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.
The midges hatched overnight pic.twitter.com/MxDmCBxnen
— Gerald Villani (@geraldvillani) June 4, 2018
invasion of the midges! pic.twitter.com/24mhcBuwgo
— Homa Bash (@HomaBashWEWS) June 4, 2018
Clevelanders are reporting swarms of the annoying and often gross midges that practically stick to any surface.
— Sarah Phinney (@sarahphinneytv) June 4, 2018
They’re everywhere. pic.twitter.com/vSfaAIprR0
— Kaylyn Hlavaty (@KaylynHlavaty) June 4, 2018
From cars to houses to light posts and gas pumps, they are everywhere.
Wow. They REALLY like you!
Thanks for the pic, Brian! https://t.co/S7Xje0HoQG
— ⚡JD Rudd - News5 ☈ (@jdrudd) June 4, 2018
Drivers are unintentionally doing what they can to control the midges population.
I did what I could and killed a few of those lovely midges. pic.twitter.com/9es72hAbhJ
— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) June 4, 2018
A cloud of midges is even showing up on the radar.
Updated (enhanced) radar picture over greater Cleveland. I've had a report of rain in one area and a report of "a lot of bugs" in another area. If you are seeing rain, or bugs, or birds... let me know! pic.twitter.com/tQPMurDw1u
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.