What's bugging you?

Published on May 25, 2021

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Are crane flies bugging you?... Don't let them! 

Commonly mistaken for a mosquito, these large flying insects are actually harmless. Crane flies don't bite or spread disease.  You can often find them hanging around on the side of the house or on your screens.  They are significantly larger than a mosquito, about the size of a quarter and sometimes bigger. Another common myth is that crane flies eat adult mosquitoes.. not so! They actually feed on nectar or nothing at all as an adult.  The adult crane fly only lives for about 10 to 15 days, so if you don't like them visiting your home they will be gone soon.