Nothing ruins a lovely evening in the country like being hassled by a bunch of mosquitoes.
Nothing ruins a lovely evening in the country like being hassled by a bunch of mosquitoes. A couple of Singaporeans learned just how bad a mosquito swarm could be when they were trapped in their car by a thick cloud of the blood-sucking creatures.
According to the Daily Mail, a video surfaced recently on the internet showing countless thousands of mosquitoes swarming a vehicle. The two men, reportedly from Singapore, were driving through a rural area at dusk when their car was swarmed by the insects. As they crept along, more and more mosquitoes were attracted to the vehicle, probably by its headlights. The passenger pulled out his phone and recorded a short video wherein he panned back and forth showing the windscreen and passenger windows covered with insects.
"This is unbelievable," the passenger said. "Mosquitoes everywhere. I've never seen so many mosquitoes in my whole life."
According to Singapore's National Environment Agency, the country is home to roughly 140 species of mosquito. While Singapore has been malaria-free since 1982, other mosquito-borne diseases are still a problem. Duengue fever, spread by both the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, is one of the more pernicious threats. These species can also carry and spread the Chikungunya and Zika viruses.