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Ticks and Tickborne Disease - Articles Articles

Ticks and Tickborne Disease

Erika Machtinger

Tick bite prevention tips to reduce your risk More
Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease - Articles Articles

Lyme Disease

Erika Machtinger, Steve Jacobs

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and is transmitted by ticks. More
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No!
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No! - Articles Articles
Many home remedies can be found on the internet, but are they the best choice? More
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses - Online Courses Online Courses
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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone. More
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company - Articles Articles
When you discover a pest problem in or around your home, such as the spotted lanternfly, the first step is to identify the pest. More
Georgia Department of Ag., Bugwood.org
It's Time to Plant! - Workshops Workshops
Come join Penn State Master Gardeners of Carbon County as they present their spring workshop "It's Time to Plant." More
Proper Signage on a Pesticide Storage Area
Safe Pesticide Storage - Articles Articles

Safe Pesticide Storage

Genevieve Christ

Rules of thumb for storage of pesticides More
Is There a Mouse in the House? Eliminate Mice with IPM
Is There a Mouse in the House? Eliminate Mice with IPM - Articles Articles
Explains how to identify, prevent, and control mice using IPM (integrated pest management). More
Got Pest Problems? Eliminate Household Pests with IPM
Got Pest Problems? Eliminate Household Pests with IPM - Articles Articles
Common pests and pesticides can cause health problems. Weeds, cockroaches, and rodents, as well as the chemicals we use to control them, can trigger allergies and/or asthma by contaminating our air. More
Education at community outreach events. Photo supplied by PA IPM
Community Approach to Managing Pests in Homes and Schools - Articles Articles
Learn about the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership, which seeks to empower individuals and communities to safely manage pests through education and training. More
Asma, Plagas y Pesticidas
Asma, Plagas y Pesticidas - Articles Articles

Asma, Plagas y Pesticidas

Kristie Auman-Bauer

Podemos ayudar a prevenir los ataques de asma prestando atención a las condiciones ambientales que irritan los pulmones y desencadenan el asma. More
What is Lyme Disease? (Poster)
What is Lyme Disease? (Poster) - Articles Articles
This weather-resistant poster explains what Lyme disease is, how to know if you've been bitten by a tick, how to protect yourself from ticks, and what to do if you have been bitten. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber para Desechar Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber para Desechar Pesticidas - Articles Articles
Desechar pesticidas inapropiadamente puede causar peligros serios a humanos, animales y medio ambiente. Esta hoja informativa provee recomendaciones de como desechar pesticidas en forma adecuada. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca del Almacenamiento de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca del Almacenamiento de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide) El almacenamiento apropiado de los pesticidas ayuda a la prolongación de la vida útil del producto y también a la protección de la salud humana, animal y ambiental. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca de Como Leer Etiquetas de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber a Cerca de Como Leer Etiquetas de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label) Esta publicación explica el contenido en la hoja frontal de las etiquetas de los pesticidas y otros puntos importantes en el resto del documento. More
Lo que Necesitas Saber Para Protegerte Durante el Uso de Pesticidas
Lo que Necesitas Saber Para Protegerte Durante el Uso de Pesticidas - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides) Vestirse adecuadamente durante la descarga, la mezcla y la aplicación de pesticidas proporciona una barrera entre los pesticidas y el cuerpo humano. More
Escoger una Compañía Calificada para Control de Plagas o Mantenimiento de Césped
Escoger una Compañía Calificada para Control de Plagas o Mantenimiento de Césped - Articles Articles
(What You Need to Know about Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company) Muchos problemas de plagas necesitan de asistencia profesional. Esta publicación le ayudara para asegurarse que la compañía que usted contrate tenga los requisitos legales and conocimiento apropiado. More
Protect yourself with gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants and shoes or boots
What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides - Articles Articles
Protective clothing used when mixing, loading, or applying pesticides provides a barrier between the pesticide and the human body. More
Bed Bug Basics
Bed Bug Basics - Workshops Workshops
Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do? More
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide - Articles Articles
Pesticide users must properly dispose of pesticide wastes, such as unused chemicals and pesticide containers. Improperly disposed pesticide wastes can create serious hazards for the environment. More
Keep Out of Reach of Children
What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide - Articles Articles

What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide

Sharon I Gripp, Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

A nationwide study by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that almost one-half of surveyed households with children under the age of 5 had at least one pesticide stored within their reach. More
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label
What You Need to Know about Reading a Pesticide Label - Articles Articles
Labels provide directions on how to mix, apply, store, and dispose of a pesticide product. Using a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling is a violation of federal law. More
¿Tiene Problemas con las Plagas?
¿Tiene Problemas con las Plagas? - Articles Articles
Las plagas como las malezas, las cucarachas y los roedores, como así también los productos químicos que usamos para controlarlas, pueden provocar alergias y asma al contaminar el aire. More
¿Tiene Piojos? Elimine los Piojos con MIP
¿Tiene Piojos? Elimine los Piojos con MIP - Articles Articles
¿Qué haría usted si la escuela de su niño lo envía de vuelta a su casa porque tiene piojos? More
Photo courtesy of NT Control
Got Head Lice? Eliminate Head Lice with IPM - Articles Articles
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice affect 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 every year. More
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