This winter hasn’t been cold enough to harm the pine beetle – so far

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SASKATOON -- It will have to get a lot colder to kill the mountain pine beetle, according to Rory McIntosh, an entomologist and insects and disease expert with the forestry branch of the Ministry of Environment.

It has to be – 40 C for a sustained period of time to kill the beetle larvae that spend the winter under that bark of trees.

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Source: CTV News

 

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