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How to keep indoor plants pest-free

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

House plants can bring us a lot of joy, especially during the colder months, but sometimes pests ruin the fun.

Entomologist Zach Shumm of the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic joins host Charity Nebbe to share advice on dealing with insects that plague our houseplants.


  • Zach Shumm | insect diagnostician with the ISU Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
  • Aaron Steil | ISU Extension horticulture specialist
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.