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The midges are back with a vengeance in Northeast Ohio, and they are sticking to everything

Posted at 7:30 AM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 18:07:18-04

The midges are back and they're making residents across Northeast Ohio "bug out." If you walk outside today, chances are you will see and maybe even feel them on you.

Clevelanders are reporting swarms of the annoying and often gross midges that practically stick to any surface.

From cars to houses to light posts and gas pumps, they are everywhere.

Drivers are unintentionally doing what they can to control the midges population.

A cloud of midges is even showing up on the radar.

Midges do have a purpose and 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.