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Garden Pests and Diseases

Have a problem with an insect, disease or vertebrate pest?

This page will direct you to information that will help you identify pests or diseases that you may have in your garden.  It is important to correctly identify a problem before you begin treating it.

IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, helps you to control garden pests (insects, diseases and vertebrates) by effectively reducing problems using the least toxic methods that safely minimize or eliminate the pest.

The UC IPM Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has produced publications about specific pests or pest management topics that are directed at California's home and landscape audiences.  These publications are peer-reviewed and based on UC IPM recommendations.

Invertebrates (insects, mites, mollusks, nematodes)

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Vertebrates (birds, mammals, reptiles)