Collecting bat guano for fertilizer; dirty secret behind major-league baseball
Mike tries out catfish noodling; cleaning septic tanks; and farming worm dung
In this episode,
- Mike stops at the Golfball Depot to recover lost golf balls from the water. After the recovery the golf balls must be cleaned, sorted and packaged.
- Mike works as a horse breeder, performing an embryo transfer.
- Mike travels the roads picking up roadkill and loading them onto a pickup truck
Mike Rowe assumes the responsibilities of a Garbage Collector as he takes to the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. After carrying several tons of garbage down the narrow corridors and steep staircases of Chinatown, Mike moves onto Recycle Central...
Sewer Inspector Mike Rowe steps into the shoes of a sewer inspector in San Francisco, and enlists a disaster clean up crew after a Brooklyn toilet explodes from a sewer backup. He then joins up with a demolition company where he works as part of a deconstruction crew.
Mike learns about pig farming after feeding, cleaning and artificially inseminating pigs. Mike then meets the "Gum Busters" to clean gum off the sidewalks of New York. Afterwards Mike cleans up after pigeons.
Mike spends the day as a check sexer, sorting male and female chicks.
Mike Rowe joins exterminators in their war against rats and bugs. After crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, Mike learns the fascinating art of shelling crabs. As a blacksmith farrier, Mike makes horseshoes out of raw steel and attempts to shoe a horse.
Mike Rowe gets dirty as he works with surfboard shaper Matt Barker. Mike masters the art of shaping a surfboard from Styrofoam. And Mike goes underground into a greasy pit of sludge as he joins an environmental company that recycles the gunky grime.