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Flies in Prime Time

Adult house flies mating (Credit: LL Strand)

We don't often find flies such a popular topic of conversation, but given recent events, we'd like...

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

How to Catch a Spider

spider salticidae I-AR-PHID-AD.004

While you are home working, learning, or relaxing, you may have noticed a few other critters...

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Tags: beneficial (0), beneficial insects (0), natural enemies (0), predator (0), spider (0), spiders (0), UC IPM (0), video (0)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (17), insects (17), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), public health (7), repellent (9), summer (9), UC IPM (268), vector (3), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

"Mosquito Eaters" and Mosquitoes

Adult European crane fly, Tipula paludosa. (Credit: Wikimedia)

Warmer weather means many pests are flying and joining you indoors while you shelter-in-place or...

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Tags: bite (17), crane flies (4), eater (2), hawk (3), insects (17), lawn (10), mosquito (17), Pest Notes (92), turfgrass (4), UC IPM (268)
Focus Area Tags: 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 (10), control (54), Dong-Hwan Choe (4), indoor pests (5), insects (17), management (42), Michael Rust (2), Pest Notes (92), pests (63), structural (2), Sutherland (10), UC IPM (268)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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