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Ants: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Ants are among the most prevalent pests in households.

Las hormigas están entre las pestes más predominantes en casas.

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Publication Number:: 7411
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Bed Bugs: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Bed bug infestations have undergone a resurgence and can be found even in the finest hotel and living accommodations. Learn prevention methods and what to do if you bring this unwelcome guest home in your luggage.

Publication Number:: 7454
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Bee and Wasp Stings: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Nearly everyone has been stung by an insect. It is an unpleasant experience that most hope not to repeat, and for most the damage is only temporary pain. A limited portion of the population is allergic or hypersensitive to bee or wasp stings.

Publication Number:: 7449
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Brown Recluse and Other Recluse Spiders
The brown recluse is infrequently found in California. Yet people frequently relate stories in which a brown recluse in California bit them or someone they know. This publication was written in response to the confusion that exists regarding these spiders

Publication Number:: 7468
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Carpet Beetles: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Carpet beetles are pests in warehouses, homes, museums, and other locations where suitable food exists. In California, three species of these beetles cause serious damage to fabrics, carpets, furs, stored foods, and preserved specimens.

Publication Number:: 7436
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Clothes Moths: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
The webbing clothes moth and the casemaking clothes moth are occasional fabric pests in California. They tend to hide when disturbed, and for this reason, infestations are not usually noticed until the damaged articles are found.

Publication Number:: 7435
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Cockroaches: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Cockroaches may become pests in our homes and landscape.

Las cucarachas pueden ser plagas en nuestros hogares y paisajes.

Publication Number:: 7467
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Cómo reconocer peligros potenciales de los árboles
Proteja su inversión paisajística aprendiendo a reconocer los peligros de los árboles.

Protect your landscape investment by learning how to recognize tree hazards.

Publication Number:: 21604
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Como Reconocer Peligros Potenciales Los Arboles (Minor Damage)
Proteja su inversión paisajística aprendiendo a reconocer los peligros de los árboles.

Protect your landscape investment by learning how to recognize tree hazards.

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Delusory Parasitosis: What's Attacking Me? Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
The sensation feels like bugs, worms, or mites that are biting, crawling over or burrowing into, under, or out of your skin. No one seems to think they exist except you. Nothing seems to get rid of them. So what are they?

Publication Number:: 7443
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Drywood Termites: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
The western drywood termite is most prevalent in southern California and the Central Valley but also can be found along the coast, in bay areas south of San Francisco, and in the southern California desert.

Publication Number:: 7440
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Guidelines for Food Safety During Short-Term Power Outages: Consumer Fact Sheet
All Californians now and then experience random, unplanned power outages or blackouts. Learn how to keep fresh and frozen foods safe in power outages of 2 hours or less and how to plan in advance for rolling blackouts.

Publication Number:: 7264
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Head Lice: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Many families with young children have at least one encounter with the head louse. Head lice can be so rampant among preschool and school-aged children that often schools must work in conjunction with many families to control an infestation.

Publication Number:: 7446
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Home Gardens and Lead
Lead is a heavy metal that occurs in all soils but can reach hazardous levels in some soils as a result of leaded-fuel exhaust, industrial wastes and other causes. Learn how to test your soil for safety and see what you can do if lead levels run too high.

Publication Number:: 8424
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Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design . . .
It's like the three little pigs showed us: The way you build your house can make the difference between a cozy home and a heap of rubble when disaster strikes. Learn about design methods and building materials that will help your home survive a wildfire.

Publication Number:: 8393
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House Mouse: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
The house mouse is one of the most troublesome rodents in the United States. They thrive under a variety of conditions; are found in and around homes and commercial structures as well as in open fields and agricultural lands.

Publication Number:: 7483
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Lead: The Invisible Poison/ Plomo: El Veneno Invisible (DVD)
Nearly seventy percent of Latino children tested have high levels of lead in their bodies. This program explores common sources of lead poisoning in the home. Health providers speak about the symptoms and effects of lead poisoning.

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Lyme Disease in California: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Lyme disease is a potentially debilitating and sometimes chronic infection transmitted to humans and other animals by certain ticks.

Publication Number:: 7485
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Mosquitoes: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
There are several species of mosquitoes in California that readily attack people, and some species are capable of transmitting microbial organisms that cause human diseases such as malaria and encephalitis.

Publication Number:: 7451
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Pantry Pests: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
Stored-product pests are usually brought into the home in an infested package of food. The most common insects infesting food in the home are meal moths or pantry beetles.

Publication Number:: 7452
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Pesticidas: uso seguro y eficaz en el hogar y en jardines
Los pesticidas son tóxicos para las plagas que se busca controlar cuando se usan correctamente. Pero si no se siguen las instrucciones de la etiqueta correctamente, puede dañir a las plantas y la salud humana, y contaminar el suelo, aire o agua.

Publication Number:: 74138
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Pesticides: Safe and Effective Use in the Home Landscape
Pesticides are designed to be toxic to the pests they target when used properly. However, when label instructions are not followed correctly, you may damage your plants, injure yourself, and pesticides may add to soil, air, or water pollution.

Publication Number:: 74126
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Poisonous Plants
Homeowners should know which plants found in their landscape could be toxic in some way and, ideally, should have some knowledge of the symptoms associated with these poisonous plants.

Publication Number:: 8560
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Recognizing Tree Hazards: A Photographic Guide for Homeowners
Rain and wind can bring down drought stressed trees. This photographic color guide illustrates seven of the most common structural tree defects that often lead to tree failure. Using this guide, you can conduct a basic inspection to determine if any of your trees is a hazard.

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