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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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Colorful Holiday Root Vegetables

Aside from carrots, most root vegetables don’t get the nutritional respect they deserve. Carrots are one of the most …

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Bugs and More Bugs

Just when homeowners were getting used to dealing with boxelder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles invading the house …

Winter Safety Tips

Every year we hear of tragedies during the winter months resulting from individuals not following basic safety guidelines to …

Non Food Halloween Treats

With the growing concern of food safety and children getting an abundance of extra calories from sweets, many people …

Frozen Pipe Prevention

The potential for frozen pipes increases dramatically when temperatures drop below freezing for the amount of time that we …

Preparing for the Heating Season

Preparing for the Heating Season According to the Department of Energy, approximately 56% of your utility bill goes for heating …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …