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March 04, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Mike Evitts of Baltimore says, "My mom always told me that a good hard stretch during the winter kills insect larvae, resulting in fewer bugs during the summer. Is this true?" Never contradict your mom, Mike. Let University of Maryland entomologist Mike Raupp do it. He says some insects might perish in an unusually long, cold winter, especially "southern" species expanding from warmer climes. But most native species became cold-adapted millions of years ago. They'll do fine. "I always bet on the bugs," he said.

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