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  • Marriage Matters Series: Stepparenting Begins with Common Ground (C 1052-34)

    Defining the role as a stepparent can be a very difficult transition, both for the stepparent and the stepchild. In this Marriage Matters publication, we offer steps to help make the transition smoother and to help a new stepparent know what to expect in his or her new role. Published on Dec 1, 2013.

  • Urban Entomology Pest Series: Carpenter Ants (C 929)

    Carpenter ants are perhaps the largest of the pest ants likely to be encountered by homeowners and pest management professionals. This publication has several measures to help prevent problems with carpenter ants. Published on Aug 30, 2014.

  • Shade and Street Tree Care (B 1031)

    With proper care, trees can be valuable commodities around our homes, communities and urban landscapes. Providing care requires understanding tree biology, or how and why trees function. Trees constantly interact with the environment, including changes in soil, light, temperature, moisture, competitors and pests. Humans can produce additional stress by altering environments, but with proper care and maintenance trees can survive and thrive in your landscape. Published on Jul 31, 2014.

  • Water Quality and Common Treatments for Private Drinking Water Systems (B 939)

    An abundant supply of clean, safe drinking water is essential for human and animal health. Water from municipal or public water systems is treated and monitored to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. Many Georgia residents, especially in rural areas, rely on private water systems for human and livestock consumption. Most private water systems are supplied by wells. Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too “hard” for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system components. Published on Jul 31, 2014.

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