Asian Tiger Mosquito
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are affecting parts of the North American continent:
Aggressive and Hard to Kill: Two Asian Cityslickers Swarm the East CoastWall Street Journal – July 20, 2011
The Asian tiger mosquito, named for its distinctive black-and-white striped body, is a relatively new species to the U.S. that is more vicious, harder to kill and, unlike most native mosquitoes, bites during the daytime. It also prefers large cities over rural or marshy areas—thus earning the nickname among entomologists as “the urban mosquito.”
“Part of the reason it is called ‘tiger’ is also because it is very aggressive,” says Dina Fonseca, an associate professor of entomology at Rutgers University. “You can try and swat it all you want, but once it’s on you, it doesn’t let go. Even if it goes away, it will be back for a bite.”…
Another species imported from Asia is the rock pool mosquito (Aedes japonicus), which also came to the U.S. through the tire trade, experts say. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303795304576454312427933764.html
The map of the infestation I saw showed the tiger mosquitoes mainly in the East (including North-East) and South of the USA (with some also in Arizona) and the rock pool mosquitoes (also from Asia) mainly in the North-East of the USA.
The Prophet Daniel told of a time with a lot of travel (Daniel 12:4), and while many aspects of travel are positive, some are negative. How negative these Asian mosquitoes will be remains to be seen.
Earlier this year, Malaysia tried to genetically modify another type of mosquito (a GMO mosquito) in order to try to reduce dengue fever (see Malaysia Released Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes). And while that might help, there are also risks. It is my view that the increasing use (and in the case of the grain crops in the USA, increasing dependence) of GMOs is putting parts of humanity at risk of major unintended consequences such as famine and disease pestilences.
Jesus Himself warned:
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows (Matt 24:7b-8).
Mosquitoes (whether from travel or genetic modification) can present serious problems.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?