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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
    More: Scary, United States, american towns, Asian Tigers, Aedes aegypti, dengue fever, blood  
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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"?
[www.mosquitoreviews.com image 492x320]
Same question should be asked for Carpenter AntsLil' sons-of-biatches are destroying trees in Texas and Tennessee
[stlouispestcontrolblog.com image 350x213]
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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