Polar Vortex May Have Killed Off Most Of The Stink Bugs
I decided I am only going to write about the good things this craptastic winter weather brings, and here's one: the frigid temps may have killed off most of those annoying stink bugs.
According to a press release issued by the National Pest Management Association, the polar vortex, which hit us with 45 below wind chills a few weeks ago, may have killed off most of the stink bugs in the area.
The ugly little bugs had been expanding their range into Michigan recently. But not any more.
“While most insects will be equipped to survive a short period of very cold weather, like the recent polar vortex, it’s likely some will die from this extreme weather event,” said Dr. Brittany Campbell, entomologist with the NPMA.
Virginia Tech researchers say that includes the 95 percent of the stink bug population that couldn't find shelter.
Good riddance to those stupid bugs. They were dumb as a brick and equally as annoying. The sad truth is they are remarkably resilient and will slowly rebuild their numbers, but it will take them a few years to do that.
The press release also goes on to say that other bad bugs like mosquitoes, bed bugs and cockroaches will all survive the cold just fine.