19 Jan '11, 5am

Midges bug Bedok folk via @cmswire

Non-biting midges trapped in a spider's web. -- PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO View more photos THEY are attracted to clothes hung out to dry, land in food and end up in drinks, cling to walls and ceilings, and a mass of them can black out fluorescent lights. Millions of these tiny green and black flies have invaded the open areas and homes of residents living in Bedok Reservoir Road. The flies, or non-biting midges - known scientifically as Chironomidae - originated from the marshy ground around Bedok Reservoir and have been infuriating residents over the past week. Complained Madam Vivian Ng, 48, who lives above her hardware shop in Block 740: 'My 12-year-old daughter saw the flies in her soup and told me she wanted to vomit. 'They stick on all the clothes I hang out to dry... It's horrible especially when you're eating and insects start falling around you.' The infestation has h...

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