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Mosquito Trap In Florida Catches 26,000 Mosquitoes In Just 16 Hours After Hurricane Irma

Even a simple, banal mosquito problem ends up interesting when you add Florida to the equation.

Mark Lester Celozar





After the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the dilemma the survivors had to face did not end with their ruined houses. Alongside the flood, the number of mosquitoes rose to a very alarming rate.

Aside from the hilarious “Florida Man” jokes, Florida is also pretty known for its mosquito problem. However, even going by their track records, the mosquito season this year is still unbelievably alarming.

Hernando County Mosquito Control uploaded several disturbing images of a mosquito trap last week.

According to the reports, the bug trap in the image caught roughly around 26,000 mosquitoes. What’s more fascinating is that it managed to catch that much for just 16 hours.

The scary number of mosquitoes is enough to cause problem to the residents.

In addition to the images they posted on Facebook, the Hernando County Mosquito Control also added a context to them to further illustrate what they were actually dealing with:

Typically this same time of the year we could expect a count downwards of 500. The pile you’re looking at is roughly over 26,000 mosquitoes, comprised of 10 different species of mosquitoes – daytime and nighttime biters.

Normally, they only capture around 500 this time of the year. Capturing 26,000 is downright shocking.

The trap was set sometime between 3pm and 7am in the late September somewhere on the northern parts of Pasco country. Aside from mosquitoes, they also captured several other species that could transmit diseases.

The traps were actually not meant for pest control purposes; rather, they were only meant for observation in order to gain information regarding the huge mosquito problem that Florida currently faces.

Furthermore, the Hernando County Mosquito Control also explained:

Nightly spray missions are helping knock down the adult populations, but more importantly, our field techs are out daily treating standing water to prevent new adults from hatching off, Cover up as much as possible, and wear repellent to #fightthebite!

As of now, mosquitoes are one of the most prominent pests in Florida. These buzzing insects are currently known to carry at least nine different diseases.

Here’s to hoping that they manage to overcome the problem.

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Top 10 Most Disturbing Things That Have Fallen From The Sky

Here’s a list of the most outlandish meteorological phenomena ever happened.

Mark Lester Celozar



Barring the occasional meteor crashes and other cosmic phenomena, for the most part, the things that fall from the sky are pretty boring. Rain, snow, hale, they’re pretty bland. But sometimes, fate decides to break the monotony and pull some ideas from that one cheesy Adam Sandler movie back in 2008 and twist them until they're dead in order to spice things up a bit.

From frogs, spiders, to worms, here’s the list of the most bizarre things that have fallen from the sky.

10. Spiders

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20 Fails That Prove Friending Your Parents On Social Media Is A Bad Idea

Parents and social media don’t go hand in hand.

Mark Lester Celozar



Despite our love for our parents, we can’t deny the fact that their age has taken a toll on their coolness. Whenever they try to look cool on social media, they often end up hilarious, embarrassing, or just plain awkward. What’s funnier is that their shenanigans often end up viral on the internet at the expense of their children.

So, have your parents end up failing spectacularly on the internet? If so, do you think they can rival these hall-of-famers in terms of social media fails?

1. Mom revealing her son’s deepest and darkest secret...

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Man’s Suspected Lung Tumor Turns Out To Be A Toy He Inhaled 40 Years Ago

A man thought he had a lung cancer until doctors found out that his suspected tumor was a plastic cone toy he inhaled 40 years ago.

Donna Marie Padua



Sensing that you may be living with a cancer is pretty scary. Too many people are afraid to go have their bodies checked for confirmation as they are terrified of hearing the doctors tell them that they only have a few months left to live. A British man has however gotten into a false cancer drama as his suspected illness was caused by a toy instead.

The unnamed 47-year-old man thought he had a lung cancer received some good news after he underwent some procedures to examine the mass in his lung. The patient was found out to be a long-term smoker and had suffered a cough over a year, making them think that he had cancer.

However, when he went through a bronchoscopy, the doctors did not find any signs of cancer. Instead, they spotted a tiny Playmobil plastic traffic cone stuck in the patient’s airways. This had reportedly caused his seemingly symptoms of cancer.

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