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Using hydrogels to develop a yellowjacket bait

Figure 1. Western yellowjacket baiting with the hydrogel bait. After a short handling behavior on the bait, yellowjackets flew away with a small piece of the hydrogel bait. (Credit: DH Choe)

Many parks, recreational areas, and outdoor venues in California are home to yellowjacket wasps...

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: bait (5), bite (15), Campbell (1), control (53), Dong-Hwan Choe (4), fipronil (3), Michael Rust (2), nuisance (7), pest management (50), pests (61), sting (3), UC IPM (249), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Nutgrass Can Drive You Nuts

Mature yellow nutsedge plant. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Nutgrass, also called nutsedge, could easily be one of the top 5 nuisance weeds gardeners deal with...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Tags: control (53), garden (37), landscape (43), nuisance (7), nutgrass (1), nutsedge (1), purple (1), rhizomes (1), tubers (1), UC IPM (249), weeds (27), yellow (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (16), maple (1), nuisance (7), pests (61), spring (4), UC IPM (249)

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 (7), lawn (9), mushrooms (1), nuisance (7), puffballs (1), spores (1), stinkhorns (1), toadstools (1)

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space,...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (17), bed bugs (18), bugs (5), invade (2), mosquitoes (10), nuisance (7), pests (61), summer (9), UCIPM (72), yellowjackets (7)

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