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When setting traps, remember: it's location, location, location
Radio interview source: Stephen Vantassel, Wildlife Damage Management Expert, Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Almost...
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Get the upper hand on these creepy crawlies by eliminating their favorite hangouts
Radio interview source:  Doug Ross, Entomologist, Bayer Animal Health   Listen to the radio story mp3 or read below Cockroaches have been around since the days of dinosaurs. If they get...
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Fly control in the chicken house starts with good sanitation and manure management.
Radio interview source: Ralph Williams, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Where there are chickens, there's manure. And where...
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This invasive pest can cause damage to many fruit crops
Iowa State University reports that the spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), or SWD, is fast becoming a problem in the U.S. Sometimes called vinegar flies, SWD causes damage when the female...
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Chirping crickets are a hallmark of summer. They get in the house and sing too. Whether they're chirping in the bushes or under your bed, they're an interesting insect.
Radio interview source: Donald Lewis, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   It's relaxing to sit on the porch on...
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Ticks are more than a nuisance; they can make you sick. Keep your family safe from ticks by understanding their habitat and how to prevent them from finding you.
Radio interview source: Ken Holscher, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Growing up on a farm means you deal with...
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You needn't get out the chemical arsenal to rid your garden of unwanted pests and diseases.
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Know the signs nematodes leave behind before your garden suffers
Radio interview source: Jim Crawford, county Extension agent, University of Georgia                      ...
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