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Pest species that are found in households, such as roaches, fleas, bed bugs, rats, mice, etc.




Closing Your Seasonal Home

HE887/FCS3154 by Virginia Peart, Randall A. Cantrell, Julie England, and Maria Portelos-RometoJune 8, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Family Resource Management

Common Pollutants in Stormwater Runoff and Actions that Homeowners can Take to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

SS720/SL507by Anthony Halcyon, Mary G. Lusk, and Ann C. WilkieSeptember 25, 2023This publication explains what happens when stormwater runoff enters constructed environments, its impacts on water bodies, and how individuals can take steps to lower their own stormwater runoff footprint. This guide can increase awareness of ways to reduce each person's role in water quality impairment by stormwater pollution. This publication is intended primarily for urban residential readers and does not focus on agricultural runoff. 

Differences between Green Homebuilders and Traditional Homebuilders

FY1285/FCS3308 by Randall A. CantrellOctober 14, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s).

Energy Efficient Homes: Windows and Skylights

FY1045/FCS3276 by Kathleen C. Ruppert, Wendell A. Porter, Randall A. Cantrell, and Hyun-Jeong LeeJanuary 3, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s).

How to Hire and Manage Residential Contractors

FY1380/FCS3318 by Randall A. CantrellFebruary 19, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. Published by Family Resource Management

Improving Savings and Health through Minor Conservation Measures in the Home

FY1320/FCS3309 by Randall A. CantrellOctober 18, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s).

Improving Savings, Health, and Happiness by Modifying How the Family Operates the Home

FY1322/FCS3311 by Randall A. CantrellOctober 14, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Homeowner audience(s).

Sources of Information on Flood-Resistant Design and Construction

DH203/DH203 by Michael T. Olexa and Sean OlevnikFebruary 1, 2024This publication is designed to provide accurate, current, and authoritative information on the subject. However, since the laws, regulations, administrative rulings, and court decisions on which it is based are subject to constant revision, portions of this publication could become outdated at any time. This publication is distributed with the understanding that the authors are not engaged in rendering legal advice or opinions, and the information contained herein should not be regarded, or relied upon, as a substitute for legal advice or opinion. For these reasons, the utilization of these materials by any person constitutes an agreement to hold harmless the authors, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the University of Florida for any liability claims, damages, or expenses that may be incurred by any person as a result of reference to or reliance on the information contained in this fact sheet.