Environment

It’s Not Just the Holiday Season, It’s Tick Season

| 9:32 AM

You may not know it, but in San Diego County, winter is tick season, and San Diego County’s Vector Control Program is reminding people to remember to wear insect repellent and take simple precautions like wearing long sleeves and long pants when hiking or heading out into nature.

Agriculture

Send Your Best, Not a Pest

| 10:14 AM

Who would want a homemade holiday fruit basket — with creepy mealybugs? Or a giant whiteflies hiding in hand-picked poinsettias? Nobody, right? But it can happen. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will be traveling this holiday season, remember — don’t pack a pest!