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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 01:18:02 PM
DDT
 
2013-06-27 01:34:15 PM
EVERYBODY SHIAT YOUR PANTS!!

See also: killer bee invasion.
 
2013-06-27 01:45:43 PM
Oh, it's this thread again.
 
2013-06-27 01:47:18 PM
 
2013-06-27 01:47:55 PM
Mansquito!

www.neatorama.com
 
2013-06-27 01:48:31 PM
www.alaska-in-pictures.com
 
2013-06-27 01:49:53 PM
TIGER STYLE!
 
2013-06-27 01:50:01 PM
Dude you got  chikungunya.
Don't get that chikungunme!
 
2013-06-27 01:50:09 PM
So it's a "new" mosquito that's been here for over 30 years. Stop the presses! Roll out an Extra Edition!
 
2013-06-27 01:50:32 PM
Starting to remind me of all of those "bug invasion" movies of the 70's and very early 80's...
 
2013-06-27 01:50:59 PM
i1.ytimg.com

Mosquito zugzug Lar
 
2013-06-27 01:51:36 PM
I don't know if its this variety of mosquito, but in SE Asia, the mosquitos tend to be really, really small and fast.  They're also not as loud as their North American counterparts.  And so it's hard to kill the little bastards.  And they do multiple bites.

I get goose bumps thinking about those tropical skeets.
 
2013-06-27 01:52:02 PM
I am pretty sure I have been bitten by these things on many occasions...  I have noticed the white stripes on some mosquitoes...   I did not realize that I was living through hell.
 
2013-06-27 01:52:26 PM
FTFA:

You can try and swat it all you want, but once it's on you, it doesn't let go.


That seems normal to me. I don't think I've ever seen one let got after I swatted it.........

I usually have to wipe them off.
 
2013-06-27 01:52:35 PM
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.
 
2013-06-27 01:53:01 PM
FTFA... Chemicals in his semen make her sterile... The farks roll hard
 
2013-06-27 01:53:11 PM
Chikungunya?  Not often & only in private.
 
2013-06-27 01:55:49 PM
What a shock that the 2 states named were Texas and Florida...
 
2013-06-27 01:55:59 PM
What's next?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072750/">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt00 72750/

Oh noes....!
 
2013-06-27 01:56:44 PM
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.
 
2013-06-27 01:57:53 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.


Here you go. (Not subby.)

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-27 01:58:48 PM

gregscott: So it's a "new" mosquito that's been here for over 30 years. Stop the presses! Roll out an Extra Edition!


This is why parents should spend less time on Facebook submitting headlines to Fark.
 
2013-06-27 01:59:28 PM

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.


oh yea well you don't know anything about pain... You don't know anything about pain until you've seen your own baby drowned in a tub... And you definitely don't know anything about how to wash a baby.
 
2013-06-27 02:03:06 PM
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"
 
2013-06-27 02:04:38 PM
The mosquito has killed more human beings than every war in human history combined.  Sleep tight.
 
2013-06-27 02:05:21 PM

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.


faculty.kutztown.edu


 I don't blame you.
 
2013-06-27 02:07:02 PM

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!
 
2013-06-27 02:07:46 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.


Neongoats, after having talked with your doctor, we've agreed that upping your dose of Zoloft would be best at this time. If you continue feeling the need to fist people in the groin over poorly written internet content, please let us know so that we can adjust your medication levels again.
 
2013-06-27 02:09:48 PM
Huh. Just swatted one of these this morning. Never had seen them before. Suckers hold a metric arseload of blood.
 
2013-06-27 02:10:07 PM

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"


True is that. I recently went camping in the deep woods near Charleston  SC and I felt like I might be in a secret recreation of The Hunger Games. I kept hoping someone would parachute me in some kind of magic mosquito salve.
 
2013-06-27 02:10:54 PM
Look on the bright side: this invasion of absurdly agressive, expansive, infectious mosquitoes will mean the elimination of anti-vaxxers from the American gene pool!
 
