Block Island Times

No ‘killing frost’ yet

“No killing frost yet.”
Al Gettman, coordinator of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Mosquito Abatement program, told The Times that a “killing frost,” a frost that destroys mosquitoes, has not yet occurred. In order for a killing frost to do its job and kill mosquitoes, the temperature must remain below 32 degrees for three consecutive hours.
According to a Rhode Island Department of Health press release, “While the National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for Rhode Island on Oct. 4, temperatures in most Rhode Island communities likely did not reach

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