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Using Disinfectants and Sanitizers Safely

Figure 1. Disinfecting wipes contain different pesticide ingredients such as the ammonia compound shown here.

In order to stay healthy and keep our spaces clean during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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 (0), insects (0), mosquito (0), mosquitoes (0), public health (0), repellent (0), summer (0), UC IPM (0), vector (0), West Nile virus (0), Zika (0)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Disinfectants are pesticides–so use safely!

Antimicrobials include several categories of products. To maintain virus-free surfaces use a disinfectant or a virucide.  Sterilants are generally more toxic and reserved for critical environments like hospitals. Infographic courtesy Enviroxyclean.

What do “pest control” and public health campaigns against SARS Cov-2 have in...

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:09 PM
  • Author: Mike Merchant
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Pests and COVID-19

Ants and other pests aren't deterred by human health concerns. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Like you, we at the UC Statewide IPM Program are responding to the COVID-19 situation in ways that...

Ants and other pests aren't deterred by human health concerns. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Ants and other pests aren't deterred by human health concerns. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Ants and other pests aren't deterred by human health concerns. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:45 PM
Tags: coronavirus (0), COVID-19 (0), health (0), pest (0), pesticide (0), safe (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Outdoor Baiting for Cockroaches

Figure 3. Turkestan cockroaches attracted to spilled food. (Credit: A Sutherland)

Two species of Blatta cockroaches can be common peridomestic pests in California, including the...

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:59 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden
 
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