Nuisance Wildlife

slug (photo by Alan Denis)

Getting hit high and low: Options for managing bird and vole damage


Blueberry growers must manage several vertebrate pests that pose risks for fruit yield, fruit quality, and plant survival. Many concerns derive from damage by deer, birds, and voles. Basic tactics to...

By Dana Sanchez

Wildlife on your land: Boon or bane?


Useful concepts and reminders, How conflicts might arise, Basics on how we can manage conflicts, Usual suspects and some specific strategies, How we can provide opportunities

By Dana Sanchez

Research on Essential Oils to Control Snails & Slugs


Newly published research, by OSU Slug Specialist Dr. Rory Mc Donnell and collaborators, highlights the potential of essential oils for snail and slug control in crop production. The research,...

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

News Story

Jun 15, 2018
Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

By Kym Pokorny

Know Your Forest Learning Library

Online Resource

Looking for practical information about managing your forestland? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together an extensive library of resources to help you reach your goals.

Managing Slugs and Snails

Fact Sheet

This brief fact-sheet describes the technique of managing snails and slugs for your garden.

Managing Moles

Fact Sheet

Moles are insectivores, eating earthworms, grubs, beetles, and insect larvae. Occasionally they may
sample bulbs, root crops, and sprouting seeds, but there is disagreement among scientists on this point.

Managing Gophers

Fact Sheet

Pocket gophers are burrowing rodents that can cause a great deal of damage to vegetation, buried cables, dikes, and plastic irrigation pipe. Unlike moles, pocket gophers feed almost exclusively on plant material below and occasionally above ground.

Weed, Poisonous Plant, and Pest Resources for Small Farms


These publications are shared to teach farmers and agriculturalists how to properly control weeds and poisonous plants and pests. Handbooks and management fact-sheets are provided as well as a list of common pasture weeds, poisonous plants, and other pests that affect pastures.

A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America

Online Resource

This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control (or biocontrol) agents of insect, disease, and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM).