Mayflies cause mayhem at north end of Mississippi River
PIERCE COUNTY, WI (NBC/WEAU) — Mayfly mayhem is causing problems in western Wisconsin.
Pierce County deputies say a three car crash near Hager City when a driver lost control on the slippery road covered in mayflies.
The Wisconsin DNR said mayflies are full of protein and fat reserves right now, so when mayflies die, a mass of it will land on the ground, creating a greasy slickness so cars can easily lose traction.
The bugs only live for 48 hours and don't bite humans, , but they can be a pain to cleanup once they die.
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