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Rodent Awareness Week

rodent awareness infographic

Rodent Awareness Week (October 18-24) is a campaign created by the National Pest Management...

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Tags: house mouse (4), pest (100), pest management (57), pest notes (90), rats (14), rodent (9), UC IPM (263)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Rats in the Garden

Rat damage on tomato. (Credit: B Messenger-Sikes)

If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard...

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Tags: garden (38), management (41), pest management (57), Pest Notes (90), rats (14), rodent (9), tomato (4), trapping (5), traps (8)
Focus Area Tags: Food, Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Nutria

Adult nutria with white muzzle and whiskers, and long, round tail.<br>(Credit: J Gross)

Nutria are found near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Their burrowing and feeding on...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Rats and Mice: How to Manage Using Snap Traps

Roof rat on a kitchen sink. (Credit: N Quinn)

Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Tags: house mouse (4), management (41), mice (9), Niamh Quinn (4), pest management (57), Quinn (13), rats (14), rodent (9), rodents (9), trapping (5), traps (8), UC IPM (263)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Got Gophers?

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Gophers are well-known and certainly unwelcome pests in landscapes, gardens, lawns, and athletic...

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]
Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM
Tags: Baldwin (4), damage (17), eating (1), garden (38), gophers (6), landscape (46), lawn (10), mound (2), Pest Notes (90), pests (62), pocket gophers (1), rodent (9), turf (7), UC IPM (263), vegetables (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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