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Using Disinfectants and Sanitizers Safely

Figure 1. Disinfecting wipes contain different pesticide ingredients such as the ammonia compound shown here.

In order to stay healthy and keep our spaces clean during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Mosquitoes: what’s the buzz?

Culex mosquito larvae. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

As summer quickly approaches and we find ourselves getting outside a bit more, remember to take...

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM
Tags: bite (15), insects (16), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), public health (7), repellent (9), summer (9), UC IPM (250), vector (3), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Disinfectants are pesticides–so use safely!

Antimicrobials include several categories of products. To maintain virus-free surfaces use a disinfectant or a virucide.  Sterilants are generally more toxic and reserved for critical environments like hospitals. Infographic courtesy Enviroxyclean.

What do “pest control” and public health campaigns against SARS Cov-2 have in...

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:09 PM
  • Author: Mike Merchant
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Outdoor Baiting for Cockroaches

Figure 3. Turkestan cockroaches attracted to spilled food. (Credit: A Sutherland)

Two species of Blatta cockroaches can be common peridomestic pests in California, including the...

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:59 PM
Tags: bait (5), cockroaches (10), pest (95), pest management (50), pest management professionals (5), public health (7), school (3), Sutherland (10), trapping (5), traps (8), UC IPM (250)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (4), control (53), Dimson (2), disease (41), garden (37), ground squirrel (6), landscape (43), management (40), pest (95), Pest Notes (84), public health (7), Quinn (13), rodent (8), UC IPM (250)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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