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The medieval disease that wiped out 60% of Europe has made a recent comeback. From 2010 to 2015, more than 3,248 cases were reported worldwide, including 584 deaths. Rodents such…

Farms with just one or a handful of different crops encourage fewer species of pollinating and pest-controlling insects to linger, ultimately winnowing away crop yields, according to a new study. By…

Alfalfa production in California could take a hit next year from the loss of an important pesticide. By Dan Wheat  Integrated pest management of alfalfa in California will be “profoundly”…

Thousands of magnolia trees in Long Beach are in danger because of beetles that have invaded the area. By Rachel Brown Walking or driving down Magnolia Avenue in Long Beach, you're…

 Turlock lawmaker plans to bring a giant swamp rat to Congress to drum up support for eradicating the pest from California's Central Valley. By Mike Moffitt Rep. Josh Harder, a rookie…

A population boom for cockroaches is reaching its crest in California and, depending on the kind you’re seeing, there may not be too much you can do to get rid…

According to some people living near a city lot in Sacramento, ‘The rats are so big that they actually attack people.’ The city of Sacramento has started exterminating more than…

Pest infestations are extremely damaging to homeless populations. In Sacramento homeless people living in Capitol Park Hotel are being plagued by bed bugs and cockroaches. This situation is unacceptable and…

Margaret Sohn’s Normal Heights home has a lovely yard — “one of the reasons why I bought this house,” she said — but she hasn’t spent much time there this…

A Fresno man has died of West Nile virus, the second person killed in the state by the disease this year, officials say. By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA West Nile virus, which is…