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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 (218)

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 (218), vacation (3), vacuum (1), video (9)
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Travel (Part 1)

Egg, immature bed bugs, adult bed bugs (Credit: DH Choe)

Tis the season for holiday travel. As you make reservations for rental accommodations to visit...

Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Tags: bed bugs (18), bite (12), hotel (4), monitor (5), motel (2), pest management (31), Pest Notes (72), prevention (8), Quick Tips (2), travel (4), UC IPM (218), vacation (3), video (9)
Focus Area Tags: Family Health Pest Management

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 (27), poison (5), prevention (8), tips (2), toxic (1), UC IPM (218)

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 (8), rain (3), repellents (1), spring (3), water (3), West Nile virus (7)

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