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Posts Tagged: prevention

Quarantine Baking and Kitchen Pests

Indian meal moth adult in wheat flour. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As many people you know have turned to baking during quarantine, it is likely that ingredients such...

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Tags: ants (17), clutter (4), cockroaches (10), mice (9), pantry (7), pest management (50), prevention (11), rats (13), rodents (9), sanitation (5), storage (4), UC IPM (249)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Food, Health, Pest Management

April Gardening Tips: Fertilizing

Zinc deficiency on the foliage of citrus. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As you practice social distancing during COVID-19, you may find yourself spending more time in the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tags: checklist (5), fertilizer (3), fertilizing (2), fruit (7), garden (37), landscape (43), pest management (50), prevention (11), tips (5), UC IPM (249)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (17), carpet beetles (4), clothes moths (6), clutter (4), cockroaches (10), fleas (2), mice (9), pantry (7), pest management (50), prevention (11), raccoons (4), rats (13), rodents (9), sanitation (5), spiders (4), storage (4), UCIPM (72)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, 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 (10), household (7), indoor pests (5), mice (9), pantry (7), pest (95), pest management (50), prevention (11), rats (13), termites (10), tree squirrel (7), UC IPM (249)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, 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 (15), monitor (5), pest management (50), Pest Notes (84), prevention (11), Quick Tips (2), travel (4), UC IPM (249), vacation (3), vacuum (1), video (11)
Focus Area Tags: Family, Health, Pest Management

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