UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Insect problems

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:

Brown marmorated stink bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) continue to invade areas in Sacramento.

Bagrada bug

The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014, on a mustard plant in the vegetable demonstration garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

Photo G. Arakelian

Leaffooted bug

Leaffooted bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts and feed on fruits, fruiting vegetables, nuts, and ornamentals.  

Insect Problem Resources

  • The new Plant Problem Diagnostic Tool is the UC Integrated Pest Management's newest offering to help you figure out what's eating that plant.  It also includes diseases and other plant ailments.

  • Pest Notes from the UC IPM Program include more than 100 insects and other invertebrate pests (including insects, mites, mollusks, and nematodes).  Each Pest Note describes how to identify the pest, its life cycle, the damage it causes, and management guidelines.

  • Visit the UC IPM Video Library to see methods for managing the most common garden pests.

  • If you don't know what the pest is, search UC IPM Online by plant type:

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