Family, Community and Health

Wednesday August 15, 2018
Mosquitos
Sometimes those pesky mosquitoes can ruin our outdoor activities. And not only that, some of them carry disease. There are several types of mosquitoes in Nebraska but there are ways to keep them away from you. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/mosquitoes

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Tuesday August 14, 2018
Common Spiders
Encountering spiders around your home isn't usually a whole lot of fun. However, spiders are very beneficial because they eat a lot of other insect pests. In Nebraska there are only two spiders to be concerned with, but the rest of them are doing us a service. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1590.pdf

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Thursday July 13 2018
Bed Bugs - Unwanted Summer Vacation Souvenirs
Many people take summer vacations, often staying in hotels on the trip. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jodi Green says there are simple precautions you can take to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you. Jodi Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bedbugs.shtml

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Monday July 9 2018
Signs of Bed Bugs
Human bed bugs are found around the world and are spread when people travel. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jodi Green talks about the tell tale signs of bedbugs in your home and how to control them. Jodi Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bedbugs.shtml

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Monday June 4, 2018
The Meaning of Organic, All Natural and Non-GMO
A lot of people want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown. Many product producers use words like organic or 'all natural,' but what do those words really mean? Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about what consumers should be thinking when they see these terms. MP3
https://youtu.be/mFE4fGwSrzE

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Monday May 28, 2018
Carpet Beetles
All homes are going to have a few carpet beetles, which feed on natural fibers and other organic debris. Usually these insects do not require an insecticide application, simply vacuuming the infested area will remove larvae, adults, and their food sources. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/carpet-beetles-1

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Wednesday May 9, 2018
Beef and Hormones 2
Using growth hormones in beef production is a way for producers to raise cattle more efficiently with less resources. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says there is virtually no residual hormones left in the meat products.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2846/15997

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Monday May 7, 2018
Beef and Hormones
The use of growth hormones in cattle production might be somewhat controversial, but Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says the practice has been around for over a half century and has consistently been proven to be safe.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2846/15997

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Wednesday May 2, 2018
Nutrition and Beef
Consumers have a wide variety of protein choices at the grocery store. Nutrient rich lean beef should be on all grocery lists for shoppers. Mitch Rippe, Nebraska Beef Council Director of Nutrition & Educator.MP3
https://www.nebeef.org

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Tuesday May 1, 2018
Consumer Perceptions About Beef
Nebraska is one of the top producers of beef in the world. Building trust with consumers starts with hearing scientific facts from credible sources as well as the producers themselves. Adam Wegner, Nebraska Beef Council Director of Marketing.MP3
https://www.nebeef.org

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Tuesday March 27, 2018
Recipe to Reality
What does it take to open your own restaurant? Do you have to be a good cook or a better businessperson? An upcoming seminar offered by the University of Nebraska will help food and restaurant entrepreneurs understand the key issues they will need to consider when starting a food based business. Jill Gifford, University of Nebraska Food Processing Center National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/small_business

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Friday March 9, 2018
How Do Insects Survive the Winter?
Insects don't just 'disappear' in the fall and magically reappear in the spring. Each species has developed some way of dealing with the cold weather. Jonathan Larson, University of Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2002/winterbugs.shtml

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Wednesday February 28, 2018
The Power of Red Campus Visits
The demand for skilled graduates in the areas of food production, agriculture and renewable resources is on the rise in the United States. The University of Nebraska is taking the opportunity to show recent high school graduates what a degree from the College of Agricultural sciences and Natural Resources can do for them when they graduate by giving them a tour of the campus on March 15th. Sue Ellen Pegg, UNL College Relations Director.MP3
https://go.unl.edu/casnrvisitday

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Wednesday January 24, 2018
Protecting Your Septic Tank In Extreme Cold
Extreme cold can wreak havoc on a septic system. Nebraska Extension Educator Meghan Sittler says sub zero temperatures are a special concern for homeowners with septic systems because not only can it freeze and back up into your home, it can also cause major damage to the septic equipment.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/article/wastewater/water-and-wastewater-winter-weather

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Wednesday January 10, 2018
House Mice
Controlling mice inside your home can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where they are. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro says this time of year it’s especially important to keep your house and kitchen clean to discourage a mouse infestation.MP3
https://wildlife.unl.edu/pdfs/controlling-house-mice.pdf

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Monday January 8, 2018
Flies in the Household
With the recent cold snap across Nebraska, homeowners shouldn’t have to worry about insects, but there might be a few buzzing around your household. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says there are three common flies that might be causing some nuisance issues this time of year.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/flies015.shtml

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Tuesday January 2, 2018
Squirrels
Squirrels can be an interesting backyard companion, or they can be a bit of a nuisance. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist, Dennis Ferraro says squirrels are looking for mates and building nests in January. It’s the building the nest part that might be the nuisance issue for homeowners.MP3
https://wildlife.unl.edu/pdfs/control-tree-squirrel-damage.pdf

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Monday January 1, 2018
House Centipede
We share our homes with a wide variety of insects, some of them pests, some of them annoying and a few possible beneficial insects. One of those insects we share our homes with is the house centipede. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/CentipedeMillipede012.shtml

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