As if Thailand didn’t have enough to worry about these days, it now faces swarms of mosquitoes that have spawned as the country’s floods recede.
“They are flying all over my house, up on the ceiling and on the walls,” said Thanyathip Netichaiseth, 48, who lives in a three-story townhouse with two children that has been partly under water the past two weeks.
“When I look up the ceiling, I’m shocked, my ceiling is turning black from all the mosquitoes,” she said. “When they bite you, it really hurts and itches. Later on, the bites become red and get bigger and infected.”
In the North of Bangkok, Khlong Samwa, we dealt already with lots of Dengue-mosquitos, but now, indeed, there are millions. I’m glad that I never got rid of my friends, the hondreds of house-gecko’s in and around my house!
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