Aug. 1, 2014   81°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS
The Sound of Ideas

Vermin!

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet
Embed Audio Download MP3 Download MP3 Play Video Watch Video

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.

Tags

Community/Human Interest, Health

Guests

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

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.

RSS RSS Podcast Podcast

Live Video Stream

Watch the Sound of Ideas live

Watch the Sound of Ideas during the broadcast - view now! Live video stream available during normal broadcast, Mon-Fri, 9-10 AM (EST).

About

Every weekday at 9:00 AM (EST), The Sound of Ideas reports the news, explains the news, and sometimes makes news. The Cleveland Press Club awarded it “Best Radio Show” in Ohio and thousands daily find it to be an indispensable source of information about what’s most important to Northeast Ohioans.

Interact with The Sound of Ideas

During the show: 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903
Last Word line: 216-916-6397 or email
Show ideas & comments? Contact Executive Editor, David Molpus.

Twitter: @soundofideas

Facebook

Recently Featured all entries

Air Dates

90.3 WCPN
Weekdays 9:00 AM

The Ohio Channel
Weekdays 9:00 AM

Funding for Ideas & The Sound of Ideas

Funding for Ideas/Sound of Ideas comes from The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Eaton Corporation Charitable Fund, the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation and the Nord Family Foundation.