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Giant mosquitoes invade Florida

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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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Giant mosquitoes invade Florida


science.nbcnews.com

One of the most ferocious insects you've ever heard of — it's the size of a quarter and its painful bite has been compared to being knifed — is set to invade Florida this summer.
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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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I wasn't really sure where to put this, and I also did a quick search and didn't find anything. If this is in the wrong section or has already been covered, mods please do whatever is needed. Now, holy crap, these things are supposed to be 20 times the size of a normal mosquito. I'll be hard pressed not to carry hairspary and a lighter to set these things ablaze. They recommended covering up in layers and using a DEET mosquito repellent. Anyone on ATS been bit by these suckers yet? If so, how bad did it hurt? On a good note, as of now they aren't thought to carry harmful diseases.

science.nbcnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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EEEEEEEEKKKKKK
Just a good reason to release airborne toxic pesticides into your local neighborhoods! I can see it now...



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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Dam they look big and nasty






edit on 9-6-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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I am all for the removal of all mosquitos. I don't lke parasites.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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I saw two fly by carrying a cow.
One said to the other "Where do we this so the big ones don't get it"



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:30 PM
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I live in Michigan, and I have been seeing some of the largest mosquitoes that I have ever seen in my life. A couple of years back I started seeing two toned orange ladybugs, which were more vicious than their counterparts. Now mosquitoes are changing. Something weird is going on in the insect world.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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How strange.....I just finished a book yesterday, it centred on a virus carried by mosquitoes that turned the population into zombies.

Where did this plague start?..................Florida



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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Have folks actually been stabbed in an attempt to compare?



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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It's a tough price to pay when you live in paradise.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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I wonder if it feels like being stabbed by a small sewing needle. Guys and Gals, we need a contingency plan!

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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
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Have folks actually been stabbed in an attempt to compare?


Being stabbed doesnt hurt at the time, so if its like being stabbed, you wont feel any pain



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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Depends on where you get stabbed.
I believe a stab in the chest brings instant pain.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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I hate skeeters. They got some in Alaska that will pin you down and drain all your blood in one gulp.




posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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For some reason I don't think that would just splatter on my car window



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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I am on my way to Florida, from Manitoba, to teach proper mosquito slapping techniques and proper mosquito repellent application methods.

Our mosquitoes are like humming birds!



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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posted earlier here
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Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.
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