Nearby Catawba Island State Park, about an hour and 20 minutes west of Cleveland, a group of technicians were bombarded by thousands of the little buggers after turning on flood lights to do their work.
For the last week or so, just hatched mayflies have been a nuisance in Northeast Ohio, even showing up on local weather Doppler radar.
Just like midges, mayflies are annoying, that can't be denied. But they should be getting out of here (read: dying) shortly. It makes sense that you'd want to send them to an early death, but know that squishing them will only emit funky odor.
Not rain... but MAYFLIES on the radar tonight out near the islands! pic.twitter.com/eZAGqJBTYz— Jason Nicholas (@JasonNweather) June 27, 2019
In the meantime, realize the harmless beasts don't actually do anything to humans, but are actually a good thing in helping maintain the health of Lake Erie. It's all going to be OK.
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