Mosquitoes in November: Korea’s Ninja Mogees

Mosquitoes in November: Korea’s Ninja Mogees

November 28, 20113566Views

It’s nearly December and the notorious Korean Mosquitoes or mogee continue to infiltrate apartments and pester occupants late in to the night. This year’s wacky weather led to a great absence of the pests in September thanks to all the flooding that basically washed them and their pools of eggs away.

Then, in November, we had some chilly weather and it seemed that they were gone for good until, over the past few days, the temps headed for the balmy range, hitting 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) Sunday and Monday. Now they’re back and buzzing around in ninja mode. 3WM would recommend those plug-in, insert killers, but we wonder what is really being released into the apartment and the users lungs from such devices. We encourage readers to report their experiences with bug “killers” in Korea.

Jen Lee is a Gyopo (교포) who likes to draw and also has an unhealthy obsession with green tea.

Her other artwork can be seen here at



Bipolar, off the Rails and Locked up in Korea Pt. 2

In Utero: Korea’s Youth and Politics