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Mold Clean Up

Restoring your home after disaster can be difficult. That difficulty can be compounded if it includes cleaning up mold. …

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Composting Basics

Have you been wanting to begin composting at home, but weren’t sure how? The Composting Basics class will take …

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HOWL Events!

Join us for several Hofmann Open Water Laboratory (HOWL) events in Onslow! Be part of Citizen Science. Explore local …

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Don't Put Away the Umbrella!

The National Weather Service (NWS) has updated their temperature and rainfall predictions for August. Now, they expect our pattern …

Have You Seen a Diamondback?

According to Jeff Hall, Conservation Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, sightings of Diamondback rattlesnakes are becoming much …

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Landscape for Life

When: The class will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning on July 11 from 6-8 p.m. and …

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June Tips and Tasks

Lawns Fertilizer centipede and St Augustine lawns at a rate of ½ lb. nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. which is …

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the identification, biology, behavior and control of the kudzu bug.

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Handling and Cleaning up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

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Dealing With Snakes After a Storm

This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery …

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Silverfish and Firebrats

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

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Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter …

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Purchasing a Back-Up Generator for the Farm

This publication contains important information and safety tips regarding gasoline-powered generators to be used in …

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Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program

This publication clears up misconceptions about federal flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program.

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National Flood Insurance Programs

This publication offers some information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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