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Controlling Blow Flies

Date: 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: 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.



Dealing With Storm Damaged Trees

Date: April 15th, 2014

Defective trees often cause damage when storms occur in urban areas. After a

natural disaster, many tree care and removal companies offer their

services. It is important to know how to choose the right person or company for the job.

Also available in Spanish.



Hantavirus Case Prompts Precaution Reminder

Date: April 14th, 2014

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services offers precaution information after a Texas Panhandle resident recently developed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, or HPS.

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Can These Trees Be Saved?

Date: April 14th, 2014

Are you underestimating the life of your trees after disaster has struck? What at first glance may look

like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Learn when to say goodbye and when to

nurture your trees back to life in this quick read. Also available in Spanish.




Evacuation “Grab and Go” Box

Date: April 11th, 2014

Don’t wait until a disaster strikes! Use this Texas A&M AgriLife Extension resource to be fully prepared

and learn what should be included in your family’s evacuation grab and go kit.


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

Date: 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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Texas Forest Service Dispatch Tracker

Date: April 9th, 2014

Use the Dispatch Tracker to find out where and when the Texas Forest Service has been dispatched within a 24 hr period.




Texas Forest Service Social Media Links

Date: April 8th, 2014

Stay connected to the Texas Forest Service through their social media sites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texasforestservice?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXForestService


Texas Forecast Fire Danger Map

Date: April 7th, 2014

Use the Texas Forecast Fire Danger Map to see if you or your property is located in a wildfire danger area.