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Posts Tagged: public health

Californians get advice to stop bed bugs

Adult bed bugs are oval, wingless, about 1/5 inch long, and rusty red or mahogany in color. (Credit: Dong-Hwan Choe)

Bed bugs can hitch rides on secondhand furniture, luggage, backpacks and other personal items to...

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Tags: bed bugs (19), Kan-Rice (2), online course (2), public health (9), Sutherland (12), training (15), UC IPM (281)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

Distinguishing Between Crab, Body, and Head Lice

Figure 1. Species of lice found on humans.

Human lice (singular “louse”) are parasitic insects found on people. Adult lice are...

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Tags: head lice (3), health (4), lice (2), parasites (3), pest management (69), public health (9), Taravati (4), UC IPM (281)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

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 (18), insects (18), mosquito (17), mosquitoes (10), public health (9), repellent (9), summer (9), UC IPM (281), 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

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