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Nature's Vampires

Updated on December 30, 2014

Are Vampires Real?

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It seems there are many movies and television shows about vampires.

Blood sucking creatures that attack humans and feed off the life force within.

Do you believe there are real vampires?

Was Dracula a true vampire that sucked the blood out of the necks of unsuspecting humans turning them into vampires?

Before we move on with this hub, please answer the poll on the right.

There Are!

I have news for you...

The World Is Full Of Vampires

They are not just in Transylvania, they are everywhere.

I Have Proof

Keep scrolling down and you will most certainly agree that vampires are real.

The vampires I speak of are not what you have pictured in your mind. They don't wear black cloaks and come out just on full moons. When they suck your blood, you won't turn into a vampire too, but you could die; or get a terrible disease.

No matter what continent, country or area you live in, you have some type of vampire near you.

How do you defend yourself?

  • A Wooden Stake... Good luck with that weapon.
  • Silver Bullets... These may do the trick, but can you say overkill. Awfully expensive too with silver sitting at over $20 an ounce.
  • The Cross... I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ and the Cross. Yes, the Cross may work, but be sure and say your prayers.

I think I can provide you with some weapons that may be a bit more realistic.

You Have Been Watching Too Much Hollywood Make Belief

These are the Vampires I am speaking of and how you can fight back from them sucking the blood from you, your family members, your pets, and other living beings...

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Mosquitoes

I am sure you are probably aware of this dreaded vampire.

You can find mosquitoes all over the world. They breed in standing water. It is estimated that there are nearly 3,500 different species of mosquitoes. Not all of them feed on human blood, but many that do also carry terribly bad diseases. Some of the diseases you can get from mosquitoes are:

  • malaria
  • dengue fever
  • yellow fever
  • West Nile virus
  • more

Scientists claim that if we destroyed all mosquitoes, we would essentially destroy the Earth and it's ecosystem.

It is claimed that the male mosquitoes don't drink blood, just females. Hmmm, that figures.

The female drinks the blood to be able to lay eggs and breed more vampires.

Well, we can't destroy them all, but you can protect yourself. Use repellents when outdoors. Get rid of items that can hold standing water such as old tires, and other trash items. Items that hold water for use should have chemicals sprayed that will kill the vampires and their eggs.

If you think you may have been infected by a mosquito bite, see a doctor immediately.

I highly recommend visiting the following website for more information:

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A view from the back of my property in Missouri
A view from the back of my property in Missouri | Source

Ticks

Living in the country in Missouri, (see the second picture), we had to deal with ticks. Ticks were regularly pulled from our dog, and from ourselves. Seed ticks were the worst because they were so small. They were everywhere, especially in the spring and summer.

When I moved to Puerto Rico, I assumed I had left those pesky little tick vampires behind. I was in for a different story. Yes, there are ticks in Puerto Rico. I have removed them from the dog several times. It can be even worse here because there is no winter and they are out all year long. In the winter months in Missouri, some ticks die, while others nest behind the bark of trees.

Below is a link to a good article on ticks and ways to get rid of them.

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Modern "Leeching"

Leeches

These vampires can suck you dry.

I had my first experience with the blood sucking capabilities of leeches when I was a young boy. We lived in Ft Dodge, Iowa and it was vacation time. We drove North to Lake Okoboji, Iowa with our swim suits and fishing poles.

My brother and I wanted to swim after that long drive. My Step-Father and Mom were happy to get us out of their hair after hearing, "Are we there yet" over 190 times.

Rodney (my brother) went to one swimming hole, and I went where there wasn't any people. After being in the water for about 1/2 hour, I decided I was ready for a hotdog. As I exited the water, I looked down and I was covered in leeches. Blood was running down my body. Mom screamed and my Step-Dad laughed. It took Mom nearly 1 hour to pull all the leeches from me. One good thing came from it though; the next day, I used leech bait on my fishing hook and caught two rather large Muskies. 1 was 12 pounds and the other 8.

At one time, doctors thought leeches had healing capabilities. They would use leeches to "bleed" their patients. It seems that this form of medicinal treatment is coming back. see the following link.

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Bed Bugs

Have you ever heard, "Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite?"

I always thought this was a fable. Let me tell you:

Bed Bugs Are Real

They are vampires in our beds. They suck human blood causing rashes and psychological problems.

If you awaken finding rashes on your body, there is a good chance you may have thousands of these vampires in your bed.

Eradication can be difficult, but it is possible. It has been found that you should first vacuum your bedding. You will then wrap it in plastic and turn the heat up in that room. Excessive heat kills these bugs. After the heat treat, vacuum again. You may be disgusted when you empty your vacuum and see the thousands of dead creatures. they are very small, but when bunched together you should be able to see them.

Was you about to take a nap?

Don't let the bed bugs bite.

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Kissing BugCandiru-Vampire CatfishVampire Bat
Kissing Bug
Kissing Bug | Source
Candiru-Vampire Catfish
Candiru-Vampire Catfish | Source
Vampire Bat
Vampire Bat | Source

Other Vampires

The world is full of vampires. I have just listed a few. Some others are:

  • Kissing Bugs
  • Vampire Moths
  • Lamprey Eels
  • Candiru
  • Vampire Bats
  • And Many, Many More

It Is A Conspiracy

I believe the Frog has put it all together.

We need to pull out our Wooden Stakes, Crosses, and Silver Bullets.

Nature's Vampires are working for Count Dracula. They have developed Blood-Sucking Creatures that we all know.

I have put it all together below.

We need to halt the Blood Sucking Frenzy.

You may be laughing, but the truth is the truth. Stop nature's vampires and maybe we can stop these blood suckers that inhabit Washington.

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© 2014 Greg Boudonck

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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks for your reading this MsDora. I think some are just disgusted and cannot handle reading it all the way.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Froggy, I had my share of bed bugs very early in life. Disgusting and embarassing to say the least. Mosquitoes are still around. Thank you for dealing with the subject.

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