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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 …

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Biology and Control of Human Lice

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

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A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …