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Posts Tagged: indoor pests

Want Another Reason to Practice Social Distancing? Head Lice.

Head lice adults, nymphs, and eggs (nits). [Credit: Dr. Shujuan (Lucy) Li]

Most people are practicing social distancing due to the current pandemic, so contracting head lice...

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: child care (5), children (3), Gouge (1), head lice (3), indoor pests (6), infestation (7), insect (12), integrated pest management (15), Leonard (1), Pest Notes (94), pesticide (24), schools (5), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

Detecting Drywood Termites in Structures with Microwave Technology

Figure 1: Western drywood termite (<i>Incisitermes minor</i>) immatures. (Credit: S. Taravati)

Western drywood termites (Incisitermes minor, Figure 1) are an important pest of structural wood in...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: control (54), damage (17), household (7), indoor pests (6), pest (105), Taravati (4), termites (10), UC IPM (277)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Winter Pest Prevention in the Home

House mice prefer grains but will consume many different foods. (Credit: R Marsh)

It's often easier to prevent pests before they become a problem than to try and get rid of them...

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: cockroaches (11), household (7), indoor pests (6), mice (10), pantry (8), pest (105), pest management (66), prevention (14), rats (15), termites (10), tree squirrel (7), UC IPM (277)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Cockroaches! Updated Pest Notes

Female German cockroach with ootheca. (Credit: DH Choe)

Cockroaches, or roaches, are probably some of the least welcome insects people encounter in their...

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Tags: building (3), cockroaches (11), control (54), Dong-Hwan Choe (4), indoor pests (6), insects (18), management (42), Michael Rust (2), Pest Notes (94), pests (64), structural (2), Sutherland (12), UC IPM (277)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Controlling Clothes Moths

Webbing clothes moth. (Photo credit: Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood. org)

Spotting a small moth fluttering around your closet then discovering damaged fabric or other items...

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM
Tags: bedroom (1), clothes moths (6), clothing (1), fabric (2), feathers (1), fur (2), indoor pests (6), larvae (3), moth (3), Pest Notes (94), UC IPM (277), webbing (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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