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Your House is Teeming with Life, and That's a Good Thing

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 14, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 21:30

Guest: Rob Dunn, Professor of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University Over time, we humans have moved indoors for comfort and protection, but also to put a wall between us and the creepy, crawling stuff in the natural world. Our windows have screens. Our basements have insect traps. Our kitchens have bleach on standby. And we’re fighting the wrong battles, according to applied ecologist Rob Dunn at North Carolina State University. His new book, “Never Home Alone” is an in-depth look at the thousands of insects and microbes we share space with and why we should welcome most of them with open arms.