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Posts Tagged: Pest Notes

Aphid-eating Insects

Aphids on roses (Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

“Aphids are really bad this year!” This is what we've been hearing on social media and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Tags: aphids (11), beneficial (16), biological control (7), control (55), garden (43), landscape (51), natural enemies (16), pest management (77), pest notes (98), predator (5), UC IPM (287), video (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Bats: Friend or Foe?

Pallid bat in flight with grasshopper. (Credit: MD Tuttle)

Are bats good for the environment or are they pests? How about both? Almost all of the 25 species...

Posted on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:31 PM
Tags: bats (3), Glassey (1), Karlik (4), pest management (77), pest notes (98), pests (65), public health (10), rabies (4), UC IPM (287)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Carpet Beetle: Is This a Pest?

Adult varied carpet beetle on a flower (Credit: Dong-Hwan Choe)

While you are outside gardening or inside doing your spring cleaning, you may have recently found...

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Tags: carpet beetles (6), damage (18), home (10), indoor pests (7), pest management (77), pest notes (98), spring (5), UC IPM (287)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Adult pocket gopher (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks,...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Tags: gophers (7), ground squirrel (8), groundhog (1), moles (2), pest management (77), Pest Notes (98), rats (16), rodent (11), UC IPM (287), voles (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Unwanted Indoor Critters? There's a Pest Notes For That!

Figure 1. Confused flour beetle (Credit: Clemson University)

While we continue to spend more time than usual indoors, you may have noticed a few unexpected...

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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