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Posts Tagged: pest management

Spring Cleaning for Pest Prevention

A clothes moth larva with its feeding case attached. (Credit: DH Choe)

Spring has arrived and with many Californians at home due to local coronavirus directives, now...

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (14), carpet beetles (3), clothes moths (6), clutter (3), cockroaches (9), fleas (2), mice (8), pantry (6), pest management (34), prevention (9), raccoons (2), rats (11), rodents (7), sanitation (4), spiders (4), storage (3), UCIPM (69)

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 (13), Campbell (1), control (50), Dong-Hwan Choe (3), fipronil (3), Michael Rust (2), nuisance (7), pest management (34), pests (59), sting (2), UC IPM (224), yellowjackets (5)

Plantain weeds Pest Notes updated

Rosettes and flowers of broadleaf plantain, Plantago major.<br>(Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

Plantains are common weeds in lawns, athletic fields, ornamental plantings, roadsides, and...

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:24 AM
Tags: control (50), IPM (62), landscape (38), management (37), mulch (5), pest (87), pest management (34), Pest Notes (75), plantains (1), Reiter (1), turf (6), UC IPM (224), weed science (3), weeds (25)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Winter Pest Prevention in the Home

House mice prefer grains but will consume many different foods. (Credit: R Marsh)

It's often easier to prevent pests before they become a problem than to try and get rid of them...

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: cockroaches (9), household (7), indoor pests (4), mice (8), pantry (6), pest (87), pest management (34), prevention (9), rats (11), termites (9), tree squirrel (6), UC IPM (224)

Rats and Mice: How to Manage Using Snap Traps

Roof rat on a kitchen sink. (Credit: N Quinn)

Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: house mouse (3), management (37), mice (8), Niamh Quinn (4), pest management (34), Quinn (12), rats (11), rodent (6), rodents (7), trapping (4), traps (7), UC IPM (224)

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