Bug Question?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bluebuster6912, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. When Lakes get up like Ceasars Creek and East Fork are. Do all the bugs that are hibernating around the waters edge drown when the lakes is up. I'm just curious if the water being up with put a hurtin on the bug population around the lakes this summer. Sure would be nice to come home not smellin like Repel
  2. The short answer is no, all the bugs do not drown. Most insects that live around water spend the winter safely burrowed in lake bottoms and in the mud & silt around the water's edge in various stages of development (egg, pupa, larvae, etc). Bugs that spend the winter as adults (e.g. Ladybugs) are the most vulnerable but they generally seek shelter from the elements in trees & buildings.