TELEVISION TALK-GLEE, 24, DWTS, IDOL AND BARBARA WALTERS' SURGERY
Rosie reminded listeners that American Idol and Glee are on tonight! Janette watched 24 last night but had to leave the room during the torture scene because it was too upsetting. Janette said the only reason she can watch that show is because she knows that Jack Bauer won't be killed because they're doing a movie.
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ROSIE WANTS TO LEARN TO COOK AND CALLERS
Rosie went to her doctor and talked to her about how she's not eating 3 healthy meals a day and it's affecting her energy level. Rosie said she's not eating enough good food and she wants to learn to cook better meals. Rosie said she wants to talk to Robin Quivers about it and asked Shoshana if they are confirmed for dinner but Robin hasn't called Shoshana back yet. Janette recommended The Brain Power Cookbook that talks about food as medicine and how it can cure ills. Janette said that when you cook in your own home you're also putting in your own energy not to mention you know what the ingredients are. Janette thinks Rosie will get really into cooking once she starts because it can be similar to creating art. Rosie said she thinks she's going to like it too and she just wants someone to clean up for her afterward. Janette also recommended the cookbook by Rocco DiSpirito. Jeannie said she just googles recipes whenever she needs one and no longer uses a cookbook. Pete and Jeannie recommended the website epicurious.com where you can just type in the ingredients you have and it gives you a recipe. Rosie also was reading from Rachael Ray's 30-minute-meals although she never watches The Food Network. Janette suggested a cooking segment where Rosie cooks on air and Rosie flat out refused. Only if she talks like Julia Child.
Rosie talked to one caller about becoming a locavore and losing weight. She then talked to another caller who recommended the site cooksillustrated.com that he says gives a scientific approach to cooking so that you can get the best and the easiest way to cook every food.
JOE AND JOEY THE EXTERMINATORS
Rosie then introduced her exterminator, Joe, and his son, Joey. Joe has been Rosie's exterminator for the past 10-12 years. He has found many insects and varmints on her property but usually lies to her about what he's found because he doesn't want to scare her. Rosie asked Joe what is up with the spiders around the radio house? He simply said "we're going to take care of that, that's what's going on with that." He called the spiders a CHS -Common House Spider. Joe provided a very disgusting little known fact - Do you know that in a course of a lifetime we ingest 11 spiders? YUCK!
Joe's favorite part of being an exterminator besides the money is making people happy after getting rid of all their pest problems in their house. Growing up, Joey pretty much always thought he would follow in his father's footsteps. Joey is also the mouse expert.
Janette took it personally that the mouse only pooped on HER desk and couldn't understand how the mouse even got up on her table. Joe said that mice can climb walls and squeeze through a hole the size of a pinkie. Joe said the scariest thing that has ever happened to him was once he was in an apartment in NYC and a huge 17 inch rat fell on his shoulder. He said he took off running! He said he takes good care of the rats around Rosie's place. Joe said you have to know what rodents will do, where they go and what they eat in order to exterminate them.
Joe's area of expertise is structural pest control. He will capture the squirrels or raccoons and relocate them. He said you can take squirrels just a couple of miles but raccoons have been known to come back 20 miles to their home so they have to be released further. Joe was one of the people that Rosie called the night that Blake's snake got away. She told Joe that the snake is missing again and that they're pretending that he went to Disney.
Rosie asked Joe if carpenter bees do structural damage to a home? Joe said that they'll make a 3/8ths of an inch diameter hole in a home. He said they use dust to exterminate them and you can plug up the hole to make the house look nicer but next year they're just going to do it again and make new holes. He also said that the females do sting.
Joe said he became an exterminator by accident in the 80s. He said he moved back to the area and didn't have a job so he worked for a pest control company. He started his own business and he loves it. He said you have to love it or you're not going to be successful at it.
Janette said that while she doesn't want there to be a mouse in the studio she doesn't want Joe to poison it. She said she thought a trap that killed him quickly would be more humane. Joe said they use an anticoagulant that makes the mouse bleed out and they never feel a thing. He said 99 times out of a 100 the snap traps don't kill the mice because it's not a perfect hit. Rosie asked if the Hantavirus is real? Joe said "You better believe it!" He said that deer mice carry the hantavirus but that all mouse droppings should be treated as if they carry the virus. He said when you handle mouse droppings always spray them first with mixture of Clorox and water before you handle it. He said to never vacuum mouse droppings.
They took several callers with pest control questions. One listener called in to ask about the black widows outside her home. Joe recommended huge glue boards along the walls purchased at your local hardware store. For wood spiders, he treats those with sprays - the kind that only an exterminator can provide. For scorpions he recommended putting peanut butter smelling glue boards everywhere!
Jeannie asked about the spider crickets that have infested some of her friends' basements. Joe recommended spray. And he also said that they were most likely camel crickets, not spider crickets. He recommended calling an exterminator.
A listener called in and asked about carpenter bees eating her front porch railing. He said the best way to kill them is to beat them with a racket if you can! He's also done this with cicadas. He said if the carpenter hole is nearby, you can spray the inside of the hole and caulk it. The caller has even tried WD40 and it's worked for her. Joe said even Windex will work to kill bugs because of the ammonia. One listener asked about stinkbugs. He recommended calling her exterminator and tell him to try harder with the sprays and to do the cracks and crevices better. A listener called to ask about what she can use in a pantry to kill mice and Joe recommended anticoagulant blocks, not pellets! He said mice can drop the pellets going back to where they live and animals or children may get them. One caller has a lady bug infestation and Joe recommended a vacuum cleaner. He said not to use chemicals, to just vacuum them up. He said to then spray Windex into the vacuum and the ammonia will kill the lady bugs. If you're in the Bedford, NY, area and you would like an exterminator you can reach Joe at A Certified Pest Control out of Bedford at (914) 234-2877.
COUCH TO 5K, PORT-A-POTTYS AND PEEING OUTSIDE
Rosie asked Pete and Shoshana how the 5K training was. The dynamic duo ran yesterday at a scenic lookout at the Palisades instead of their normal parking lot run. They both found it scenic but difficult because of a brutally HUGE hill. Pete has to bring a a change of clothes after the run because he is like a "beast" dripping wet with sweat. Shoshana wondered why he feels the need to change before he gets on the subway when it's the grossest place already. Yesterday, Pete changed in a port-a-potty. Rosie said she wouldn't change in a port-a-potty even if you offered her $1000. She also would not pee in a port-a-potty. Rosie asked if they feel different yet from all the running but Pete does not think he feels or looks any different and he's been running consistently for a month. Janette said he needs to check his body fat vs. muscle percentage. This also started a discussion about peeing and pooping outside. Rosie has never peed in the woods but Jeannie has. Jeannie used to pee out of the window of Rosie's car! Rosie said her fear of peeing and pooping in the woods was one of the main reasons she would never ever do Survivor.
Don't forget to VOTE! Brendan said to read the argument going on in the COMMENTS portion on the Cupcake Contest page! Rosie closed the show.
and that's what you missed - kw