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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 (2), bite (8), hotel (1), motel (1), summer (1), travel (1), UC IPM (8), 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...

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

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Adult males (top) and adult female (bottom) of the western blacklegged tick. [E. Acquino]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a campaign that brings attention to this tick-borne...

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Culex mosquito biting through human skin. [J.K. Clark]

April 16-22 has been declared West Nile Virus and Mosquito Vector Control Awareness week by the...

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4:44 PM
Tags: awareness (2), bite (8), mosquito (1), pests (1), prevention. (1), repellent (1), UC IPM (8), vector control (1), west nile virus (1)

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