Mosquito infestation plaguing Millbrook residents in Southampton

Daily Echo: Mosquito infestation plaguing city residents Mosquito infestation plaguing city residents

PEOPLE living in a Southampton street say their summers have been ruined by an infestation of mosquitoes.

The mozzies have been plaguing areas of Millbrook since the heatwave at the end of June.

Residents claim they have had to keep their windows closed, buy fly screens, and use bug spray to keep the pesky insects at bay.

One of the worst affected areas is Elmes Drive, near Tanners Brook, where neighbours have described the situation as a “nightmare”.

But Southampton City Council says the source of the problem could be standing water from nearby allotments and has issued advice on how to deal with the outbreak.

Ann Charrett, of Elmes Drive, said her sons Matthew, 12, and Michael, 11, have suffered bites to their arms.

She said: “We have had this problem all summer.

“It has been a nightmare. Every night we are looking up at the ceiling for mosquitoes rather than at the television.

“Matthew gets bitten quite badly and comes up in bumps, but the whole family has been bitten by them.

“We have never known it to be as bad as this.”

Julie Manning, 44, of Elmes Drive, added: “We have not been able to sit in the garden all summer. Once the evenings draw in we have to go inside.

“We bought fly screens for the doors and windows and are still finding them in the house. No amount of candles, plug-ins and spraying is making any difference.

“We have no choice but to sit inside with the windows and doors all closed.”

Michelle Carstairs, of South Mill Road, said her daughters Macey, seven, and Ella, nine, have both been affected by mosquito bites.

Young Macey was admitted to hospital two years ago after a reaction to the bites.

She is currently on steroids and antibiotics to cope with the itchy marks.

She said: “fine now because she has been on them a few days.

“Two years ago she was in hospital for a week and had to have surgery because of her bites. She has been badly bitten three times.

“She gets cellulitis from it. It's horrible for her and worrying for us because the first time she was admitted to hospital.”

Joanne Cox, 42, of Elmes Drive, said: “We've been here 17 years and never noticed them until a few years ago, but this year has been terrible.

"We have to have fans on indoors all the time as we can't open the windows and our daily ritual now involves closing the doors and windows at 5pm, spraying everywhere and then again before bed, including ourselves with insect repellent.”

The Environment Agency said it was the responsibility of the local authority to deal with pest infestations.

A spokesman for the city council said a wet winter followed by a “very hot” period early in the summer could have lead to the increase.

They said: “The egg larva and pupa stages are all dependent on water and not just any water. Mosquitoes have to be selective on breeding sites and depend on still water which is not inhabited by any preditors.

“This rules out any flowing water, ponds with fish, waterfowl, and aquatic life.

“Findings point towards man made uncovered receptacles which fill with rain water as the primary breeding grounds.”

“The best way to treat mosquitoes is to remove such receptacles which could be used as breeding sites, such as flower pots, stored car tyres, or anything that can hold water, and speak with your neighbours advising them to do the same.”

Infestation 'puzzling'

THE head of a national insect research centre said the source of the mosquito infestation was “puzzling”.

Ian Burgress, director of the Medical Entomology Centre in Cambridge, said there was no clear signs as the source of the mosquitoes.

He said: “The ones that mostly get indoors in the summer is the house mosquito but in Britain house mosquitoes don't bite humans, they bite birds.

“There is a particular subspecies that does bite but generally speaking it breeds in underground chasms.

“This is an interesting problem because on the face of it I cannot see where the problem is arising.

“If they can catch some of them biting, we can have a look.

“The ones that bite humans are the culisea annulata but generally speaking you find that they are more common in shady places associated with reasonable vegetation.”

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6:27am Sat 24 Aug 13

Brusher Mills says...

What a load if fuss, I wonder if they breed near the brook. There's loads in the forest not been but much but I hear the ZZZzzzzzz when they fly past my ear at night. Best thing to do is hover them up at night, think Ghostbusters. Then close the door so no others fly in. The hover method works with a lot of flying pests and can be fun.
What a load if fuss, I wonder if they breed near the brook. There's loads in the forest not been but much but I hear the ZZZzzzzzz when they fly past my ear at night. Best thing to do is hover them up at night, think Ghostbusters. Then close the door so no others fly in. The hover method works with a lot of flying pests and can be fun. Brusher Mills
  • Score: 0

6:44am Sat 24 Aug 13

Katek1 says...

I live on King George's avenue and it's just a total nightmare. Every night there are so many mosquitoes in the house and its really affecting my sleep. My nightly ritual is to cover myself in insect repellant which does help but the buzzing is still a complete pest.
I live on King George's avenue and it's just a total nightmare. Every night there are so many mosquitoes in the house and its really affecting my sleep. My nightly ritual is to cover myself in insect repellant which does help but the buzzing is still a complete pest. Katek1
  • Score: 10

8:27am Sat 24 Aug 13

Lordshil 47 says...

