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Pool Owners BEWARE!!

Two invasive insects have been found in neighboring states, the Asian longhorned beetle in South Carolina and the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Oddly enough, both …

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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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Quarantine Valentine's

Virtual Heart-Healthy Dinner Cook Along & Bingo Friday, February 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. Does COVID-19 have you and your significant …

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2021 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

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So Easy to Preserve

If you are preparing to preserve the harvest from your summer garden then you will want to purchase one …

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Growing Your Pantry Series

Join us on Facebook in July for the Growing Your Pantry series with Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family and …

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July Garden Calendar

Check out the Alexander County July Garden Calendar below: If you have any horticulture questions please call Lenny Rogers at …

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Alexander County Offices to Reopen

Alexander County Government announces the reopening of two buildings to allow citizens to conduct county business in person. The …

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June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, a time to honor the hard-working dairy farm families across the country. The June …

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Alexander Farmers Market

Are you looking for a place to sell the vegetables and other items you harvest this summer from your …

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Visit NC Farm App

The Visit NC Farm App has launched in Alexander County. Participating assets are: Alexander County Farmer’s Market, Campbell’s Blueberry …

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Notas sobre el cultivo de arándanos en Carolina del Norte

pH bajo. Tierra ácida con un pH de 5.0 o menos para arándanos altos (Vaccinium …

Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Booklouse.

Booklice

This Entomology Insect Note contains information about booklice, a small household pest that feeds on …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Earwigs.

Earwigs

This Entomology Insect Note offers information on how to identify and control earwigs in the …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Springtail.

Springtails

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle, habits, and control of springtails in the …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1. Camel cricket.

Camel Crickets

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to control camel crickets if they become an indoor …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Drain fly adult

Drain Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes how to identify and control drain flies, a common nuisance …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests
Figure 1a. Termites have no waist; ants have a narrow waist.

A Guide to House-Invading Ants and Their Control

Ants are probably the most common insect pests that invade our homes and become an …

2 weeks agoHousehold Pests