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Is the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Bad?

The multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, has a bad reputation. There is a common myth online that this lady beetle (ladybug) is invasive and aggressive, which can sometimes lead to people killing these beetles. While this species of lady...

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 9:09 AM

Grubs in your garden?

While preparing your garden for planting this spring, you may have found white grubs in the soil. Discovering these fairly large, white grubs can be alarming, but they usually won't cause significant plant damage.  Grubs are the soil-dwelling...

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:10 AM

April Pest Prevention Tips

Spring is here and if you are like us, you can't wait to get outside and see how your plants and garden are doing! As usual, UC IPM has useful tips for the month of April to prevent pests in the garden and landscape. To see more tips specific to your...

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 2:31 PM

Easter Egg Hunt Answers!

Below are answers to UC IPM's 2024 insect Easter egg hunt! Click on the name of each insect to learn more.  A. Brown marmorated stink bug These eggs belong to the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) a pest of many types of plants and occasional...

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 8:51 AM

Invasive Pest Spotlight: West Nile Virus

The invasive pest spotlight focuses on emerging or potential invasive pests in California. In this issue we are covering West Nile virus. West Nile Virus Facts West Nile virus disease was first reported in California in 2003 and has become the most...

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 6:08 PM

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