Worst insect invasion in two years

Posted on: 4:26 pm, August 6, 2013, by , updated on: 07:24pm, August 6, 2013


MIDWEST CITY – You may not know the name of every bug that bites you or zooms around your face, but you know that they are annoying.

Experts say this is the worst insect invasion Oklahoma has had in two years.

For the first time in several years, the entire state is not in a drought and bugs are taking advantage of the extra moisture to come out in full force.

“Because of that, your insect problems are just going through the roof.” Entomologist Tracey Payton Miller said. “We’ve seen bagworms, gnats, flies, grasshoppers just coming out of the woodwork.”

Experts say Oklahoma will get a break from bugs in the fall when the temperatures cool down. For the rest of the summer, though, load up on bug spray.