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Colder than a squash bug’s nose?

By Penny Stine

I've been trying to think of a reason to appreciate or enjoy the cover of cold that's sitting on the Grand Valley. I thought I had it when I started thinking about squash bugs, which overwinter as adults.

I figured there were probably some squash bugs calling my compost bins bed and I hoped that our month-long deep freeze was killing them. In fact, I mentioned that hope to other people in my attempt to be a little ray of sunshine instead of my cold, whiny self.
Then I thought I should check with the authorities. Or the authority, as is the case. I e-mailed Bob Hammon, the CSU extension agent who is also the bug guy. Sadly, Bob assured me that those little buggers are extremely cold-hardy and are probably burrowed down deep, biding their time and waiting to come out.
Curses! I've given up being a little ray of sunshine.  

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You’d think they would die from their own ugliness.

I was thinking about that the other day too. What about grasshoppers, aphids, other bugs?




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