What Are Crane Flies (Mosquito Hawks), and Why Are They Everywhere in San Diego County This Year?
If you’ve noticed an abundance of flying, long-legged, mosquito-like insects in and around your San Diego home recently, you’re not alone. Crane flies (sometimes called mosquito hawks and skeeter eaters) are seemingly everywhere you turn. But what are they, and why are there so many this year? Crane flies are related to the common mosquito, however, unlike mosquitos, they neither bite nor spread diseases. They are in abundance this year due to the unusually wet winter we had, which created … [Read more...]