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Mosquitoes Armageddon: Video in flood-stricken NSW shows swarm of the insects

Brace yourself for mosquito Armageddon: Shocking video shows wet weather is set to unleash colossal numbers of Australia’s most annoying insects this summer

  • Footage of mosquitos inundating a home in Central NSW shows extent of rain
  • The heavy rainfalls and flooding in the area have caused a mosquito explosion  
  • Masses of the insects are seen in the video swarming around a lit up patio
  • One online user was repelled by the vision: ‘I’m getting itchy just watching that’

A massive swarm of mosquitos has been captured on video besieging a house, amid floods and heavy rains wreaking havoc in the area. 

Vision of the apocalyptic mass of insects was posted on social media on Thursday, showing an outside patio in central NSW completely engulfed with the blood-sucking insects last month.

It comes after wild weather has devastated large swathes of the state’s central-west this week, with towns along the Murrumbidgee and Lachlan River copping near record peaks as the Wyangala dam continues to spill out.

Vision of the apocalyptic mass of insects (pictured) was posted on social media on Thursday, showing an outside patio in central NSW completely swamped with mosquitos last month

The footage shot at night time from inside a home closed shut, shows swarms of mosquitos buzzing around the lit up verandah, with insects amassing on the window glass (pictured)

The footage shot at night time from inside a home closed shut, shows swarms of mosquitos buzzing around the lit up verandah, with insects amassing on the window glass (pictured)

The footage shot at night time from inside a home closed shut, shows swarms of mosquitos buzzing around the lit up verandah, with insects amassing on the window glass. 

Farmer and Wool Classer Nicole Fragar filmed the cloud of insects, showing how the recent heavy rain has led to a mosquito explosion. 

‘This video was taken after four nights of decent rainfall. The mosquitoes came out with a vengeance,’ Ms Frager told Storyful.

‘Our new calves need to be given a backline treatment right after they are born to try keep the bulk of mosquitos off them otherwise they get lethargic from the drop of their red blood cell count,’ she said. 

The month of October in 2022 was the wettest on record for NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology said (pictured, Forbes in central west NSW)

The month of October in 2022 was the wettest on record for NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology said (pictured, Forbes in central west NSW)

When pools of water accumulate from rain female mozzies go on an egg-laying frenzy and flock to them laying thousands of eggs

When pools of water accumulate from rain female mozzies go on an egg-laying frenzy and flock to them laying thousands of eggs

‘Our working dogs and chooks are also coping a beating from them too.’

Australia’s top science agency the CSIRO, warned the nation is at risk of increased vector-borne diseases from mosquitos during La Nina rain cycles.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasted La Nina conditions were expected to continue until early 2023, bringing increased rainfall across northern and eastern Australia. 

When pools of water accumulate from rain female mozzies go on an egg-laying frenzy and flock to them laying thousands of eggs. 

If left undisturbed these eggs can hatch within 24 to 48 hours.

The footage was captioned: ‘Don’t open your mouth. These are mosquitos. The numbers exploded after floods in central-west NSW.’

‘I’m getting itchy just watching that,’ one commenter said, while another added, ‘Oh what next!!!!! those poor people.’

‘My literal worse nightmare,’ said another.

‘I get annoyed by one mozzie when I’m trying to get to sleep!!’ one more wrote.

The month of October in 2022 was the wettest on record for NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology said. 

Farmer and Wool Classer Nicole Fragar filmed the cloud of insects, (pictured) showing the recent heavy rains had led to a mosquito explosion

Farmer and Wool Classer Nicole Fragar filmed the cloud of insects, (pictured) showing the recent heavy rains had led to a mosquito explosion 



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