North Carolina Has A Massive Mosquito Problem After Hurricane Florence

Huffington Post

Some of the largest known mosquitoes in the world are creating a buzz across parts of North Carolina, and residents have Hurricane Florence to thank for it.

An outbreak of blood-sucking mosquitoes called Psorophora ciliata, or “gallinippers,” which can grow three times larger than regular mosquitos, is being reported in parts of the state flooded by the storm, creating a public nuisance, health concerns as well as jokes that North Carolina has a new state bird.

Videos and photos posted on social media showcase the flying insects’ monster size. In one such video, a child is heard asking: “Why are you doing that — taking pictures of the wasps?”

“They’re not wasps, baby, they’re mosquitoes,” the woman filming answers as the insects cover her car’s windows.

Cassie Vadovsky, who filmed the video, compared the mosquitoes to a snowstorm, and said the swarm hit her area a few days after Hurricane Florence passed.

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5 thoughts on “North Carolina Has A Massive Mosquito Problem After Hurricane Florence

  1. This is only part of the story. Click on the link at the bottom of the post for the full story and to see photos and video.
    Biggest skeeters I’ve ever seen!

    1. Biggest I’ve ever seen was in Wyoming, Angel.

      They call them helicopters there… you can hear them coming from ten feet away. 😯 🙂

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