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Posts Tagged: prevention

Prevent Pesticide Poisoning at Home

A child reaching for a pesticide stored in a common drinking container. (Credit: ML Poe)

March 18-24 was National Poison Prevention Week. While our blog post may be tardy, it's never too...

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Tags: chemicals (1), children (2), hazardous (1), health (2), pesticides (26), poison (5), prevention (5), tips (2), toxic (1), UC IPM (202)

Warmer Weather and Rain Bring Mosquitoes

Adult mosquito. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is almost here and temperatures are already increasing. Warm, sunny days paired with...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Tags: mosquitoes (8), prevention (5), rain (3), repellents (1), spring (3), water (3), West Nile virus (7)

Traveling for the Holidays? Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Egg, five nymphal stages, and adult bed bugs, Cimex lectularius. {D.W.Choe]

Do you plan to stay in a hotel during the holidays this year? If so, do you know how to look for...

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM
Tags: bed bugs (16), bite (10), holidays (1), hotels (2), inspect (1), pesticide (16), prevention (5), resistance (1), uc ipm (202)

Designing Pest-proof Structures

Pest Prevention by Design

One of the best ways to reduce pest problems in and around buildings is to construct or retrofit...

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:20 PM
Tags: building (2), design (1), designing (1), environment (3), IPM (57), pest (74), pest-proof (1), prevention (5), proof (1), San Francisco (1), structures (3), UC IPM (202)

National Poison Prevention Week

Keep pesticides in a locked cabinet.

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. Every third week in March, the Poison Prevention...

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Tags: disposal (1), hazardous waste (1), pesticides (26), poison (5), prevention (5), UCIPM (67)
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