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Old August 8th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Giant Mosquitos

I don't remember them getting this big?




I noticed over the last couple years, I've been seeing more and more of these big mosquitos showing up. Before, I'd never seen any that were much bigger than the size of a pea. But now, I can go out in the yard and see these guys flying around everywhere. And they aren't just the big leg look-a-likes that don't bite, I swatted this bastard off my shoulder after I felt that little sting.

Are these a common sight for anyone else? I feel like I'm going to get a super strain of malaria from these guys.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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I heard it was from the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan. The radiation caused mosquitos to get bigger and there are even reports that large swarms of giant mosquitos have attacked and killed birds.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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I heard it was from the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan. The radiation caused mosquitos to get bigger and there are even reports that large swarms of giant mosquitos have attacked and killed birds.
Been seeing these before that ever happened
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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we have been getting them bad out here at the airport.....i dont have them at home though.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #6
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i didnt have them until the last week after all this rain. They are fawking huge! I need to buy stock in off!
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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One bit me on the cheek today while I was cleaning dog poo
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #8
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One bit me on the cheek today while I was cleaning dog poo
Were you waxing the dog poo or washing it or both?
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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I live 2 blocks from the Bad River. Thats just a baby compared to the ones I got here. LOL
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #10
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Were you waxing the dog poo or washing it or both?
I was picking it up and saving it to throw in your yard...
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #11
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I just had my first encounter with the giant mosquitoes. I thought a spider was on my arm at first. The one that I swatted was just slightly bigger than the one that you posted. Once I realized that It was a mosquito, I sprayed myself with some deep woods off and checked them out some more. There are a bunch of them flying around my brother's back yard in Clarkston, near some wetlands. They seem to be more aggressive than the smaller ones too
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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #12
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I saw one of these at a Cow farm that I was picking a dumpster up at. I figured maybe they were just bigger because of the cows. It landed on my GPS and I freaked out. Funny thing is I almost posted about it on here. . ALmost.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #13
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Old August 8th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #14
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I was picking it up and saving it to throw in your yard...
Oh that explains it, you were bent over.
I wondered why it would have targeted your cheek.













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Old August 8th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #15
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I noticed the same thing - especially this year.

Hopefully I don't get malaria
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Old August 8th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #16
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We have 40 achers for hunting property in Oceola County and its all wooded all the way around it and Ive noticed they have been getting huge , we have about a 3/4 achre camp where our trailer is and when we go up there to cut the grass and cut the trails , its rediculous !! My dad has a fogger to keep them away but buy the time we get done it looks like we have the chicken pox !! Like there not anoying as it is and now there twice the size and foggers and sprays dont work anymore !! WTF !!
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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:38 AM   #17
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My experience with those in China, is that they are a bit smaller than ours in the US (they are Asian, after all).

But the bites itch a lot worse. And give you malaria
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Old August 9th, 2011, 03:11 AM   #18
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awesome ! we're one of the few areas of the world that get to play with these !
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Old August 9th, 2011, 06:07 AM   #19
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