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Old 03-05-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The hemlock woolly adelgid hails from Osaka, Japan. When it moved to the US in the 1950s, it settled right in, facing no natural predators and feeding off the buffet of hemlock forests lining the eastern coast. Similarly, the gypsy moth, a European emigre, now gobbles up the leaves of millions of acres of trees (pdf, p.5) each year. And the emerald ash borer, a beetle of Eurasian extraction, has killed millions of trees in North America in just over a decade, earning it the title of “worst forest problem in our lifetime” from a Colorado State University entomologist.


Stop hating the polar vortex: It’s killing some of the nastiest invasive insects around – Quartz
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I read about that a while ago. I hope it kills them all.

Maybe well get lucky and it will somehow kill the asian carp, too.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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I sure hope the P.V. makes an impact on potential mosquitos, somehow.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Insects are very adaptable. I'm wondering if they can adapt to and overcome extreme temps like they have some types of insecticides.
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