Q: We have a lot of these bugs flying around, mating and getting into everything. The research I did points to it being a crane fly.
A: You are exactly right: it is a crane fly.
It looks very much like a huge mosquito but they don’t bite or sting. Only their larvae is sometimes harmful to lawns as they feed on grass roots.
Golf courses are sometimes forced to treat for them but usually there are not enough of the larvae to make any difference in a lawn.
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