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Swarms of midges return to Northeast Ohio

Posted: 3:21 PM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-22 15:21:32-04
Swarms of midges are showing up on the radar

CLEVELAND — The worst thing that happens in Cleveland during the spring has returned.

Midges are overtaking Northeast Ohio.

They are most noticeable near the lake but can be seen all over Northeast Ohio.

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.