• Giant mosquitoes expected to invade Florida

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    FLORIDA - Summers in Florida means beach trips, barbecues and bug bites.

    However, this year, giant mosquitoes are expected to invade.

    Biologists at Florida State University say mosquitoes 20 times the normal size are set to plague Florida, and have already been spotted in Seminole County.

    The insects, called gallinippers, don't carry diseases, but they feed all day rather than just at dawn and dusk.

    A bite can be intense and leave an itchy welt for up to a week.

    Officials said have plans in place in case of a plague.

    In the meantime, residents are asked to stay alert and keep the bug spray handy.

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