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Why did the mosquitos come back?
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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:36 am    Post subject: Why did the mosquitos come back? Reply with quote

Weren't they dead for a month or so? Why are they zooming around my face now as I try to sleep?
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FierceInvalid



Joined: 16 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was pissed that they weren't dead yet in September. I'm gonna start killing people soon.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a mosquito in my apartment all year and I'm on the first floor. There's lots of water here too (Yongin). Right, I'm even in the country. And then I had them in my yeogwon in Itaewon last weekend?
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hellofaniceguy



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: On your computer screen!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did Noah have to bring "that particular couple" along?! Should have left them in the flood.
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steroidmaximus



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: GangWon-Do

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they be food for many birds, reptiles and arachnids. . .
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather hasn't been cold enough yet to kill them off. There was a slightly cold couple of days, which killed a lot. however many of them simply "hibernate in warm places like houses, drains or roofs. When it warms up they come out again. In addition, theres a new generation in the larval stage in the water. Any warm weather and they'll hatch out all over again.
I reckon they should mostly be gone by the end of this month.
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katydid



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Location: Here kitty kitty kitty...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw one buzzing around the living room yesterday evening. Stupid bugger. I do not want to get bit again.
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, all summer I had no mosquitos. Then in the last 2 nights I've been bitten about 5 times. I thought they were meant to die but then i thought I suppose it is much warmer here than outside so they came for the warmth. One more cold spell should kill them off well. Smile
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korea is a 10 month Mosquito season, n00bie! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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TECO



Joined: 20 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Said the same thing to my girlfriend the other day.

All of a sudden they came back - They're seasonal. Come back at the same time every year.

It's 30c above in Taipei - HOT and the Mozzies love it, I guess.
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camel96
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it's WORSE than the bible. Seriously.
I'd rather deal with fucking pestilence than these fuckers.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are *beep* locusts or frogs or some other vermin? Lemmings?
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

true, i got bit last night Shocked
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The evil penguin



Joined: 24 May 2003
Location: Doing something naughty near you.....

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More to the point, how the flippin heck do they get into my apartment?

I've got screens on every window and I've checked 'em well. Nice and sound. And I can't say that I've ever noticed a big swarm follow me through the door. I don't have any obvious ventilation ducts.
And they're big buggers as well. Not your little tiny sissy mozzie. These critters are the swartcheneggers (don't think thats the right spelling) of the buzzing world.......
So how do they get in?

I have one possible theory. The only unscreened opening may be via the water inlets. The kitchen and toilet taps. Could they be breeding in the water resouivour on top of the building and the larvae getting into the water pipes? Getting past the tap spigots could be interesting.....

Maybe while still in egg form they flow into the drain pipes (under the sink) and from there develop.

3 problems with this theory.
One: I thought the water would be too heavily treated for the larvae to survive.
Two: I havebn't noticed any larval forms in the tap water.
Three: The time lag from resourivour to my tap would exceed (I'm purely guessing here) the larval life of the mozzie.

But I can't honestly think of any other solution. Have they somehow gotten their little hands (legs?) on a spare key? They're dam well big enough to carry one......

Do korean mozzies carry any pathogens such as maleria or similar to Ross river?
Is Japanese encephalitis spread by mozzie bites?


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marktoronto



Joined: 02 Jun 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:19 pm    Post subject: face Reply with quote

Ok, last week I was bit twice on my arm, and a few days ago I was bit on my fucking face while I slept! My face! Now it's personal. I spray a little mosquito repellent on myself before I go to bed now. So I smell a little funky but that's just tough shit for my girlfriend.
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