At approximately 6:20 pm this evening - May 20, 2012 - a mosquito drew first blood in the 2012 'Battle for the Blood'.
I struck back hard with some hand to wing combat which resulted in some serious losses to the bugs. Quickly afterwards I followed up with some chemical warfare.
These two tactics seem to have stopped the frontline for now, but I expect more aggressive attacks with large numbers of troops being called up.
Wish me luck. It will be a long and hard fought war.