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Old 10-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Your worst mosquito encounter

What was your worst Mosquito encounter?

Mine was at Crater Lake 4th of July a few years ago. Crater Lake just opened and there were still piles of melting snowbanks feeding puddles in which the mosquitos were breeding in swarms. It was a mad dash from the truck to the trailer waving our arms around like lunatics in a futile attempt to ward off those little bloodsuckers.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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Mine was in Whitby, Ontario in May. Between the Mosquitos and Black Flies. It was a real challenge to get to the car without being eaten alive.


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Shell Beach, Louisiana, but that was for work, not Airstreaming. It's only slight hyperbole to say that the American Red Cross uses smaller needles to draw blood than the probosces of Shell Beach mosquitoes, and the Red Cross stops when they get a full pint. The skeeters at Shell Beach will drain you dry, and they do a better job of hitting a vein on the first try than a Red Cross nurse, besides!

The worst Airstreaming encounter wasn't mosquitoes at all, but rather a divide-and-conquer attack by chiggers from below and deerflies from above at Eisenhower State Park in Texas, July 4th weekend in 2012.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:26 PM   #4
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What was your worst Mosquito encounter?

Mine was at Crater Lake 4th of July a few years ago. Crater Lake just opened and there were still piles of melting snowbanks feeding puddles in which the mosquitos were breeding in swarms. It was a mad dash from the truck to the trailer waving our arms around like lunatics in a futile attempt to ward off those little bloodsuckers.
I am going to have to second this location and month. My wife and I always laugh about their size (B-52's).
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Charleston SC right now. With all the flooding there are swarms of the blood suckers. You open the front door & 10 - 15 are on your face. Was at the stop light & windows were covered.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #7
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Blood sucking helicopters in a swamp in Huntsville, Alabama in the late spring about 2001. Literally clouds of them trying to drain us dry while doing a painting project. Went through multiple cans of bug dope that day.


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Myre-Big Island State Park, MN - It was horrific. Swarms and swarms of them, just coming out of the woodwork.
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Like Lumatic, the high Cascades in Southern Oregon (backpacking), where I wore a head net to keep from inhaling the little buggers was my worst.

Next worse was Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Those little salt marsh mosquitos pack a punch.
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Your worst mosquito encounter

Kenai Peninsula Alaska in the Springtime. They are known to carry off small pets!!!
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The year was 1980 and I-75 was just completed in the Fort Myers area in August. Two other guys and I were returning home in my VW Rabbit from a Bahama cruise in Miami that docked late that night. It was about 3:30am. We had driven across Alligator Alley from the east coast. My alternator light came on and the battery was not charging. The headlights got dimmer and dimmer until the car quit just after exiting the interstate at the Daniels Parkway exit- almost home but not quite. At that time, nothing was out there at all- just woods and road. It was pitch black. We got out of the car and knew we had to walk about three miles to town. When we got out you could hear the swarms and feel them hitting all over. I grabbed towels for us to use as covers and as something to beat them off. We ran up the road three miles to a phone. The journey was long. The towels were black and full of mosquitos by the time we got to the phone at the station. We all had several bites. It was the longest time I was ever out in such a mess of bugs. Horrible. The inhabited parts are regularly sprayed but that was not inhabited yet. Florida mosquitos are small and black and have a high pitched whine.
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Flamingo campground, Everglades NP, in any month that does not have an "R" in it. Joe
Only place we encountered mosquitos that still attacked below freezing, 27 according to the weather report that day in Dec many years ago
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Hi, Mammoth Mountains; This was decades ago but never forgotten. The mosquitos were so hungry, they bit through our clothes. Wearing long johns and thick pants didn't help. We sprayed each other's clothes and we used a cream on our hands and faces. They bit my washed hands while we were eating our dinner.



Much later, driving past Mammoth, in my new Jeep, it was raining BLOOD. These were well fed mosquitoes hitting my windshield. Quite shocking to see blood spots all over my windshield.
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