- Author: Elaine Lander
For the last two years, UC IPM has shared an Easter egg photo quiz with insect and spider eggs and egg cases. In case you want to play again, this post is from our 2018 egg hunt and this post is our 2019 egg hunt.
This year, with everyone sheltering-in-place, we want you to hunt for insect eggs and share photos with UC IPM! As you are planting seeds, weeding, watering the plants, or out in nature, keep an eye out for eggs hiding in plain...
Roses are popular ornamental plants grown in home gardens, parks, and other landscapes. Just like other plants, roses can be host to a number of insects and mite pests.
Roses can grow well with little to no pesticide use and numerous natural enemies, or “good bugs” exist to help hunt or parasitize common rose insect pests.
Find solutions for common invertebrate pests on roses in UC IPM's recently updated Pest Notes: Roses: Insects and Mites. This revised publication by rose experts Mary Louise Flint, Extension Entomologist Emerita, and John Karlik, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor, Kern County will help...
If you've been in suspense all week, wait no longer. Here are the answers to this year's Easter egg hunt!
The brown garden snail, Cornu aspersum, is the most common garden snail in California. Snails and slugs feed on a wide variety of plants, creating irregular holes by scraping with their tongues. A combination strategies including.../h2>
It's time for our second annual Easter Egg hunt!
Can you guess which pests laid the eggs pictured below? These pests may already be hiding in your backyard or garden. Leave a comment with your guesses. Answers will be posted at the end of the week!
Yellowjackets have a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive since they often sting when defending their nests or when they encounter people while out scavenging for food.
This time of year, yellowjacket colony populations are increasing, and people may encounter them more frequently. Some yellowjacket species live in underground nests and can be a problem to people mowing the lawn or to children playing on it. Other kinds of yellowjackets may live in between voids in walls and ceilings of houses, coming into contact with people who pass by.
Sometimes paper wasps are mistaken for yellowjackets, but these insects are much less aggressive and more easily dealt with.
If you have a wasp...