Researchers: Polar vortex may have killed off 95% of stink bugs

Researchers: Polar vortex may have killed off 95% of stink bugs
So dead. CBS 2 Pittsburgh video

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Researchers say January’s Polar Vortex cold snap may have been killed off a large number of invasive insect species, including stink bugs.

A Virginia Tech research experiment shows that the Polar Vortex may have killed as many as 95 percent of stink bugs that hadn’t found warm shelter during the winter months.

The National Pest Management Association also says that the Emerald ash borer and southern pine beetles also likely didn’t survive the polar plunge. …

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Researchers say cockroaches, and bed bugs will not be affected.

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