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Texas Invaders: Feral Hogs

Date: Monday, July 14th, 2014

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

This video highlights the impact feral hogs can make and presents resources available for assistance in abating the exotic, invasive wildlife species damage in Texas.


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.


Map of Recent Earthquakes in Texas

Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Source: United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program

Did you know that there were over 60 earthquakes in Texas over the past year with a Magnitude of 1.5 or greater?

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The Deadliest Animal in the World

Date: Monday, May 12th, 2014

What makes a mosquito the most dangerous animal, killing 725,000 people per year? Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases, like malaria, and are present in every region of the world except Antarctica.


Access our AgriLife Extension publications to find out more about mosquitoes and how to protect your loved ones.  http://texashelp.tamu.edu/disaster-information-recovery.php#healthIssues

How to Recover After a Disaster

Date: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Disasters can strike and turn a family’s world upside down in just a matter of seconds. When it is time to return home and recover, many aren’t sure what to do. This publication, which is also available in Spanish, provides those  instructions and assistance.




Mosquito Control Around the Home

Date: Friday, April 25th, 2014

Understanding the four distinct stages in the lifecycle of a mosquito can help effectively control mosquitoes around the home. This short publication explains the time span of these stages and how to keep your home and family safe. Also available in Spanish.



Severe Spring Weather in Texas

Date: Friday, April 4th, 2014

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Thunderstorms produce lightning, high winds, and rain. Many strong thunderstorms produce hail and some produce tornadoes. NOAA Weather Radio is the prime alerting and critical information delivery system for thunderstorms. The following sites provide information on severe thunderstorm preparedness.

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