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Cold Temperatures Have Minor Impact on Virginia Pests

With recent winter temperatures reaching single-digit lows across Virginia, a chorus of begrudging gardeners might be thinking, “Well at least these temperatures will kill garden pests!” But do cold temperatures really have an impact on pests?

We asked Eric Day, manager of the Virginia Tech Insect ID Lab and Virginia Cooperative Extension Entomologist what effect, if any, cold weather might have on the populations of insect pests that inhabit the Virginia landscape.

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