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Mosquitoes in Poland


Jay24 12 | 64
28 Jul 2009 #1
Anyone else getting bitten to b*ggery by the little fcukers at the moment?
Myszolow 3 | 157
28 Jul 2009 #2
No. From what I hear there are less than usual this year.
McCoy 27 | 1,269
28 Jul 2009 #3
this year only twice when i was at seans. but lets face the truth mate it doesnt hurt as much as painballing.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
28 Jul 2009 #4
Myszolow appears to be right. Last summer, I had bites the size of golf balls but I seem to have been let off the hook this year. Only a couple from the wee blighters.
OP Jay24 12 | 64
28 Jul 2009 #5
but lets face the truth mate it doesnt hurt as much as painballing.

You're right there.

Funnily enough it's in Warsaw that I keep getting bitten. Haven't got bitten once in Krakow.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
28 Jul 2009 #6
Kraków has officially been declared a mosquito-free zone ;) ;) Didn't you know? :)
Filios1 8 | 1,336
28 Jul 2009 #7
;) ;)

Two winks= one sad face
Seanus 15 | 19,706
28 Jul 2009 #8
I don't live in Kraków so I'm not so sad :)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443
29 Jul 2009 #9
Funnily enough it's in Warsaw that I keep getting bitten.

take some vit B complex, or eat more food containing those vits, although there is no evidence that it helps.
McCoy 27 | 1,269
29 Jul 2009 #10
Two winks= one sad face

one sad vvanker
convex 20 | 3,978
27 Mar 2010 #11
[Moved from]: Mosquito season in Poland

Well, I just took one of the f*ckers out, so I suppose the season is upon us.

Other than keeping your windows shut, how do you keep yourself from getting covered in little itchy bumps (...from mosquitos....)?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
28 Mar 2010 #12
Yeah..the little bloodsuckers are awake up here in Zachodniopomorskie...

I am lucky in that i don,t come up in itchy bumps when they bite me...in fact i let em bite me , as they can,t fly away when they have their sucking tube in you..and i have the satisfaction of squashing them...
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Mar 2010 #13
I've had a few 'kopruchy' here already. Little blighters!

These kopruchy need to be killed off.
rt3d 10 | 46
23 Aug 2011 #14
Merged: HIV infested mosquitoes,

Just my crazy thoughts of the day..

Are there claims, mosquitoes can carry
HIV virus from person to person
if bitten, from an HIV positive person

so many mosquitoes this summer
pip 10 | 1,660
23 Aug 2011 #15
hiv doesn't live outside the human body.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
23 Aug 2011 #16
Are there claims, mosquitoes can carry
HIV virus from person to person
if bitten, from an HIV positive person

The clue is in the name "Human immunodeficiency virus"
beckski 12 | 1,617
24 Aug 2011 #17
so many mosquitoes this summer

I'm having flashbacks of the savage little ba$tards, nearly biting me to death last summer in Poland. I feel as though I've developed more insect bites, while making this post.
milky 13 | 1,657
24 Aug 2011 #18
A dirty little annoying buzzing focker of a yoke, kept me awake last night.
ukpolska
25 Aug 2011 #19
Luckily, they spray our town Puławy as I live 200 metres from the Wisła, so we never get any issues with Mosquitoes, but the DDT that they use kills off all the local alcoholics that sleep outside at night, so it's a win win really lol
Wroclaw Boy
25 Aug 2011 #20
hiv doesn't live outside the human body.

and mosquito's drink what - sweat or eat skin, they are parasites but jeeze? Was that from the biologist aunt? You best get back to school on that one....

Insect repellant needs to contain DEET to be effective against those little buggers. The US military has some beneficial gain to society..providing it doesn't cause cancer of course.

