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Posts Tagged: indoor pests

Carpet Beetle: Is This a Pest?

Adult varied carpet beetle on a flower (Credit: Dong-Hwan Choe)

While you are outside gardening or inside doing your spring cleaning, you may have recently found...

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Tags: carpet beetles (6), damage (18), home (10), indoor pests (7), pest management (77), pest notes (98), spring (5), UC IPM (287)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Unwanted Indoor Critters? There's a Pest Notes For That!

Figure 1. Confused flour beetle (Credit: Clemson University)

While we continue to spend more time than usual indoors, you may have noticed a few unexpected...

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (7), infestation (7), insect (12), integrated pest management (18), Leonard (1), Pest Notes (98), pesticide (25), 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 (55), damage (18), household (7), indoor pests (7), pest (105), Taravati (4), termites (10), UC IPM (287)
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 (7), mice (10), pantry (8), pest (105), pest management (77), prevention (14), rats (16), termites (10), tree squirrel (7), UC IPM (287)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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