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The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?

Figure 1. The adult white garden snail has a medium-sized shell about the size of a nickel or dime. (Credit: DR Hodel)

  The white garden snail (Theba pisana), sometimes known as the Italian white snail, can...

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: control (54), exotic (11), Hodel (6), invasive (44), invasive species (7), management (42), pest (102), pest management (62), retail newsletter (8), snails (5), UC IPM (268), white garden snail (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Houseplant Pests

Examining an African violet plant for pests. (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Like outdoor plants, houseplants can also experience pest problems. Did you know that too much or...

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: bacteria (0), cultural control (0), disease (0), fungus (0), Hodel (0), horticulture (0), houseplant (0), insect (0), mite (0), pest (0), pest management (0), Pest Notes (0), Pittenger (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Eastern gray squirrels and Eastern fox squirrels

Eastern gray squirrel. (Credit: JP Clark)

While some may find them cute, both the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the...

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spring Swarms

Honey bee swarm on fence. (Credit: D Wolfe)

While we are staying home during the pandemic, insects are most definitely not!  In fact, you...

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), bees (7), control (54), honey bee swarms (2), honey bees (2), pest management (62), spring (4), swarm (2), termites (10), UC IPM (268)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

April Gardening Tips: Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew damage on tomato leaves. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As you practice social distancing during COVID-19, you may find yourself spending more time in the...

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: checklist (6), control (54), disease (43), fruit (8), garden (40), landscape (48), ornamentals (4), pest management (62), powdery mildew (3), tips (6), UC IPM (268), vegetables (5)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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