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Think Twice Next Time You Want to Kill a Spider

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 1, 2021
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A lot of people hate spiders and don’t think twice about killing one when they see them. As winter sets in across the northern hemisphere and arachnids move indoors for warmth, arachnicide season effectively begins. Why? And why don’t we eradicate other animals like we do spiders? Jeffrey Lockwood, author of “The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects” and professor of the natural sciences and humanities at the University of Wyoming, explains why. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik) Show More...