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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
Everybody Walk PA Miles and Comments
Everybody Walk PA Miles and Comments - Articles Articles
Check here each week for updated miles and comments. Listing are Individuals by county followed by teams by county. More
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program exploring the counties of PA. Walking will be reported April 2nd - May 27th More
Source: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs - Articles Articles
Tarnished plant bugs, Lygus lineolaris, other plant bugs, and various species of stink bugs feed on various tree fruits and on many wild and cultivated plants and make up a unique pest complex. More
Commonly Encountered Pennsylvania Spiders
Commonly Encountered Pennsylvania Spiders - Articles Articles
This publication discusses the more common and important spider species in Pennsylvania, including two rarely encountered but medically important species. More
Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites When Using Tires as Anchors for Silo Covers
Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites When Using Tires as Anchors for Silo Covers - Articles Articles

Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites When Using Tires as Anchors for Silo Covers

Jud Heinrichs, Steve Jacobs, James Warren Garthe

This brochure details methods for reducing mosquito population around bunk silos and offers alternatives to using full-casing tires. More
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Active Living for You and Your Community - Articles Articles
Active Living is a lifestyle where people are more active because walking is a way of life and a way to get to shopping, restaurants and community events. More
Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
Acaro Trébol - Articles Articles

Acaro Trébol

Steve Jacobs

El ácaro trébol es un herbívoro que ocasionalmente invade los hogares. A pesar de que un vasto número de ellos entra a los hogares, estos ácaros no atacan a las personas. More
David Cappaert, Bugwood.org
Abejas Carpinteras - Articles Articles

Abejas Carpinteras

Steve Jacobs

Las personas que se quejan acerca de abejorros que vuelan debajo de los aleros de sus casas, probablemente son molestados por las abejas carpinteras. More
E. Richard Hoebeke, Cornell University, Bugwood.org
Viburnum Leaf Beetle - Articles Articles

Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Steve Jacobs

An invasive species, the viburnum leaf beetle has the potential to become a serious problem in nurseries and landscapes in Pennsylvania. More
Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
Identifying Common Household Insects in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Proper pest identification is the first step in making an integrated pest management (IPM) decision. More
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days - Articles Articles
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold day. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us inside from the outdoor weather. More
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania
Malting Barley in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Malting Barley in Pennsylvania

Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Austin Kirt, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Demand for locally sourced malted barley, for local craft beer, has led to the development of malt houses in PA and other states in our region. More
What about Vitamin B12
What about Vitamin B12 - Articles Articles

What about Vitamin B12

Karen Bracey

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. More
West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know
West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis: What You Need to Know

Sharon I Gripp, Steve Jacobs, Winand Hock, Ph.D.

Basic information about West Nile Encephalitis, including history, transmission, symptoms, treatment and how to manage/control its existence in our community. More
Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely
Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely - Articles Articles

Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely

Amy Korman, Sharon I Gripp, Steve Jacobs, Winand Hock, Ph.D.

Repellents are chemicals applied to provide relief and protection from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting pests. Proper and safe use of these chemicals is necessary. More
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Benefits of Walking - Articles Articles

Benefits of Walking

Karen Bracey, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Walking is a simple, easy, and inexpensive fitness program. Walking can be as easy as a stroll in the park, or it can be as intense as a vigorous hike. More
Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control
Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control - Articles Articles

Common Urban Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Control

Steve Jacobs, Kristie Auman-Bauer, Lyn Garling

This article provides brief descriptions of common urban pests, including cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, moths, and more. More
Is Something Biting Me?
Is Something Biting Me? - Articles Articles

Is Something Biting Me?

Steve Jacobs

This article will aid sufferers in receiving relief from what, for many, has become an unbearable condition. More
Jeff Weidhaas, Bruce Terminix, Bugwood.org
Eastern Subterranean Termite Control - Articles Articles
Eastern subterranean termites often damage structural timbers in buildings. This article discusses their life cycle, and structural and chemical methods of termite control. More