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March Is Living Well Month

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that’s the theme of a national Living Well Campaign that is being …

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Toys for Tots - Toy Drive 2020

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Burke Center recently completed a successful toy drive for the Toys for Tots campaign …

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Every year in the fall, many of us will go on a search for that perfect pumpkin. It could …

axe on stump of tree and firewood in the background

Tips for Choosing Firewood

With energy prices high, many homeowners will turn to wood as an economical heating source this winter. Many will …

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Give 4-H Camp for Christmas

Burke County 4-H will travel to the Eastern 4-H Center on June 20-25, 2021. The cost for this week-long …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Notas sobre el cultivo de arándanos en Carolina del Norte

pH bajo. Tierra ácida con un pH de 5.0 o menos para arándanos altos (Vaccinium …

Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

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

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Booklouse.

Booklice

This Entomology Insect Note contains information about booklice, a small household pest that feeds on …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Earwigs.

Earwigs

This Entomology Insect Note offers information on how to identify and control earwigs in the …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Springtail.

Springtails

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

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Camel cricket.

Camel Crickets

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to control camel crickets if they become an indoor …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Drain fly adult

Drain Flies

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

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1a. Termites have no waist; ants have a narrow waist.

A Guide to House-Invading Ants and Their Control

Ants are probably the most common insect pests that invade our homes and become an …

3 weeks agoHousehold Pests