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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Where do insects go in the winter?

When the weather turns colder, birds fly south, but where do insects go? As it turns out, not far.

There are some insects that remain active in the winter months while some, such as the Monarch Butterfly fly south.

However, the vast majority of insects merely hibernate in warmer areas where they live in the summer months. Wasps for example will find shelter in the eaves and attics of houses. Creepy crawlers can be found in holes inside trees, in dead leaves, and under logs and rocks.

And if you happen to suffer from Arachnophobia, it's best not to read on. Spiders like to hide or nest in dark places including chimneys, or downspouts.

So next time it gets cold, at least you can say, "at least there's no mosquitoes."

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