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(NBC News)   Horror movie grade mosquitoes have invaded the continental United States. Surrender your blood now   (nbcnews.com) divider line 113
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2013-06-27 02:45:06 PM
Got these stripey bastards in Hong Kong when I lived there.

They. Do. Not. Give. Up.

Repellent doesn't phase them. Direct sunlight doesn't phase them. Hell, they'll just about batter your door down to get at you.

They are not to be trifled with.
 
2013-06-27 02:46:03 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: cuzsis: doosh: You don't really know mosquito pain until you've been to the Alaskan/Northern Canadian outback. First time I saw a cloud of them I literally ran away.

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 I don't blame you.

That looks more like a crane fly. Not a skeeter.


I couldn't see a proboscis anywhere.
 
2013-06-27 02:46:20 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Tyger Skeeter burning bite
On the ankle of the night
What expose-ed hand or wrist
Will be met by thy stinging kiss?


whoa to you skeeter bug
from thee whose skin you bite and tug
from me your end you soon shall meet
by slapping hand and 40 deet
 
2013-06-27 02:46:46 PM
It's too bad Intellectual Ventures won't actually MAKE their mosquito "death star" into a real product.  If they did, I'd be the first person screaming "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"
 
2013-06-27 02:48:42 PM
Interesting how something that so readily kills its host, thrives so well.
 
2013-06-27 02:48:45 PM
Horror movie grade mosquitoes? I promise you Minnesota entered the Union long, long ago. Talk about old news...
 
2013-06-27 02:48:59 PM
Way to stay on the ball NBC, like other posters have said, those things have been around for years.
 
2013-06-27 02:52:00 PM

gweilo8888: Got these stripey bastards in Hong Kong when I lived there.

They. Do. Not. Give. Up.

Repellent doesn't phase them. Direct sunlight doesn't phase them. Hell, they'll just about batter your door down to get at you.

They are not to be trifled with.


I should add that the evil little farkers can even get at you through thick denim.

I swear I am not making this up.
 
2013-06-27 02:53:43 PM
Why are they attacking the "stupid states"?

www.mosquitoreviews.com
 
2013-06-27 02:56:07 PM
weapon13:  Rhypskallion: These have been our normal mosquito in VA for three years now.   They usually survive a few swats.   Those @#$@erds!

I find the most effective way to get rid of a cloud of mosquitoes feasting on my body is to taze myself. Take that you little shiats!


Well, electrocution is just not my fetish, thanks.  If the darned things land in the right spot, a muscle flex will force too much blood into them, and they will pop/explode/burst.  I find that pretty satisfying.

Smacking these things *hard*, and then having them fly away, that's really annoying.
 
2013-06-27 02:57:29 PM

neongoats: I love how it has "invaded 26 states" but they can't be assed to list the states, or even link a list of the states. Another trip to google to fill in the blanks in another almost useless blognews article.

Subby should be fisted in the genitals. And then set upon by tiger mosquitoes. Presuming they are in his state. Which we can't farking find out from the article.


So much this.
 
2013-06-27 02:58:13 PM
This is a de Havilland Mosquito in full invasion stripes:

i178.photobucket.com

This is an Asian tiger mosquito:

bugguide.net

Questions?
 
2013-06-27 03:01:56 PM

Lexx: It's too bad Intellectual Ventures won't actually MAKE their mosquito "death star" into a real product.  If they did, I'd be the first person screaming "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"


Is that a real thing? I googled it and it sounds awesome.
 
2013-06-27 03:05:04 PM

HairBolus: Why are they attacking the "stupid states"?

[www.mosquitoreviews.com image 492x320]


Holy Crap! this is why we must fight global warming. The buggers are almost on my door step. Screw rising seas, I have enough issues with mosquitos as it is. I dont need these now.
 
2013-06-27 03:06:46 PM
Experts recommend removing all sources of standing water

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-06-27 03:10:09 PM
I camped on Assateague once. Never again. Took along some of that 98% DEET stuff and once applied could literally see the swarms of (asian tiger) mosquitoes back away about a foot. The bottle, however warns it can melt synthetic materials so I was afraid to sit on my synthetic camp chair or sleep in my synthetic sleeping bag inside my synthetic tent in case they all turned to Swiss cheese.
 
2013-06-27 03:12:35 PM

metallion: Starting to remind me of all of those "bug invasion" movies of the 70's and very early 80's...


meh.

 I prefer my Bug invasions to be B&W:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-27 03:21:58 PM
Take it from a southern deer hunter. You want a thermacell. It's odorless and you don't spray it on. Deer can't smell it but no mosquito will come within 15 feet of you.
http://www.thermacell.com/mosquito-repellent
 
2013-06-27 03:25:45 PM

dv-ous: neongoats: I love how it has "invaded 26 states" but they can't be assed to list the states, or even link a list of the states. Another trip to google to fill in the blanks in another almost useless blognews article.

Subby should be fisted in the genitals. And then set upon by tiger mosquitoes. Presuming they are in his state. Which we can't farking find out from the article.

Here you go. (Not subby.)

