Learning for Life: Cockroaches, the ultimate unwanted visitor

Here in Alaska we are free of many pests common to warmer climates, but as with all things in life, change is inevitable. Cockroaches are becoming a bit more widespread and so what is a person to do? We can learn about pest lifecycles, how to avoid introduction, detection and more with a free publication from your local Cooperative Extension Service appropriately titled, Cockroaches.

Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round resource for a variety of topics, visit us today at: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai/ to find this publication and more or stop by and see us in the Doors and Windows Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We are “Learning for Life”.

Submitted by Janice Chumley, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Research Technician

Using a food thermometer is the only sure way to determine if your food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy foodborne bacteria. Many people rely on “eyeballing” food. This can be misleading, especially if cooking by color. According to USDA research 1 out of 4 hamburgers temperature.

With Thanksgiving approaching a food thermometer is a must for the turkey, dressing and reheating leftovers. We have set up an identification activity for you to test your knowledge of internal temperatures of food. Participate in the activity and you will be entered to win a digital food thermometer before Thanksgiving.

While you are in our office pick up a free copy of “Use a Food Thermometer”, “Serving Turkey Safely”, and “Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart”.

We are located at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, Soldotna. This is the same building as Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come on in; the activity will only take a few minutes.

For more information call us at 262-5824, or visit our website at http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai/.

Submitted by Linda Tannehill, UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension; Cooperative Extension Service, Health, Home and Family Development, Kenai Peninsula District.

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