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Cold Snap Won’t Faze Insect Pests

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AUBURN, Alabama—If the recent cold snap had hopes of an insect-free season springing to mind, think again. Even after a week of frigid temperatures—uncharacteristic even for Alabama winters—insects will likely survive. Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension entomologist said insects are not usually susceptible to cold temperatures. “Some crops, fruit trees and even livestock animals may fall prey to ... Read More »

Heartworm’s in Household Cats- Rare but Serious

AUBURN, Ala.- Heartworms, also known as Dirofilaria immitis, infect household cats just like they can infect any other animal. Since cats are an atypical host for heartworm parasites many people believe cats are not susceptible to heartworm disease. Heartworm disease  affects cats differently from dogs. Heartworms rarely mature to adulthood in cats and therefore, only live for two to three years, at most. ... Read More »