider in California. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Unlike mosquitoes, spiders do not seek people in order to bite them. Generally, a spider doesn't...

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM
Tags: bite (1), Pest Notes (49), spider (2), UC IPM (14), venom (1), Vetter (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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