Extension: Swarming bugs were looking for moisture


North-central Montana was aswarm with bugs Tuesday morning as they moved from dry fields to find moisture in towns.

"They're all over the place," Blaine County Extension agent Mike Schuldt said Tuesday. "I've gotten a number of calls about them."

Will Lanier, entomologist at the Montana State University Extension Service, said in a press release that the insects are seed bugs, a plant and seed eater that does not bite humans, carry disease or cause damage to structures.

Tuesday's high number of bugs, about -inch long and dark with mottled spots, does not necessarily mean the bugs will remai...

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