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Preventing Frozen Pipes

When temperatures drop below freezing – especially for a significant amount of time – the potential for frozen pipes …

Pumpkins for the Holidays

Pumpkin inspired foods are a part of many holiday menus. A pumpkin’s orange pulp is a great source of …

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Everyone is exposed to stress during their lives but some are able to deal with it better than others. …

Block Play

Do you remember when you were young and you had a set of wooden blocks to play with? Do …

Flu Season

Last week’s storm reminded us that it’s winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu …

Fun in the Sun

As you know the days are getting longer and the weather is finally getting warmer. After a few months …

Summer Safety Tips

As the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, many children want to be outside playing …

Get Out of Debt With PowerPay

Ready for less debt, fewer money worries, more cash and more living? If you are ready, PowerPay can help. PowerPay …

Flu Season

Flu season is here. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays …

Parenting Is a Must

Parents are needed more than our children are willing to admit. We can play an irreplaceable role in their …

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Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

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This Entomology Insect Note offers tips for baiting ants in an around homes.

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Figure 1. Springtail.


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This publication covers items to consider when trying to salvage flood-damaged appliances.

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Residential and Industrial Pests

How to manage pesticides to control residential and industrial insects, diseases, and other pests in …

Figure 1. Fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Figure 1. Drain fly.

Drain Flies

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