If you have insects invading your kitchen or pantry, or if you've ever opened stored food products and discovered pests inside, you'll want to watch this new video from UC IPM. It describes several types of pantry pests, foods they are attracted to, and includes steps on how to prevent, manage and eliminate them from your home.
For more detailed information, read the Pantry Pests Pest Note. You can also read an article about pantry pests in the Retail and Garden Center IPM News at
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Southern California's iconic palm trees are now threatened by another invasive species, the South American palm weevil, reported Mark Muckenfuss in the Riverside Press Enterprise.
Mark Hoddle, UC Cooperative Extension specialist based at UC Riverside, has been monitoring the pest south of the border and recently visited Tijuana to assess the infestation.
"We found about 130 dead Canary Island palms," Hoddle said. "It's been devastating in Tijuana."
On the way back to Riverside, he stopped in...
Due to low enrollment, the workshop originally scheduled for November 8, 2016 has been rescheduled to January 24, 2017.
This UC IPM hands-on, train-the-trainer workshop is designed especially for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates. The workshop will help retail employees better serve customers and keep them coming back!
New Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Where: Oakland Center, CSU East Bay
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $30 per person
The following press release was distributed on October 17, 2016 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Insect that carries disease deadly to citrus trees found in Placer County.
A portion of Placer County has been placed under quarantine for Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of multiple life stages on citrus trees within the City of Lincoln.
The quarantine zone in Placer County measures 118 square miles, bordered on the north by Riosa Road; on the south by the Roseville City Limit; on the west by Brewer Road; and on the east by Fowler Road. The quarantine map for Placer County is available online at:
The following press release was distributed on Sept. 20, 2016 by San Joaquin County agricultural officials.
Insect that carries disease deadly to citrus trees found in San Joaquin County.
The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has already begun an extensive survey in response to the detection of three Asian Citrus Psyllids (ACP) within the City of Manteca.
The three ACPs found in Manteca were detected on September 13, 2016 near N. Union Road and Lathrop Road.
These finds were adjacent to an existing...