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Easter Egg Hunt 2019


It's time for our second annual Easter Egg hunt! Can you guess which pests laid the eggs pictured below? These pests may already be hiding in your backyard or garden. Leave a comment with your guesses. Answers will be posted at the end of the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:39 AM
Tags: beneficial (10), Easter (5), eggs (3), hunt (4), insect (5), pest (70), pest management (14), UC IPM (182)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Visit UC IPM at Picnic Day 2019!

Convergent Lady Beetle Adult (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

This Saturday, April 13th, is the annual Picnic Day celebration at UC Davis. Join the UC Statewide IPM Program from 9am to 3pm at the entomology building Briggs Hall on the UC Davis campus. We'll have lady beetles (ladybugs) to give away,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Tags: beneficial insects (5), lady beetles (3), ladybugs (2), Picnic Day (4), UC Davis (5), UC IPM (182)

Ground Squirrels: Furry Foes

Adult California ground squirrel. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

  Although they're small, cute, and furry, ground squirrels can be a real pest for California residents and gardeners. Found throughout California, burrowing ground squirrels cause damage to landscapes and structures while feeding on ornamental or...

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
Tags: Baldwin (3), control (33), Dimson (2), disease (29), garden (24), ground squirrel (5), landscape (24), management (23), pest (70), Pest Notes (56), public health (3), Quinn (11), rodent (4), UC IPM (182)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

The Truth About Termites

Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Spring is here which means pest activity is on the rise. Termites are one of the top pest concerns for many city dwellers and rural residents alike. The infographic shows some interesting facts about termites. Here in California, there are three kinds...

Termite Awarness Week Infographic
Termite Awarness Week Infographic

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Tags: control (33), damage (12), NPMA (1), pest (70), spring (3), termites (7), UC IPM (182)

UC ANR Online Courses have moved to eXtension

A single hose pesticide application in a landscape. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Attention Pest Management Professionals! Are you looking for continuing education units (CEUs) to complete your renewal application this year for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)? The UC Statewide IPM Program and...

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

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