Take the Sting Out of Fall. How to Manage Stinging Insects Around the Home

Bees, wasps and hornets are ecologically valuable insects that provide pollination services and/or natural control of pest populations. However, the presence of these stinging insects near homes and schools can represent a health threat.

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Avoiding and Managing Ticks around the Home

Lyme disease is the most common arthropod-borne pathogen in the United States, with approximately 30,000 cases reported each year. The risk of acquiring a tick-borne disease is very high in the Hudson Valley, as new threats continue to emerge.

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Boxelder bug

What is an overwintering pest? How do overwintering pests that only seek shelter differ from most structural pests? What are they looking for in the structures they enter and what are their behaviors? What secondary pest problems can they cause?

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Cooperative Extension helps build strong and vibrant family, consumer and professional communities in Westchester County.


Horticulture Program

Learn about the many resources to help residents have more successful lawns and gardens in Westchester County.

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Learn About 4-H

Our 4-H Programs are open to all youth aged 5-to-19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. Find out what 4-H can offer you and your family!

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Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are an important volunteer group that support outreach efforts of CCE Westchester County. Learn more here.

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Healthy Recipes

Find delicious recipes that your family will enjoy, from among those we use in our own nutrition classes.

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MyPlate is the new USDA food guide tool to help people make wise food choices within food and calorie limits.

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Commercial Horticulture

Commercial horticulture is the science, art, and business of cultivating ornamental plants. Learn more about our many offerings in this area, here on our website!

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Last updated August 23, 2016