Backyard Birds

Pests with David



David Crowe returns to the show this week with a fun and entertain conversation about pests around you home. From the most destructive to the most harmful, he walks you through a few ideas and solutions to keep your home free of pesky (and expensive) creatures.

David has worked at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, has researched owls in Wyoming, and worked as a field biologist for the Florida Game and Wildlife Commission. Currently David and his family lives in Matthews, NC where operates Critter Control of Charlotte.  

Our hosts Debbie and Laurie share an impressive list of certifications between them such as Debbie being a Master Naturalist with the Central Carolinas Master Naturalist Program, both being Audubon Ambassadors and various certifications and affiliations with the National Wildlife Federation and North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Debbie currently serves as the Chair for the Town of Matthews Appearance/Tree Advisory Committee.

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