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Posts Tagged: insects

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 (15), insects (16), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), public health (7), repellent (9), summer (9), UC IPM (257), 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 (15), crane flies (4), eater (2), hawk (3), insects (16), lawn (9), mosquito (17), Pest Notes (87), turfgrass (4), UC IPM (257)
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 (16), management (41), Michael Rust (2), Pest Notes (87), pests (62), structural (2), Sutherland (10), UC IPM (257)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Visit UC IPM at Picnic Day 2019!

Convergent Lady Beetle Adult (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This Saturday, April 13th, is the annual Picnic Day celebration at UC Davis. Join the UC Statewide...

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Backyard Helpers

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and...

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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