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Texas Department of Public Safety- Hurricane Preparedness

Date: Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers multiple hurricane preparedness and recovery resources regarding evacuating pets, supplies to keep on hand and more.


Water Resources for Homeowners

Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A typical family uses 60-80 gallons of water per person, per day. For tips on better water conservation at home, check out AgriLife Extension’s Water Education network resources.


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Citrus Greening Disease found in Harris County, Texas

Date: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Source:  AgriLife Today

Owners of citrus trees in Harris County should be on the lookout for carriers and symptoms of a disease recently discovered there, experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service said.

Citrus greening was confirmed in a tree at a retail nursery south of Houston on July 16. The disease, which is spread by an insect called the Asian citrus psyllid, has no cure and eventually kills infected trees, according to AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist Monte Nesbitt of College Station.

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More Citrus Greening Disease Resources:

How to test for Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening in Texas

Pictures of Citrus Greening

Insect Control for Citrus Greening (pdf)

Quarantines and controls for South Texas

Strategies for Radioactive Decontamination of Livestock

Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Source: Colorado State University Extension

Access this link to watch an online webinar or PowerPoint to learn more about the proper process of radioactive decontamination in livestock.


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Source:  Texas Animal Health Commission, National Disaster Education Network

Although PEDv was diagnosed in the United States in July of 2013 for the first time, it has not made an appearance in Texas.  PEDv is not transmittable to humans and is not a threat to food safety.

PEDv causes rapid dehydration in young piglets resulting in a high percentage of deaths. PEDv is a production-related disease that currently has no treatment, so emphasis should be placed on prevention and control.

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Texas Animal Health Commission – Animal Health News

Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

View updates and information about emerging Animal Health issues in Texas such as Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), Anthrax, Biosecurity for Swine Validation and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).



MERS Coronavirus – Updates & Information

Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Learn more about the MERS-CoV virus.  View information about the recent cases in the US, MERS symptoms and how to protect yourself from MERS.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN):

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Mosquito Control Videos

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Source:  Dr. Merchant, citybugs.tamu.edu

Learn how to control mosquitoes at home.  These videos discuss the different mosquito control options including best mosquito repellents, mosquito foggers and natural mosquito control.


West Nile Virus in Texas – Fight the Bite!

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Source:  National Extension Disaster Education Network

West Nile virus mostly infects birds, but it can be transmitted to humans and other animals by mosquitoes.  West Nile Virus symptoms vary from no visible effect to flu-like symptoms, paralysis, or even death.

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eBooks for Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

Date: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Download these eBooks to your mobile device, tablet or eReader before a hurricane approaches.