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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Pest Notes Library

Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences. Pest Notes are available to view online and in a downloadable PDF version. Most Pest Notes are 2 to 5 pages long in print.

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Insects, mites, mollusks, and nematodes: Invertebrate pests
Ants PDF October 2012
Aphids PDF June 2013
Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease PDF August 2013
Avocado Lace Bug PDF March 2007
Bagrada Bug PDF January 2014
Bark Beetles PDF November 2008
Bed Bugs PDF May 2013
Bee and Wasp Stings PDF September 2011
Bee Swarms PDF May 2012
Black Scale PDF
(2.3 MB)
May 2012
Black Widow and Other Widow Spiders PDF October 2009
Boxelder Bug PDF July 2014
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug PDF May 2014
Brown Recluse and Other Recluse Spiders PDF January 2008
California Oakworm PDF April 2009
Carpenter Ants PDF August 2009
Carpenter Bees PDF June 2014
Carpenterworm PDF December 2010
Carpet Beetles PDF November 2012
Citrus Leafminer PDF March 2010
Clearwing Moths PDF December 2013
Clothes Moths PDF March 2013
Cockroaches PDF June 2007
Codling Moth PDF May 2011
Conenose Bugs PDF July 2013
Cottony Cushion Scales PDF February 2012
Drywood Termites PDF August 2014
Earwigs PDF October 2012
Elm Leaf Beetle PDF June 2014
Eucalyptus Longhorned Borers PDF September 2009
Eucalyptus Redgum Lerp Psyllid PDF January 2006
Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetles PDF February 2009
Eye Gnats PDF August 2013
False Chinch Bug PDF October 2010
Fleas PDF September 2010
Flies PDF April 2004
Fungus Gnats PDF August 2013
Giant Whitefly PDF May 2006
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter PDF January 2007
Goldspotted Oak Borer PDF January 2013
Grasshoppers PDF June 2013
Hackberry Woolly Aphids PDF August 2014
Head Lice PDF August 2001
Hobo Spider PDF May 2006
Hoplia Beetle PDF November 2010
Horsehair Worms PDF March 2013
Indian Walking Stick PDF May 2011
Lace Bugs PDF March 2014
Lawn Insects PDF September 2014
Leaffooted Bug PDF May 2014
Leafrollers on Ornamental and Fruit Trees PDF September 2010
Millipedes and Centipedes PDF October 2012
Mosquitoes PDF October 2009
Moth or Drain Flies PDF March 2014
Myoporum Thrips PDF November 2013
Nematodes PDF July 2010
Oak Pit Scales PDF May 2013
Olive Fruit Fly PDF February 2009
Pantry Pests PDF March 2013
Pitch Moth PDF July 2013
Psyllids PDF April 2014
Red Imported Fire Ant PDF December 2013
Redhumped Caterpillar PDF June 2010
Roses in the Garden and Landscape:
Insect and Mite Pests and Beneficials
PDF September 2008
Scales PDF September 2014
Scorpions PDF December 2011
Silverfish and Firebrats PDF December 2009
Sixspotted Spider Mite PDF October 2007
Snails and Slugs PDF November 2009
Spider Mites PDF December 2011
Spiders PDF November 2007
Spotted Wing Drosophila PDF August 2011
Springtails PDF July 2007
Squash Bugs PDF July 2008
Subterranean and Other Termites PDF May 2014
Sycamore Scale PDF July 2010
Thrips PDF May 2014
Walnut Husk Fly PDF July 2009
Whiteflies PDF September 2002
Windscorpion PDF May 2010
Wood-Boring Beetles in Homes PDF June 2010
Wood Wasps and Horntails PDF April 2010
Yellowjackets and Other Social Wasps PDF March 2012
Zoropsis Spider PDF June 2014

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Plant diseases
Anthracnose PDF October 2003
Apple and Pear Scab PDF January 2011
Damping-off Diseases in the Garden PDF August 2006
Fire Blight PDF July 2011
Lawn Diseases: Prevention and Management PDF September 2011
Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns PDF
(2.3 MB)
January 2012
Oleander Leaf Scorch PDF April 2008
Olive Knot PDF
(2.5 MB)
March 2011
Palm Diseases in the Landscape PDF August 2009
Peach Leaf Curl PDF May 2012
Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot in the Garden PDF August 2006
Pitch Canker PDF
(2.3 MB)
May 2013
Powdery Mildew on Fruits and Berries PDF January 2011
Powdery Mildew on Ornamentals PDF April 2009
Powdery Mildew on Vegetables PDF November 2008
Roses in the Garden and Landscape:
Diseases and Abiotic Disorders
PDF May 2009
Sooty Mold PDF July 2011
Sudden Oak Death PDF
(2.4 MB)
September 2010
Wood Decay Fungi in Landscape Trees PDF June 2011

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Weeds
Annual Bluegrass PDF May 2012
Bermudagrass PDF May 2007
Brooms PDF
(2.1 MB)
July 2009
Burning & Stinging Nettles PDF October 2008
Catchweed Bedstraw PDF November 2010
Chickweeds PDF April 2006
Clovers PDF October 2007
Common Groundsel PDF May 2006
Common Knotweed PDF August 2008
Common Purslane PDF August 2007
Crabgrass PDF June 2010
Creeping Woodsorrel and Bermuda Buttercup PDF June 2010
Dallisgrass PDF July 2008
Dandelions PDF July 2006
Dodder PDF March 2010
Field Bindweed PDF October 2011
Green Kyllinga PDF December 2011
Invasive Plants PDF November 2007
Kikuyugrass PDF August 2011
Mallows PDF March 2006
Mistletoe PDF February 2006
Nutsedge PDF March 2010
Perennial Pepperweed PDF October 2004
Plantains PDF April 2007
Poison Hemlock PDF January 2013
Poison Oak PDF July 2009
Puncturevine PDF March 2006
Roses in the Garden and Landscape:
Cultural Practices and Weed Control
PDF July 2008
Russian Thistle PDF February 2008
Spotted Spurge and Other Spurges PDF September 2009
Weed Management in Landscapes PDF March 2007
Weed Management in Lawns PDF January 2004
Wild Blackberries PDF August 2010
Woody Weed Invaders PDF January 2008
Yellow Starthistle PDF September 2007

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Birds, mammals, and reptiles: Vertebrate pests
Bats PDF October 2009
Birds on Tree Fruits and Vines PDF September 2010
Cliff Swallows PDF July 2005
Coyote PDF March 2007
Deer PDF June 2004
Deer Mouse PDF June 2012
Ground Squirrel PDF February 2010
House Mouse PDF October 2011
Lizards PDF October 2004
Moles PDF December 2012
Opossum PDF April 2005
Pocket Gophers PDF September 2009
Rabbits PDF April 2010
Raccoons PDF July 2014
Rats PDF September 2011
Rattlesnakes PDF June 2004
Skunks PDF June 2004
Tree Squirrels PDF April 2005
Voles (Meadow Mice) PDF June 2010
Woodpeckers PDF June 2005

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Management methods, including pesticides and biological control
Biological Control and Natural Enemies PDF November 2007
Bordeaux Mixture PDF June 2010
Hiring a Pest Control Company PDF March 2006
Pesticides: Safe and Effective Use in the Home and Landscape PDF April 2006
Pesticidas: Uso Seguro y Eficaz en el Hogar y en Jardines PDF October 2008
Soil Solarization for Gardens & Landscapes PDF October 2008
Miscellaneous
Delusory Parasitosis PDF December 2011
Lyme Disease in California PDF October 2008

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