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
May 8th, 2014
Don’t let an earthquake shake up your world; learn the facts! FEMA offers general knowledge about earthquakes, tips in being prepared for one and more. Access the FEMA website through the link listed and keep your family safe in a time of disaster.
May 5th, 2014
What is a tornado? When and where can one occur? What is the difference in a tornado watch and a tornado warning? If these are questions that you and your family don’t have an answer to, follow the link to become educated on the “ins and outs” of this disaster.
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.
April 28th, 2014
“Identity theft is not just a problem affecting adults, it can also affect those who are too young to legally open accounts or even understand the concept of financial debt or having credit,” said Nancy Granovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family economics specialist in College Station. Read this article and learn more about identity theft in adolescents.
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.
April 21st, 2014
To protect you and your family from diseases, such as West Nile Virus or Lyme disease, choose insect repellents wisely. Read through this online publication to find out more about insect repellents, including how to use them safely and common active ingredients.
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.
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.
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.