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As of July 15, the Pennsylvania DEP and county vector programs have detected 68 West-Nile-Virus-infected mosquito pools in 19 counties. 

Ticks — and the diseases they carry — are on the rise in Ohio this season and will likely continue to increase.

Plan now to protect yourself against tickborne diseases, including Lyme disease, which has been found in ticks at high levels around Pennsylvania. 

Assessing tree damage is important to prevent more damage, improve long-term tree health and ensure safety. Learn how to evaluate the damage to your trees.

In the event of a snowstorm that may keep you inside for days, you should have at least three days’ worth of food and water. Learn what to stock up on.

Even if you’ve checked the ice to ensure a safe ice fishing trip, it’s important to be prepared, bring safety equipment and know what to do in an emergency.

Be aware of thin ice. The potential hazards of walking on frozen lakes, ponds and rivers can be extremely dangerous.

Learn how to determine whether ice is safe enough to go ice fishing based on appearance, thickness and other factors that can affect freezing and thawing.

Throughout winter there are obvious and inconspicuous dangers related to weather that hikers should be aware of before venturing into the woods.

Pocket knives are tools, not toys. Learn more about considerations for teaching pocket knife safety, such as age, choosing a knife and basic safety rules.