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Posts Tagged: invasive species

Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (1), disease (2), firewood (2), garden (1), infestation (1), invasive species (3), pests (1), summer (1), UC IPM (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Red Imported Fire Ant

Red imported fire ant. (Credit: Bugwood.org)

The red imported fire ant, or RIFA for short, is no ordinary red ant. This invasive pest lives up...

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)
White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bite (1), CDFA (1), invasive species (3), nurseries (1), pest (1), red imported fire ant (1), RIFA (1), southern California (1), sting (1), UC IPM (3), venom (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Shot Hole Borers and the Diseases They Carry

Discolored patches on bark from polyphagous shot hole borer adults boring into a tree trunk. (Credit: Akif Eskalen Lab, UC Riverside)

Shot hole borers are tiny insects the size of a sesame seed that don't look particularly harmful,...

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Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden
 
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