The first snowfall of the season is occurring for most of the residents of central and southern Minnesota. Most of us are not happy today. I know, I know: ‘If we don’t like it, we should move south or stop complaining.‘
I want to move to a warmer state but doing that opens oneself up to more issues. People who live in warmer climates- well I should say more milder temperatures year round (because MN gets to 90 and even 100 during the summer months) also have a huge disadvantage when it comes to bugs and other pests.
I’m not fond of those at all.
Africanized Honey Bees, Flying Cockroaches, Black Widow/Brown Recluse Spiders, Scorpions, snakes and a host of other bugs and serpents that can kill any one of us if their having a bad day. They have a weakness: snow and cold. And while some are found in colder climates by accident, they are not a part of the common wildlife population found in my current location.
The worst thing we have to deal with is our state bird, the mosquito and again- thankfully I won’t have to see any of those suckers until mid-late May. So, for the snow we’re getting, I’ll be a little thankful as I dig out my boots and winter coat to wear until warmer temperatures return.
Feel free to chime in if I missed a bug and you’re so lucky to not have to deal with snow for 5 months out of the year. Don’t worry, I already envy you.