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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Quick Tips Library

Quick Tips offer quick advice related to pests and environment-friendly gardening practices. Many are abbreviated versions of our more detailed Pest Notes series. Pest Alerts highlight new pests that are invading California. Both are available online and in a downloadable PDF version that prints as a single page.

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Pest Alert
Bagrada Bug PDF September 2013
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug PDF May 2020
Common Pests
Ants PDF June 2023
Aphids PDF June 2023
Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease PDF September 2018
Bark Beetles PDF May 2018
Bed Bugs PDF May 2021
Carpet Beetles PDF June 2022
Cockroaches PDF May 2021
Codling Moth PDF June 2022
Damping-off of Seedlings PDF June 2023
Deer PDF June 2022
Earwigs PDF June 2023
Fleas PDF April 2019
Giant Whitefly PDF June 2022
Gophers PDF June 2023
Ground Squirrel PDF April 2019
Head Lice PDF April 2019
House Mouse PDF September 2018
Lawn Insects PDF April 2019
Leaf-feeding Caterpillars PDF April 2019
Mealybugs PDF June 2023
Mistletoes PDF May 2020
Mosquitoes PDF May 2020
Pantry Pests PDF May 2021
Peach Leaf Curl PDF May 2020
Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot PDF June 2022
Powdery Mildew PDF May 2020
Psyllids PDF April 2019
Rats PDF May 2020
Scales PDF May 2020
Snails and Slugs PDF May 2021
Spiders PDF May 2021
Spider Mites PDF June 2023
Termites PDF April 2019
Thrips PDF April 2019
Tree Borers
(Bark Beetles, Clearwing Moths)
PDF June 2023
Weeds in Landscapes PDF June 2023
Weeds in Lawns PDF May 2016
Whiteflies PDF May 2021
Yellowjackets PDF June 2022
Environmentally Sound Garden Practices
Beneficial Predators PDF September 2018
Common Garden Spiders PDF June 2023
Garden Chemicals: Safe Use & Disposal
(formerly Safe Use and Disposal of Pesticides)
PDF May 2021
Keep Our Water Clean (formerly Garden Chemicals and Water Quality) PDF April 2023
Lady Beetles PDF September 2018
Landscape Design & Water Quality PDF May 2018
Landscape Plants: Fertilizing & Watering PDF June 2023
Lawn Fertilizing PDF May 2020
Lawn Watering PDF June 2023
Less Toxic Insecticides PDF May 2020
Parasites of Insect Pests PDF May 2020
Weed Control Using Herbicides PDF May 2020
What is IPM?
(formerly IPM & Beneficial Insects)
PDF May 2020

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