As a consequence of several factors, including global climate change, US winters may be becoming more mild. As you probably suspect, unseasonably warm winters wreck havoc on regional ecosystems in a wide variety of ways. Unfortunately, few things are more immediately or profoundly affected by temperature change as pests. Midwestern pests, especially the insects, have spent literally thousands of years adapting to winter. In most cases, their entire lives literally revolve around it! Now that winters may be getting more mild, those pests’ lives are going to change. Here are some of the main ways we’ve started to see our Midwestern pests change along with the weather.