The clue is in the name "Human immunodeficiency virus"

AIDS - ass injected death syndrome!
hythorn 3 | 580
25 Aug 2011 #21
a mate of mine was working in China and he got eaten alive by the little bleeders
he swears by Tiger Balm to relieve the itching
might be worth a try
AussieSheila 5 | 75
25 Aug 2011 #22
There are trillions of mosquitoes in the evening in Bialystok.
calcedonia 4 | 67
8 Oct 2011 #23
I ever never seen brave and wild mosquidos like this, they never give up, one day they fallow us maybe 500 m ,I beat them with my shirt but again and again attack like horror movie. But I never seen mosquido fog truck and fog machine in poland why they dont use in street? I think it works. İs it dangerous for healt that fog?

youtube.com/watch?v=9FtPNEf7mVE&feature=related

youtube.com/watch?v=T4mpwe2bxCo&feature=related
hythorn 3 | 580
8 Oct 2011 #24
they would have been spraying against tiger mosquitos that carry dengue fever so yes, it is likely to be a dangerous fog
GrzegorzK
8 Oct 2011 #25
It is getting colder now so mosquitos should be going into hibernation. Typically mosquito's hibernate when temperature drops below 50 degrees fahrenheit. Mosquito's like wet area's and they need standing water to lay their eggs. Poland has a drier climate although after a big rain storm in sprin or fall, or in the boggy areas of northeast Poland and eastern Poland there are probably more of them.
Alllie - | 14
8 Oct 2011 #26
In summer mosquitoes are horrible !! You have to put on ALOT of repellent or else you'll be covered in red swollen bumps.
In winter the mosquitoes are very rare and yes they usually do go into hibernation.
So save the repellent for the warmer and wetter late spring and early summer months :)
gumishu 11 | 5,632
8 Oct 2011 #27
@GrzegorzK

there are small pools of water around after thaws every spring these can depending on the amount of thawed snow and the subsequent weather either dry up already in spring as early as end of April (in southern Poland) or they can actually retain water for the whole summer (which means lots and lots of bloddy mosquitos) - a hot spring can mean mosquitos as early as the first half of may

this summer was very humid in Poland - this meant plenty of mosquitos generation after generation - and again if you think mosquitos are bad there are worse things (but only locally - I happen to live in a place these worse things breed in the bogs) :

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratopogonidae
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuczmany
(the only positive side about these little buggers is they tend not to enter homes - but if you want to do anything outside after 7-8 pm forget it - they will eat you alive - oh fortuanately they tend to appear in waves during the warmer months - mostly 2 waves late May-June and then August - sometimes there is only one significant wave)

nd again if you think mosquitos are bad there are worse things (but only locally - I happen to live in a place these worse things breed in the bogs)

they are called midges, aren't they
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
8 Oct 2011 #28
But I never seen mosquido fog truck and fog machine in poland

they are used at times of flood... but only in recent years.
boletus 30 | 1,366
8 Oct 2011 #29
A sissy! I was once dying of thirst and hunger for several hours because I could not take my mosquito net off and I lost my way in swamps because I could not see the sun through the dense cloud of mosquitoes. That was somewhere NW of Wawa, Ontario. [slight exaggeration :-)]

Mosquito is a national bird of Manitoba. They say that their mosquitos are so big that they can carry away a small child.

One of the world's largest statues of a mosquito is a roadside attraction in Komarno, Manitoba, the Mosquito Capital of Canada. That's what they say, but there are many other pretenders to the first prize: one is in Siberia, one in Yellowknife NWT, Canada, etc.

"Komarno" stems from the Ukrainian (Polish as well) word "komar" for mosquito. [This part of Canada was settled in 19th c. by many Ukrainians.] Sculpted in 1984, it is made of steel and has a wingspan of 15 feet. It's also a weathervane, swivelling in the wind.


  • Komarno, Manitoba, the Mosquito Capital of Canada
gumishu 11 | 5,632
8 Oct 2011 #30
hiv doesn't live outside the human body.

if a mosquito bites you sucks some body fluids and then is somehow chased off (it is quite rare thing indeed) it can carry some virus - I think it is still pretty difficult for the virus to return into the sucking mechanism of a mosquito so it could possibly be injected into another person in case another person is targeted within minutes


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