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Posts Tagged: predator

Aphid-eating Insects

“Aphids are really bad this year!” This is what we've been hearing on social media and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Tags: aphids (12), beneficial (16), biological control (7), control (58), garden (45), landscape (55), natural enemies (16), pest management (99), pest notes (106), predator (5), UC IPM (311), video (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

How to Catch a Spider

While you are home working, learning, or relaxing, you may have noticed a few other critters...

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Tags: beneficial (16), beneficial insects (8), natural enemies (16), predator (5), spider (12), spiders (6), UC IPM (311), video (13)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Backyard Helpers

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and...

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Beneficial Predator Spotlight: Lacewings

Last week, we discussed some common beneficial predators that help control pests on garden and...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Tags: beneficial (16), garden (45), lacewing (1), landscape (55), natural enemies (16), pests (66), predator (5), UC IPM (311)

Thankful for Beneficials

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends. The occasion is usually centered...

Adult syrphid fly.
Adult syrphid fly.

Adult syrphid fly.

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM
Tags: beneficial (16), insects (19), lady beetle (2), mites (1), natural enemies (16), predator (5), spiders (6), thankful (1), UC IPM (311)

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