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KIMT NEWS 3 – With our recent storms and wet weather, some are wondering if the extra moisture will mean extra bugs.
Folks have started calling into the Iowa State University Extension office complaining of “Box Elder Bugs” in and around their houses.
But with the expected cooler temperatures, it’s hard to tell just how bad the bug population will be.
Officials say when temps start heating up, there are ways to help keep pesky mosquitos away.
ISU Extension Director, Rick Pleggenkuhle said, “If you have tires that fill up with water basically any place where water is going to stay and it isn’t going to drain out or it isn’t going to evaporate any place where there’s stagnant water. Maybe empty those buckets, empty those tires, try to drain some of those pools where water is going to be sitting around for a lengthy period.”
Rick says it’s too early to tell how many other types of bugs we’ll be getting this summer. It’ll depend on our temps and rainfall.