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Apply Now: Pesticide Safety Educator

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The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring a Pesticide Safety Educator to coordinate with UC ANR advisors and specialists, government agencies, professional organizations, and others to plan, develop and deliver local pesticide safety...

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Underneath the Mistletoe

Foliage and fruit of broadleaf mistletoe.<br>(Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Mistletoe is a familiar sight of the season, often found wrapped in ribbon and hung for certain festivities this time of year. But did you know it is actually a parasitic plant that grows on a number of landscape trees in California? There are two types...

Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Winter is Coming- IPM Tips for Yard and Garden

Oleander leaves with damage to leaves by freezing weather. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Days are getting shorter and evenings cooler as winter approaches. Sweater weather also means a change in the to-do list around the yard. Here are a few things to consider when preparing your landscapes and gardens for winter. Frost Protect...

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Hosting (Part 2)

Bed bug detector under furniture. (Credit: DH Choe)

Holidays are a time for welcoming family and friends. But what if your loved ones accidentally bring along unwanted guests—bed bugs? These insects are excellent hitchhikers, hiding easily in luggage and sometimes on clothes. Bed bugs can be found...

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Bed Bug-Free Holiday Travel (Part 1)

Egg, immature bed bugs, adult bed bugs (Credit: DH Choe)

Tis the season for holiday travel. As you make reservations for rental accommodations to visit family and friends, we wanted to share a few suggestions to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Regardless of what type of lodging you choose--...

Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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