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Pumpkin Seeds

Many people are interested in how to roast pumpkin seeds during the fall months. Drying and roasting pumpkin seeds …

Turnoff Week 2008

Every day, children ages eight to 18 spend more than six hours watching TV, playing video games or using …

Tips for Buying Gift Cards

The gift card market is growing rapidly. You will probably give or get one this holiday season. Gift cards …

Caring for Textile Heirlooms

Heirloom coverlets, quilts, afghans, blankets and linens need special care. Don't lock them away in attic trunks—use them. Extreme …

Pantry Pests

If you have ever had bugs in the cornmeal and flour in your kitchen, you know how aggravating they …

Energy Audits Can Save Money

How much energy does your home consume and is there a way to reduce your energy costs? A certified …

How Homes Consume Energy

How you heat and cool your home is a major decider in how much energy your home consumes. Having …

Become a Savvy Consumer

Where can you find the best and most direct solutions to consumer problems and questions? Look to The Federal …

Build Wealth, Not Debt

A recent study, commissioned by Consumer Credit Counseling Service, revealed that overall consumer debt has increased by 38% 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 …

2 weeks 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 …