Giant mosquitoes invade Florida
Monster mosquitoes 20 TIMES the size of a normal bug invade central Florida after heavy rains.
Mosquito, known as Gallinippers, are ‘notoriously aggressive’ and have an unusually painful bite. University of Florida warned earlier this year of an influx after drenching rains from Tropical Storm Debbie. Officials have warned residents to douse themselves in DEET and cover up. – DM
Weird new and resistant ‘Crazy ants’ are invading the U.S.
A new and annoying species of ant is terrorizing the U.S. and chemicals that kill off other types of the insect are proving ineffective against it.
Since it was first spotted in Houston in 2002, it’s spread to some 21 counties in Texas, 20 counties in Florida and a few locations in Mississippi and Louisiana. The omnivorous ant attacks and kills other species as well as monopolizing food sources to the detriment of the entire ecosystem. It also attacks electrical wiring, causing millions of dollars worth of damage. – DM