Bug Season Ahead?


[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365637876&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9620&show_title=1&va_id=4013176&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1365637876 type=script]

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s