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Controlling Blow Flies

Date: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Blow flies lay their eggs on animal remains and spread disease. To
control blow flies, it is important to remove dead animals, dispose
of them properly and use effective insecticides when necessary. Read
more in this FREE online resource. Also available in Spanish.



Controlling Houseflies

Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Houseflies can be a large problem after a disaster as they lay eggs and
develop on rotting organic matter. This FREE online resource explains
how to suppress housefly populations around homes and businesses. Also
available in Spanish.



USDA Sign-Up Date for Farmer & Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

Date: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Source:  USDA.gov

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA.

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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.

View the Texas EDEN Thunderstorms page »

Use Caution When Dealing With Winter Storm-Damaged Trees

Date: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M Forest Service

The Texas A&M Forest Service reminds homeowners to be careful with damaged trees. Trunks and branches are heavy and should be considered dangerous until they can be brought to the ground. Even limbs as small as two inches can cause injury if they fall on someone.

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Prepare Now for Winter Weather

Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

In many parts of Texas, winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property.

Use these resources to prepare for winter weather including freezing rain and snow.

View Texas EDEN Winter Storm Resources »

Winter Weather Tips from the Department of Insurance


Texas Flood Recovery Resources

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Use these resources to recover from the recent flooding in Texas.

They are available for download in PDF format.

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Valley Fever in Texas (Coccidioidomycosis)

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coccidioides is a fungus found in the soil of dry, low rainfall areas. It is endemic (native and common) in many areas of the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a common cause of pneumonia in endemic areas. It is difficult to avoid exposure to Coccidioides, but people who are at higher risk should try to avoid breathing in large amounts of dust if they are in endemic areas.

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Valley Fever: Awareness is Key

Valley Fever Fact Sheet (pdf)

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Drought Impacts Webinar Series

Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Source: National Extension Disaster Education Network

To address impacts, research, and decision making, the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group at the National Integrated Drought Information System will  present a free monthly webinar series beginning in November.

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Texas Tree Planting Guide

Date: Monday, October 28th, 2013

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Use the Texas Tree Planting Guide to replace trees damaged during a storm or an ongoing disaster such as drought.

View Texas Tree Planting Guide

View Texas EDEN Tree Removal and Recovery Resources »