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Steps to Health

This time of year is my favorite time of year. Why might you ask? Because I get to do …

Have a Healthy Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we often get distracted by many of the events that …

From the Vine

Cold weather has finally moved in for 2017 and I’m not a fan. I prefer Spring and Summer, when …

Tips for Winter Immunity

The start of the holiday season is always a wonderful time of the year. As we get further into …

The Importance of Eating Broccoli

What is Broccoli and what are the health benefits? Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable which belongs to the Brassica genus of plants. …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

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Figure 1. Spreading granular ant bait.

Tips for Effective Ant Baiting

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

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Figure 1. Springtail.


This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle, habits, and control of springtails in the …

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How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances

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

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This publication provides information on snakes of North Carolina-- problems, description of damage and animals, …

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 …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Drain fly.

Drain Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to identify and control drain flies, a common nuisance …

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