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There is a section in Living the Country Life magazine called “All Around the Homestead” where we print tips and tricks from our readers to make life easier in the country. Everybody...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
You needn't get out the chemical arsenal to rid your garden of unwanted pests and diseases.
Know the signs nematodes leave behind before your garden suffers
Radio interview source: Jim Crawford, county Extension agent, University of Georgia ...
Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
More plants, more animals Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Jim Pease, Extension wildlife specialist, Iowa State University One of the many fun...