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Posts Tagged: rodent

Groundhogs and Other Burrowing Rodents

Adult pocket gopher (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Annually on February 2, groundhogs get a lot of coverage. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks,...

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Tags: gophers (7), ground squirrel (8), groundhog (1), moles (2), pest management (77), Pest Notes (98), rats (16), rodent (11), UC IPM (287), voles (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Detecting and Controlling Biting Mites Within Structures

Figure 1. Adult tropical rat mite. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Most pest management professionals have served clients who swore they were being bitten by unseen...

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tags: bite (18), chickens (2), mite (3), pest (105), pest management (77), pest notes (98), rodent (11), Sutherland (12), UC IPM (287)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management

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 (5), pest (105), pest management (77), pest notes (98), rats (16), rodent (11), UC IPM (287)
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 (43), management (42), pest management (77), Pest Notes (98), rats (16), rodent (11), 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

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