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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, March 28:
How many people have you heard exclaim, "Oh, the stink bugs are so bad this year!" Maybe you're one of them. Even though the winter has been cold, the brown marmorated stink bug has found its way into many homes the last few months. The bad news is it could get worse.
The invasive species prefers warmer weather so when normal spring temperatures arrive in Central Pennsylvania, we could see more stink bugs in our homes.
The pest isn't a danger in homes, other than their unpleasant odor.
That's not the case with fruit trees that can be devastated by stink bugs.
On Thursday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll learn more about the brown marmorated stink bug and what to expect from Steve Jacobs, an urban entomologist at Penn State University.
Also, Lancaster County is becoming the home base for USA Field Hockey. The U.S. Women's National Team will make their home at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex later this year.
USA field hockey player Katie Reinprecht
Pennsylvania and its surrounding states are hotbeds for women's field hockey. In fact, most of the players who competed in the Summer Olympics in London last year are from the Northeast, including Pennsylvania.
When completed, Spooky Nook will be the largest indoor sports complex in the world and will offer facilities for a number of sports.
National and international field hockey tournaments will be held at Spooky Nook in the future.
Joining us on Thursday's program will be Steve Locke, Executive Director of USA Field Hockey, Ben Halvorsen, director of marketing, Spooky Nook Sports, and USA Field Hockey player Katie Reinprecht, a native of Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
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