pests

Dean Baas

Warmer weather in February means that insect pests are returning sooner than usual. 

For farmers, these early insects might be a problem if certain kinds of green vegetation remain in the field when they arrive looking for winter cover crops. 

Common house fly
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Michigan residents can expect insect pests earlier than normal this year. According to Michigan State University Entomologist Howard Russell, it's the result of the recent stretch of warm weather this winter.