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Jeebus.  Even Madagascar didn't shut down everything in time.
 
2013-06-27 03:32:19 PM

bopis: Lexx: It's too bad Intellectual Ventures won't actually MAKE their mosquito "death star" into a real product.  If they did, I'd be the first person screaming "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"

Is that a real thing? I googled it and it sounds awesome.


It's a real thing.  They even demonstrated it in a TED talk.   http://www.ted.com/talks/nathan_myhrvold_could_this_laser_zap_malaria . html
 
2013-06-27 03:34:57 PM
These little Bastards are the worst. I have about a dozen scars on my hands and ankles after doing some work in Texas a few years ago.

I've taken to covering my body in back woods OFF now and hoping for the best.
 
2013-06-27 03:37:10 PM
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They're farkin' HUGE!!!
 
2013-06-27 03:39:04 PM
I, for one, welcome our new mosquito overlords and would like to remind them that as trusted memeber of the media can help round up humans...
 
2013-06-27 03:42:52 PM
Interesting that they are so efficient at spreading disease. How do you know this was a planned introduction? Because they made the mistake of identifying ground zero (a shipment of tires) which is impossible to know.
 
2013-06-27 03:43:09 PM
These guys are so common around Birmingham, AL I've assumed they were natives.

On another note, last night I was sitting on my deck and what I thought was a crane fly landed on me. I then noticed it was in fact some large dark colored mosquito that I'd never seen before when it started trying to stick it's feeding needle mouth thing through my pant leg. Anyone got any clues what the heck it was? Saw two last night, first time I've ever seen one. Little bit smaller than a crane fly, maybe as wide as a quarter?
 
2013-06-27 03:47:06 PM
Meh. Grew up with these on Maui. The fact that they were very aggressive and didn't let go made it easier to swat them (though they almost always left bloody splats). And we didn't look stupid like mainlanders because we knew to let the farkers land first instead of waving our hands all around our heads in response to the high-pitched buzzing.
 
2013-06-27 03:47:51 PM

suthernfried: These guys are so common around Birmingham, AL I've assumed they were natives.

On another note, last night I was sitting on my deck and what I thought was a crane fly landed on me. I then noticed it was in fact some large dark colored mosquito that I'd never seen before when it started trying to stick it's feeding needle mouth thing through my pant leg. Anyone got any clues what the heck it was? Saw two last night, first time I've ever seen one. Little bit smaller than a crane fly, maybe as wide as a quarter?


The "I was tripping balls" fly?
 
2013-06-27 03:48:37 PM

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I find it very interesting that he's not actually drinking from that bottle.
 
2013-06-27 03:49:30 PM

bearcats1983: These little Bastards are the worst. I have about a dozen scars on my hands and ankles after doing some work in Texas a few years ago.

I've taken to covering my body in back woods OFF now and hoping for the best.


Huh. Forgot about the itching part. Maybe if you grow up around them you build up a tolerance to the... what is it that causes the itching? Histamine response?
 
2013-06-27 03:51:46 PM

Skyd1v: doosh: You don't really know mosquito pain until you've been to the Alaskan/Northern Canadian outback. First time I saw a cloud of them I literally ran away.

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This is true even in the foothills of the Rockies in spring. Hike into a muddy meadow clearing and they all rise up in a cloud... *shudder*
 
2013-06-27 03:53:39 PM
 
2013-06-27 03:53:44 PM
 
2013-06-27 03:57:06 PM
Mosquitos are actually a fairly large problem in the Phoenix valley area mainly because of green pools from either deserted houses or asshat owners/renters who don't give a flying fark.

Last Winter got pretty cold (killed all our "drip system" bushes in the backyard) and thus far I haven't noticed "many" skeeters. However, after the monsoons start and we get some nice downpours followed by relatively high humidity...

/I swear I've seen these Tiger Skeeters here because I've noticed some larger stripey ones feeding off me while I try to grill
//maybe it's just another kind of stripped blood sucker, like a Zebra Skeeter or something
 
2013-06-27 04:06:15 PM
The muskeg of northern Canada laughs at your skeeter problems.

When the skeeters settle down in the midday the black flies come out. When the black flies and skeeters die down the horseflies come out. Goddamnitsomuch every time i look down i have a new red spot with blood dripping down.

When i go outside to piss i have to wave mosquitoes away from my exposed dick with both hands. And they STILL get their shots in.  The spray never works well enough and coating my body in what amounts to nerve poison every day for my entire summer isnt going to cut it. The trick is to cover your entire body with two layers of fabric. The shearing motion of the fabric layers keeps them from getting you. And run. Don't stay still. Whatever you do don't stay still. You will be hot. Hot is better than eaten alive. I go inside once i cant breath without sucking a few into my mouth. Little in life is worth breathing mosquitoes in with every breath.

They would just leave an empty dried husk of a human if they could. I'm convinced bears are only grumpy and mean cause they are tormented by mosquitoes their entire waking lives.
 
