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Preventing Frozen Pipes

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

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Holiday Safety

During the holiday season, many of us enjoy adorning our homes with festive decorations. Lights, candles, wrapping paper, and …

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Nutrition Decisions Webinar Series

Are artificial sweeteners safe? What is the difference between organic and conventional milk? To answer these questions and more, …

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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 …

9/26/18SoilFacts
Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

9/26/18
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 …