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Posts Tagged: bugs

Kissing bugs are not your valentine

Adult western conenose bug, Triatoma protracta. (Credit: Justin Schmidt)

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) are in the Reduviidae family, a group of insects...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Tags: bites (5), bugs (5), Chagas disease (2), conenose (2), kissing (1), reduviidae (1), UC IPM (202), Windbiel-Rojas (4)

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bug adult and nymphs. [J.K.Clark]

If you are seeing black and red bugs scurrying about near trees and buildings, they may be boxelder...

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM
Tags: boxelder (2), bugs (5), insects (13), maple (1), nuisance (6), pests (57), spring (3), UC IPM (202)

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space,...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (13), bed bugs (16), bugs (5), invade (2), mosquitoes (8), nuisance (6), pests (57), summer (7), UCIPM (67), yellowjackets (4)

'Kissing bug' not a new pest in California

Adult conenose bug, Triatoma rubida.

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) have received a good deal of press from CBS...

Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.
Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.

Adult western corsair bugs (Rasahus thoracicus) are insect predators and have a distinct orange spot on each wing. They do inflict a painful bite to humans, but are not blood-suckers.

Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.
Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.

Adult spined assassin bug, a predator of other insects.

Adult squash bug, a plant pest.
Adult squash bug, a plant pest.

Adult squash bug, a plant pest.

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM
Tags: bugs (5), CDC (4), Chagas (1), conenose (2), kissing bug (1), triatomine (1), UC IPM (202)

Bug Outbreaks in Kern County high desert

Immature bugs develop on native plants in the desert and migrate into urban areas as adults with wings. [Photo by D. Haviland]

Over the past few weeks there have been numerous reports of bug invasions near Ridgecrest,...

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:22 PM
Tags: bugs (5), Haviland (1), invasion (2), IPM (57), nuisance (6), swarms (1)
 
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