Passengers at La Guardia are being hit with an apocalyptic swarm of mosquitoes feasting on their flesh as they dash to make their flights at one of the nation’s busiest airports. “I pay too much money for a flight to have little critters coming at me once I’m inside the airport,” said Franchesca Lewis, 29, from Long Island, swatting away bugs as she waited for her bags.
Skeeters have always been bad at La Guardia, but some believe that the airport’s massive, $4 billion reconstruction has led to an even bigger and more aggressive insect population this year. “I never saw it like this before,” said a La Guardia security guard who declined to give his name. “It’s pretty gross. I swatted away 10 flies in just one hour. I think it’s all the construction.” READ MORE