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Pests in the Urban Landscape
  • Visit the UC IPM Seasonal Landscape IPM Checklist for a list of pest prevention activities for each month.
    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...

    By Lauren Fordyce
    Author - Urban and Community IPM Educator
  • Leaffooted bug eggs. Photo by David R. Haviland, UCCE.
    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...

    By Lauren Fordyce
    Author - Urban and Community IPM Educator
  • West Nile virus is mainly spread by Culex mosquitoes. Photo by Matthew Bertone, North Carolina State University Extension.
    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...

    By Mackenzie Faith Patton
    Author - Integrated Pest Management Advisor