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Dr Alison Blackwell, who provides the Scottish Midge Forecast, calculated the figure based on how many were found in one square metre.
Midges have been around since prehistoric times and most don't bite - but the Scots species Culicoides impunctatus does.
The midges are swarming all over Cardiff, biting thousands of people, who wake up next day to find themselves scratching at a painful lump or a large blister.
It was experimentally proved that midges can be the vectors of tularemia and anthrax.
Everything the municipality has done so far to combat midges was appropriate.
In the Antarctic ecosystem, these midges eat bacteria and algae as well as nitrogen-rich waste produced by penguins.
Female midges were categorized as nulliparous, parous, gravid, or freshly blood fed (engorged) (3); only midges belonging to the first 3 categories were assayed.
The NFU issued information about the product as concern grows about potential Schmallenberg infection by midges biting livestock over the next few weeks.
Project partner Swansea University has just published its latest findings on work which looks at using a fungus - Metarhizium anisopliae - to control biting midges, populations of which could increase with climate change.
They are also developing lures, using chemicals known to be in human and animal odours, to attract midges to "kill sites", so maximising effectiveness.
Also, according to the study that examined the feeding preferences of the holiday-wrecking insects, women seem to react more than men to the midges.
The monitoring station in Argyll recorded 58,000 midges last week, down by half on the week before and 40 times less than in early June.