Clouds of monstrous hyper aggressive mosquito’s have invaded the North- and South Carolina in the wake of hurricane Florence, which dumped six months rain on the two states in just a few hours which produced the worst flooding in 73 years.
Now a new horror is unfolding, as the flood water recedes leaving thousands of houses damaged from mud and water. The Psorophora ciliata mega-mosquito outbreak has challenged citizens and state health officials.
While not known to transmit human disease, the super size skeeters are quick to mob any mammal they can find, any time, day or night, and deliver a fearsome bite.
But the gallinipper’s chompers are designed for bigger prey — it’s one of the only species that can pierce cattle hide.
Its bite is so deep it sets off nerve cells in the epidermis designed to alert the body to a serious wound. In other words, your body thinks it’s being stabbed.
Big Wobble / Crickey Conservation Society 2018.