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Mosquitoes in Ireland?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 ✭✭✭ amadangomor


    Got eaten alive last year with them here in Leixlip,thought the cold winter would have killed them off but they've been back about 3 weeks or so,just saw a few and got the little blighters and no bites yet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Dan w


    There is at least 20 different species of Mosquitos in Ireland including midges.. We have always had them...


  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭ countrynosebag


    I would like to know about this oil or whatever on top of water barrels. Is this then safe for dog to drink from and parables such as strawberries, tomatoes etc to have their water from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 767 ✭✭✭ dRNk SAnTA


    I never saw a mosquito in my life in Ireland before moving into Temple Bar for the summer. We tend to leave our window open and I killed 1 huge mosquito today and two in a single day a couple of weeks ago.

    They were all filled with my blood, and I currently have the bite marks on my face to show for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,590 ✭✭✭ jaffusmax


    Finally caught and annihilated this little bugger! Every night with the lights off when I was using my ipad it would buzz around me and it has been biting everyone in the house! Never taught I would see a mosquito in Dundalk!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,149 ✭✭✭ Ardillaun


    I was never aware of them when I lived in Ireland. Canada on the other hand is ALIVE with the buggers in summer. Myself and the dog were eaten tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭ 2 stroke


    I would like to know about this oil or whatever on top of water barrels. Is this then safe for dog to drink from and parables such as strawberries, tomatoes etc to have their water from?

    Don't know about oil but I've heard of poeple in other countries keeping goldfish in their rainwater barrels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,636 ✭✭✭ feargale


    There are over 2,500 species of mosquito in the world.
    Approximately 460 of these are of the genus Anopheles. (This is the genus of mosquito that contains the species that are capable of transmitting human malaria.This map, from the Centres for Disease Control in the USA, shows the distribution of various Anopheles species. It clearly shows that at A. barbirostris is found throughout almost all of Ireland. Now, while I don't think this species transmits Malaria, it is indubitably a mosquito, and it can transmit a different disease, lymphatic filariasisNow, your original claim was that there are no "real mosquitos" in Ireland except in Malahide, and that everywhere else they are midges "for sure".Would you care to either rethink or provide a source to back up your claim?
    ps. Even if Talbot did introduce some non-native species of mosquito*; what makes you think that it hasn't either died out or spread all over the country? The likelihood of it both surviving and failing to spread is pretty slim.* And I'm not saying he didn't; I'm arguing that your specific claim was incorrect.

    I find this a most interesting thread. But why, so often in boards, can people not quietly and politely impart information without personal attacks and the " I know more than you" insinuation? Has it something to do with an irresistable impulse to prove oneself an alpha human being? One can protest too much. Ffs, this isn't even a politics or a religion thread.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,502 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tree


    feargale wrote: »
    I find this a most interesting thread. But why, so often in boards, can people not quietly and politely impart information without personal attacks and the " I know more than you" insinuation? Has it something to do with an irresistable impulse to prove oneself an alpha human being? One can protest too much. Ffs, this isn't even a politics or a religion thread.

    I don't see how that post could have been construed as a personal attack, please don't drag personality into this, stick to facts.


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