2013-06-27 02:11:10 PM
I got me one of these:
www.bugbaffler.com
 
2013-06-27 02:12:13 PM

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.


imageshack.us
 
2013-06-27 02:12:52 PM
Part of its success at spreading throughout the world is due to a warming climate

OH shiat.  Now its Mansquito Bear Pig!
 
2013-06-27 02:13:52 PM

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.
 
2013-06-27 02:14:19 PM
Walker: "I was in Alaska once and two mosquitoes tried to carry me off. They almost succeeded! "

Perhaps if they had a bit of line or creeper...
 
2013-06-27 02:15:11 PM

mark12A: I got me one of these:
[www.bugbaffler.com image 267x370]


Why is he standing like that?  And why are his jeans 6 sizes to big?
 
2013-06-27 02:15:32 PM
We've had these striped bastards in GA for a long time. You can try to squish them when they land on you, but you generally just piss them off...
 
2013-06-27 02:16:03 PM
Those things have been in S. Florida ( The Everglades ) for years. Seems they arrived about the same time as all the 3rd worlders that turned Miami into the sh*thole of the East Coast. Coincidence......?
 
2013-06-27 02:17:11 PM

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..."
 
2013-06-27 02:21:38 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..."


Yeah, the ones on Assateague Island are pretty bad too. I once jumped on a wild pony to get away from them. That didn't work out well.

www.octhebeach.com
 
2013-06-27 02:24:39 PM
These have been our normal mosquito in VA for three years now.   They usually survive a few swats.   Those @#$@erds!
 
2013-06-27 02:31:31 PM

Walker: 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..."

Yeah, the ones on Assateague Island are pretty bad too. I once jumped on a wild pony to get away from them. That didn't work out well.

[www.octhebeach.com image 144x144]


That Sign used to be a personal totem of sorts of mine.  But after camping there for years I always felt that biting and kicking waran't nearly as bad as the fact that those buggers are basically 5ft tall, 1,000lb raccoons when it comes to getting into your coolers and food supplies.    I've seen an assateague pony use his hoof to slit the screen on a tent, walk inside, and then use his nose/lips to work the catch on a cooler, nuzzle it open and devour the Cap'n Crunch box inside (while ignoring the chherios right next to it...picky little bugger)
 
2013-06-27 02:31:58 PM

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!


European or African?
 
2013-06-27 02:32:33 PM
Tyger Skeeter burning bite
On the ankle of the night
What expose-ed hand or wrist
Will be met by thy stinging kiss?
 
2013-06-27 02:40:06 PM

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.

[faculty.kutztown.edu image 850x637]


 I don't blame you.


That looks more like a crane fly. Not a skeeter.
 
2013-06-27 02:40:21 PM
www.okmagazine.com
\obligatory.
 
2013-06-27 02:41:17 PM

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.


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!
 
2013-06-27 02:42:22 PM
Really, the only place we're safe is at the poles and there's Nazi flying machines at the poles.
 
2013-06-27 02:43:52 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.)

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x393]


You are the man.
 
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.

[faculty.kutztown.edu image 850x637]


 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.)

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x393]


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
s11.postimg.org
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

keden7: [www.okmagazine.com image 500x385]
\obligatory.


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.

[imageshack.us image 640x451]


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
laurabwilliamsdesigns.files.wordpress.com
 
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."

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I don't know but it's crawling on your shoulder  BBZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZBZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
2013-06-27 08:42:17 PM
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2013-06-27 08:57:54 PM
HEADLINE-"Look out -- nasty new mosquito is invading U.S."
Reality, it's been in Maryland for a decade and it's not a big deal.
 
2013-06-27 09:02:42 PM
GIS this for a statue: Mosquito Statue - Komarno, Manitoba
 
2013-06-27 09:45:29 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. I had an outdoor wedding in Fairbanks. The 98% deet melted my nylons to my legs. The mosquito here consider anything less than 98% to be marinade.

