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National Preparedness Month

Do you know what you and your family would do in case of a disaster? September is National Preparedness Month …

Food Safety Classes

Two workshops addressing Food Safety will be held in February: 1. FDA Juice HACCP Regulation Compliance – February 13-14, 2014, …

Radon – A Silent Killer

by Deborah Cox, County Extension Director and Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas. Radon is released harmlessly from the ground into outdoor air, but it can accumulate and reach harmful levels when trapped in homes and buildings. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U. …

Holiday Food Safety Tips

A message from Dr. Ben Chapman about Holiday Food Safety… Hi folks – I know many of you have already …

The Smiths and Tomatoes

Bill and Ann Smith are well-known in this county for their tomatoes. In fact, their tomatoes have won prizes …

2013 ECA Bus Tours!

Come join ECA for the following trips in 2013: 1. Friday, July 19 – Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre – “Fabulous …

Farmer's Table

Take a moment to read Farmer’s Table, an article written by Deborah Cox, County Extension Director and Family & …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Drain fly adult

Drain Flies

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

6 days 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.

1 week ago
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 …

Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

7/2/18Household Pests
Figure 1. Earwigs.


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

7/2/18Household Pests