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Test Home for Radon in January

January is National Radon Action Month. In recognition, the North Carolina Radon Program is providing free radon test kits …

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Compare Unit Prices for Best Buy

Save a few cents each week and soon you’ll have dollars. Comparison-shopping can help save money and one of …

Do Something Grand With Grandparents

Today’s grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the child’s …

Holiday Turkey Tips

Now is the time to buy a food thermometer to take the temperature of the turkey you’ll be baking …

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Pumpkin Pointers

When selecting a pumpkin for cooking, the best selection is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” For each following …

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Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

The factsheet focuses on reasonable accommodations and modifications covered under fair housing law.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

12/20/18

Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

This article describes and defines the different types of insects that sting and are also …

12/18/18
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Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm resulted in water damage to a pesticide …

12/17/18Disaster Recovery
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Options for Backyard Stream Repair

This publication discusses strategies and techniques for stabilizing stream banks where erosion is an issue.

12/17/18
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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home …

12/11/18