Polar vortex may have killed off 95 percent of stink bug population


FAIRFAX, Va. (WTHR) – There's some good news coming out of the polar vortex.

According to a Virginia Tech study, about 95 percent of the stink bug population has been killed off due to the harsh winter weather.

They believe this is because the bugs weren't able to find shelter to stay warm before the weather hit.

Although we may be happy that we'll be seeing less stink bugs, the National Pest Management Association notes that not all common house pests will see the same fate.

Ants, cockroaches, bed bugs and mosquitoes will likely not be affected. The pests have strategies to survive the winter.

Even if those pests freeze, they may have already laid eggs which will hatch when the weather warms.

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