What a fuss...... I live In king George's avenue to. It cost me £70 to have room fumigated not to mention plug ins sprays creams for bites . Why do people who have no idea have to poke there noises in keep ur comments to your self
What a fuss...... I live In king George's avenue to. It cost me £70 to have room fumigated not to mention plug ins sprays creams for bites . Why do people who have no idea have to poke there noises in keep ur comments to your self Lordshil 47
  • Score: 4

8:32am Sat 24 Aug 13

sasmike says...

yet another pest in millbrook !!
yet another pest in millbrook !! sasmike
  • Score: 4

9:07am Sat 24 Aug 13

Queen Victoria says...

sasmike wrote:
yet another pest in millbrook !!
Best thing I've read on here all week well done sasmike
[quote][p][bold]sasmike[/bold] wrote: yet another pest in millbrook !![/p][/quote]Best thing I've read on here all week well done sasmike Queen Victoria
  • Score: 0

9:17am Sat 24 Aug 13

sasmike says...

but it is fact isn't it :) Q V xx
but it is fact isn't it :) Q V xx sasmike
  • Score: 0

9:21am Sat 24 Aug 13

Saint 2701 says...

Not just Millbrook, were getting bit everynight in Woolston, as for that carp above about them not biting humans, is it just a conincidence that im covered in bites and when i squat them in the morning their full of blood??
Not just Millbrook, were getting bit everynight in Woolston, as for that carp above about them not biting humans, is it just a conincidence that im covered in bites and when i squat them in the morning their full of blood?? Saint 2701
  • Score: 13

9:27am Sat 24 Aug 13

sasmike says...

no problems with any kind of pest in chilworth :)
no problems with any kind of pest in chilworth :) sasmike
  • Score: -8

10:12am Sat 24 Aug 13

wilson castaway says...

The waterbutt in my garden was full of them.
The waterbutt in my garden was full of them. wilson castaway
  • Score: 5

10:49am Sat 24 Aug 13

WiddlyScuds says...

Mostly in the woods. I went into one not far from where i live and when i came back i had 21 mosquito bites. Not best pleased.
Mostly in the woods. I went into one not far from where i live and when i came back i had 21 mosquito bites. Not best pleased. WiddlyScuds
  • Score: 5

12:20pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Lordshil 47 says...

Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!! Lordshil 47
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Lordshil 47 says...

I take it sas stands for silly and stupid.
I take it sas stands for silly and stupid. Lordshil 47
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Lordshil 47 says...

I take it sas stands for silly and stupid.
I take it sas stands for silly and stupid. Lordshil 47
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Brusher Mills says...

Lordship 47, I do have a clue as we get mozzies every night have done badly for last couple of years. I hover about 10 a night on average. I still don't see what all the fuss is.

Also King George's Avenue is in Millbrook, get over yourself the Regents Park name was adopted by snobs who didn't want to be associated with the Millbrook Housing estate. Why do you think Millbrook Road runs at the bottom of King George's Avenue, Millbrook Rec also at the bottom of King George's Avenue. In times gone by Millbrook shoreline used to also be there and have you noticed that Millbrook train station is also nearing to you then then housing estate and Millbrook trinity church etc
Lordship 47, I do have a clue as we get mozzies every night have done badly for last couple of years. I hover about 10 a night on average. I still don't see what all the fuss is. Also King George's Avenue is in Millbrook, get over yourself the Regents Park name was adopted by snobs who didn't want to be associated with the Millbrook Housing estate. Why do you think Millbrook Road runs at the bottom of King George's Avenue, Millbrook Rec also at the bottom of King George's Avenue. In times gone by Millbrook shoreline used to also be there and have you noticed that Millbrook train station is also nearing to you then then housing estate and Millbrook trinity church etc Brusher Mills
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1:17pm Sat 24 Aug 13

sasmike says...

lordshil ? you mean lordshit ?
lordshil ? you mean lordshit ? sasmike
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1:29pm Sat 24 Aug 13

cantthinkofone says...

Interesting. I've been bitten like crazy this year, although not actually noticed any of the beasties themselves. I'm at the top end of Shirley near Millbrook. Technically Regents Park, but it's Shirley by any sensible measure....!
Interesting. I've been bitten like crazy this year, although not actually noticed any of the beasties themselves. I'm at the top end of Shirley near Millbrook. Technically Regents Park, but it's Shirley by any sensible measure....! cantthinkofone
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Sat 24 Aug 13

southy says...

Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook.
[quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook. southy
  • Score: -3

2:28pm Sat 24 Aug 13

southy says...

