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Can We Do It Too?

As most of you know, a stereotype is a generalization that is usually exaggerated or oversimplified and is often …

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So What? Health Rocks!

School is in full swing and our youth here in Randolph County are taking their learning back to the …

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Canning Your Vegetables Safely

Many people are returning to home canning or joining the movement for the first time. Unfortunately, many are making …

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Buy Local, Buy Fresh

The gardens are planted and summer is fast approaching! That means fresh vegetables. Recently, I have been visiting local …

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4-H Learn by Doing

A great theme that we use here at 4-H is, “Learn by Doing.” This is a mantra that we …

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Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

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

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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.

Springtails

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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Snakes

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 …

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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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