Mosquitoes in Winter?
One of the best aspects of the colder winter months in Taiwan is that cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants and other pests disappear from our lives (which just about makes up for the loss of those short skirts, bare midriffs, and plunging necklines).
At least, that’s how I’ve always thought it’s supposed to be. But last night, my wife and I were harassed by a large mosquito in our bedroom. And when I spotted it on the ceiling this morning, chased it, caught it, and crushed it to death, it was full of blood, so had evidently feasted well on one or both of us.
So how come there are mosquitoes about and biting at this time of year, especially after the recent cold weather? Isn’t that rather unusual?