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Added January 22, 2015
Originally published on the Bug Squad Blog on January 19, 2015 What's killing the honey bees?The email arrived in my UC Davis inbox at 9:10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8. An employee from the UC Davis Plumbing Shop wondered what was happening in front of the...
Added January 21, 2015
I often teach that there is a place for pesticides, especially when there are no effective alternatives. For instance, if you leave the aphids alone on your rose plants, they will eventually disappear due to the abundance of all the associated natural...
Added January 8, 2015
As frustrating as pests can be, there's nothing worse than finding a solution to that pest problem and rejoicing in your short term success, only to find that your "solution" is no longer doing the trick. In the pest control industry, this is called...
Added December 12, 2014
Insecticides play an important role in pest management efforts in California, but it's very important to keep sprays on-target. Improper targeting or poorly maintained equipment can cause spray drift, which can result in unnecessary exposure to people,...
Added August 12, 2014
[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Fungus gnats are small flies that infest soil, potting mix, or plants grown in pots or containers (Figure 1). Your customers may complain about fungus gnats resting on...