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Holes in the Lawn

When holes and excavations mysteriously appear in lawns, it is helpful to note the season, location, and size. These are helpful clues when trying to identify the culprit and prevent further damage....

Pecan Diseases

Pecan trees (Carya illinoensis) are widely grown in South Carolina mainly for both their tasty edible nuts and shade. Pecan trees are susceptible to several diseases in our area due to the hot and...

Spanish Moss, Lichens & Slime Molds

Spanish Moss Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is one of the most misunderstood plants found throughout the Deep South. To native South Carolinians, these gray strands draping from the branches of...

Kudzu Bugs Around the Home

The kudzu bug, scientifically known as Megacopta cribraria, is a new pest in South Carolina. It is not a beetle, as many people think, but is more closely related to stink bugs. It has also been...

Common Canning Problems

Common Canning Problems & Remedies Problem Cause Prevention Canned Foods Loss of liquid from glass jars during processing This is not a sign of spoilage; do not open to replace liquid. However,...

Cluster Flies

During the fall, many flies may enter homes. They usually are unwelcome visitors, especially when they plan to stay for the duration of the winter. One common type of fly is called a cluster fly....

Cigarette Beetles

Processed tobacco and tobacco products, are susceptible to cigarette beetle attack. Cigarette beetles often infest tobacco manufacturing and retail outlets.  Besides tobacco, cigarette beetles are...

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