Monster mosquitoes 3 times larger than normal terrorize North Carolina in wake of Hurricane Florence. Severe flooding caused by Hurricane Florence apparently caused dormant gallinipper eggs to hatch, swelling the population of the blood-thirsty parasites into the billions.
The larvae prey on aquatic animals, the females grow up to feed on mammals, including humans — and North Carolina residents have certainly felt the burden of their presence.
Cassie Vadovsky was greeted by a massive swarm of the mosquitoes outside of her home. In her video posted below, her young daughter can be heard saying, “Why are you doing that, taking pictures of the wasps?” “They’re not wasps,” Vadovsky replies, demonstrating the sheer size of the pests. “They’re mosquitoes.“
But this is not even on the side of town that had the major flooding. Just imagine how bad it could be over on that end!