04 Jan '12, 12am

Swarms of midges return to Bedok Reservoir, a year after they first bugged residents there

Swarms of midges return to Bedok Reservoir, a year after they first bugged residents there

Residents say midges typically plague the area in January and February. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Kezia Toh Midges are once again proving a nuisance at Bedok Reservoir - a year after they first 'bugged' residents there. Since last week, residents and shopkeepers have once again had to swat away swarms of these tiny green and blue flies. The insects, known scientifically as Chironomidae, do not bite or carry diseases but that is hardly a consolation for residents. They told The Straits Times that the midges typically plague the vicinity in January and February, making daily activities inconvenient. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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  1. 19 Jan '12, 3am

    It seems the effort to get rid of the midgets works when fogging is done, but after awhile it still comes back. I feel it's the dry weather that's escalating the problem.

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