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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 (8), control (47), Dong-Hwan Choe (2), indoor pests (3), insects (14), management (36), Michael Rust (1), Pest Notes (74), pests (58), structural (2), Sutherland (10), UC IPM (220)

Pine Tree Pests

Round swellings on pine terminals infected by western gall rust. (Arthur H. McCain)

This time of year, deciduous trees go dormant, and evergreen trees such as pine are more visible in...

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM
Tags: diseases (8), drought (8), environmental disorders (2), insects (14), mortality (1), pests (58), pine (2), tree (18), UC IPM (220)

Fall Lawn Quiz

Mowing lawn using electric mulching mower. (C.A. Reynolds)

Not everyone has a lawn, but if you do, fall is the perfect time to give your lawn some...

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Tags: aerate (2), diseases (8), fall lawn care (1), fertilize (1), grasscycle (1), insects (14), thatch (2), UC IPM (220), weeds (25)

Beneficial Predators Fight Garden Pests

Lady beetle life cycle (clockwise) eggs, larva, pupa, adult.

You're probably familiar with lady beetles (aka lady bugs), common beneficial insect predators that...

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:06 PM
Tags: aphids (9), assassin (2), beneficial predators (1), garden (31), insects (14), landscape (37), pesticides (27), pirate (1), predaceous ground beetle (1), spiders (3), UC IPM (220), wasp (1)

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bug adult and nymphs. [J.K.Clark]

If you are seeing black and red bugs scurrying about near trees and buildings, they may be boxelder...

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM
Tags: boxelder (2), bugs (5), insects (14), maple (1), nuisance (6), pests (58), spring (3), UC IPM (220)

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