I am curious though. The article says their eggs survive cold winters...how cold?
 
2013-06-27 09:50:05 PM

Strik3r: FTFA:

You can try and swat it all you want, but once it's on you, it doesn't let go.


That seems normal to me. I don't think I've ever seen one let got after I swatted it.........

I usually have to wipe them off.


CSB:

Back in my childhood, mom would send us to visit grandma in Oklahoma during the summer. She lived beside a creek and the mosquitoes were thick in the evening. I remember one landing on my forearm and biting me. I balled by hand into a fist and squeezed ... the farker exploded!

Good times (for a seven year old).
 
2013-06-27 10:15:47 PM

Pilikia: 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?


I'm from Kentucky, I'm assuming we have a different breed of mosquito here? I always have serious itch when I have bites. I'd rather scratch them raw than deal with itchiness for a week or so...probably a sign of weakness.
 
2013-06-27 10:35:02 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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Besides US states on the map notice Italy has the Asian tiger mosquito, the vector for Chikungunya.

CSB: Some traveler from a Chikungunya infection country went to Italy and started a Chikungunya infestation because the mosquito vector was already there. The government had to quarantine the entire area by police action and then insecticide enormously. Huge financial cost.

Suppose some group of bad guys wanted to shut down the entire south east portion of the US to damage the country. Let's say there are three bad guys, OK? All they would need to do is visit a Chikungunya area, let the mosquitoes bite them and then get on a plane to Atlanta. It would make 9/11 look tame.
 
2013-06-28 01:10:59 AM
Pretty much if its an insect that will make you itch, it loves me.

This time it wasn't mosquitos, but chiggers. I had 60+ bites on one leg and 40 on the other, and a good 20 on my back and sides.  I wasn't thinking, and went out to trap shoot shotguns last week.

Its a good thing that I've been off of work for a week, because the first three days was a series of agony/tube of cortisone per day/and occasionally giving in and literally scratching the itches WITH A FORK because I was going insane.

For real. fark the outdoors. Next time I shoot shotguns it is going to be december.
 
2013-06-28 06:41:30 AM

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

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Same question should be asked for Carpenter Ants

Lil' sons-of-biatches are destroying trees in Texas and Tennessee


stlouispestcontrolblog.com


As the weather gets warmer the farther North they will travel
Using a political expression "as the South goes, so America goes"

We are in this boat together
 
2013-06-28 09:10:32 AM
Those little bastiges are all over Central VA. I was trying to mow the lawn last night and they launched wave after wave. I hear they carry the West Nile virus but I'm not sick or an*thud*
 
2013-06-28 09:47:34 AM

phedex: Pretty much if its an insect that will make you itch, it loves me.

This time it wasn't mosquitos, but chiggers. I had 60+ bites on one leg and 40 on the other, and a good 20 on my back and sides.  I wasn't thinking, and went out to trap shoot shotguns last week.

Its a good thing that I've been off of work for a week, because the first three days was a series of agony/tube of cortisone per day/and occasionally giving in and literally scratching the itches WITH A FORK because I was going insane.

For real. fark the outdoors. Next time I shoot shotguns it is going to be december.


I was in Mississippi and got an ankle full of those f'ng chiggers by day, and mosquitos the size of half dollar coins by night.  The South, it's like Australia...er, in the north.
 
2013-06-28 04:54:06 PM
I, for one, wish to welcome our new blood-sucking overlords.  MEH!, not that much difference...
 
2013-06-28 06:53:43 PM

Bocasio: HairBolus: Why are they attacking the "stupid states"?
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Same question should be asked for Carpenter AntsLil' sons-of-biatches are destroying trees in Texas and Tennessee
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As the weather gets warmer the farther North they will travel
Using a political expression "as the South goes, so America goes"

We are in this boat together


You mean the rest of the country doesn't have carpenter ants either?   What other new invasive species has my state being host to that I always just assumed where normal?
 
2013-06-28 06:54:24 PM
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