What’s eating your fruit?

Sometimes vertebrate animals can become pests in our homes, gardens, schools, parks, and landscapes and management efforts are needed.

But figuring out what has burrowed under the porch, eaten the fruit on your trees, or caused holes in the lawn can be difficult if you don’t see the culprit in action. If you think you have an animal pest but are not sure what it is, check out the new UC IPM Wildlife Pest Identification Tool. This interactive guide will help you narrow down who the potential vertebrate pests might be by looking at photos of damage, tracks they make, and their droppings (scat).

Just click on the photos that match what you see, and you’ll get a list of most likely pests.  From there visit UC’s IPM website for pest management information.                       

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