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Itching and Infestations: Explaining the Unexplained

Person scratching from an itching sensation (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Most of us have experienced itchy skin from a biting insect at least once in our lives. Insects and...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: attacking (1), bite (18), bites (6), crawling (1), infestation (7), insect bite (1), itching (1), Lynn Kimsey (1), Mussen (2), pest (105), Pest Notes (94), Robert Kimsey (1), UC IPM (277)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Mosquitoes: what’s the buzz?

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As summer quickly approaches and we find ourselves getting outside a bit more, remember to take...

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM
Tags: bite (18), insects (18), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), public health (9), repellent (9), summer (9), UC IPM (277), vector (3), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

"Mosquito Eaters" and Mosquitoes

Adult European crane fly, Tipula paludosa. (Credit: Wikimedia)

Warmer weather means many pests are flying and joining you indoors while you shelter-in-place or...

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bite (18), crane flies (4), eater (2), hawk (3), insects (18), lawn (10), mosquito (17), Pest Notes (94), turfgrass (4), UC IPM (277)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Using hydrogels to develop a yellowjacket bait

Figure 1. Western yellowjacket baiting with the hydrogel bait. After a short handling behavior on the bait, yellowjackets flew away with a small piece of the hydrogel bait. (Credit: DH Choe)

Many parks, recreational areas, and outdoor venues in California are home to yellowjacket wasps...

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: bait (5), bite (18), Campbell (1), control (54), Dong-Hwan Choe (4), fipronil (3), Michael Rust (2), nuisance (7), pest management (66), pests (64), sting (3), UC IPM (277), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Hosting (Part 2)

Bed bug detector under furniture. (Credit: DH Choe)

Holidays are a time for welcoming family and friends. But what if your loved ones accidentally...

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Tags: bed bugs (19), bite (18), monitor (5), pest management (66), Pest Notes (94), prevention (14), Quick Tips (2), travel (4), UC IPM (277), vacation (3), vacuum (1), video (12)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

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