Different Skeeter species here?

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Different Skeeter species here?

Postby oldtrucker » Jul 10th, 2019, 2:08 pm

I've noticed large 1/2 to 3/4 inch (Edit about the size of a dime is across) long black mosquitos that don't just leave a small itchy bite...they leave welts. Really itchy bites. I haven't seen these here before until this year.
Also, this is the worst year for skeeters here it seems like.
Anyone else notice...or is it just me?
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Re: Different Skeeter species here?

Postby just popping in » Jul 10th, 2019, 7:43 pm

LOL, obviously just you. My brother uses Irish Spring soap and skeeters don't both him at all, just a suggestion, not saying you're dirty.
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Re: Different Skeeter species here?

Postby oldtrucker » Jul 10th, 2019, 10:44 pm

just popping in wrote:LOL, obviously just you. My brother uses Irish Spring soap and skeeters don't both him at all, just a suggestion, not saying you're dirty.


Okay...umm...your brother uses Irish Spring, so... do you use it? I'm going to guess he spends a lot of time outside?

Maybe it is just where I live-north end. My hand is actually swollen from the bites of these things-more like stings from those little black wasps(or whatever they are) that are also here.
The person whining is from Sask... I know skeeters, but never seen these black ones before. Just this last few weeks.
Hey , maybe it's just lots of moisture, relatively cool temps that are making them grow into something they normally wouldn't.

Next time anyone gets nailed by skeeters, have a closer look just before you smack it.

I'd post a pic ,but my camera isn't good enough for a pic of a bug.
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Re: Different Skeeter species here?

Postby Bsuds » Jul 11th, 2019, 6:24 am

They are probably just Prairie skeeters here on holidays.
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Re: Different Skeeter species here?

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 11th, 2019, 6:36 am

oldtrucker wrote:Next time anyone gets nailed by skeeters, have a closer look just before you smack it.

I'd post a pic ,but my camera isn't good enough for a pic of a bug.


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Re: Different Skeeter species here?

Postby normaM » Jul 11th, 2019, 7:03 am

They can't " see" me so I never get bitten, but my friend is covered with the same type of welts.
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