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June 9, 2013 | Click Orlando
Oviedo - As predicted, mega mosquitoes, known as gallinippers, have arrived in Central Florida.
Gallinippers, which are 20 times the size of a typical mosquito and pack a painful bite, have been spotted in Seminole County, according to officials.
Entomologists at the University of Florida predicted earlier this year that the mega mosquitoes, about the size of a quarter, would invade the Sunshine State in 2013, a year after being spotted in Florida following drenching rains from Tropical Storm Debbie.
Kelly Deutsch, the director of Seminole County Mosquito Control, said gallinippers, officially known as psorophora ciliate, are treated the same as any other species. Deutsch said recent rains, including the dousing from Tropical Storm Andrea earlier this week, will likely cause a spike in all mosquitoes.
Seminole County began pre-treatment spraying in area swamps several months ago.
UF entomologist Phil Kaufman said the super-sized species is "notoriously aggressive" and the best way to protect against them is to wear bug spray with DEET and cover up as best as possible.
According to Kaufman, gallinippers aren't known to carry any viruses that could be harmful to humans.
Meanwhile, in nearby Volusia County, officials have warned residents of a mosquito invasion after Andrea soaked the region. The county is spraying near storm drains and has asked homeowners to get rid of standing water in their yards to help keep the bug population under control.
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serious problem apparent in our water supplies showing this bioweapon has taken up residence and will be entering your body to do great harm. Under
no circumstances should anyone spread deet on their bodies. There are other ways to repel the beasts, and the recommendation is propaganda to
support the chemical companies and the corporate hegemonic orgasim of perpetual filth and destruction. Tell them to take their deet and shove it.
The thinking here is that if you use more chemicals everything will be fine, similar to the bioweapons industry who justify raping mother nature for everything she has to offer through genetic modification. However, life will always find a way, and until we learn to live in harmony with earth, the destruction brought on by the heavy use of chemicals to frack what we want out of life is literally killing everything in sight. Don't support their madness.