CBS News: Gallinippers! Monster mosquitoes poised to strike Florida

Mosquitoes the size of a quarter are predicted to invade Florida this summer. (Source: CBS News)

According to CBS News, one of the most ferocious insects you’ve ever heard of is the size of a quarter and its painful bite has been compared to being knifed, is set to invade Florida this summer.

Gallinipper eggs hatch after a rainstorm or flood, and the state saw a big jump in the numbers of gallinippers last summer after Tropical Storm Debby dumped its load on Florida. Eggs laid last year could produce a bumper crop of the blood-sucking bugs this summer if Florida sees a soggy rainy season.

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