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Volgograd invaded by flies and mosquitoes from nearby Volga river

Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 09:08 UTC
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A plague of small flying insects have caused chaos for fans, locals and the media in the city of Volgograd where England and Tunisia played on Monday. Read full article

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  • Voice

    Watched the game saw the bugs...mainly flies...get over it...
    Heard the commentator say it's midge breeding season...no midges there, with that much c02 in one place the fans would not have been able to sit through it, repellent or not they would be breathing midges...

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeurgh. I inhaled one once, could feel it tickling somewhere way inside my nose. Couldn't stop sneezing for 10 minutes straight until I finally managed to blow it out, still alive and wriggling.

    Strangely enough I didn't encounter a single one last time I visited Scotland.

    You should try this, Voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyjdiFyePSI - better than neknominate.

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    DT, why are you so ashamed?

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    DemonTree

    The fool should have held his breath for a minute they wouldn't know he was there, they zero in on the carbon dioxide.
    I've just got back from Glasgow on the bike and there was a policeman at the side of Loch Eck he pulled me in to tell me there was diesel all over the road...he was jumping about all over the place shouting the midges are killing me....pour soul...
    In the few seconds I stopped a load got inside my helmet and I was all over the road trying to get my hands through the visor opening to kill them...
    They're really bad at the moment...it goes in phases depending how the weather was last year if there was a prolonged dry spell they need the damp ground and it wipes out billions of the larvae that live quite close to the surface...so you are right sometimes there are none or very few...

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, but he couldn't of shown off in a YouTube video if he'd held his breath. ;)

    That poor policeman, forced to stand in one place and get eaten alive. I'm glad the gnats are nowhere near as bad here. We often get the stealthy kind that you don't even see and only know about when the bites come up.

    Guess we were lucky on that trip, or else September is too late for midges, but the weather was nice and warm and sunny all week. Scotland totally failed to live up to its dire reputation. ;)

    Jun 19th, 2018 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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