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Got Gophers?

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Gophers are well-known and certainly unwelcome pests in landscapes, gardens, lawns, and athletic...

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]
Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM
Tags: Baldwin (4), damage (14), eating (1), garden (30), gophers (5), landscape (33), lawn (7), mound (2), Pest Notes (67), pests (57), pocket gophers (1), rodent (5), turf (5), UC IPM (207), vegetables (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Seeing Japanese beetles in your California landscape? Not likely.

Japanese beetle (Credit: D. Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

Originally posted August 26, 2016; edited July 10, 2018 Have you seen big green beetles in your...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beetle (10), CDFA (11), chafer (3), green (1), grubs (5), hoplia (2), Japanese (3), June (1), lawn (7), pests (57), UCIPM (67)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Dandelions in the Landscape

Flowering dandelion. (Photo: Gerald and Buff Corsi)

Dandelions are broadleaf plants easily recognizable by their bright yellow flower and puffball of...

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Tags: control (41), Dandelion (2), landscape (33), lawn (7), puffball (1), Roncoroni (2), turf (5), UC IPM (207), weed (11)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns

Newly emerged inky cap mushrooms, Coprinus comatus. [R.M.Davis]

Wet weather is favorable to mushrooms, which are sometimes called toadstools. Mushrooms are the...

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Tags: bird''s nests (1), fungi (5), lawn (7), mushrooms (1), nuisance (6), puffballs (1), spores (1), stinkhorns (1), toadstools (1)

‘Mosquito Hawks’ in Your House?

Adult crane fly.

You may be seeing long-legged, flying insects in your house lately, bouncing around the walls,...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:25 PM
Tags: aerate (2), crane flies (3), eater (1), hawk (2), insects (13), lawn (7), mosquito (13), Pest Notes (67), thatch (2), turf (5), turfgrass (2), UC IPM (207)

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