Japanese beetles and the Polar Vortex
There was a lot of speculation here last winter with the abnormal [for this century] cold, whether insect pests would be reduced or eliminated. The JBs showed up on schedule at the beginning of this month, but I've noticed a lot fewer of them. I had to spray the cherry tree, but nothing else was suffering damage on a scale to create a real problem.
Something to be said for the cold.
Has anyone else in vortex territory noticed this?