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Mosquito Control for Homeowners

Mosquito Control for Homeowners   With recent record rains and surely more to come, we all know the mosquitoes will be following and ALREADY HAVE!! Mosquitoes not only irritate and annoy people, but they also can transmit many disease-causing organisms to humans and animals. They spread such diseases as encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, malaria and filariasis. Mosquitoes are also responsible for transmitting heartworm in dogs. To control mosquitoes effectively around the home, it helps to know about their life cycle. There are different control strategies for different life-cycle… Read More →

Preparing Livestock for Hurricanes

Preparing Livestock for Hurricanes Michael Donalson- Refugio County Extension Agent With the most active part of the 2013 Hurricane Season approaching, livestock owners and producers need to think about and make necessary preparations. First and foremost make sure you have a plan, for both your family and livestock. You and your family’s safety is the most important thing to remember in the case of a hurricane. After you have considered you and your family’s safety, a plan needs to be developed for your livestock. Before the threat of… Read More →