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Pests and Invasive Plants

Pests in the Garden, Landscaping, and the Home

UC Statewide IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
Learn how to control pest with Integrated Pest Management, or IPM.  It is a process used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage by managing the ecosystem. For specific problems use UC IPM's Plant Problem Diagnostic Tool.

UC Statewide IPM Pest Notes
Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics. They are available to view online and in a downloadable PDF version.

Beneficial Predators
Not all bugs are bad! Find out which ones are predators of common garden pests and help in controlling the bad guys. Download the colorful Beneficial Predators pamphlet (pdf).

Invasive Plants and Pests

California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
Invasive plants displace many native plants, increase fire danger and flooding. Cal-IPC's mission is to protect California's lands and waters from ecologically-damaging invasive plants.  

Don't plant a pest! Find out what plants are invasive in your area and what you can do to help.

National Invasive Species Information Center (USDA)
Covers all types of invasive species including plants, animals, or pathogens that may cause harm if introduced into the environment.  

Invasive Pest Information (USDA)
Leave Hungry Pests behind!  Learn the seven ways to prevent the spread of invasive pests.


UC Weed Research & Information Center
Want to know what that weed is? This UC website contains a Weed Photo Gallery that includes many of the weed species commonly found in California farms and landscapes as well as a useful Weed ID Tool.