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Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Vermin! Temperatures finally warm up in the springtime, but we're not the only creatures emerging from a long and dormant winter. Pests -- ants, flies, Asian lady beetles -- all threaten to infest your home this time of year. There are also the year-round favorites, including bed bugs, stink bugs, and mice. Urban wildlife like squirrels, bats, and raccoons can also invade a home. We'll talk about all the pests that rule Northeast Ohio, and how to get rid of them. Some say we should learn to co-exist, but others put their foot down -- literally.


Community/Human Interest, Health


Rick Novickis, RS, MPH, Supervisor at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health

David J. Shetlar, Ph.D., Ohio State University Professor of Urban Landscape Entomology

Dan Stintsman, Owner of Prevent Pest Control in Elyria, OH

Additional Information

The Ins and Outs of Bedbugs
Ohio State University pest factsheets
Ohio Department of Natural Resources guide on urban wildlife
Rabies in Ohio information
Bug Doctor’s website

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