2013-06-27 04:10:56 PM

Rhypskallion: If the darned things land in the right spot, a muscle flex will force too much blood into them, and they will pop/explode/burst.


p.twimg.com

 
2013-06-27 04:11:41 PM
Mosquitos tend to not bother with me. One or two bites, that's usually it. Guess they don't like the way I smell.

Now, the ones pictured above are kinda scary. Those farkers look more like hornets than mosquitos. Maybe they're both. Hornsquitos. Mosnets. The next made for SyFy "movie."
 
2013-06-27 04:12:13 PM

Pilikia: suthernfried: These guys are so common around Birmingham, AL I've assumed they were natives.

On another note, last night I was sitting on my deck and what I thought was a crane fly landed on me. I then noticed it was in fact some large dark colored mosquito that I'd never seen before when it started trying to stick it's feeding needle mouth thing through my pant leg. Anyone got any clues what the heck it was? Saw two last night, first time I've ever seen one. Little bit smaller than a crane fly, maybe as wide as a quarter?

The "I was tripping balls" fly?


Yes
 
2013-06-27 04:22:36 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Mosquitos tend to not bother with me. One or two bites, that's usually it. Guess they don't like the way I smell.

Now, the ones pictured above are kinda scary. Those farkers look more like hornets than mosquitos. Maybe they're both. Hornsquitos. Mosnets. The next made for SyFy "movie."


bugman123.com
 
2013-06-27 04:33:34 PM
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2013-06-27 04:36:09 PM

WeenerGord: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Mosquitos tend to not bother with me. One or two bites, that's usually it. Guess they don't like the way I smell.

Now, the ones pictured above are kinda scary. Those farkers look more like hornets than mosquitos. Maybe they're both. Hornsquitos. Mosnets. The next made for SyFy "movie."

[bugman123.com image 800x612]


***WwwWWwwwwwwhhhaaaaaaaat the hHELL is ttTTTTttHhhhaTTtTT!****
 
2013-06-27 04:45:55 PM

WeenerGord: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Mosquitos tend to not bother with me. One or two bites, that's usually it. Guess they don't like the way I smell.

Now, the ones pictured above are kinda scary. Those farkers look more like hornets than mosquitos. Maybe they're both. Hornsquitos. Mosnets. The next made for SyFy "movie."

[bugman123.com image 800x612]


Hey, that reminds me.
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-27 05:23:04 PM
When I was growing up during the 80's on coastal Texas this is the only mosquito I knew of.  Now that I'm in Austin I laugh at people who say "zomg so many mosquitos!"  I think to myself "Oh, you think this is bad? You merely adopted the tiger mosquito. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the non tiger species until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but pure pleasure!"
 
2013-06-27 05:34:56 PM

Magorn: Walker: doosh: You don't really know mosquito pain until you've been to the Alaskan/Northern Canadian outback. First time I saw a cloud of them I literally ran away.

THIS!!!

I was in Alaska once and two mosquitoes tried to carry me off. They almost succeeded!

That happened to me on Assateague Island on the MD shore, what saved me was as they were carrying me away, one said to the other " you know, If we bring him back to the swamp, the big guys might take him away from us..."


And the the wind changed a bit and the greenheads came out and finished the job.

/finished it for you
//2 of the worst bloodsucking creatures live on assateague
///I love the place
 
2013-06-27 05:40:06 PM
A repeat of a disproved article about mosquitos that don't eat human blood.... ooookay.
 
2013-06-27 05:53:59 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Where wolf: Yeah, welcome to the South.  Take some Off and quit whining.

/get the Super Deep Woods kind, it's like 40% DEET.
//Less than that in the Swamps in GA and AL and the mosquitos just think you're "marinated"

The coastal lowlands of NC demand the 98% DEET that Sawyer and Cutter sell.

You know it works because the warnings take up most of the label on the bottle.

A friend of mine has a bottle of stuff she bought in Senegal to spray on the netting around her bed. It's so strong that skeets which land on the netting fall over dead. We have no idea what it is but we assume it's illegal in this country and we only use it when the skeets are threatening to carry off the tent with us inside.


I like that the 98% deet stuff makes your face tingle and numb your tongue. No I don't apply it there.
 
2013-06-27 06:55:20 PM
98% deet, two layers of clothing, tighten down access points and keep moving. Horse flies, deer flies, black flies, no-see-ums, mosquitos, chiggers, and ticks... oh my!
 
2013-06-27 07:09:31 PM
Better start drinking my quinine tonic to make sure I dont get teh malaria. Needs some alcohol to make it palatable.
 
2013-06-27 07:41:18 PM
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// ouch
 
2013-06-27 07:54:38 PM

Head_Shot: WeenerGord: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Mosquitos tend to not bother with me. One or two bites, that's usually it. Guess they don't like the way I smell.

Now, the ones pictured above are kinda scary. Those farkers look more like hornets than mosquitos. Maybe they're both. Hornsquitos. Mosnets. The next made for SyFy "movie."

[bugman123.com image 800x612]

***WwwWWwwwwwwhhhaaaaaaaat the hHELL is ttTTTTttHhhhaTTtTT!****



I don't know but it's crawling on your shoulder  BBZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
2013-06-27 08:42:17 PM
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