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Drain After the Rain

Reduce breeding habitats for mosquitoes by dumping standing water from flower pots or storing them upside down so they do not collect water.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Whether you're having a backyard barbecue or enjoying outdoor activities as the weather warms...

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Tags: bite (10), control (37), DEET (4), drain (1), integrated pest management (7), lemon eucalyptus (4), mosquito (13), pest management (20), Picaridin (1), rain (3), repellent (7), UC IPM (191), West Nile virus (7)

Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Tags: bite (10), brown recluse (2), california (27), pest management (20), spider (9), UC IPM (191)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Vacation

Bed Bug Awareness Week

Reading the words “bed bug” in a sentence is enough to make most people's skin crawl!...

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bed bugs (16), bite (10), hotel (3), motel (1), summer (7), travel (2), UC IPM (191), vacation (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Invasive Spotlight: Red Imported Fire Ant

Red imported fire ant. (Credit: Bugwood.org)

The red imported fire ant, or RIFA for short, is no ordinary red ant. This invasive pest lives up...

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)
White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bite (10), CDFA (11), invasive species (3), nurseries (4), pest (74), red imported fire ant (2), RIFA (1), southern California (2), sting (1), UC IPM (191), venom (2)
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 (10), Pest Notes (58), spider (9), UC IPM (191), venom (2), Vetter (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

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