How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.
How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them. southy
  • Score: -2

3:00pm Sat 24 Aug 13

kimmi77 says...

im on kendal ave and me and my 3 yr old have been bitten over 100 times each since june we have too shut all our windows at night now so fed up with it i have hives which makes my bites 10 times worse
im on kendal ave and me and my 3 yr old have been bitten over 100 times each since june we have too shut all our windows at night now so fed up with it i have hives which makes my bites 10 times worse kimmi77
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Sat 24 Aug 13

cantthinkofone says...

southy wrote:
How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.
They've been privatised.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.[/p][/quote]They've been privatised. cantthinkofone
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Sat 24 Aug 13

loosehead says...

Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate.
BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?
It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more.
try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent
[quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate. BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why? It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more. try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent loosehead
  • Score: -2

4:23pm Sat 24 Aug 13

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook.
Souhty there's a Park in Oakley Rd It was known as the Park of the Regent & before the flats there was a house which the Regent stayed at
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook.[/p][/quote]Souhty there's a Park in Oakley Rd It was known as the Park of the Regent & before the flats there was a house which the Regent stayed at loosehead
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Sat 24 Aug 13

loosehead says...

Living in Thailand & allergic to mosquito bites(why I'm back) we had all our windows & doors fitted with anti mosquito shutters
Living in Thailand & allergic to mosquito bites(why I'm back) we had all our windows & doors fitted with anti mosquito shutters loosehead
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

I like Wasps it is the time aint it,
I like Wasps it is the time aint it, Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -1

5:40pm Sat 24 Aug 13

cantthinkofone says...

loosehead wrote:
Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate.
BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?
It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more.
try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent
"now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?"

Is that a rhetorical question?

It's because Millbrook has a bad reputation obviously, so a lot of people don't want to be associated with it.

If the council invested in Millbrook, in the housing, and supported the community with social projects, then it would cease to be an issue.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate. BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why? It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more. try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent[/p][/quote]"now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?" Is that a rhetorical question? It's because Millbrook has a bad reputation obviously, so a lot of people don't want to be associated with it. If the council invested in Millbrook, in the housing, and supported the community with social projects, then it would cease to be an issue. cantthinkofone
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Sat 24 Aug 13

southy says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
southy wrote:
How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.
They've been privatised.
That made me smile can blame thatcher
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.[/p][/quote]They've been privatised.[/p][/quote]That made me smile can blame thatcher southy
  • Score: -3

11:00pm Sat 24 Aug 13

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook.
Souhty there's a Park in Oakley Rd It was known as the Park of the Regent & before the flats there was a house which the Regent stayed at
Yes I know Loose, the last lady to own that park who gave it to the city use to live where those flats now stand, the old house before being pulled down was used as a young ladys home for the school, the manor house it self use to be entered where the regents pub is (that was a gate house that stood there before the pub, and those 2 pillars are where the gate use to be for the long drive way to the manor, the family that owned the manor was part of Lord Freshfield relations who we know off to-day Barker & Mills.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Millbrook, Regents park was just an old manor house with in Millbrook.[/p][/quote]Souhty there's a Park in Oakley Rd It was known as the Park of the Regent & before the flats there was a house which the Regent stayed at[/p][/quote]Yes I know Loose, the last lady to own that park who gave it to the city use to live where those flats now stand, the old house before being pulled down was used as a young ladys home for the school, the manor house it self use to be entered where the regents pub is (that was a gate house that stood there before the pub, and those 2 pillars are where the gate use to be for the long drive way to the manor, the family that owned the manor was part of Lord Freshfield relations who we know off to-day Barker & Mills. southy
  • Score: -3

4:57am Sun 25 Aug 13

sasmike says...

and yor point is ? ps: I don't live in chilworth
and yor point is ? ps: I don't live in chilworth sasmike
  • Score: 0

7:47am Sun 25 Aug 13

loosehead says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lordshil 47 wrote:
Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!!
Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate.
BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?
It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more.
try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent
"now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?"

Is that a rhetorical question?

It's because Millbrook has a bad reputation obviously, so a lot of people don't want to be associated with it.

