Snails and Slugs Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners and Landscape Professionals Snails and slugs are among the most bothersome pests in many gardens and landscapes. The brown garden snail, Cornu aspersum (formerly Helix aspersa), is the most common snail causing problems in California gardens. It was introduced from France during the 1850s for use as food. Another troublesome snail is the white garden snail, Theba pisana. It currently is established only in San Diego County but has … [Read more...] about Snails and Slugs Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners and Landscape Professionals
Garden Detective: What’s attacking this lawn?
Moles and pocket gophers top list of usual suspects Use a probe to find main chamber of gopher’s tunnels Garden Detective: What’s digging up this lawn? It could be moles or, more likely, pocket gophers. Ahmed Alei Special to The Bee BY DEBBIE ARRINGTON email@example.com Q: Here is a picture of what something is doing to our lawn. Can you identify the culprit, and can you tell us how to get rid of it? We find the diggings but no sign of holes. Help! AHMED ALEI, SACRAMENTO A: As soon as … [Read more...] about Garden Detective: What’s attacking this lawn?
Solutions for Rodent Control: Rats and Mice
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Solutions for Rodent Control: Trapping Pocket Gophers
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How to Manage Pests: Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7438.html How to Manage Pests Pests in Gardens and Landscapes Ground Squirrel Revised 2/10 Ground squirrels are troublesome pests for homeowners and gardeners. The California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi, is the most common species in gardens. This squirrel's habitat includes nearly all regions of California except for Owens Valley, located in the southeastern part of the state, southward into the desert regions. IDENTIFICATION It is … [Read more...] about How to Manage Pests: Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
How to spot moles and gophers in your garden
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/home-garden/article67649817.html How to spot moles and gophers in your garden BY LEE OLIPHANT Special to The Tribune Widget ID: Feature Master with title feature master share buttons: Referenced feature mi.masterConfig.shareButtons, which was empty. Attempting fall-back value. Q. Something is digging in my garden around my plants. How do I know if it is a mole or a gopher, and what do I do about it? — Nancy W., Cambria Action underground is triggered by … [Read more...] about How to spot moles and gophers in your garden
5 Truly Frightening Facts About Rats
http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/frightening-facts-about-rats/ 5 Truly Frightening Facts About Rats By Judy Dutton 6:00 pm ET March 18, 2016 With spring nearly here, all creatures great and small (including us!) are breaking out of hibernation and frolicking around the neighborhood. Yet there is one critter most of us won’t be so thrilled to see: rats. They’re everywhere these days—and not just lurking under dumpsters. They’re also scurrying through a slew of news articles that will make you … [Read more...] about 5 Truly Frightening Facts About Rats
Control rats, slugs, and snails to prevent rat lungworm disease
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/607979/Control-rats--slugs--and-snails-to-prevent-rat-lungworm-disease.html?nav=15 Control rats, slugs, and snails to prevent rat lungworm disease KIA‘I MOKU March 13, 2016 By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News Rat lungworm disease: It may be rare but it's memorable - like a horror movie come to life. Nightmarish tales of muscle spasms, temporary paralysis and comas stemming from rat lungworm infection circulate on the news and … [Read more...] about Control rats, slugs, and snails to prevent rat lungworm disease
Does your office have a mouse (or rat) problem? Of course it does.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/does-your-office-have-a-mouse-or-rat-problem-of-course-it-does/2016/03/12/46ccac24-e61c-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html By Steve Hendrix March 12 Wayne White of American Pest scouts the Washington Post newsroom for signs of mice. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Wayne White walked into an office building in downtown Washington, trying to think like a mouse. His expert eye took in the things that make a rodent feel at home amid the cubicles: the … [Read more...] about Does your office have a mouse (or rat) problem? Of course it does.
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