A plague of mosquitoes has been terrorising families in the US leaving terrified people trapped in cars and houses.
The swarms of ‘monster’ insects have been described as like something from ‘a bad science fiction movie’.
A terrifying video was shot by mum-of-two Cassie Vadovsky, after she returned home from picking her four-year-old daughter up from school in North Carolina, US.
"This is what we are having to deal with, I hope not everyone is having to deal with this, it’s so bad," she says.
The mum then warns her little one not to open the door, so she can prepare to make a swift run for the front door.
Another resident in North Carolina reported being swamped as he stepped out of his home to water his plants.
Robert Phillips said he was almost immediately swarmed by aggressive mosquitoes.
Phillips said, one type of mosquito was among the biggest he’s ever seen — at least 3/8 of an inch long.
“A bad science fiction movie,” he said. “They were inundating me, and one landed on me.
"It was like a small blackbird. I told my wife, ‘Gosh, look at the size of this thing.’ I told her that I guess I’m going to have to use a shotgun on these things if they get any bigger.”
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According to the Fayettevil Observer, Mr Phillips is among many residents reporting a mosquito outbreak unlike any they have ever experienced since the remnants of Hurricane Florence moved through the area.
The storm’s rainwater − nearly 20 inches in some areas − has created breeding grounds for large and aggressive mosquitoes.
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