26 Oct 2010

Mozzie invasion

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:07 pm on 26 October 2010

School kids are staying inside at recess and shops have sold out of insect repellent as the north of Australia copes with the worst mosquito invasion in almost 30 years. Black clouds of the mozzies and midges have descended on towns across the Northern Territory over the last five weeks. Experts say a wet October and high tides have made for perfect breeding conditions.