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Healthy Halloween Treats

When trick-or-treaters ring your doorbell this year, what will you give them? If you choose candy for treats, look …

Refrigerator/Freezer Energy Tips

Don’t keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the …

Save Energy - Save Dollars

It’s summertime and you are feeling the heat. It is possible to be in control of your utility bill. …

Tips for Cleaning Windows

Windows may look clean, but when the sun shines on them you can see every little smudge, Window cleaning …

What About the Laundry Room?

The laundry room can be a big consumer of energy—more than 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year—and water—and a big …

Consumer News You Can Use

N.C. Cooperative Extension is your resource for information that will help you get answers you need. You can call …

Saving Energy -- Saving Money

As energy costs rise, you may be looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and save money on your …

Choosing Safe Toys

If you are a parent or grandparent, you are already thinking about shopping for toys for holiday gifts for …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Head louse.

Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice

This factsheets offers questions and answers about head lice.

Drawing of the life cycle of head lice.

Biology and Control of Human Lice

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle of human lice and how to treat …

Drain fly adult

Drain Flies

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

1 week agoHousehold Pests
Illustration showing how plants stabilize stream banks

Options for Backyard Stream Repair

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

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

7/20/18Local Foods
Figure 1. Some spiders build funnel-shaped webs on the ground, n

Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …