Mosquitoes the size of a quarter “plague” Houston area amid heavy rainfall |


Wondering where all of those massive mosquitoes are coming from? Well, with the recent wet weather we’ve been having, and with even more headed to our area over the next several days, the mosquito population is on the rise.

A viewer sent Eyewitness News a video showing a giant mosquito in their car, and another viewer snapped a picture of a quarter-size mosquito in her house in Santa Fe.

Also, ABC13 reporter Steve Campion and his photographer took to Twitter to describe their encounter with mosquitoes Thursday. He said, in part, “I can’t tell you how many mosquitoes swarmed @13PhotogReed and me. Every time we hit one there was blood.”