Can you catch a mosquito with your bare hands?

@modstar (9608)
Philippines
February 10, 2009 5:56pm CST
I can but the mosquito must be fat. lol! and i need to use both my hands. How about you? Can you?
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@teclive (247)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
hey mod :) actually my friend, yes i can. My husband taught me how to do it, no different really than catching a fly. you dont want to try to catch left or right of them, but put your hand above them :) either than, or 'swoop' them from the surface they are on. Can we have another post for what we do with the mosquito after we catch it? LOL
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Well i think i've swallowed mosquitoes before, as my reply to that discussion. lol!
@teclive (247)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
oh yummy...protein ;) bite'n back were ya? LOL
@redhotpogo (4427)
• United States
11 Feb 09
yeah. I can. You just have to watch them, and strike at the right moment. Or you can just wait till they land on you, and smack them. Or wait till they land on a friend, or preferably someone you don't care for, and smack them. Ohhhh no sorry there was a mosquito on you.
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Haha, i'm usually the victim with this kind of mosquito scheme.
@Theresaaiza (10527)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
Mosquito scheme?! Hmmmm.....sounds quite familiar *rubbing my chin*
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Haha, i knew you'd react.
• United States
11 Feb 09
Haha, I thought this one is a funny question but I have done that before catching a mosquito with bare hands. There are mosquitoes that go near you and it gets irritating and there are even that I caught that were already sticking their needle on my skin yikes! But you got to get even.;-)
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Oh yes, the blood stains.
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I can catch a mosquito with my hands. I used to do that all the time when I was a little kid. I would try too anyway. I would catch a bunch and miss a bunch lol I don't try doing it now but when i was a little kid.. i thought it was fun. I used to catch all kinds of flying things.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 09
When I am lucky enough then I can catch it with one hand but at times you need to used both hands to ensure that I it my target. I just want to smash the mosquito with a bang since i hate it if they bite me. This may sound so mean to the poor mosquito but I can't help it at all not to smash it especially mosquitoes that comes out during the day. I am so afraid to catch malaria or dengue.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
11 Feb 09
hahaha, I think it is hard to catch mosquito when there's only one but if it is a group of mosquitoes? I think I can. But the most effective way to catch mosquito is let them bite your legs or your arms and there you go... you can slap them, not only that you catch them but you can kill them for sure. Lol..
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I've never tried to catch a mosquito at all. But I sure can slap them one-handed with the best of them...lol.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Lol, They will just go with the flow of the wind coming from you one-handed slap.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I know...they just love me too! Oh well, if they go with the flow, I hope they keep right on going!
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Feb 09
hi modstar...funny but right now i am not catching but trying to kill one mosquito in my legswhen you mean catch thus it still alive? or you're going to kill it afterwords...
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Haha! Catching it alive then kill it later would be 10x more difficult!
@shaggin (57030)
• United States
2 Mar 11
If I see a mosquito flying around I usually can clap my hands around one and kill it. Usually though I get bit a bunch of times and dont see the mosquito so I dont get to kill it. I hate mosquitos. I cant go outside after 6pm without getting bit. I dont like using bug spray so I dont really use it.
@icecroft (449)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Yes, I sometimes can. Well, not all of the time. But it can really get bloody and messy most of the time, haha!
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
Hello modstar, Yes, I can do that too - with both hands. But it is hard sometimes. Must get ready for hide and seek and sometimes some adventures. Well, even with both hands it is still not an easy task.
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
I dont think I can do it intentionally. Sometimes it happens unintentionally and most of the times I will just slap the mosquitoes to the walls to kill them.
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
11 Feb 09
First question why would you want to? and secondly I have never tried I try to avoid them if I can!
@paula27661 (15871)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
Can't say I have tried to grab one. I have slapped my arm and squished one that way. Does that count?
@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
I normally use only my right hand & yes, the fatter it is the easier the catch. Darn those mosquitoesIt seems to be their breeding season now as there are so many of them & especially there have been a lot of dengue cases here in our country due to the Aedes mosquitoesKILL THEM ALL THOSE DARN MOSQUITOES!!! AHhaa
@May2k8 (15555)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 09
I can use it with one hand to catch a mosquito. A lot of mosquito in my house every day, so it is usual.
@ShanLhey (164)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I can as long as they're about to bite me. Lol. I used both two hands to make sure they are killed.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
11 Feb 09
I can kill a mosquito with my two hands but to tell you the truth its very difficult for me to catch it alive even with my two hands.
• Mexico
11 Feb 09
Yes I can catch a mosquito...with just one hand.Sounds weird but I can do it.Sometimes my hands are very fast
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
lol, yeah, I guess I can but not all the time. I use my both hands too or when it landed on me, have to stay still. Poor mosquitoes but what can we do, they're disturbing.