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Everybody's favorite midges invade the News 5 live truck, and we're not happy about it

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 07:31:55-04

CLEVELAND — Everybody's favorite midges invaded the News 5 live trucks Friday morning, and we're not happy about it.

At 3 a.m., one of our photographers became an exterminator after he was seen vacuuming the midges.

On Tuesday, The National Weather Service reported seeing midges on the radar along the lake.

While gross, midges do have a purpose. They are a sign of good health for Lake Erie. Midges are hatched from the lake when the water warms up in the spring. They provide food for fish and other aquatic life, according to the Lake County General Health District.