It's zero degrees at the moment which leads to all kinds of physical angst. But one good thing may come out of this prolonged frigid weather and that is the harm it may be doing to all the destructive bugs which invade lawns and gardens in the summer.
The longer it stays cold and the deeper the frost gets into the ground the fewer insects like fleas, beetles, aphids, scale insects and spider mites we'll see. This is good news for dog owners and rose bush planters and vegetable gardeners. If true, farmers will need less insecticide and make their crops cheaper. It is one natural phenomenon which should be fairly observable this coming season.