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Posts Tagged: summer

Stay Away from Stinging Insects

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The last weeks of summer are here and many are maximizing time outdoors, whether in yards, parks,...

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:54 AM
Tags: bees (7), honey bee (8), pest (95), Pest Notes (84), sting (3), summer (9), video (11), wasp (3), yellowjackets (7)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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 (249), vector (3), West Nile virus (9), Zika (9)
Focus Area Tags: Health, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (31), disease (41), firewood (7), garden (37), infestation (6), invasive species (3), pests (61), summer (9), UC IPM (249)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Don't Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Vacation

Bed Bug Awareness Week

Reading the words “bed bug” in a sentence is enough to make most people's skin crawl!...

Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bed bugs (18), bite (15), hotel (4), motel (2), summer (9), travel (4), UC IPM (249), vacation (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Beware of Poison Oak

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and backpacking. During your...

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Poison oak leaves and flowers. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]
Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Autumn colors of poison oak leaves. [Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Tags: avoid (1), camping (3), hiking (1), landscape (43), poison oak (5), summer (9), uc ipm (249), weed (11)

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