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Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen or been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California, many hands would be raised. This is quite remarkable because the brown recluse spider has NEVER...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Gardening books on sale!

Vegetable Pest Identification cards

Spring is here and so are the pests. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has the books that can help you learn about the insects, diseases, wildlife, and weeds that might be causing problems in your garden or...

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Bees on the Baseball Field

Sign for fans. (Photographer unknown)

It's not often that we get to mix baseball and pests in our blog, but today we learned that the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds game was delayed by almost 20 minutes due to swarming bees. You can read different takes on this story from the...

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Honey bees are beneficial pollinators. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:48 PM

Answers: It's a Trap!

Pheramone trap for Indian meal moths (Credit: CA Reynolds)

Here are the answers to the traps pictured in yesterday's blog post. How did you do? Let us know in the comments section. As long as you use integrated pest management when seeking to fend off your pest enemies, you can be assured that...

Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM

It's a Trap!

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In honor of May the 4th, the Star Wars fans here at the UC IPM Program thought we'd have some fun with that well-loved line from Episode VI. Instead of strategies to conduct intergalactic battles, the traps we like to talk about are the ones for...

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM

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