If the council invested in Millbrook, in the housing, and supported the community with social projects, then it would cease to be an issue.
You honestly think Freemantle has a better reputation?
As I was bought up in Freshfield Rd & it's where the Freshfield estate was maybe they would have been better off making up a fictitious area like say Freshfields?
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lordshil 47[/bold] wrote: Sas mike I didn't realise there was an up and coming comedian in chilworth. And if you don't mind king George's avenue is in regents park. Don't chilworth sell up to date maps!!!!![/p][/quote]Actually Regents Park is an area made4 up to sell houses it's Millbrook not millbrook Green Park estate. BAT's address is Regents Park Road Millbrook I lived in Freshfield Road Millbrook & now some idiots want it called Freemantle why? It was also called Tanners Brook instead of Regents Park to sell for a little bit more. try looking at old maps & you'll see Millbrook but no Regents Park the only Regents Park was a park opposite where the school is & it was the park of the Regent[/p][/quote]"now some idiots want it called Freemantle why?" Is that a rhetorical question? It's because Millbrook has a bad reputation obviously, so a lot of people don't want to be associated with it. If the council invested in Millbrook, in the housing, and supported the community with social projects, then it would cease to be an issue.[/p][/quote]You honestly think Freemantle has a better reputation? As I was bought up in Freshfield Rd & it's where the Freshfield estate was maybe they would have been better off making up a fictitious area like say Freshfields? loosehead
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Sun 25 Aug 13

Positively4thStreet says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
southy wrote:
How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.
They've been privatised.
They're rarely spotted now.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.[/p][/quote]They've been privatised.[/p][/quote]They're rarely spotted now. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:17am Mon 26 Aug 13

latitude19 says...

The little blighter in the picture looks rather like a aedes aegypti.
now i would be very concerned if you have and infestation of these in good old So'ton. As they are responsible for carrying Dengue fever, or was this just an Echo reporter adding any old picture of a good old Aussie Mozzie to make the story more headline grabbing.
The little blighter in the picture looks rather like a aedes aegypti. now i would be very concerned if you have and infestation of these in good old So'ton. As they are responsible for carrying Dengue fever, or was this just an Echo reporter adding any old picture of a good old Aussie Mozzie to make the story more headline grabbing. latitude19
  • Score: 4

4:29pm Mon 26 Aug 13

cantthinkofone says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
cantthinkofone wrote:
southy wrote:
How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.
They've been privatised.
They're rarely spotted now.
*zing* :-D
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: How many of you have seen any Ladybird Beetles this year, there seem to be a shortage of them.[/p][/quote]They've been privatised.[/p][/quote]They're rarely spotted now.[/p][/quote]*zing* :-D cantthinkofone
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Mon 26 Aug 13

Geoff A says...

I have water butts on my allotment with lids and there are no mosquitoe larva or pupa in them. I also have a pond but that is unsuitable for mosquitoes as it has other aquatic life. I checked out other water butts and ponds on our allotment site and there was no mosquitoe larva or pupa in them. And we don't have a mosquitoe problem, biting midges yes they are a nightmare. So are you sure this infestation is mosquitoes and not biting midges?
Flower pot saucers, discarded bolltes, car tyres, anything containing a cupfull of water or more are potential breeding sites. In my opinion for what that is worth, try looking to the dock area, the water treatment plant.
I have water butts on my allotment with lids and there are no mosquitoe larva or pupa in them. I also have a pond but that is unsuitable for mosquitoes as it has other aquatic life. I checked out other water butts and ponds on our allotment site and there was no mosquitoe larva or pupa in them. And we don't have a mosquitoe problem, biting midges yes they are a nightmare. So are you sure this infestation is mosquitoes and not biting midges? Flower pot saucers, discarded bolltes, car tyres, anything containing a cupfull of water or more are potential breeding sites. In my opinion for what that is worth, try looking to the dock area, the water treatment plant. Geoff A
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Fri 30 Aug 13

snook1 says...

Living in Freemantle we've had so many this year, I've resorted to buying a mosquito net to hand over my bed, which has saved me several times from being bitten... If this Ian Burgess wants to examine one I can probably catch one and send it to him... dead obviously
Living in Freemantle we've had so many this year, I've resorted to buying a mosquito net to hand over my bed, which has saved me several times from being bitten... If this Ian Burgess wants to examine one I can probably catch one and send it to him... dead obviously snook1
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Fri 30 Aug 13

loosehead says...

I lived in Regents Park Rd & Mil road I never had a problem with mosquito's but had a lot of midges are they getting confused with what is what?
In Thailand the one pictured came out in the day & the Thai Government were constantly spraying to kill them as they spread Dengue fever,
the other type hides in the day time but go to a shaded area & you'll get bite at night have Mosquito screens on your doors & windows & wear thick long sleeved tops & thick jeans or get bite,
But are we saying with that winter we've suddenly got a plague of mosquito's & not midges?
I lived in Regents Park Rd & Mil road I never had a problem with mosquito's but had a lot of midges are they getting confused with what is what? In Thailand the one pictured came out in the day & the Thai Government were constantly spraying to kill them as they spread Dengue fever, the other type hides in the day time but go to a shaded area & you'll get bite at night have Mosquito screens on your doors & windows & wear thick long sleeved tops & thick jeans or get bite, But are we saying with that winter we've suddenly got a plague of mosquito's & not midges? loosehead
  • Score: 0

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