Warm weather pests are hatching out already

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I've been seeing everything from fleas to fruit flies for a week now here in Washington state. Yesterday I was on the porch after dark and a huge moth as big as a butterfly was flapping around the light! There are quite a few sow bugs present under my cardboard mulch, and the grass has been growing continuously all winter. All of this warm weather seems to be pointing to a worse-than-usual spring when it comes to garden pests.

I think what I am most concerned about are the slugs. They are going to be coming after the lettuce as soon as it sprouts, unless we have a hard freeze in February or March. Unfortunately, I have seen plenty of 70-degree February days around here even in normal winters. We also have a year-round snail infestation all through this little valley. These are large snails with yellow shells. I often find them climbing up the fruit trees, and if this weather continues it will be bringing them out in hordes o_O

Some of my friends are saying this is probably being caused by the current El Nino and/or climate change. I am just wondering if this mid-winter hatch-out is only occurring in the local area, or whether it's affecting other areas as well?
 
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Everything is normal here except for the mild weather. My peach trees are just about to bloom 2 months early which means I won't have a peach crop this year. But insects? Nothing unusual, yet
 
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I love warm weather, but I don't like pest and fleas! I am in Michigan and this year so far we only have two snow storms and mostly rain. Though our temperature is still cold, so I haven't noticed any insect just yet.
 

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