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Pest Information And Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas. This section covers some work and information from Area IPM Advisor Cheryl Wilen, Ph.D. She works primarily with professional ornamental plant growers, pest control advisers, landscapers, and public agencies. Cheryl is also the Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor for Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

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Vertebrate Pest Control

The Vertebrate Pest Control Education Program provides flexible multimedia outreach and education focused on agricultural vertebrate pest control including pesticide application and trapping practices of wildlife in the state of California. Here you can also find information on acquiring study materials to assist you in preparing for the Private Applicator Certificate (PAC) exam as well as links to various handbooks for species specific Best Management Practices (BMPs). PLEASE NOTE: Our Online course certification is currently unavailable for both Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB).

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Invasive Tree Pests - Urban and Forests

The threat and impact of invasive tree insects and diseases is an on-going reality in San Diego County. These tree pests cause environmental, economic and in some cases, public safety challenges and can effect multiple landscapes, ownerships, and industries. UCCE San Diego staff work collaboratively with University and public/private cooperators to deliver education and outreach programming to various public and private land owners/land managers and industry professionals about invasive insects and diseases impacting trees in our urban and natural forests.

For more information on these pests and our programs, visit the individual pest-specific websites.


Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB)



Invasive Shot Hole Borers/FusariamDieback Disease (ISHB/FD)

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer/FusariumDieback (PSHB/FD)

Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer/FusariumDieback (KSHB/FD)



South American Palm Weevil (SAPW)

Center for Invasive Species Research / UCCE Featured Story