DOES ALL THE COLD WEATHER NOW MEAN THERE WILL BE FEWER MOSQUITOES NEXT SUMMER?

Much of the U.S. is still experiencing cold winter temperatures, but does putting up with the cold now mean there will be fewer mosquitoes come summer? Not necessarily. Susan Paskewitz, the chair of the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin Madison explains, “[Pests are] going to get through this. They are going to make it because they have experienced these kinds of conditions before, and they don’t get wiped out. Maybe we’ll get a little suppression of ticks, but we’ll see.” She adds that most of the bugs are likely to make it, thought it’s going to depend on a lot of factors, including what insects are in your area, how cold it gets where you live, and whether or not you get a lot of snow. (PopSci)