KlausNW wrote:Thanks for posting all these 'cool' pictures. We've had quite the mild winter out here in Eastern Washington state. It's been below freezing at night but that's about it not much snow.
In Alaska when we have a colder winter, we remind each other while shivering waist deep in snow that it will kill most of the mosquito larva off. Gives just a little bit of a warm feeling.
I don't think it kills them, it makes them tougher. When we bought this 1860s farm house back in 81 it had been uninhabited for a few years. It was inhabited by a million cluster flys. We would vacuum up a couple thousand dead ones everyday for months. I was renovating a room in February and removed the lath and plaster from an outside wall and the stud cavity was full of frozen cluster flys. I had a small heater in the room to take the bite off of the -20 temp in the room. The frozen flys by the heater thawed and flew around