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Posts Tagged: pest management

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 (8), household (6), indoor pests (3), mice (7), pantry (5), pest (82), pest management (31), prevention (8), rats (10), termites (8), tree squirrel (6), UC IPM (217)

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 (34), mice (7), Niamh Quinn (4), pest management (31), Quinn (12), rats (10), rodent (6), rodents (6), trapping (4), traps (7), UC IPM (217)

Top Ten Pest Notes of 2019

Foliage damaged by leaf curl. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

At some point, all of us encounter a pest in our home, garden, or landscape. But you're not alone!...

Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: aphids (9), carpet beetles (2), control (45), fungus gnats (2), ground squirrels (1), management (34), mealybugs (4), opossum (2), peach leaf curl (6), pest management (31), pest notes (72), scales (3), thrips (4), UC IPM (217), whiteflies (5)

Winter is Coming- IPM Tips for Yard and Garden

Oleander leaves with damage to leaves by freezing weather. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Days are getting shorter and evenings cooler as winter approaches. Sweater weather also means a...

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:48 PM
Tags: abiotic (5), control (45), disease (36), garden (31), irrigation (2), landscape (35), management (34), mulch (4), pest (82), pest management (31), pruning (5), sanitation (3), seasonal (3), UC IPM (217), weeds (23), winter (8)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Hosting (Part 2)

Bed bug detector under furniture. (Credit: DH Choe)

Holidays are a time for welcoming family and friends. But what if your loved ones accidentally...

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Tags: bed bugs (18), bite (12), monitor (5), pest management (31), Pest Notes (72), prevention (8), Quick Tips (2), travel (4), UC IPM (217), vacation (3), vacuum (1), video (9)
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

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