ELKHART COUNTY -- Parts of the area are being invaded by bugs. Mayflies have hatched and they're swarming some buildings and business. One gas station in particular was covered in the insects Wednesday morning.
"I almost want like a fly swatter or something before I pump my gas, because that's kind of gross," Todd Brake said after he pulled into the Phillps 66 station at the intersection of County Line Road and SR 933.
As gas prices continue to creep down, thousands of bugs at the gas station were creeping people out. The insects covered everything from the pumps to the awning. They hatched out of the St. Joe River and while they're good for catching fish, they were also catching a lot of attention.
"They can be annoying," Vince Edwards said as he picked one Mayfly up.
So why so many mayflies and what do they mean?
"This is one of the most primitive groups of flying insects," Notre Dame Professor and Entomologist, Ron Hellenthal, said.