Living the Country Life

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An insect infestation in your alfalfa field sends your yield and economic value downhill. Learn how to properly identify the insects and control them for the best outcome. Radio interview source: Dr...
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Now's the time to plan your fly control program
Horn flies normally begin showing up in spring when average daily temperatures reach 65° F for a period of two weeks. They remain a nuisance until cool weather in late fall or early winter. Here...
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Insecticide ear tags A lot of cattle owners use special ear tags impregnated with insecticide to keep flies off of the animals. Face flies and horn flies are the worst. The tags help not only...
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Your animal's health and comfort depend on it.
Biting bullies When flies get out of hand, both animals and people suffer. Stable and horn flies bite, and even houseflies can swarm the faces of animals and cause distress. The potential for...
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Know the signs that these bugs leave behind
Radio interview source: Donald Lewis, entomologist, Iowa State University               Listen here for the radio story Usually when your house is being...
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If you have ash trees on your acreage, it's important to be aware of the potential dangers associated with emerald ash borer infestation. Although these shiny green beetles cause minimal damage...
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This little bug causes major damage
Listen to the radio story mp3 The emerald ash borer, also known as Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is a shiny green beetle that is thought to have first entered the United States on cargo ships and...
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Buzz Off insect repellent is made of an insect-deterring base of soybean oil. This special blend of insect-repelling oils features the active ingredient catnip oil. The subject of a University of...
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Mosquitoes can interfere with outdoor activities on your acreage and wreak havoc on your livestock. Take control of mosquitoes with these tips from the University of California. Standing water...
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The summer months can be a problem time for Lyme disease. Woody and grassy areas on your acreage provide an ideal habitat for ticks. Not only are you at risk, but so is your pet. "Humans, dogs...

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