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Beetle to make it through winter

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Here’s one we’ve heard before regarding the current cold weather impact on the Mountain Pine Beetle….too little, too late. Staffan Lindgren, of the University of Northern B-C in Prince George says, the beetle larvae have already produced their natural anti-freeze, making them less susceptible to the cold. He adds, while temperatures around Prince George, like here in the Peace, have been below minus 30 in recent days, most beetle larvae can withstand minus-40 degrees for short periods.

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