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Posts Tagged: insect

Itching and Infestations: Explaining the Unexplained

Person scratching from an itching sensation (Credit: AJ Sikes)

Most of us have experienced itchy skin from a biting insect at least once in our lives. Insects and...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tags: attacking (0), bite (0), bites (0), crawling (0), infestation (0), insect bite (0), itching (0), Lynn Kimsey (0), Mussen (0), pest (0), Pest Notes (0), Robert Kimsey (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

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 (2), cultural control (3), disease (43), fungus (5), Hodel (6), horticulture (1), houseplant (2), insect (12), mite (2), pest (100), pest management (57), Pest Notes (90), Pittenger (3), UC IPM (263)
Focus Area Tags: 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 (2), indoor pests (5), infestation (7), insect (12), integrated pest management (14), Leonard (1), Pest Notes (90), pesticide (23), schools (5), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

Mosquito Prevention

Adult <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito.<br>(Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

With recent rains in many parts of California and the weather warming up, it's time once again to...

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: Eldridge (1), insect (12), integrated pest management (14), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), Pest Notes (90), repellent (9), UC IPM (263), vector (3), Walton (1), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Green stink bug egg cluster. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

For the last two years, UC IPM has shared an Easter egg photo quiz with insect and spider eggs...

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (14), Easter (6), eggs (4), hunt (5), insect (12), pest (100), pest management (57), UC IPM (263)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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