Celebrating Deep Freeze, Insect Experts See a Chance to Kill Off Invasive Species

New York Times: While some people were cursing a canceled flight or wishing they had donned an extra layer on Tuesday, when temperatures in the region took a deep dive, entomologists, foresters and naturalists were rooting for the mercury to drop even lower. That is because the extreme cold has the potential to beat back some of the invasive insects threatening treasured local tree and plant species. “You do think, ‘Oh great, maybe some of those nasty insects are going to get zapped today,’ ” said Mark Fisher,......

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