- (Public Value) UCANR: Promoting healthy people and communities
- Author: Niamh Quinn
Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes, garages and other structures. Rodents that live in close association with humans are called commensal rodents. Rats and mice are the most frequently encountered commensal rodents in California.
Selecting the correct trap
Before trapping, make sure you know what rodent pest you have. It is a very common mistake to select the wrong size trap when you have not yet determined whether you have mice or rats (and the correctly identified rat species).
You will not catch a rat with a mouse trap, and you will not catch a mouse with a rat trap. To determine the.../h2>
- Author: Car Mun Kok
Science literacy and youths' interest in science and science-related careers has been a focus in youth development. There has been a recent push by the California Department of Education to promote science literacy and engagement in youth, especially among girls. There has been interest in Mendocino County youth for more engagement in science activities but opportunities are lacking in a rural underserved county.
Through a partnership with schools and local youth organizations, Mendocino County 4-H program engaged in efforts to promote science literacy through the implementation of the Youth Experiences in Science (YES) program in afterschool sites. The Mendocino County 4-H...
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
'Tis the season for holiday travel. As you make reservations for rental accommodations to visit family and friends, we wanted to share a few suggestions to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Regardless of what type of lodging you choose-- hotel, motel, cabin, or other type of rental-- no place is immune to bed bug introductions or infestations.
We don't wish to alarm you, but we do want to point out that bed bug infestations are on the rise in the United States. Take precautions to save yourself from later issues and costs in case bed bugs do find their way into your home.
When settling into your room
- Before plopping your luggage down on the bed, couch, or floor, we recommend doing a...
Since 2011, Baby Boomers, a population with unique health, economic, and nutritional needs, are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Disease prevention strategies to live a quality life with a myriad of health concerns are important life skills. In urban areas, low-income senior housing complexes are increasing rapidly. A UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) assessment found low income or affordable senior housing units increased in Alameda County at a rate of 22.66% from 2016 to 2018 (8,640 and 10,598 respectively).
Very few nutrition or wellness education programs are available at the housing sites. UC ANR researchers found elders in low-income senior housing...
- Author: Elaine Lander
It has been rumored that Ben Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird and symbol of our nation. Whether this is true or not, there is evidence that Franklin thought highly of this holiday bird. In a letter to his daughter, Franklin called the turkey a “respectable bird…though a little vain & silly, [he is] a bird of courage and would not hesitate to attack.”
In California, wild turkeys have started to become more common sightings in our communities. Some Californians may enjoy watching wildlife, but others find them to be quite the nuisance. Wild turkeys foraging for food in residential areas can destroy landscapes and gardens, leave their droppings on sidewalks and patios, and have been...