Arachnophobia: Should You Be Afraid of Spiders?
Fear of spiders, arachnophobia, is a widespread problem in western societies. This fear is not only of spiders but can extend to all land arthropods with more than six legs—the arachnids. It can range from simply avoiding arachnids to panic attacks, high heart rates, and flight behavior. It's not clear if arachnophobia is a learned response or something instinctive. However, it is much commoner in western societies than elsewhere. In other parts of the world, spiders
- Author: Lauren Fordyce
The UC IPM Urban & Community Program hosts monthly webinars that are free and open to the public. Join us every third Thursday from 12pm-1pm for helpful pest related information. All webinars are recorded and posted on the UC IPM YouTube channel soon after.
10/20/22: Trees for a Changing Climate
With fall finally here, now is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. However, before you head to the nursery, consider attending this webinar on Trees for a Changing Climate. On October 20, 2022, UC ANR Environmental Horticulture Advisor Janet Hartin will discuss some underutilized trees that are heat, drought, and pest resistant. Sign up...
- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Are you concerned about pesticides in our waterways? Join us on August 18, 2022 at noon for UC IPM's free monthly webinar to learn how to keep surface water clean by reducing pesticide use and runoff. The webinar will be presented by Karey Windbiel-Rojas, Area Urban IPM Advisor and Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM with the UC Statewide IPM Program. Register today to serve your spot!
Hate spiders? Love them? On September 15, 2022 we'll feature a...