Oddities Annual mayfly hatch wreaks havoc with Wisconsin residents along river

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Mayflies, you may go away now.

    The annual mayfly hatch has wreaked havoc with residents in Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, even possibly causing a three-car accident in Pierce County on Sunday night.

    The annoying bugs only live for 48 hours, but they are just as much a problem dead as they are alive, experts say.

    "They’re sometimes accumulating in areas that are lit up at night; so street signs, any of the power poles that have power lights on them, those are objects that these animals will be attracted to,” Harvey Halvorsen of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouces told WEAU. “Especially the bridges, if bridges have lighting, the Hexagenia adults will be attracted to the bridges.”

    Wisconsin resident Glen Siewer says he has four wheelbarrows full of mayflies.

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...havoc-residents-mississippi-article-1.1876177
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    More like Gayflies

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