As I sat on my deck last night enjoying a nice cup of after dinner coffee, there were some things going on that made me realize that maybe spring really has sprung in our area, finally.  The tree pods have started to give way to actual buds, covering my deck in little casings.  Our flowers and grass suddenly sprouting up 3 inches.  All great signs, but then came the next telltale sign of spring...the bugs.

 At Least They Aren't Really, Really Big Bugs In Montana

With the climate in Montana, we really don't see the larger size of bugs, but that doesn't mean we don't have any less, especially in the spring and summer.  Box elder bugs, spiders, ants, grasshoppers and more all common.  As is the case with mosquitoes.  I could have sworn I saw one flying around my area last night.  With the amount of late snow mixed with rain, it seems that we are producing the perfect conditions for these little rascals to start popping up and buzzing our ears and leaving welts on our arms or legs.

Cascade County Has A Comprehensive Plan & Program In Place

When dealing with those pesky fliers in Cascade County, the Weed and Pest division is responsible for keeping us safe from those blood suckers and hopefully also protecting us from any of the viruses that these species of mosquitoes may carry.  Keep an eye out for the white trucks traveling along the Missouri River, Sun River, Belt Creek and other drainage areas.  If you want to know more, or even are interested in a possible job with the country, check out their website here for more information.

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