Like many, you have probably been doing extra cleaning around the house lately. Have you been finding furry-looking brown casings in the corners of drawers, in the carpet, or in the closet? These might be carpet beetles.
Carpet beetles are small insects that are common pests in homes, museums, and warehouses. The larvae cause damage to natural fabrics and stored food. The larvae are often as big or bigger as the adults and appear fuzzy. They feed in dark, secluded places on a wide variety of animal products, leaving brown cast skins and pellets behind.
The adults feed on flowers...
Register for the U.S. EPA Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village - IPM for a Healthier Home and Community
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT), Followed by a live Q&A session
This webinar will prepare you to—
- Identify various types of pests in your home environment and determine the best control tactics.
- Understand the importance of utilizing integrated pest management practices indoors and...
[From the May 2017 issue of the UC IPM Retail Newsletter]
Keeping backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular in residential areas around California. Your store may be selling pre-made chicken coops, feed, or other accessories, or you may be getting questions about rodent pests in chicken houses.
Chicken coops are sometimes associated with mild to serious rodent infestations. Rodents, such as rats and house mice, are not only predators of chickens and eggs, they can carry and transmit many diseases to both chickens and humans. For rodents, as well as most pests in and around the home and garden,.../span>